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Hmp123
Chemistry or Physics

i can't make up my mind on chem or physcics. I've heard mixed opinions on both, some saying chem is easier and others saying physics. I like maths and i've heard physics should be fairly simple if you're good at maths. I wanted to know what are the pros and cons of both and which would be the better option


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deborahsheehan
I do both and tbh it depends what kinda person you are. chem is good if you dont need to visualise things to learn. Sometimes i personally find it hard because its not as practical as physcis. However, chemistry is easy enough to learn off. Physics is good if you learn practically, by observing the obvious and putting it into words. If your good at maths you shoukd have no problem with it. I love physics but im not great at maths, so i dont usually do well in it. Chem i score higher in but i dont love it as much. Also chem has a lot to it, the course is long and a lot to know off by heart. Physics is more for bluffers (to an obvious extent), know the formulas and the maths and your pretty much there already. Hope this helps.
Hmp123
Hmp123
Thanks so much for the response and which one do you think overall is easier to score higher in (for all learning abilities). I like maths and science in general but when it comes to learning things off it doesn't go well with me. And thanks once again :)
deborahsheehan
well it really depends on the person. I score higer in chem because I am good at learning things off. For you it sounds like physics suits you better just because theres not as much definitions etc to know off by heart. Chemistry is more learning and physics is more understaning and remembering concepts. Also take into consideration the teachers at your school, my physics teacher is good at making you love the subject but not great at teaching the course, and my chem teacher is the other way round. I would say chem is more general for everyone, where as not everyone can do physics, but thats just because of the maths side. If you like word problems in maths jc youll do fine in physics. Its just about remembering concepts and using them to solve problems. You could be using ideas/formulae from 3 different chapters to solve one question. Which can be quite tricky. Thats why you can't just learn things off for it because you have no idea what could come up. Chem is more structured for those who like to memorise, but I get the impression youre more of a logical thinker. I can't exactly say which is easier to score higher in because that all depends on ability. Also know that for college courses with science involved a lot of them have chem as a requirement + one other lab science, I know that probably seems like ages away but you don't want to limit yourself from courses in the future :))
Hmp123
Hmp123
Thank you sooo much for taking the time write out all that and yes i think i'll most probably go with physics cuz i don't exactly plan on going into a sciency course and i really enjoy maths. You really are so kind, thanks a lot!!
deborahsheehan
no problem. good luck with it!!
Joshmoore199
Definetely chemistry is easier. Theres actually a fair chunk of maths in chemistry but its alot easier than the mahs in physics.
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