Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free

A Level Choices Help? Watch

    • Thread Starter

    Okay so I am beginning to finalise my A level choices but I would like your opinions because I'm sure many of you know more about A levels than me

    My four choices will be...
    English Lit

    Because these are purely what I enjoy, but is it strange to choose this mixture of arts and sciences?

    I really have no clue as to what career I will persue when I leave college.. but if I had to hazard a guess I would say something along the line of particle physics. I'm very interested in physics and this seems to be my latest passion.

    However, (without sounding up myself ) I am naturally good at englishy subjects.. hence english and history but lately I have begun to enjoy maths and science more.

    So I guess after that long tangent the question I am trying to ask is..

    what do you think of my subject choices? do they work?

    p.s. I've checked respectable uni's requirements for particle physics courses and they only ask for physics and maths

    Thanks x

    I do History, English literature and Maths for A2 and did Psychology last year. I think the most important thing is the fact Physics and Maths compliment each other as do History and English so if you want to go down either route you are perfectly within reach. I know M, H and EL work together nicely and the constrast provides a welcome break from heavy maths or heavy essay subjects. I'm also a natural essay writer so am glad I did what I knew I would enjoy, and if you enjoy these subjects go for them as they aren't restricting.
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Poll
    Will you be richer or poorer than your parents?
    Help with your A-levels

    All the essentials

    The adventure begins mug

    Student life: what to expect

    What it's really like going to uni


    Essay expert

    Learn to write like a pro with our ultimate essay guide.

    Uni match

    Uni match

    Our tool will help you find the perfect course for you

    Study planner

    Create a study plan

    Get your head around what you need to do and when with the study planner tool.

    Study planner

    Resources by subject

    Everything from mind maps to class notes.

    Hands typing

    Degrees without fees

    Discover more about degree-level apprenticeships.

    A student doing homework

    Study tips from A* students

    Students who got top grades in their A-levels share their secrets

    Study help links and info

    Can you help? Study help unanswered threadsRules and posting guidelines

    Sponsored content:



    Find out how a Higher Education Achievement Report can help you prove your achievements.

    Groups associated with this forum:

    View associated groups
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

    Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

    Quick reply
    Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.