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    Hey guys, I'm deciding my a levels, so far I've got maths, further maths and physics; I just can't decide whether chemistry or Latin would be a better fourth option.

    I find Latin easier and think that I would be more likely to take it to A2 than chemistry and would probably do better.

    I'm looking to do maths, engineering (maybe... Maybe finance) at university. I have no desire to do medicine or chemistry, so I can't see a lack of chemistry being a problem.

    However Latin does not fit in with the sciences, and is completely irrelevant to anything I would do in the future. At least chemistry would link in vaguely with my other options.

    (I'm predicted A* in both at GCSE.)

    Thanks in advance.
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    Chemistry will be more useful
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    You have chosen the required subjects for the degree options you're considering.

    Personally i think it would be better to pick the subject you think you will enjoy more and therefore get a better grade in. From what you've posted, this sounds like latin.

    Also latin might give you a nice break from maths and science and may also show [unis] that you're not a one trek pony. So if you're sure you don't want to go into chemical engineering, i'd say latin.

    I'm assuming you'd drop whichever you pick after AS?
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    chemistry would be much more useful, however the step up from Chemistry GCSE to A Level is massive. Choose wisely
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    Thanks guys, I've decided to go with chemistry, because it keeps more options open and can act as a "second science" required by some universities.
 
 
 
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