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    Hi, I'm currently studying AS maths, physics, biology and general studies ( I also dropped chemistry earlier in the year)
    When I started college I was keen on the sciences as I did we'll in them at school but after a few months of them at AS I couldn't stand them, and frankly found them quite difficult, hence why I dropped chemistry. Out of them all I now only enjoy maths and think I may do only well in that subject.
    Previously I wanted to be a dentist, which is why I took the sciences but now I've realised they aren't for me. So I was thinking of dropping physics, biology and general after getting the AS. To leave me with maths only at A level - but of cousre I knew this would leave me with one A Level instead of 3. So I am thinking of taking on business studies and economics after this year and taking them to A level ( I now want to go into banking or stock or something along those lines)

    However I'm not too sure if that's the best thing to do as that would leave me with 3 AS levels and hopefully 3 A levels, but will these effect my application to uni's ( hopefully finance degree) because of taking them after my first year and having 3 other AS levels? ( but surely it's better than taking the other two sciences further and doing awful in them right?) any advice ?
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    (Original post by Lukejoseph79)
    Hi, I'm currently studying AS maths, physics, biology and general studies ( I also dropped chemistry earlier in the year)
    When I started college I was keen on the sciences as I did we'll in them at school but after a few months of them at AS I couldn't stand them, and frankly found them quite difficult, hence why I dropped chemistry. Out of them all I now only enjoy maths and think I may do only well in that subject.
    Previously I wanted to be a dentist, which is why I took the sciences but now I've realised they aren't for me. So I was thinking of dropping physics, biology and general after getting the AS. To leave me with maths only at A level - but of cousre I knew this would leave me with one A Level instead of 3. So I am thinking of taking on business studies and economics after this year and taking them to A level ( I now want to go into banking or stock or something along those lines)

    However I'm not too sure if that's the best thing to do as that would leave me with 3 AS levels and hopefully 3 A levels, but will these effect my application to uni's ( hopefully finance degree) because of taking them after my first year and having 3 other AS levels? ( but surely it's better than taking the other two sciences further and doing awful in them right?) any advice ?

    Universities take everything in an application into account when considering whether or not to make someone an offer.
    This doesn't mean that your situation will be considered bad, and if explained well it will enhance your application for the better.

    It's all about perception. As I have understood your post:

    You had a previous career goal that you were aiming towards. After some time you realised that this was not where your passions were and found a different subject area that really attracted your interests which you are now pursuing.
    You got something wrong and now you're putting it right - that's not bad. Universities want to know that you're committed to their subject, and only by getting things wrong can you know what's right.

    It's the subjects that you are doing now that matter. Doing something you don't like will drive you crazy .
 
 
 
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