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Best combination out of these subjects for A-Level?

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    Going into year 11 next year and although I wont have made a final decision until November/December time our school asked us to write down some subjects we'd consider doing at A-Level. I was curious to know what would be the best combination out of these:

    Maths
    English Lit
    Physics
    Chemistry
    History
    F.Maths

    I would like to have a mix of science and at least one arts subject, though I'm most likely to do Physics/Engineering at uni. I'm predicted A*s in all of these and I just wanted to know which combination of these would give me a range yet enable me to go to a good uni for Physics/Engineering. Thanks
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    maths, physics, further maths and chemistry FTW!
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    I think a really good combination would be Maths, Physics, English Lit/History (whichever you prefer) and Chemistry/Further Maths (whichever you prefer). I know that some universities do not consider Further Maths a separate A level so that could be problematic so you'll have to consider that well.

    Having said that, if you didn't take Further Maths, I think that Maths, Physics, English Lit/History and Chemistry would be fantastic and especially diverse. :fluffy:
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    Maths, further maths, physics, then anything you want.


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    (Original post by Quick-use)
    I think a really good combination would be Maths, Physics, English Lit/History (whichever you prefer) and Chemistry/Further Maths (whichever you prefer). I know that some universities do not consider Further Maths a separate A level so that could be problematic so you'll have to consider that well.

    Having said that, if you didn't take Further Maths, I think that Maths, Physics, English Lit/History and Chemistry would be fantastic and especially diverse. :fluffy:
    which unis dont consider further maths as an A level in its own right? That's preposterous.




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    which unis dont consider further maths as an A level in its own right? That's preposterous.




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    It's only really for non maths oriented degrees and tbh the only time i've seen further maths not counted is for medicine.
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    Further Maths seems more appealing at the moment, if I was to only to take it to AS and do Maths, Physics and English Lit/History would the "top end" physics uni's mind? Many people have said "F.Maths is really important" and "you'd stand a better chance doing F.Maths" but surely they wouldn't be too bothered. I mean much of the stuff you do in F.Maths is part of the degree anyway. The only time I've ever seen F.Maths as a requirement is for Maths at Oxbridge (correct me if I'm wrong).
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    Definitely Chemistry, Physics, Maths and F.Maths.

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