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change physics into an easier subject like ict
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(Original post by inthechaos)
What I've done:
AS Maths
AS Further Maths
AS Physics
A2 Classical Civilisation
A2 Fine Art
A2 English Language
A2 Law

What I wish I had done:
A2 Law
A2 English Lang
A2 Classical Civilisation
AS History or AS English Lit

I wouldn't be doing a third year at sixth form if I had just picked them in the first place and I might've come out of sixth with better grades too! But I didn't, so I blew my shot at doing a law degree at a good uni.
Where did you go in the end
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I do Physics, Maths and Further Maths at A2 and I dropped Music at AS.
As I'm going to study physics at uni, I'd keep the first 3, but if I would have chaged Music for Chemistry or Geography.
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(Original post by TheTechN1304)
I'm doing German, Japanese, Economics and Politics. I quite like my a level choices, but if I could go back two years, I would've done another AS and maybe Geography in place of Politics or Economics
I've chosen German for next year and might drop it at AS but I have no idea- how did you find German A level? Any heads up? The exam board is Edexcel if that's any use and I'm projected A* GCSE
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I've done maths to A2 and am currently doing further maths, physics, chemistry and biology to A2 as well as STEP.

I enjoy all of these subjects and wouldn't change any of them.

If I have to take a third year of sixth form, I think I'd retake any A2s I didn't get an A* in, retake STEP and take AEA and also fast-track A-levels in computing, accounting, additional further maths, statistics and economics/geology and any others that look interesting. Maybe learn a language.
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I take Physics, Further Maths and Chemistry, but if I did it all over again, I would take Music instead of Chemistry
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I do maths, PE, biology and did Further AS.

Ask me at the end of year 12 and I would have swapped PE for chemistry all the way as some of the unis I wanted to go to wanted chemistry.

At the end of year 13 though I think in chose the perfect combination. AS further maths (even though i failed) has given me a head start on A2 maths and PE has become the subject i'm most likely to get an A in, like biology (dont find it hard but I literally cannot answer questions in the way the exam board wants us to). I know for a fact I wouldn't have been able to get an A in chemistry if I had taken it but who knew my ignorance would pay off in the end? Funny how things work out...
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I love all four of my subjects but at times further maths gets hard and I just want to give up. I think choosing it over music was a good idea though!
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(Original post by Xctv)
I'm currently in year 11 and I have picked

Maths
Politics
Philosophy
Economics

I am mostly unsure about philosophy and and maths, maths because Im not sure how hard it is at a level but I need it for economics at uni and philosophy because I don't know if history would compliment my other subjects better or not
( I chose computing, geography and law as my non compulsary GCSEs of that helps)
Are you applying for PPE?
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(Original post by bluebluebear)
I take Physics, Further Maths and Chemistry, but if I did it all over again, I would take Music instead of Chemistry
I keep thinking about what A level music would have been like but I did further maths instead. I'm taking a music diploma though which is technically higher than a level, you could do that if you passed grade 8.
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(Original post by morgan8002)
I've done maths to A2 and am currently doing further maths, physics, chemistry and biology to A2 as well as STEP.

I enjoy all of these subjects and wouldn't change any of them.

If I have to take a third year of sixth form, I think I'd retake any A2s I didn't get an A* in, retake STEP and take AEA and also fast-track A-levels in computing, accounting, additional further maths, statistics and economics/geology and any others that look interesting. Maybe learn a language.
How do you manage all those subjects as well as a social life and other responsibilities?
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I would've taken further maths as well as History, English Literature, GovPol and Maths. Free periods are a waste of time and that time might as well be taken up with a valuable subject.
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I chose Art, Design, Psychology and English language. Dropped art after 4 weeks as it was hard to express myself to a brief.

If I could go back I'd take Psychology, EngLanguage, EngLiterature and leave it there.
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I did English Lit, Maths, Physics, Classics and Drama at AS, and dropped to Maths, Physics, Classics

I would've dropped Drama from the start, took up waaaaaay too much time (didn't help that I had to travel 3 hours a day for college too). English, I would've either kept (because I did enjoy it) or swapped it for Further Maths, and the other three I would've kept
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I'd switch Textiles AS for Psychology or Government and Politics
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(Original post by peanutbutterjam)
How do you manage all those subjects as well as a social life and other responsibilities?
I'm currently taking 4 A2s plus STEP.
Further maths and the maths-heavy parts of physics and chemistry are really easy and I pretty much get it automatically. By December I had three further maths modules that I could get 95-100% in and not have 4-5(5th I don't consistently get this).

So other than that there's STEP, some physics, some chemistry and all of biology that I have to work hard for. STEP takes more time and effort than any of my A-levels. Physics and chemistry it's just doing past papers. Biology I don't do a lot for, I'm just memorising the textbook and my notes and the specification and just aiming for an A.
Biology I'd need to put a lot of work in to get an A* but not too much to get an A(it's also my 5th most relevant A-level so good grades in the others are more important).

Social life?
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I would have never have picked IT, worst subject ever or just taught very badly at my school!
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Where did you go in the end
I start in September, my firm choice is UEA and insurance is Essex.


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(Original post by ImagineCats)
I've chosen German for next year and might drop it at AS but I have no idea- how did you find German A level? Any heads up? The exam board is Edexcel if that's any use and I'm projected A* GCSE
I'm doing AQA so can't really tell you, but if you're good at German then it shouldn't be too much of a challenge. I'm not quite sure what the gap between GCSE and AS is, as I did the GCSE in year 10, but it wasn't that much harder (it's still a lot more work though). The thing I find most challenging is grade boundaries. For an A* this year, for example, I can only lose about 6 marks out of 110 (95%), so even though the exam itself might not be that hard, getting a high grade is!
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I did History, Business and Sociology with the EPQ also.

I have recently firmed Warwick for BA History.

However, I wish my school offered philosophy and government/ politics and I would have taken both
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