H E L P! hey, does anyone know what a level chemistry is like, people say its really hard, is this true#? i want to be a biology teacher and im not sure wether u need chemistry??

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Posted Tue 12th March, 2013 @ 21:34 by sophierebeccagreen

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As an aqa a2 biology and chemistry student I personal find biology harder- the content is mostly easier to understand however the type of questions they ask in exam are kind of more abstract as in they are based more upon "how science works" questions, while chemistry is a bit more repetitive because after you have complete a couple of questions in that specific style that is all they can kinda ask you. For my grades at gcse i did double science and had an a, a* when i first sat alevel biology unit 1 i got a u however retaking enabled me to get a c, in biology unit 2 had a d but now have a c, biology unit 4 ( which i have just taken in jan 2013) i got an e whereas in chem first time round had a d retook it got a c, chem 2 had a d retook got a b, chem 4 i struggled with but managed to get a d even though the teacher though that i would get a u... Saying this i have had less support with my chemistry as i have had to do it at another school due to timetable clashes so i think my chem grade are alright considering... I really hope that this helps and i am sorry it is soo long.. Good luck :) **

Answered Tue 12th March, 2013 @ 22:41 by Arren
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Everyone says that chemistry is really difficult and it's true that it isn't easy but personally i find biology harder. Chemistry is really interesting and not too difficult once you've got your head round a concept. Also, it will deffinately be useful for anything with biology as it helps you understand the different biological molecules in a lot more detail. In the OCR course there's a module all about biological molecules that the non-chemists are really struggling with.

I hope this helps :) x

Answered Sun 14th April, 2013 @ 20:45 by sammy
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Have you asked your biology teacher? I want to be a primary school teacher so I am not sure.

Chemistry is supposed to be more difficult (word of mouth) and if it is not necessary then don't take it if you don't like it at GCSE.

Answered Tue 12th March, 2013 @ 22:08 by Bethany Cunningham
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Chemistry is very difficult, but if you have the right teachers, it is okay! i want to be a biology teacher too, and i took chemstry, and psychology, as many universities like to have two sciences, and psychology is sometimes known as the fourth science. My biology teacher is also my head of year, so he advised me to take chemistry to better my chances, but i dont think it is vital. i personally wouldnt take it if your struggling at GCSE in it. 

Answered Wed 13th March, 2013 @ 18:23 by bryony
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Chemistry isn't that difficult is your really work hard - there is a lot to remember, and although it seems difficult at first, you soon get used to it. However I have chosen to drop it after AS level, because personally I don't like it. I was looking on a couple of university websites, and many said chemistry A level was needed. However many universities state that only AS is needed to study biology - so you could get an AS and drop it after that if you struggle/find it hard. Usually it's just two sciences that you need - but some universities do require chemistry - so check the uni you want to go to.

Answered Tue 19th March, 2013 @ 09:58 by Tilly - Team GR