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    I just got my GCSE results, and I got:

    History - A
    ICT - A
    English Literature - A
    SE - A
    Biology - A
    Physics - A
    Chemistry - B
    Maths - B
    English Language - B
    French - B

    I'm so happy with these, much higher than I ever expected, but now I'm stuck choosing my AS/A-Levels. I think I'm definitely going to do Biology and Psychology, but the other 1/2 I'm unsure about - I'm not too great at chemistry or maths, so I'm not really keen on those. I want to choose subjects that keep my options open but also aren't horrifically difficult because I'm not incredibly intelligent.

    I was thinking Economics because it's a social science and isn't considered as 'soft' as some other subjects, but I don't really know much about it and I'm just really not sure what I should do.

    What subjects do you recommend I do? Why?

    Edit: I forgot to mention I don't know what job I want in the future, but I've always been interested in psychology and animals, so perhaps something related to one of those.

    Firstly, congratulations on your excellent GCSE results!

    Picking Biology and Psychology will allow you to apply for most Psychology and Zoology/Animal Science courses, so those degrees are open to you. I'd suggest picking 1 or 2 other subjects which interest you and/or you think you could do well in. There's no real point in taking Maths or Chemistry if you don't like them/don't feel you'd do well in them, for obvious reasons.

    Another thing you could do is pick 1 or 2 of the other 'facilitating subjects' i.e. Physics, Geography, History, English Literature, or a language. These subjects are relevant for a wide range of degrees, and would help you keep your options open.

    Best of luck with your choices

    The best thing to do is chose subjects that you ENJOY. Picking subjects because you think you might want to do a certain career path or uni course limits your future choices. Also, if you pick things that you're passionate about, you are more likely to do better!! Don't let anybody make the decision for you. Best of luck for A levels
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