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    Ok my a level subjects are Maths (with stats), Economics, Chemistry and ICT, I'm in year 12 as well. My problem is I am hating ICT, subject is boring, I have no motivation, haven't been going to quite a few lessons. Looking back, I don't even know why I picked it...

    So would it be wise to drop the subject now, even though I have wasted 3 months of lessons and coursework. In future I want a BSc in Economics from a top 15 uni. So I was thinking of dropping ICT and replacing it with AS Further maths but I would have to self teach all the stuff (I would do it mostly over summer).

    Good idea or not?
    Also is it 3 modules (FP1, FP2 and S3) in AS further maths if I did pick it?

    I know the school won't be happy if I chose to drop the subject
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    Well, what grade are you currently getting, it wouldn't hurt to finish it and get a good grade, however if you really do hate it then you should, if you have the ability to teach yourself then do that.
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    (Original post by YingYang)
    Ok my a level subjects are Maths (with stats), Economics, Chemistry and ICT, I'm in year 12 as well. My problem is I am hating ICT, subject is boring, I have no motivation, haven't been going to quite a few lessons. Looking back, I don't even know why I picked it...

    So would it be wise to drop the subject now, even though I have wasted 3 months of lessons and coursework. In future I want a BSc in Economics from a top 15 uni. So I was thinking of dropping ICT and replacing it with AS Further maths but I would have to self teach all the stuff (I would do it mostly over summer).

    Good idea or not?
    Also is it 3 modules (FP1, FP2 and S3) in AS further maths if I did pick it?

    I know the school won't be happy if I chose to drop the subject
    why would you have to self teach further maths? isn;t there a further maths class at your school?
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    (Original post by YingYang)
    Ok my a level subjects are Maths (with stats), Economics, Chemistry and ICT, I'm in year 12 as well. My problem is I am hating ICT, subject is boring, I have no motivation, haven't been going to quite a few lessons. Looking back, I don't even know why I picked it...

    So would it be wise to drop the subject now, even though I have wasted 3 months of lessons and coursework. In future I want a BSc in Economics from a top 15 uni. So I was thinking of dropping ICT and replacing it with AS Further maths but I would have to self teach all the stuff (I would do it mostly over summer).

    Good idea or not?
    Also is it 3 modules (FP1, FP2 and S3) in AS further maths if I did pick it?

    I know the school won't be happy if I chose to drop the subject
    I dropped a subject three months in (decided over Christmas to do it, left in January) and never did replace it ... but I had the subjects I needed. Choosing to take an AS in further maths would probably help you more in economics that studying ICT when you don't like it.

    However, I don't think that combination would be acceptable.
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    (Original post by Robthriller)
    Well, what grade are you currently getting, it wouldn't hurt to finish it and get a good grade, however if you really do hate it then you should, if you have the ability to teach yourself then do that.
    I could get a B with revision, A if I REALLY pushed myself. It's hard to tell considering a lot of the as is coursework, which teachers aren't allowed to grade/tell us if it's right or wrong.

    (Original post by W.H.T)
    why would you have to self teach further maths? isn;t there a further maths class at your school?
    I like the whole idea of self teaching, I find it more relaxing. Also the class at school I'm not 100% sure, will be able to take me in as they start all there further maths stuff after doing the full maths a level, whilst I will be doing further maths as during the maths a2. But I have to talk to the maths department about this, they will probably offer me tutoring of some sort if I did self teach.
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    (Original post by TheSownRose)
    I dropped a subject three months in (decided over Christmas to do it, left in January) and never did replace it ... but I had the subjects I needed. Choosing to take an AS in further maths would probably help you more in economics that studying ICT when you don't like it.

    However, I don't think that combination would be acceptable.
    Why wouldn't it be acceptable do you think? :/
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    (Original post by YingYang)
    Why wouldn't it be acceptable do you think? :/
    I don't think they would accept the S3 without S1 and S2.
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    (Original post by TheSownRose)
    I don't think they would accept the S3 without S1 and S2.
    Yeah I would actually switch to M1 considering this. Is it acceptable to take FP1 and FP2 in jan 2012 without having C3 and C4 until June 2012?
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    (Original post by YingYang)
    Yeah I would actually switch to M1 considering this. Is it acceptable to take FP1 and FP2 in jan 2012 without having C3 and C4 until June 2012?
    I did FP1 and FP2 before C3 and C4 - that's fine.
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    don't worry i have had a similar strange way to getting my A levels - started off in year 12 with AS Sociology RE English and Geography. Dropped Geography in late November. Then did not take summer exam in RE due to illness so I got A in Soc and D in Eng for AS decided not to continue with A2 RE so I am sitting the 2nd AS exam in January taking A2 Soc and Eng and took up AS home economics in september which i love.
    basically there are many routes to getting your a levels. I am considering taking psychology next year but scared it may be too mathematical
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    rofl i took ict and it was boring has hell dropped it in the first year xDDDD

    currently in my third and final year finishing :

    physics & chemistry ... predicted A*A, respectively .

    uhmhm yh gonna apply to York and LSE :X


    also good luck, hope you get what you want :P
 
 
 
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