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    Ok I'll start off by saying you've probably heard it all before but, as I'm aspiring to be a mechanical engineer, I'd like help with my options. I may seem a noob but please help!
    I'm best in the school at a few things (Maths and science) and they will be crucial so I'm right now thinking:-
    -Functional maths (new course or something)
    -Science of some sort ( Please help on this, I know my school doesn't do seperate sciences like physics, biology and chemisrty but it does something. Can you help on the options on that?)
    -English lit.
    -Gcse PE
    -Tec (DT or technology whatever people call it my school calls it tec)
    Can you finish off/tell me how many options I actually get?

    Thanks for reading!
    If this is in the wrong place, mods please move it.

    Do You Really Have To Do All of those subjects? That's quite a lot of compulsory subjects (more than my school anyway).

    You may get one or two options on top of that, but it won't be that many I wouldn't think, as thats already 10 GCSEs more or less.

    Probably the best science course if you can't do triple science would be double science (core and additional science) which is enough to get you on to A level science courses.

    Hope that helps a little bit

    P.S. I would advise taking a language as one of your options :p:
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    Thanks man, I have looked into doing language (German). But all my teachers really are *****. Its unfortunate as I'm alright at it but, no joke, we play 'games' everyday because a class with a lower standard does. The teacher is shocking. I'm definately going to do as many sciences as I can and as many maths as I can. English is a nice subject to so I'll take both of them. ICT is compulsory and I love history and geography. IDK!!! So much choice. How many compulsory subjects are there and how many others can i select? (Surprisingly not one person out of all the assemblies and meetings we've had has told me how many options I actually get).

    Some schools do not run option meetings until March. Usually, English, English Literature, Mathematics, Science, ICT, Physical Education (non-GCSE) and Religious Studies are core. The remaining subjects are generally organised in terms of option blocks for timetable purposes. The exact number of options will vary depending on the school.

    Core and Additional Science provide a good enough foundation for A-level. Please note that Applied Science and other vocational science courses do not.
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