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    Hey there

    I am currently in year 11 choosing my A level options, which believe me, is a lot harder than choosing GCSEs. I noticed your choices are quite similiar to mine, so here are my thoughts...

    At my school a language was compulsory plus three other options. Personally I chose French, German, Geography and Music, along with the compulsories of maths, english and triple science. In my opinion, French is definitely the best option that you've suggested here, since I've heard universities highly value languages, and it also gives you a great life skill if you go abroad, so it is understandable why the school made it compulsory. If you are good at French, I'd say go for it - I did a 1 year GCSE course and got an A* at the end of yr 10, and it's given me more time to revise for other subjects this year.

    Geography is a good subject to do if you're interested in the subject, and I found it very interesting. You also get to go on many trips which is an added bonus . However, the downfall of geography is that there is tonnes of coursework, which I am currently still working on. I don't know how this compares to A level, which is why I'm pondering continuing it, but if you don't like lots of writing (like me), you will not be too keen on the c/w. I believe it to be a fairly well valued subject though, and if you can nail the coursework, great.

    I see you obviously have a great passion for music, so it's definitely a good option if you are good at it. I am grade 7 piano and doing GCSE Music, and I'm one of the top in the class (not being cocky ). So grade 8 piano is amazing! - congrats on that. I wouldn't be surprised if you got a high grade for that one, although the GCSE does involve composing and listening skills too.

    I'm afraid I can't help you much with travel and tourism as I wasn't even aware it was a subject, although we did cover the topic of tourism in geography and did a module on it.

    The main thing is don't worry about it! I only recently realised how insignificant GCSEs are compared to A levels (don't get me wrong, they're still important) and it doesn't really matter what the subjects are, I think it's mainly the grades the universities look at, but remember not to write off things you might want to pursue and do for A level as some you can't take without a GCSE. So my advice to you is that you pick things you enjoy and think you might want to pursue in the future, such as music, just do well in whatever you choose and you should be off in the right track

    Hope this helps, good luck!

    P.S. Wow just realised how long that was haha
    Thhankyou so much for you reply it's really helped and yeah, I do know that GCSE's are not as important.. but I like to choose the "right" subjects if you know what I mean Also, I have skipped a load of grades in piano so I'm not as good as someone who has done every grade...
    Thanks again
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