So, last month, I progressed to year 12 to do my A levels. I've been struggling... a lot. Although I am struggling with the workload quite a bit, it's mostly manageable if I work really hard.
My real problem is the fact that I have been so indecisive about my subjects and what I want to do after A levels. When I first applied to my college, I had something like maths, further maths, physics and computer science. When I finally got to college, I was doing those subjects except history instead of further maths. After a few weeks in, I began to seriously dislike computer science and I changed it to English literature. I just picked it because I didn't have many other options and I was becoming desperate to get away from computer science. So right now, I'm doing maths, physics, history and English literature.
You can already see, I'm in a bit of an awkward situation where I am split directly between two STEM subjects and two essay based subjects. I'm completely fine with maths and history, I'm enjoying them so far and managing the work really well. Physics I have found to be extremely difficult on the other hand and English literature I've found easy but boring.
I'm just so scared about what I've possibly done to myself. All of my friends in college are doing all three sciences and maths or a bunch of essay based subjects. On top of that, they all seem to know what they want to do and they're doing fine in their subjects. I on the other hand, am not even sure about my subjects and I've been struggling so much with physics recently getting E's on the tests but I don't want to drop it because it's the only science subject that I have. I regret not taking biology.
I feel so scared that I am going nowhere with what I'm doing right now and it's too late for me to change my subjects. Even if I could, I have no idea what I would want to do. The subjects I am doing now, are ones which I enjoyed at GCSE, but with physics in particular I'm no longer enjoying the subject and I'm finding it so difficult but it's my only chance of doing something science based at university. Like I said, I have absolutely no idea what I want to do, but I don't want to shut off my only possibility of doing a science at university.
Has anybody got any advice for me?
Is it normal for me to have absolutely no idea what I want to do?
Has anyone been in the same position as me before where you feel like you've picked subjects that you're not heading anywhere with?
Struggling with A levels and no idea what I want to do
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