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    I've just finished gcse's, so I picked my alevels a few months ago, but I'm told that I can change right upto when we go back to school. I've picked history, french, bio and chem.

    im confident in history, and French, however I'm worried about the sciences. I've never been naturally that gifted with understanding science, but have worked hard, and had good teachers this year, and feel I have a fairly stable understanding now. I hope to get at least an A in both for gcse. Tbh I'm taking them because I find them interesting and they'll open my degree and career prospects, but as I say I'm not that naturally good, but I am confident I can put the effort in, but I have no idea how hard it's going to be?? So I don't know if I'll be able to do it?!

    i really want to go with my choices, but should I just play it safe, and go with subjects I feel confident on, even if I regret not taking the risk

    So basically, can you do an alevel that you are not naturally good at, but will put the effort in for, should you just pick alevels you're good at and not take a risk?! IM SO CONFUSED!
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    Personally, if I was in your case I'd wait until results day and you see what you've received. You don't state which Sciences you are taking, but Its probably for the best if you sway away from them if achieve anything under an A. In no way am I stating you can't do well at Sciences at A-Level if you get a B, but the Sciences, particularly Chemistry and Physics, are known as being quite hard at A-Level and some of the content is hard to grasp, therefore if you don't feel like you're 'naturally gifted' - It would probably be the best to do something else.

    Saying that, if you've worked hard and got a good grade at GCSE. You can do the same at A-Level. It'll just be harder. Having a Science will put you in good favour when you apply for University and your A-Level choices are quite spread out, which is good.

    I'm assuming you're taking four, but remember you drop an A-Level anyway, it could be worth a shot. Its your gut instinct, only you know how you think you'll fair. Speak to your Science teacher on results day.
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    (Original post by Smarty.)
    I've just finished gcse's, so I picked my alevels a few months ago, but I'm told that I can change right upto when we go back to school. I've picked history, french, bio and chem.

    im confident in history, and French, however I'm worried about the sciences. I've never been naturally that gifted with understanding science, but have worked hard, and had good teachers this year, and feel I have a fairly stable understanding now. I hope to get at least an A in both for gcse. Tbh I'm taking them because I find them interesting and they'll open my degree and career prospects, but as I say I'm not that naturally good, but I am confident I can put the effort in, but I have no idea how hard it's going to be?? So I don't know if I'll be able to do it?!

    i really want to go with my choices, but should I just play it safe, and go with subjects I feel confident on, even if I regret not taking the risk

    So basically, can you do an alevel that you are not naturally good at, but will put the effort in for, should you just pick alevels you're good at and not take a risk?! IM SO CONFUSED!
    If you pick subjects that you're interested in then you're more likely to spend time on them, put the effort in and hopefully do well.

    I would stick with the choices (even if it's a risk) and as it's summer why not go down to your local library and pick up some revision guides for bio and chem. This should give you an idea of how hard the AS Level will be and whether you can do it.

    But it is difficult as you need to do well in AS Levels when applying to uni. I suppose one subject you're not confident about won't matter but two might be too much a risk.

    Good luck with whatever you decide to do
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    Wait for your GCSE results, if you haven't got an A grade in the subject (or the grade A was weak) then IMO you will struggle, but it's ultimately up to you to make the call whether you want to do the subject or not.
 
 
 
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