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    Hi im in year 11 doing my GCSE's and i need to choose my A-levels.

    I already know that i am going to do maths and probably PE. but im undecided on what to do with them.

    i know i want to go to university but For a career im not sure if i want to do either somthing in Maths, finance, economics and accounting sort of thing. or i career in sports science which i am a bit sceptical about. so i want to do a combination thay would allow me to do either of the two. whilest doing subjects that are highly regarded by universities.

    the other subjects i am considering doing are:

    Business and Economics- Im interested in this one as i might want to do a career in economics but it is also partly a business course and i hear that you dont need it do do a degree in economics.

    Sociology- i think this could also be good for both economics and sports science.

    Geography- i think this could be good because it is academic and could go well with economics and sports studies.

    Biology- i think it will go well with the PE but i hear its not the best science to do.

    Chemistry- I hear its the best science to do but iv also heard its very hard and im not sure if it goes well with Maths or PE.

    Physics- i prefer chemistry and biology but i hear it is a good science and goes well with maths. although i am going to do maths statistics side.

    Psycology- I think it goes well with PE and biology and sounds quit interesting.

    ICT- im quite good at it and someone said although its not a great one to get into uni with empoyers think it is good.

    PE- imnots ure about this one because ia am very good at it and quite njoy it but if i decide to go down more of o maths rought the i hear unies dont think its a very good one to do at all.

    but i also want to solid choises to get into university.

    im open to any sugestions.

    thanks
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    i could be wrong, but I thougght finance/accounting etc. etc. is compettive and to get a good job you need to go to top UNIs, which mean PE=no no

    i coulkd be wrong tho
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    Geography
    Traditional subject, great oppertunities and you gain a lot out of it.
    Its hard work tho
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    maths, economics, biology and sports? if you could choose which career path you are more likely to go towards it would make you a much stronger candidate, however it's not necessary.
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    (Original post by Ma.Cl.)
    Geography
    Traditional subject, great oppertunities and you gain a lot out of it.
    Its hard work tho
    but he said for sports science, or finance? I don't think that will help him
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    Make sure your good enough at maths, you'll need an A/A* at GCSE otherwise you will really struggle. I really enjoy psychology and it's seen as a "real" science now, just make sure your good at remembering things and know how to apply theories. Maybe do a science that your best at? (Again a high grade) and then if you want to do p.e then do it!
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    hey there,

    i would do what you want,

    but remember that lots of PE based stuff wouldn't look good if you change your mind and apply for maths.

    i would suggest;
    maths,
    physics/further maths,
    a science/buisness
    and PE

    i doubt that PE is that competitive and so i dont think it really matters what you take to do PE.

    it is probably a different story for maths though.

    good luck

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    chemistyyy is soo hard , i got an A as gcse chem and a U at AS chem .. not trying to put you off.

    psychology is really intersting im doing my A2 in it now.

    Pe is also good , my friends do , if your good at it you may aswell/
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    OP what are you predicted for GCSE? Then we can see where your strengths lie. Thanks.
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    Definitely Maths. It's useful for both of them. Any of the sciences complement it well, especially Physics as a lot of the mechanics content overlaps. Statistics works better with Chemistry and Biology

    In regards to the others, PE and Biology go together quite nicely, and possibly Psychology. Although picking this combination might rule out the mathsy/finance option.

    Economics, Sociology and Geography again all fit quite nicely, although a few of my friends loath Geography and Sociology. I didn't do either of them, but I loved economics and I'm looking to go down the finance root as well.

    Have you considered taking 5 or do you feel that would be too much?
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    If you plan to do a business/economics course, I would advise against PE and Sociology and probably ICT too. When you are looking for a job employers won't be very bothered about your A level choices. I'd do Maths, Economics and a science, Chemistry probably.
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    I reckon Maths, PE, Biology and Psychology...if you like the stats side of Math and want to do PE I reckon Biology and Psychology are subjects you'd really enjoy. When people talk about which is a stronger science it needs to be taken in context, and for your interests and career goals it doesn't matter which you do, provided you enjoy it Those 4 subjects also overlap very well so should complement each other nicely Maths is usually the required A level for things like economics if I remember correctly, so if you have that you'll have a wide range of options open to you :yep:
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    If you want to do courses like accountancy and computer science, i really don't think you should take P.E/psychology/business etc. I'd suggest mathsand physics for definite, not sure about the other two. You could always do PE and drop it at A2.
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    (Original post by Muffinz)
    OP what are you predicted for GCSE? Then we can see where your strengths lie. Thanks.
    My GCSE predicted grades are;

