Hey there Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free

Choosing A-Levels

Announcements Posted on
    • Thread Starter
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    Im currently in 5th year doing my gcses, and we have to choose our A-Levels very soon i have a fair idea of what i want to do, but im afraid that il struggle

    Im thinking about doing Maths, currently im sitting on 2, A*'s but apparently a-level maths is extremely hard, i want to do business studies aswell im currently on an A but apparently the a-level teacher isnt very good, and i also want to do ICT but im not doing it for gcse atm so i will be at a disadvantage, i was also thinking about Re, which im on an A* aswell but i was thinking of dropping that after AS level,

    all the courses i want to do require mostly AAB or ABB, so i really want to do well, what do you think,

    i was also thinking about doing travel and tourism but its a BTEC its only equivalent to an A-level

    please help
    • 5 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by onedirection)
    Im currently in 5th year doing my gcses, and we have to choose our A-Levels very soon i have a fair idea of what i want to do, but im afraid that il struggle

    Im thinking about doing Maths, currently im sitting on 2, A*'s but apparently a-level maths is extremely hard, i want to do business studies aswell im currently on an A but apparently the a-level teacher isnt very good, and i also want to do ICT but im not doing it for gcse atm so i will be at a disadvantage, i was also thinking about Re, which im on an A* aswell but i was thinking of dropping that after AS level,

    all the courses i want to do require mostly AAB or ABB, so i really want to do well, what do you think,

    i was also thinking about doing travel and tourism but its a BTEC its only equivalent to an A-level

    please help
    Im doing GCSEs aswell and have to choose my a levels very soon, as far as your choices, what do you want to do at uni? and also if you want to go to a well respected or russell group uni then i wouldnt take business studies and ICT because they are seen as 'soft' subjects. This is probably only a problem if you want to go to a russell group uni. I did ICT for GCSE and found it quite boring, but if you think that you will do well and enjoy it then go for it.
    • 2 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by onedirection)
    Im currently in 5th year doing my gcses, and we have to choose our A-Levels very soon i have a fair idea of what i want to do, but im afraid that il struggle

    Im thinking about doing Maths, currently im sitting on 2, A*'s but apparently a-level maths is extremely hard, i want to do business studies aswell im currently on an A but apparently the a-level teacher isnt very good, and i also want to do ICT but im not doing it for gcse atm so i will be at a disadvantage, i was also thinking about Re, which im on an A* aswell but i was thinking of dropping that after AS level,

    all the courses i want to do require mostly AAB or ABB, so i really want to do well, what do you think,

    i was also thinking about doing travel and tourism but its a BTEC its only equivalent to an A-level

    please help
    Hiya! What kind of predicted grades do you have for your GCSEs?
    A-Level maths gets a bit tricky at first, but it gets easier once you practice a lot! I think maths is all about practice and dedication, so it would be a good choice for A-Level if you enjoy it.

    Don't worry if you haven't taken a subject before. If you are really interested in it and the course, and think that you can do well in it then talk to the head of ICT and ask them about it?

    If you want to take Business Studies, then go for it! It's a fine subject. If you find that the teacher isn't very good, then why not put in the extra effort and study in your spare time?
    • Thread Starter
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    Thanks and yeah my predicted grades would be - A*,A*, A, A, A, B, B, B B, but i really dont know i wanna do something im gonna be good at
    • 1 follower
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    A-level maths is hard, but relatively straightforward (its either right or wrong)

    At least it doesn't have any coursework!
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    I'm in AS, doing Bio, Chem, Phys & History, and I was sat in an ICT AS class today, and, MY GOD, THEY ARE ALL SO STUPID! Seriously though, universities see ICT, and to some extent business studies, as 'soft' a levels, which isn't a good thing. Do Chemistry, it's awesome.
    • Thread Starter
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    i could never do chemistry cant even do it for gcse lol , and i dont wanna be under stress im good at business studies and maths atm im afriad il struggle next year and i cant afford too because i need 2 A's and B no matter what university i go to all the courses i want to do requires them at least
    • 3 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    What are those courses you want to do?
    • Thread Starter
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by llys)
    What are those courses you want to do?
    Accountancy, or finance or something around that or perhaphs business managment
    • 3 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    Then IMO, considering the A-Level subjects you already mentioned, it would be good to take

    + Maths (definitely!)
    + Economics OR Business
    + one of Further Maths/History/Politics/a foreign language/Physics/Geography/English
    + AS RS (if you still want this, or any other subject)
    • 6 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    I would reiterate what ilys jsut said really,

    Maths
    Business or Economics (Econ isn't seen as 'soft' like Business is but if your heart is in Business then I say go for it)
    RS (if thats still what you want to do)
    and then one more 'strong' traditional subject, ie a science (which you don't sound too keen on so maybe not ) a language, history, english lit, politics, or geography etc.

    That would be what I would do in your situation
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by thatgirlbecky)
    I would reiterate what ilys jsut said really,

    Maths
    Business or Economics (Econ isn't seen as 'soft' like Business is but if your heart is in Business then I say go for it)
    RS (if thats still what you want to do)
    and then one more 'strong' traditional subject, ie a science (which you don't sound too keen on so maybe not ) a language, history, english lit, politics, or geography etc.

    That would be what I would do in your situation
    Totally agree! and I wouldnt bother with the travel BTEC, they're no where near as respected as A levels x

Reply

Submit reply

Register

Thanks for posting! You just need to create an account in order to submit the post
  1. this can't be left blank
    that username has been taken, please choose another Forgotten your password?

    this is what you'll be called on TSR

  2. this can't be left blank
    this email is already registered. Forgotten your password?

    never shared and never spammed

  3. this can't be left blank

    6 characters or longer with both numbers and letters is safer

  4. this can't be left empty
    your full birthday is required
  1. By joining you agree to our Ts and Cs, privacy policy and site rules

  2. Slide the button to the right to create your account

    Slide to join now Processing…

Updated: April 23, 2012
New on TSR

Naughtiest thing you did at school

Did you get away with it or were you punished?

Article updates
Reputation gems:
You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.