Advice on A - Level Choices

  • 0 votes

I am currently in comprehensive enjoying and doing well in all 3 sciences and have an A in my maths. I would say that i really enjoy Biology and Chemistry so i will be definately taking those 2 in college. But my queries lay about my other two subjects (I want to take 4 in college). I would say i dont mind physics and maths but do not enjoy them, they are OK. I was thinking of taking them, ive given more thought to maths than physics and maths is looking much like my 3rd choice. My 4th subject i am wondering about. Should i take physics because i have the other 2 sciences? Should i not? Is physics more fun in college? Is it better to have all 3 sciences rather than just 2? Thanks for any form of reply :)

Posted Fri 22nd March, 2013 @ 07:40 by Dan

4 Answers

  • 0 votes

We I suggest eyou make the dession by looking at the kind of job you want clearly the jobs that would be best for you are science based. What do you want to do afterwards? Three sciences are alot and I think maybe you should consider other options in case you change your mind later lke something less science based for an a-level. But its you that needs to make this desision remember.

Answered Fri 22nd March, 2013 @ 10:17 by Darlene
  • 0 votes

Well it's completely your decision - don't let someone else make your mind up for you. However i would say most people in my schools find they are stretched too thin doing maths and 3 sciences. Most get lower grades than those who do 2 sciences with maths or just 3 sciences. I would suggest you take chemistry and biology that you like, and it seems you are good at maths, so you should definitely consider it. I don't do mths so i cannot offer much guidance, but i love biology a lot. It's amazingly interesting and in depth at A level, but it's not too difficult. Personally i don't enjoy chemistry and i can't wait to drop it, but then i never really like chemistry that much. I only took it cause it went well with my other subjects. if you enjoy chemistry now you probably will enjoy it at a level, but it does get much harder. I would suggest that you either stick with just these 3 subjects, and if you choose a fourth i'd go for non-science based. Maybe something related to science a bit, like geography or psychology. Something you enjoy though. Hope this helps.

Answered Fri 22nd March, 2013 @ 15:58 by Tilly - Team GR
  • 0 votes

At the end of the day it's up to you, look at uni courses as well and see what you need for the courses that interest you. I think AS maths is really good, and it complements the sciences but also goves you a different path to go down if you change your mind. Just choose subjects that you like and that you're good at. Do whatever feels right :)

Answered Wed 3rd April, 2013 @ 19:10 by Kate Westall
  • 0 votes

If i were you i'd take biology and chemistry which you like and probably maths as it will make chemistry much easier. Also, if you work hard in the lessons Maths As Level isn't particularly difficult. As for your fourth i'd suggest doing something you enjoy, hopefully not science based. I speak from experience when i say that it's really nice to have something different to focus on. I currently do biology, chemistry, maths, Further maths and history and i honnestly think i couldn't cope without the humanity- just so i can think in a different way. The most important thing to think about is taking subjects you enjoy, if you do you're bound to put more effort in and do better :) x

Answered Sun 14th April, 2013 @ 20:38 by sammy