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    Hey guys!

    I'm all new to TSR, so I decided to post my first thread!

    I for my A levels I have chosen:

    - Mathematics
    - Physics
    - Biology
    - Engineering (Edexcel)

    I wanted to know whether these were relevant choices for going into any engineering field during my further education (uni level)?
    I'm still not sure whether I want to do further maths instead of Biology...:confused:

    Also, any of you A-level veterans got any valuable advice for 6th form studies in general? I'm very intrigued to know how you found the whole 6th form experience!

    Thanks guys!
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    (Original post by Vishhh)
    Hey guys!

    I'm all new to TSR, so I decided to post my first thread!

    I for my A levels I have chosen:

    - Mathematics
    - Physics
    - Biology
    - Engineering (Edexcel)

    I wanted to know whether these were relevant choices for going into any engineering field during my further education (uni level)?
    I'm still not sure whether I want to do further maths instead of Biology...:confused:

    Also, any of you A-level veterans got any valuable advice for 6th form studies in general? I'm very intrigued to know how you found the whole 6th form experience!

    Thanks guys!


    Hey, welcome to TSR!

    I think you'd be better off swapping Biology for Further Maths. A lot of universities such as Oxford class Further Maths as an A-Level that would be very helpful with engineering. Biology doesn't really have any relation to the subjects you've chosen, however, Further Maths does

    I'm currently in Year 11 so I have no advice for 6th form other than offering the general consensus of working super bloody hard :yep:
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    to get into oxford they say maths and physics A*AA with an A* in maths, physics or further maths, now further maths would help but I am pretty sure as long as you're doing maths and physics and do well they wont mind if you do biology has it is a hard subject (it takes up a lot of time trust me) If you are better at biology than you are maths, do biology, if you are better at maths than biology, do further maths And tips on sixth form, if you have free periods, use them, if you have a weekend free, use it, if you have an exam in june but just finished the first out of 5 topics in november, revise that topic in november and keep revising it, you will forget it. The work at AS level isn't a huge jump from GCSE if you are organised, plan time and get all your work done and then you will be fine, just revise (or for maths practice, make sure you get C1 perfect as that is the fundamental stuff you need to know) if you have any specific questions, feel free to ask I am currently in Sixth form doing Biology, chemistry, maths and physics
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    (Original post by Vishhh)
    Hey guys!

    I'm all new to TSR, so I decided to post my first thread!

    I for my A levels I have chosen:

    - Mathematics
    - Physics
    - Biology
    - Engineering (Edexcel)

    I wanted to know whether these were relevant choices for going into any engineering field during my further education (uni level)?
    I'm still not sure whether I want to do further maths instead of Biology...:confused:



    Also, any of you A-level veterans got any valuable advice for 6th form studies in general? I'm very intrigued to know how you found the whole 6th form experience!

    Thanks guys!
    Depends what you want to study!

    I am currently in L6 and biology is such an interesting, fun and challenging subject! Universities are looking for students with a wide range of academic understanding these days, and I would therefore try to choose very different subjects to show you can tackle many different things!
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    (Original post by Vishhh)
    Hey guys!

    I'm all new to TSR, so I decided to post my first thread!

    I for my A levels I have chosen:

    - Mathematics
    - Physics
    - Biology
    - Engineering (Edexcel)

    I wanted to know whether these were relevant choices for going into any engineering field during my further education (uni level)?
    I'm still not sure whether I want to do further maths instead of Biology...:confused:

    Also, any of you A-level veterans got any valuable advice for 6th form studies in general? I'm very intrigued to know how you found the whole 6th form experience!

    Thanks guys!
    If you got rid of Biology, you'd have nothing remotely essay based - that's the one that requires the longest answers and to communicate effectively your understanding, not just answering using equations. Yes, Further Maths is also good, but you don't need to have it, especially as you've got all Science (it may be necessary if you had some arts subjects in there)
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    Biology is not fun at Alevel. I was revising it tonight and it makes me want to slice my stomach open and disembowel myself then have a brick smashed over my head repeatably until I become an unconscious mess foaming at the mouth.

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    If you're set on doing engineering then further maths will help you a lot more than biology. As a 6th former I would recommend revising as early as possible. I make notes after every lesson of mine and basically live in my textbooks tbh. That's not to say you can't have a social life, just be sure to make sure you're balancing it all out. Good luck though
 
 
 
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