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    (Original post by unique_freak)
    because i like physics
    Hmm, then why not do Physics? Many people I know did engineering just because they enjoyed maths/physics and ended up not liking it a bit.

    In any case, you should be fine for A-level Maths. I'd suggest you try putting in some work now and going for the A* in your GCSE, though. If you want an A/A* in A-level you should be able to get an A* for GCSE if you really try, so it could be a good test of your ability.
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    thanks! helped me alot
    Just don't listen who will tell you that you cannot do something

    They are only telling you that to make them feel better about themselves
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    (Original post by __Student__)
    Lol I meant One of biology or chemistry (how embarrassing) , If you'd all 4 then definitely go for it. I am choosing maths, biology, chemistry and another I'm not sure about. Although I've been acing my physics exam, there a huge difference between the difficult from GCSE and A level so I don't want to take the risk and then end up flopping.
    oh i hear ya. but from what everyone has been saying so long as you like to the subject and are willing to put in hard work then youll get a good grade.
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    (Original post by justinawe)
    Hmm, then why not do Physics? Many people I know did engineering just because they enjoyed maths/physics and ended up not liking it a bit.

    In any case, you should be fine for A-level Maths. I'd suggest you try putting in some work now and going for the A* in your GCSE, though. If you want an A/A* in A-level you should be able to get an A* for GCSE if you really try, so it could be a good test of your ability.
    yeah im trying hard now to get an a* in maths& why didnt they like engineering?
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    (Original post by unique_freak)
    yeah im trying hard now to get an a* in maths& why didnt they like engineering?
    Most said that it was because maths/physics were just learnt as tools in Engineering, rather than being studied for subject's sake. If you are interested in Engineering itself (do you like to build stuff? Or do you like circuits? When you were a kid, were you the kind who liked to take things apart?) then sure, I'd say Engineering is probably for you. But if you're just interested in Physics, you'd probably be better off studying that.
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    [QUOTE=justinawe;42262352]Most said that it was because maths/physics were just learnt as tools in Engineering, rather than being studied for subject's sake. If you are interested in Engineering itself (do you like to build stuff? Or do you like circuits? When you were a kid, were you the kind who liked to take things apart?) then sure, I'd say Engineering is probably for you. But if you're just interested in Physics, you'd probably be better off studying that.[/QU
    hm i need to think about this, thanks though.
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    just out of interest, if i were to do english history and religious studies what courses could i do with these at uni
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    Do Chemistry, Physics and Biology and Something else for a fourth?
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    (Original post by unique_freak)
    These are the range of subjects I know I will choose from - Maths,Physics,Chemistry,Biology, English literature and Religious studies. I don't really like any subject. However, i do find aspects of physics interesting.
    I'm not really sure of what i wanna study, but for now I'm kind of interested in engineering and pharmacy.
    I am also not really sure whether I should take maths or not because I am really scared I will fail, but that being said I will put in hard work when I do my a levels but I do have a tendency to be quite lazy.
    My grades in these subjects so far are :
    Maths - A (edexcel)
    Chemistry - A (aqa triple science)
    Biology - A*
    Physics - A
    English literature - A
    RE - A*
    So to conclude my question is what should I take for a level? and do you think I should take maths?
    Id like honest opinions please!!
    If you want to do engineering but not 100% sure id say do maths, chemistry, physics and english lit, if you want to do pharmacy and not 100% sure id say do maths, chemistry, biology and english lit and these all lead to good options
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    (Original post by Thomb)
    Do Chemistry, Physics and Biology and Something else for a fourth?
    i was thinking maths as my fourth?
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    what branches of physics can i get a job in? for example astrophysics.. and what do astrophysicist actually do? been looking into it and it llooks interestng
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    If I had an a* in RE I'd do that as a fourth a level to balance things out a bit. Maths is a good core subject.
    I've read you need maths as it's a tool for writing with.
    I think if you want to go down the science route seriously you need maths.
    RE still might be a good a level to balance your views out with.
    I'm not really in the science field. I'm doing history and I specialise in architectural history. I find science fascinating from a historical point of view.
    I hope you find the right course for you and as you've got at least a year you should spend some time finding out what you want to do at university.
    Good luck.
    Oh and there's a meteor shower starting on 22nd April so look to the stars you might see your future up there.
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    (Original post by unique_freak)
    Anyone taking physics and/or maths and/or chemistry and/or biology could you tell me how hard it is please
    maths I like it, I use examsolutions.net, you can get through the whole material in the book if you want in a week without actually doing the exercises in the book.

