Sorry but had no other choice but to make another thread!
Okay im year year 11 and my 6th form application form has to be in tomorrow with my provisional A Level choices (and when my school says provisional they mean dont bother trying to change your mind afterwards :/)
I've basically decided I'm taking:
English Lit - because i really enjoy it and can't take a possible english degree without it
Maths (Statistics) - I enjoy maths and am an on an A* so its been advised I take it
Then i need to choose 2 more:
Chemistry: Needed for any science degree which keeps my options open further, i find it interesting, only thing is its said to be really hard and im a hard worker but the thought of getting bad grades still puts me off
Economics - seems really interesting and its a subject i havent studied before so im really keen to take it, but i could not enjoy it at all.....
French - know that it's highly valued and im on an A and been advised to take it and i possibly want to go into business in the future so it would be beneficial for that kinda thing.
Please please please advise me!!! Much appreciated!
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- Thread Starter
- 09-12-2010 19:16
- 09-12-2010 19:19
Provisional A-levels can change so don't worry too much about your initial choices But French is a really interesting, thought-provoking subject but also can be very full-on and is very much reliant on self-study. From what I gather English Lit is really good and as is Economics. But actually think about your future... what you'd like to do at uni.. think about subjects that will lend themselves to these topics
- 09-12-2010 19:30
Firstly VERY random choices. English, Statistics, Chemistry, Economics and French.
Bear in mind that A Levels are A LOT harder than GCSE's and a lot more effort is needed. Also, they turn out to be completely different.
DO NOT take some thing because it 'seems interesting', research about it, think about how you could use it. By now you should have some idea of which kind of field you would like to go into so centre your choices around that.
I take chemistry atm and it is ver very very very hard. VERY. It's not simple revision and repetition of what the teacher tells you like GCSE. It's 90% understanding. The exam questions relate more to experiments that the GCSE style questions. I was at A* level at GCSE and I'm struggling to obtain anything higher than a hugh C now.
French: It's one of those subjects where you have to have real enthusiasm for otherwise its tedious and very infuriating. A lot of attention and importance is given to verbs and conjugation and the rules and tips given at GCSE get thrown out the window at A Level.