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    I did the CSEEs - Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (National O level Exams of Tanzania and got the following grades,
    Math B
    English B
    Physics B
    Biology B
    Chemistry C
    Kiswahili C
    Religious studies (Islamic) D
    Geography C
    Civics C
    Arabic C

    I know these are NOT good at all and I cried when I got my results but then thanked God anyway (93% of the examinees got a division 0 this year);mine was a division 1.

    My point is I am thinking of doing Physics, Math, Chemistry and Further math for A levels. I love math a lot and hate Chemistry but I have to take it because of my choice of career which is Petroleum Engineering. Do you guys think i am risking it and am most likely to get bad grades overall and so i should choose another subjects or not do A levels at all.

    In need of suggestions and lots of advices
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    (Original post by cheerocker)
    I did the CSEEs - Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (National O level Exams of Tanzania and got the following grades,
    Math B
    English B
    Physics B
    Biology B
    Chemistry C
    Kiswahili C
    Religious studies (Islamic) D
    Geography C
    Civics C
    Arabic C

    I know these are NOT good at all and I cried when I got my results but then thanked God anyway (93% of the examinees got a division 0 this year);mine was a division 1.

    My point is I am thinking of doing Physics, Math, Chemistry and Further math for A levels. I love math a lot and hate Chemistry but I have to take it because of my choice of career which is Petroleum Engineering. Do you guys think i am risking it and am most likely to get bad grades overall and so i should choose another subjects or not do A levels at all.

    In need of suggestions and lots of advices
    Oh dear. If you're taking chemistry because of this then you'll either:

    Be driven to do well in the course because it will get you to where you want to be

    or

    You won't do so well because you hate it

    And to be honest with a C in Chemistry you might struggle because it's a LOT harder. I got an A* and still found it challenging. It does involve a lot of maths though so you might be able to cope.

    All 3 subjects are very hard. I don't think you need to do them ALL to do P. Engineering. Check to see what the entry requirements are first.
 
 
 
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