Media Studies - Really enjoyed it at GCSE and was interested in learning more about how texts are constructed.
English Literature Again, I've always enjoyed studying English and debating different interpretations.
History I didn't actually apply to do this originally. I opted for English Language but it clashed with my timetable because I already had two English based subjects. I guess the reason for having it as a backup was because it fitted in the best with my other options and was something I was interested in studying.
Psychology This was my wild card option in the sense that I knew that I wouldn't want to persue the subject post-A-level but I thought it would be beneficial/interesting to study.
General Studies I didn't have any lessons for this. It was just said in an assembly that there was an exam for it in 2 weeks and that anyone who was interested should apply for it
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- 03-04-2011 19:27
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- 04-04-2011 17:14
I know the feeling all too well! So are you type 1? To be fair everyone at school has OK about it, they just wanted to know if I could still drink
How about you? Maybe we should PM so we're not cluttering up the thread...
- 04-04-2011 17:19
I chose history, English literature and law because I love reading and writing.
- 04-04-2011 17:21
Philosophy and politics and because they are bloody amazing
- 04-04-2011 17:29
Maths - Because I love it :P
ICT - I did wel in GCSE
Biology - Dropped after A/S because of Teacher
Business - Because my teacher said it would be a doddle and didnt tell me about the 100 page courseworks!!
Welsh BAC - Because everyone had to pick it. But to be fair it has basically got me offers from unis :P
- 12-04-2011 19:55
English Lang/Lit - because I love it very much and is what I want to do my degree in
Film studies - one of the reasons is because people advised me against it, I know that sounds stubborn and ridiculous but i'm glad I chose it. It's like English with pictures.
Business studies - I was good at it at GCSE and found it interesting
AS Performing Arts - Love drama, really just love it. There wasn't really much logic behind any of my choices apart from passion.
AS History- i've picked this up this year because unis told me it would be more helpful. Didn't enjoy it to begin with, but i'm starting to now.
- 12-04-2011 20:31
Maths - I find maths quite easy, and I seem to learn new content really quickly. This has definitely shown as I'm straight into doing past papers for my revision.
Further Maths - Other than being good at maths, my school forces us to do an extra complementary subject. The other options were Critical Thinking, General Studies, Sports Leaders, etc, so Further Maths was the obvious choice.
English Literature - Although this was one of the only subjects I got an A in at GCSE, my teachers felt that my writing style was at a high level and I would find the subject a breeze. I enjoy reading and it seemed a great subject as it has coursework elements in; I know that I can put the hard work in to get top marks in coursework, so having 40% in the bag is nice!
Biology - I felt that if I was going to do another subject, it should be a science. Although I'm not quite sure why I picked Biology over the other sciences, I felt I was somewhat interested in Psychology as a university degree. That feeling is gone, however.
Economics - I want to do a degree in Economics, so this choice was quite elementary!
- 12-04-2011 20:42
Maths- because I'm good at it
Chemistry- To leave my Uni options open/ glad I did because I actually enjoy it now
Biology- loved it at GCSE however not so keen now
History- Im still asking myself why on this one
- 12-04-2011 20:48
AS: physics, maths, geography, environmental science, french, Photography extended project
A: maths, physics geography
i) genuine interest (not so much maths and french)
ii) get onto the uni. course I wanted
iii) french - look good on CV and mother wanted me to take it further than GCSE
iv) parents banned me from taking AS photography so did what i could to get some qualification in it and boost CV/ uni application /personal statement
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- 12-04-2011 20:51
Geography- Because id always enjoyed and thought i would do well in it
ICT- Because i thought it would be useful in whatever i did after 6th form
Sociology- Because id always enjoyed and thought i would do well in it
Maths- Because i was good at it at gcse and my parents encouraged me to do it at a-level. But i failed it miserably at as and dropped it.
General studies- Because everyone at my 6th form had to do it
- 12-04-2011 20:59
Media - Enjoy it + previous experience at GCSE
Latin - Did well at GCSE / enjoy doing something most people despise :P
English Lit - Always been my strongest subject
Gov/Pol - An interesting one, originally this slot was going to be filled with medieval history which held my interest, yet unfortunately not for other people as it turned out not enough people wanted to do it :/
So chose politics because i wanted something new.. by taking this i now want to go on and do a degree in politics at uni.. so worked out alright i suppose xD
- 12-04-2011 21:02
Maths with Stats - it looks good and I can make up marks in the stats modules
Chemistry - I had a great teacher at GCSE and now I have 2 crap ones so I majorly regret it
French - I've always been good at languages and french is my second favourite language
German AS - I thought I wanted to do a languages degree
Spanish AS (Self-Taught) - My favourite language but I found it hard to teach myself... if my school had run it I would probably have taken Maths, French and Spanish to A2 and dropped Chemistry
- 12-04-2011 21:08
is Physics a-level hard? or is it more to understanding different concepts? im sooooo unsure if i should do it at a-level :/
- 12-04-2011 21:09
and do you think i could self teach myself french at a-level...the school im moving to doesnt offer it and i really want to do it...
- 12-04-2011 21:56
History - Want to study it an University; always been really interested in
Sociology - something I hadn't had the chance to do before.. sounded interesting and I enjoy it
Media - enjoyed it at GCSE
Business - Don't even know why.
- 13-04-2011 18:57
English Literature - I love to analyse and debate art.
Maths - love being logical and problem-solving.
Further Maths - ...I love Maths.
Philosophy - love discussing life, and let out my pessimism.
History - I find it somewhat interesting, thought it would better my memory .
EPQ - a little creative output!
- 13-04-2011 20:16
English lit- I've always been good at it and initially I was intending to do it at uni. I was also sort of repeating a year with my AS levels as I had already done Scottish highers and I wanted to do different stuff- I did English and history again because they covered completely different areas but I changed my other three to keep things interesting.
History- I'm good at essay subjects
Economics- Pretty much took it on a whim because I thought it looked interesting and as it turned out, I loved it!
Psychology- Massive mistake. I loved reading psych books in my spare time but I hated it at AS and didn't take it on to A2.
Maths- Well, since I hadn't done psychology or economics at school before, I decided that just in case I happened to love either one of them, I needed a subject that would enable me to do them at degree level. Dropped it after AS.
- 13-04-2011 20:53
Maths - Im good at maths and enjoy it very much
Further Maths - Didnt actually wanna pick this because I was not sure I could handle it, but I was advised to do it at my college and I am glad they did because I achieved an A at A2
Physics - Same reasons as Further Maths, only I achieved an A*
Business - Was told it was a piece of cake, but it was only the case at AS level, A2 was a nightmare..
- 13-04-2011 21:16
took german -a-level why becuase im good at it
- 13-04-2011 21:23
further additional maths
coz im street like that