Hi! I'm choosing my A-levels right now and I am sure of doing: English Lit, Biology and History. However I had a lot of trouble choosing between Chemistry and Maths (predicted A* for both) but I went with Maths because I don't think I really like Chemistry and I find it hard.
I find Maths hard too at times but I think it's ok and sometimes enjoyable.
The problem is that even though I'm really unsure of what career I want, I have a huge ambition which is to go to Oxford uni....I know that it's really hard to get into and I don't want to pick an A-level that may jeopardize my chances.
So I don't know whether to choose Maths or Psychology (which sounds more appealing to me). Also, my friend is predicted a C at Maths/Sciences yet she's taking Maths, Chemistry and Biology- so I don't know if I'm overreacting?
I'd really appreciate any advice- thanks!
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- Thread Starter
- 12-05-2013 14:46
- 12-05-2013 14:54
A Maths A-level will probably be held in a higher regard than a Psychology A-Level, unless you're applying for Psychology at Uni. Cambridge Uni is better for Science subjects such as Maths than Oxford, whereas Oxford is where you want to be if you're choosing a subject involving lots of written work - I.E law, english, french etc.
- 12-05-2013 14:55
Psychology is a lot of work and at times can be either very interesting or extremely tedious, on the other hand Maths is difficult to get a high grade in if you don't like it as a lot of the A level revolves around practice but since you're solving problems on the fly it's on average more exciting than psychology.
Reconsider chemistry, it's quite different at A level and will pair better with biology than either of those two in terms of which degrees you can apply for. Ideally for a science route you'd want Bio, Chem and Maths but if you went for Law or an art subject then English lit, History and Psychology would be better so I'd advise that you look into what type of career you'd like to do a bit more before choosing.
- Thread Starter
(Original post by Helloworld_95)
- 12-05-2013 18:36
I'd advise that you look into what type of career you'd like to do a bit more before choosing.
The options I've chosen so far, allow me to keep my choices open and are subjects that I enjoy.
Also, at school I'm doing Triple Science, but I wasn't chosen to do my Maths A-level in Yr 11- I'm doing the normal Maths GCSE.