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    Sorry in advance for such the long post, but I'd really appreciate it if you could read through it and help me out.

    I've always dreamed of making lots of money, and I've always been motivated by earning money, whether it's been by selling sweets in school or doing things online- I'm always trying to think about ways to make money.

    My A level options were previously Economics, Maths, Further Maths and Physics, which opened up lots of opportunities for making good money in the financial sector, e.g. to do with banking or accountancy. However, I'm doing Geography at GCSE, and I don't enjoy it at all, even though it contains some economics, so I was worried that I'd find economics boring at A Level.

    So, I changed my options to the three sciences and maths, as this opens up everything in the scientific area for when I go to university. However, I don't really like Chemistry, and I know that medicine doesn't always pay very well (or at least when you're young). I want to do a job I enjoy, that pays well.

    I just don't know what to do: ideally, I'd like to do Further Maths, Ethics and Philosophy, Biology and Physics at A level, but I know this isn't a very good combination, as Biology needs Chemistry for most medical jobs, and it'll be hard to find a really well paying job with this combination.

    If I do the three sciences at A level, and then decide I want to do economics at A level, will I be disadvantaged when applying against someone who has done the A level? I know you don't have to do the A level to do it at university, but I don't know whether this is a 'read between the lines' message, and that I should.

    I suppose I don't have an actual specific question - just generally, what do you think I should do, in terms of subject combination at A level, and what those could lead to in later life?

    Sorry again for the long post, but thanks for any help
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    As to your last point about doing Economics at uni, many top uni's prefer you to have traditional subject at A-Level like all the sciences and maths.

    But most importantly do something you enjoy! You may be motivated by money, but if you do a degree or job you don't like, no amount of money will make it worthwhile. Another option is to start your own business, then you don't necessarily need to go to uni at all. If you're motivated by money, spending thousands and thousands at university might not be a good thing.
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    (Original post by jd123)

    My A level options were previously Economics, Maths, Further Maths and Physics, which opened up lots of opportunities for making good money in the financial sector, e.g. to do with banking or accountancy. However, I'm doing Geography at GCSE, and I don't enjoy it at all, even though it contains some economics, so I was worried that I'd find economics boring at A Level.
    Geography GCSE has nothing to do with A level Economics. You shouldn't dismiss Economics because you don't enjoy Geography. If you want to do any financial based career, Economics is one of the most valuable A levels you can take, after Maths.

    (Original post by jd123)
    So, I changed my options to the three sciences and maths, as this opens up everything in the scientific area for when I go to university. However, I don't really like Chemistry, and I know that medicine doesn't always pay very well (or at least when you're young). I want to do a job I enjoy, that pays well.
    You may want a job that pays well, but you need a job that you can do for up to 48 years. Can you study enough chemistry to gain a medical degree and can you then do as much chemistry as is required in a medical career (likely to be very little in many branches)?

    (Original post by jd123)
    I just don't know what to do: ideally, I'd like to do Further Maths, Ethics and Philosophy, Biology and Physics at A level, but I know this isn't a very good combination, as Biology needs Chemistry for most medical jobs, and it'll be hard to find a really well paying job with this combination.
    It's not a bad combination, take a look at what degrees you can do with that combination. Possibly not medicine, but I'm not sure you would be completely discounted, look up a few university entry requirements for medicine.

    (Original post by jd123)
    If I do the three sciences at A level, and then decide I want to do economics at A level, will I be disadvantaged when applying against someone who has done the A level? I know you don't have to do the A level to do it at university, but I don't know whether this is a 'read between the lines' message, and that I should.
    If you aren't doing A level Economics because you think GCSE Geography has shown you that you won't like it, why would you still want to do it at university (which is I presume, what you mean).

    Work out what A levels you need to take to keep your Medicine options open. See if you can work Economics into the mix, which then gives you the options to go for Medicine or Economics at Uni.
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    Geography GCSE has nothing to do with A level Economics. You shouldn't dismiss Economics because you don't enjoy Geography. If you want to do any financial based career, Economics is one of the most valuable A levels you can take, after Maths.



    You may want a job that pays well, but you need a job that you can do for up to 48 years. Can you study enough chemistry to gain a medical degree and can you then do as much chemistry as is required in a medical career (likely to be very little in many branches)?



    It's not a bad combination, take a look at what degrees you can do with that combination. Possibly not medicine, but I'm not sure you would be completely discounted, look up a few university entry requirements for medicine.



    If you aren't doing A level Economics because you think GCSE Geography has shown you that you won't like it, why would you still want to do it at university (which is I presume, what you mean).

    Work out what A levels you need to take to keep your Medicine options open. See if you can work Economics into the mix, which then gives you the options to go for Medicine or Economics at Uni.
    The only reason I'd then do economics at university would be because I realised that I didn't have as much of an interest in the sciences as I thought i would. I suppose I could swap Physics with economics, but I've always wanted to do physics because I find it interesting - but thank you for mentioning that; I don't know why I didnt think of it before! I suppose i just need to find out more about physics and economics and decide which would be better.

    Anyone here got views on either AQA Syllabus B Physics a level and Edexcel Economics?
 
 
 
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