    A*= Maths and PE
    A= Everything els. but i strugle with english.
    B- spanish. im not so good at languages
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    (Original post by adale)
    My GCSE predicted grades are;

    A*= Maths and PE
    A= Everything els. but i strugle with english.
    B- spanish. im not so good at languages
    Maths
    (Maybe Further Maths too)
    Business/Economics
    PE
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    Considering the title of this thread I wouldn't recommend English. Economics and Maths are both good. Perhaps consider Sports studies if it's an option.
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    (Original post by catherinelove)
    chemistyyy is soo hard , i got an A as gcse chem and a U at AS chem .. not trying to put you off.

    psychology is really intersting im doing my A2 in it now.

    Pe is also good , my friends do , if your good at it you may aswell/

    Snap. Chemistry is very ard!
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    (Original post by adale)
    Hi im in year 11 doing my GCSE's and i need to choose my A-levels.

    I already know that i am going to do maths and probably PE. but im undecided on what to do with them.

    i know i want to go to university but For a career im not sure if i want to do either somthing in Maths, finance, economics and accounting sort of thing. or i career in sports science which i am a bit sceptical about. so i want to do a combination thay would allow me to do either of the two. whilest doing subjects that are highly regarded by universities.

    the other subjects i am considering doing are:

    Business and Economics- Im interested in this one as i might want to do a career in economics but it is also partly a business course and i hear that you dont need it do do a degree in economics.

    Sociology- i think this could also be good for both economics and sports science. my advice is this is a very 'boring' subject... it is theoretical, and unless you are planning on something like this as your university course, not worth it!

    Geography- i think this could be good because it is academic and could go well with economics and sports studies.works well as a science and arts... I did geography. it is different, there is a lot of work, and its a lot of learning and essay writing.

    Biology- i think it will go well with the PE but i hear its not the best science to do.it is a good science, gives you a lot of options, works well with p.e. and the coursework allows you to get maximum marks. it is a strong subject, and shows diversity.

    Chemistry- I hear its the best science to do but iv also heard its very hard and im not sure if it goes well with Maths or PE.goes well with both your subjects because of the nature, it is scientific which p.e. and maths are. it is a veeeeeeeeeery hard subject to do! would think hard about your marks at gcse, and how hard you worked to achieve it

    Physics- i prefer chemistry and biology but i hear it is a good science and goes well with maths. although i am going to do maths statistics side.will work well with maths, but you have to think does it add another dimension to what you are offering the university, if it is too like maths, they won't see how diverse your knowledge base is

    Psycology- I think it goes well with PE and biology and sounds quit interesting. depends a lot of your teacher and the way they teach. is very interesting, and allows you to do a lot of subject reading. think about your course, and if it works

    ICT- im quite good at it and someone said although its not a great one to get into uni with empoyers think it is good.world is more and more computer based, if in your application you can spin that it is relevant, very good. also, if same syllabus as our school, it is 50% coursework, believe me nothing better than entering an exam sitting on a c

    PE- imnots ure about this one because ia am very good at it and quite njoy it but if i decide to go down more of o maths rought the i hear unies dont think its a very good one to do at all.

    but i also want to solid choises to get into university.

    i dont know you, so this may be totally out of the blue. but have you thought about teaching? secondary requires two subjects, maths and pe are extremely attractive to schools...

    im open to any sugestions.

    thanks
    hope this helps
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    I think that if you want to keep your options open in regards to deciding between Economics and Sports science, you should take Economics and Biology. However, many people I know are taking Further maths as well, and they've applied fro Economics. However, you shouldn't forget to think about which subjects you actually enjoy, because there's absolutely no point in choosing a subject you hate .
 
 
 

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