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    I'm in year 11 and I'm about to pick my a levels

    Maths
    Economics
    Physics OR Biology
    Critical Thinking A/s Level

    Anygood?
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    (Original post by Skaterkid)
    I'm in year 11 and I'm about to pick my a levels

    Maths
    Economics
    Physics OR Biology
    Critical Thinking A/s Level

    Anygood?
    Do you have any ideas about what you want to do after A level?
    And furthermore do you enjoy these subjects?
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    (Original post by kestrell)
    Do you have any ideas about what you want to do after A level?
    And furthermore do you enjoy these subjects?
    No not really
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    (Original post by Skaterkid)
    No not really
    What subjects do you enjoy then?
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    (Original post by lattywatty)
    What subjects do you enjoy then?
    Oh you was asking about what subjects I enjoy, I thought you were asking about what do I want do in UNI. The subjects that I said I want to pick look interesting.
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    (Original post by Skaterkid)
    Oh you was asking about what subjects I enjoy, I thought you were asking about what do I want do in UNI. The subjects that I said I want to pick look interesting.
    It wasn't actually me, but, yeah, ok. :p:

    Well in some universities Critical Thinking is not considered a proper A or even AS level. It depends what unis you think you might apply to for that.

    Maths, generally good choice.

    Economics, if you're interested in it, is a good choice.

    Physics is a lot harder than Biology, and more mathsy. Biology may make your choices a bit more diverse, but Physics is a well respected choice.

    Basically they're good but you MIGHT want to rethink Critical Thinking. Perhaps just take 5 including it (since I've heard it's not much work really).
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    (Original post by Skaterkid)
    No not really
    Basically my advise would be if you enjoy those subjects then go for it.
    There isn't a list of "good" and a list of "bad" subjects that can apply to everyone, it depends on what you like, what you're good at and whether you find the subjects interesting or not.
    If you are referring to whether they are academically acclaimed then yes those subjects "look good/sound good" but they don't if you hate them and will end up with U's because you can't stand maths or science you see my point

    As mentioned above critical thinking and/or gen.studies isn't really that much work at all and if you wanted to take on 4 + critical then I imagine you'd be able to handle it all.
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    Take all of them. I would add chemistry aswell. Or substitute chem for biology.
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    (Original post by FranticMind)
    Take all of them. I would add chemistry aswell. Or substitute chem for biology.
    Chem is said to be the hardest A level so taking it up might be a bit risky..
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    I don't think you can really make a judgement about how good your choices are unless you know where you want them to lead you. Obviously if you wanted to do a maths degree then those choices would be good, but if you wanted to do a music degree then clearly they wouldn't. If you're just going in completely blank, then just do whatever you think you'll enjoy.
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    (Original post by etnies)
    Chem is said to be the hardest A level so taking it up might be a bit risky..
    I guess so. But it is also one of the most respected behind maths of course.
 
 
 
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