    physics I dont like it atm but thats due to my unit 1 teacher... I think.
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    (Original post by Thomb)
    If I had an a* in RE I'd do that as a fourth a level to balance things out a bit. Maths is a good core subject.
    I've read you need maths as it's a tool for writing with.
    I think if you want to go down the science route seriously you need maths.
    RE still might be a good a level to balance your views out with.
    I'm not really in the science field. I'm doing history and I specialise in architectural history. I find science fascinating from a historical point of view.
    I hope you find the right course for you and as you've got at least a year you should spend some time finding out what you want to do at university.
    Good luck.
    Oh and there's a meteor shower starting on 22nd April so look to the stars you might see your future up there.
    THANKS i think ill do maths since im already doing as re level & thanks! ill be on the look out
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    (Original post by Terk)
    maths I like it, I use examsolutions.net, you can get through the whole material in the book if you want in a week without actually doing the exercises in the book.

    physics I dont like it atm but thats due to my unit 1 teacher... I think.
    is maths as hard as people say?
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    (Original post by unique_freak)
    is maths as hard as people say?
    Nah, I got a B in GCSE maths and tbh I think ill get an A in AS because im actually putting effort in.

    The only reason people flop is because they do the book exercises and expect an A when what you really need to do is past papers.

    But its a easy subject if you work at home and tbh you can finish c1 within two months using that website, its what im going to do during the summer and do c3 over it so I wont have to waste time stressing out like I am now.
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    (Original post by Terk)
    Nah, I got a B in GCSE maths and tbh I think ill get an A in AS because im actually putting effort in.

    The only reason people flop is because they do the book exercises and expect an A when what you really need to do is past papers.

    But its a easy subject if you work at home and tbh you can finish c1 within two months using that website, its what im going to do during the summer and do c3 over it so I wont have to waste time stressing out like I am now.
    oh cool, do you think its smart of me to start learning c1 during summer since i have a long summer and do lots of past papers starting from now?
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    (Original post by unique_freak)
    oh cool, do you think its smart of me to start learning c1 during summer since i have a long summer and do lots of past papers starting from now?
    Yea it would be great, you would have all a's on your report card, you will be able to start c2 early same with s1 or m1 whatever your school does and you wont even have to worry about the exams as you will be done months before :P just go here

    http://www.examsolutions.net/maths-r.../C1/module.php

    After watching a full topic do a couple exam questions which are linked just under the vids, and finishing it move onto past papers which he goes over on his website and you will be good for an A imo by october/november imo, whereas your school and everyone else in your class will finish way later. It will also be really good on your report for when you apply to uni as your teachers see you as a really good student.

    Trust me, I learnt this from my brother who got into Cambridge and he couldnt even speak English well as he came from Poland at 16 (did his gcses in 1 year and they didnt teach english in Poland those days), he was telling me how he was always ahead and thats the key to success.
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    (Original post by Terk)
    Yea it would be great, you would have all a's on your report card, you will be able to start c2 early same with s1 or m1 whatever your school does and you wont even have to worry about the exams as you will be done months before :P just go here

    http://www.examsolutions.net/maths-r.../C1/module.php

    After watching a full topic do a couple exam questions which are linked just under the vids, and finishing it move onto past papers which he goes over on his website and you will be good for an A imo by october/november imo, whereas your school and everyone else in your class will finish way later. It will also be really good on your report for when you apply to uni as your teachers see you as a really good student.

    Trust me, I learnt this from my brother who got into Cambridge and he couldnt even speak English well as he came from Poland at 16 (did his gcses in 1 year and they didnt teach english in Poland those days), he was telling me how he was always ahead and thats the key to success.
    thanks for the link yeah i think i will start after my gcses
 
 
 
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