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    I plan to do Economics at university - at the moment I'm doing Maths, Further Maths, Physics, Economics +1 other subject to A Level, and Spanish just to AS a year early.

    I think I'd enjoy Ethics with Philosophy a lot more than Chemistry, although I understand Chemistry would give me more career options and be slightly better respected at uni (although I'm already doing lots of 'hard' subjects).

    How would the workload compare? I'm not trying to take the easy route, but I know next year is going to be hard and I would like to know if either Chemistry or EwP are more time consuming.

    Thanks in advance
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    No need to reply anymore - I've made my mind up
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    just to let you know, my friend was a natural at chemistry at GCSE and got like 100% in her exams. she then went on to do it at AS and got an E because its sooooooooooooooooooooooooo hard and she absolutely HATES it! she wishes she'd done Philosophy .. plus you've already got exceptional subjects so id mix it up just what i think!!!
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    If you ace chemistry you are a natural born champ.

    Only pussies give a **** about ethics
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    (Original post by Lauradmxx)
    just to let you know, my friend was a natural at chemistry at GCSE and got like 100% in her exams. she then went on to do it at AS and got an E because its sooooooooooooooooooooooooo hard and she absolutely HATES it! she wishes she'd done Philosophy .. plus you've already got exceptional subjects so id mix it up just what i think!!!
    In fairness, almost anyone can get A* at chemistry GCSE. It's probably dangerous to base your choice of subject too heavily on how well you do at GCSE.
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    (Original post by joestevens2092)
    If you ace chemistry you are a natural born champ.

    Only pussies give a **** about ethics
    ethics is for winners, actually *hmphh*
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    (Original post by joestevens2092)
    If you ace chemistry you are a natural born champ.

    Only pussies give a **** about ethics
    Think about what you just said.
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    (Original post by j.alexanderh)
    In fairness, almost anyone can get A* at chemistry GCSE. It's probably dangerous to base your choice of subject too heavily on how well you do at GCSE.
    Tell that to my Chemistry class. Not sure they'd agree

    OP - you're planning on taking 5 all the way to A2?
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    (Original post by j.alexanderh)
    In fairness, almost anyone can get A* at chemistry GCSE. It's probably dangerous to base your choice of subject too heavily on how well you do at GCSE.
    well what else are you gonna base it on!? your not gonna do it if you get an E at GCSE.. so largely, yes A levels are based on how well you do!
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    (Original post by Lauradmxx)
    well what else are you gonna base it on!? your not gonna do it if you get an E at GCSE.. so largely, yes A levels are based on how well you do!
    It doesn't work both ways. If you struggle at GCSE, you probably aren't going to do well at A level. If you do well at GCSE, it could have almost no correlation with how well you do at A level. I've seen people get A*s at GCSE and then get Cs and Ds in the same subjects at A level despite hard work, and there are enough stories about it on this site as well. The best thing to do is probably to begin looking at AS level stuff before choosing options and trying to gauge how well you think you will cope (although again, this isn't a particularly good method since you could be scared off by things which look difficult but actually aren't that bad).
 
 
 
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