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    I'm liking Chemistry a lot more than Physics at the moment- I think physics is something you only should do if you are amazing at it lol. Chemistry is easier, and very respected as an A-Level too.
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    (Original post by Ears)
    Maybe I should think about further maths as an option then.
    It's hard to say because it's not very exciting at GCSE and I don't know what it's going to be like. Is further maths much different from normal maths then?
    Further maths involves all the content from normal maths but also includes an extra six modules. It's fun and A-Level maths is EXTREMELY different to GCSE maths. You never do anything remotely interesting at GCSE. Having further maths is a huge bonus to your application and it would be foolish not to take it. I'd probably say it's the most important A-Level for Economics at a good institution.
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    (Original post by Ears)
    Well I've put Chemistry as the fourth on my application, so my options are the exact same as yours I can't really drop history, in case I decide to enter law, that would probably be helpful.

    Do you think it is a good mix then? Are they all interesting, but different from each other so I don't get bored :P
    I guess they are quite a good mix if you are unsure about what you want to do in the future. However, out of all my subjects I am finding History quite boring because my topic is Poverty and Public Health and I am also struggling to adapt my writing style to meet the criteria (its a lot different to GCSE). :dry: But if you find the topics that you are doing in history interesting, then I'm sure you'll be fine.
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    (Original post by lauryn93)
    Why not Biology, keeps your options open for Medicine, this idea that Physics and Chemistry are more respected sounds a bit crazy I am studying all 3 and I prefer Biology at the moment.
    Chemistry is more important then Biology for medicine.
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    (Original post by lauryn93)
    Why not Biology, keeps your options open for Medicine, this idea that Physics and Chemistry are more respected sounds a bit crazy I am studying all 3 and I prefer Biology at the moment.
    You need Chem for medicine. AND biology really.
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    (Original post by Farhan.Hanif93)
    Further maths involves all the content from normal maths but also includes an extra six modules. It's fun and A-Level maths is EXTREMELY different to GCSE maths. You never do anything remotely interesting at GCSE. Having further maths is a huge bonus to your application and it would be foolish not to take it. I'd probably say it's the most important A-Level for Economics at a good institution.
    I'm definitely going to consider it because the more I think about it, I definitely don't want to have a science career, so it may be pointless. I think further maths may be better suited to me, and I could just try it and If I really don't like it, just drop it after AS.

    Thanks a lot for your help!
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    (Original post by Ears)
    I'm definitely going to consider it because the more I think about it, I definitely don't want to have a science career, so it may be pointless. I think further maths may be better suited to me, and I could just try it and If I really don't like it, just drop it after AS.

    Thanks a lot for your help!
    No worries. Also, make sure you're not put off by the hordes of people who say that FM is too hard to comprehend. If you have a little bit of ability in maths and are prepared to put some time aside for maths, then it's really not that hard. It's my most comfortable A-Level by far.
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    I would say physics because it is probably the most highly respected, although it doesn't make much difference. It depends on how clever you are I think, if you are really clever and good at maths you will be best at physics, then chemistry then biology. If you work very hard but arent clever then it is the other way around. Physics definatly is the most challenging in terms of concepts but also requires the least work because there isn't anything much to remember. Physics is also easier to get really high scores in because you don't get long questions as much where it is easy to miss off something that was on the mark scheme. But be warned physics is really boring.
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    Do chemistry it is probably most applicable out of the three. I do chemistry and I find that it's a decent subject. Only you will know what to choose though.

    Nice pic btw - up the Hammers!
 
 
 
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