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    Hi, I'm going to my school's sixth form and they keep changing the option blocks around (..and annoyingly putting my favourite subjects in the same block).

    First off, might as well throw it out there that I don't get A* in all of or any of my subjects and don't want to go into medicine, like the majority of people on this forum.

    I honestly have no idea what career I want, which is proving to be a pain in the arse when trying to choose my options. So I decided on choosing geography, English, religious studies and biology (my four favourite subjects that I enjoy with good teachers, etc) but then my school has gone and put geography in the same option block as English so I have to choose between them.

    I'm now considering doing Maths, Biology, Geography and RE instead, since I can't do English. Are these options good and will it keep open careers for me?

    My GCSE expected grades in these subjects:
    English Language + Literature = A
    RE = A/A*
    Geography = B
    Maths = A
    Double science: CB (my chemistry + physics brings down my grades, but I get A's in biology).
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    Not everyone on this forum wants to do/does medicine...

    Anyway, Maths and Biology are good - Geography and RE are ok, but if you're wanting to keep career options open. I would look at maybe doing English Literature and History perhaps? Those four would go nicely together. Other good subjects would be (other sciences) or a language.
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    Katie, it certainly is difficult for you to decide and for us to help without an idea of what you want to do.

    Of course, many people do choose options not knowing, and perhaps they can be more helpful than I can.


    Do you have any ideas at all? Do you intend on going to university?

    For the latter, I would suggest your main issue is not that you don't know which subjects to specifically do - but that you have a mix across Arts and Sciences.


    If you could narrow it down at all by thinking to yourself that you're interested in some sort of science or engineering based career, or that you want to pursue something more arts-related, I think that would help you a lot.

    I don't know anything about it to say much more than consider it, but does your school offer the new AQA Baccalaureate, or the International Baccalaureate at all?

    Either of those will allow you a broader range of subjects, without it seeming like you didn't have a clue (whether or not that's actually the case!).
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    (Original post by Noble.)
    Not everyone on this forum wants to do/does medicine...
    Aye, that's why I said the majority.

    Thanks for the responses and help guys. I'm going to think about it some more.
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    (Original post by Katie97)
    Hi, I'm going to my school's sixth form and they keep changing the option blocks around (..and annoyingly putting my favourite subjects in the same block).

    First off, might as well throw it out there that I don't get A* in all of or any of my subjects and don't want to go into medicine, like the majority of people on this forum.

    I honestly have no idea what career I want, which is proving to be a pain in the arse when trying to choose my options. So I decided on choosing geography, English, religious studies and biology (my four favourite subjects that I enjoy with good teachers, etc) but then my school has gone and put geography in the same option block as English so I have to choose between them.

    I'm now considering doing Maths, Biology, Geography and RE instead, since I can't do English. Are these options good and will it keep open careers for me?

    My GCSE expected grades in these subjects:
    English Language + Literature = A
    RE = A/A*
    Geography = B
    Maths = A
    Double science: CB (my chemistry + physics brings down my grades, but I get A's in biology).
    Hello, i know how to reply to your message on my profile so I am doing it here.
    i do OCR Geography, Edexcel history and we are taking a trip to Spain for our coursework on the golden age of Spain, I did OCR rs philosophy and ethics but I dropped it after as as I got a low B. I really enjoyed rs last year and I wish I could have kept it.
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    (Original post by Henry_Tudor)
    Hello, i know how to reply to your message on my profile so I am doing it here.
    i do OCR Geography, Edexcel history and we are taking a trip to Spain for our coursework on the golden age of Spain, I did OCR rs philosophy and ethics but I dropped it after as as I got a low B. I really enjoyed rs last year and I wish I could have kept it.
    To reply, you just need to go to my profile and type in the box
    A trip to Spain sounds really nice! We don't have any history trips planned currently.
    Did you use any revision guides when doing philosophy and ethics last year? I'm thinking about getting one but they're £20 each so I don't know whether it's worth it.
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    (Original post by Katie97)
    To reply, you just need to go to my profile and type in the box
    A trip to Spain sounds really nice! We don't have any history trips planned currently.
    Did you use any revision guides when doing philosophy and ethics last year? I'm thinking about getting one but they're £20 each so I don't know whether it's worth it.
    Yerh Spain should be good fun, I did not use any guilds last year I just used notes from class, but there was one very good website I used which alos predicted the Questions.

    http://www.philosophicalinvestigations.co.uk/
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    (Original post by Henry_Tudor)
    Yerh Spain should be good fun, I did not use any guilds last year I just used notes from class, but there was one very good website I used which alos predicted the Questions.

    http://www.philosophicalinvestigations.co.uk/
    My teachers rave about that website also. I guess I should pay more attention to it if so many people are recommending it. Thanks for the help! :top:
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    hey i was wondering if you could tell me what topics are in the additional science physics p2 gcse science exam, thank you, i am doing the june 2013 mock tomorrow and really need to pass the exam in order to get into sixth form thank you
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    Word of warning if you don't like maths don't do it, I learnt the hard way -.-


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