(Original post by Dr_Evil_666)
im defo going to study AS english literature, AS maths, AS media studies and AS biology....those subjects are the subjects i really loved at GCSE so im doing those although i also love art but im not going into a career into art so i thought id drop it though it my best subject at gcse, the only subject im supposed to get an A* in.
well providing i get the GCSE grades next week, im doing them but is it a stupid combo?
cos its maths and biology
english lit and media studies?
2 arts and 2 sciences.
can anyone suggest other subjects which might fit in better in my combination. i might change my mind..but at the moment its what im doing.
would unis frown upon on me for doing media studies?
Ok, well here are my AS Levels that I took:
(I got 5 offers from unis, applying for 5 different courses lol)
My boyfriend's A-Levels:
And no, it's not a stupid combination. Look, if you love those subjects, go right ahead and do them! Who cares if people think it's stupid? Did you know not all unis took Art as an A-Level? But I know I will regret it forever if I didn't take Art. I dropped Eng Lit after AS because I thought I wouldn't need it anyway for a science degree and to this day I still regret ever dropping it. I wish I had done a full A-Level in it. I really wish I hadn't dropped it. And do you know how many more regrets I have over not taking a subject I had wanted to take, but because I thought it was "stupid" or "useless", I decided against taking them? And I also thought taking a humanities or Art at university was stupid and useless and pointless and I took Neuroscience instead, just to transfer so I'm restarting in Art History this Sep now.
Btw, having 2 arts and 2 sciences is by no means stupid - if anything, it's a good thing. It shows that you can cope with both fields and you're showing diversity, which universities love to see. And it's also useful if you ever wanna switch courses, as I did. If it wasn't for my A in AS Eng Lit, I'm not sure the Art History dept would've been convinced that I can write, and therefore would probably have rejected me. So you never know.
Moral of the story - no your combination of AS is not weird. Just take whatever it is you love. If you wanna take it, then take it. Don't let anyone change your mind, don't let practicalities change your mind. Don't even let job prospects change your mind. Job prospects are only good and useful if they're the jobs you want, and for that you need the right subject that will lead into those jobs that you will want. Trust me on this one - you WILL regret it if you do not take what you love. I am only too experienced in this already. Just go with your heart - if nothing else was in the way, if nothing else mattered, what would you take? And whatever you wanna take, take it.