Biology the only reason i do all sciences is because of timetable fixing . If i was you i would pick biology it is basically junior cert biology but goes deeper into the likes of ecology the experiments in lc biology are all experiments from jc biology hope this helps goodluck with whatever one you pick.
Just pick whichever science you like, biology isn't the "easiest", the people that get H1's in that compared to people who get H1's in chemistry and physics are the same, just there's a lot more people doing biology.
It's big and beefy, loads of things to learn and if you want to pick it for a course do it, it just takes time to learn all the necessary stuff.
I dont agree that biology is the hardest of the sciences. Those statistics reflect the fact that generally the students that do physics or chemistry are more academic. Most students are advised to take a science subject so obviously the less academic students will pick biology...hence the lower percentage of high grades in biology.
i do all three. bio is the easiest imo, not a lot of understandinf required but rather a lot of learning. chem requires a bit more understanding, a bit of learning and the maths isnt too bad. the course isnt as long as bio and i think its the most interesting out of the 3. for physics, you need to be good at grasping abstract concepts, which im not good at so physics is my least favourite, theres also a lot of maths and i HATE it. i defo recommend bio if you want to avoid maths completely and chemistry if you dont mind doing ordinary level maths
Biology had the least maths but about 40 chapters to learn off, the exam is pretty decent you have 6 short questions answer five, three experiment question answer 2, then you have five long questions and answer four (many of these have options in them too), you have three hours for this which is plenty of time.
Chemistry has quite a bit of maths in it but only about 25 chapters, the exam consists of two sections; Section A (Experiment question) and Section B (theory), you answer nine in total, at least two of these must come from Section A. Question 4 is the short answer question (there are 11 of them and you answer 8).
Physics has a lot of maths in it. About 25 chapters, the same as chemistry. Two sections same as chemistry; three questions from section A, five questions from section B. Question five is the short questions you have 10 questions answer eight.
Based off have you said you wanted one with very little maths then, I'd go for biology, but it can be tough. :relaxed:
I wouldn't completely write off Physics. It depends on where you struggle in Maths if it's the Paper 2 stuff, then that's irrelevant for Physics and wouldn't make a difference. The Maths is extremely easy for the most part and being good at basic algebra is really what you need to be. You can very occasionally get quadratics and simultaneous equations too, though. If you can do them fine, then the Maths in Physics would be really easy for you. The rest of the course has very little learning off compared to other courses (other than Modern Physics, which is ugh). The exam is really nice too with loads of choice and plenty of time. You would probably excel more with the other sciences, but try to follow your interests more than anything here.
I do physics and chemistry.
Physics - I find it easy, but it's mostly because I love it and im decent at maths. If you have absolutely zero interest in physics and are weak at maths then I would not recommend at all. Otherwise, the questions are super repetitive and I don't think the content itself is very hard to understand. If you do chemistry or applied maths, it will cross over with those subjects. The calculations might seem hard at first but once you understand the foundations they are very easy and take like 5 minutes to do. Almost all the formulas you need to use are in the log tables or you can derive them from the formulas you have in the log table. I recommend watching khan academy videos if you do end up doing physics, as I basically used it to self teach myself the course since I had a bad teacher.
Chemistry - To be honest im not really into chemistry and it is one of the hardest subjects, but it's the same as physics, you'll find it easy if you like it. The questions do repeat a lot as well but there's a lot more variety in what they ask you in my opinion. The calculations in chemistry are easier than in physics but they phrase the calculations questions weirder compared to physics so it can be hard to understand what they want.. Also, chemistry needs a high level of understanding to do even decently, you can't just learn off notes like in biology.
Jellyfishisland, yeah, what is it about the subjects with easier calculations having very nastly phrased questions. I don't do Chemistry, but I do Economics and while mathematically, the calculations may be easy, they are phrased so strangely that you kind of need to learn them off more than understand them which is frustrating. They are also marked a bit harder than in say Maths.
I do biology and chemistry. I find biology easier to learn but it takes a good lot of learing, revising and practise of exam questions. There are 31 chapters and 22 expriments in biology and you nearly keed to know them all for the exam. If you're thinking of doing science in college I'd be thinking of chemistry. It's a tough subject at the best of times but with constant learing and practising past questions it's actually not that hard to do very well in it. The actal exam is easier than people hype it up to be. You have to know expeiments in good detail and the maths you do isnt too stressful. I personally choose chemistry over biology but if you're looking for a science to pass and not thinking of doing it in college then biology is your safest bet.
I, in my opinion recommned you to take physics, yes it does require a lot of maths but can be easier than chemistry and biology if you focus in class and do exam question. you dont actually have to be that good at maths to do it. it is basically using the correct formulas where needed and learning definitions.
Chemistry has a good bit of maths but it's very straight forward plus the theory is easy, biology has no maths but the theory is really heavy. Chemistry has a very specific marking scheme (SEC) but biology has a bit of leeway in terms of having a broad answer. But in return, the chemistry exam is very repetitive, unlike the biology exam which throws new things at you every year to catch people out. I.e: non-syllabus required but in the textbook questions (not a lot though!). But if you did HL maths in the JC and got at least a C, chemistry all the way in my opinion
Physics= Easy to relate to the real world
Biology= Easy to relate to the real world
Chemistry= Almost impossible to relate to day to day life.
That's how I quantify difficulty of subjects anyway, I found Biology and Physics easy.