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    Okay, so I was debating whether I should choose A level Maths as one of my subjects. I'm not really sure about this because people who have gotten A's have found it extremely hard. So after searching on other sources, people generally found it hard. I have a C grade in mathematics (higher, did they exam after only 2 months of studying) and re-sat it in June. If i get a B should i still go forward, or even IF i remain a C should i go forward with Maths as an option? AND, I'm willing to put in that extra effort and very hard work from the beginning. I need an A in AS and A2.
    Also, I was thinking if I should take four A levels. Biology and Chemistry, I will definitely take, but another option i had in mind was English Lit as an A level. I got an A in my coursework gcse (Romeo and Juiliet) an A in my January exam, but unfortunately a B in my summer exam. This turned out to be a B. I like English, its a subject im comfortable with. I read a lot books, and enjoy reading. But I'm not sure how it will help me in the future. I want to work in the field of either Dentistry or Medicine. So what i thought was, that i should pick 3 Levels: Bio, Chem and Maths. Maths, I've heard, is a great option to pick if i want to study those in Uni, and better option than English Lit. Is this correct? I need a lot of help deciding this. Please.

    Here are my ratings to judge how i like these subjects, 10 being the best.
    My rating for English Lit: 8/10
    My rating for Maths: 6.5 or 7/10
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    Do not choose maths unless you ate genuinely very good at it. It's hard and I regret taking it so much. I got a high B at gcse and I got a U at a level


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    Yes but what if i work very hard?
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    if you want medicine then you'll want those three sciences.
    However, if you struggled that much with GCSE maths you're going to have an absolutely brutal time with it.
    Overall my GCSE maths result was 88%.
    In contrast my AS was 74%. The As is the much easier year.
    for the two harder core modules, even though I completely mucked up the exam i'm expecting around 50-60% on each of them. They really are that hard.
    However getting the A in maths also depends on your extra 2 modules - I would strongly recommend D1 and D2 / S1. If you're school don't offer them then they seriously need to.
    why don't you take english Lit at As level as your fourth?
    how serious are you about medicine?
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    (Original post by tearteto)
    if you want medicine then you'll want those three sciences.
    However, if you struggled that much with GCSE maths you're going to have an absolutely brutal time with it.
    Overall my GCSE maths result was 88%.
    In contrast my AS was 74%. The As is the much easier year.
    for the two harder core modules, even though I completely mucked up the exam i'm expecting around 50-60% on each of them. They really are that hard.
    However getting the A in maths also depends on your extra 2 modules - I would strongly recommend D1 and D2 / S1. If you're school don't offer them then they seriously need to.
    why don't you take english Lit at As level as your fourth?
    how serious are you about medicine?
    Serious about medicine or Dentistry.
    Mu college will do Statistics and mechanics in the maths a level. Its not that i did terrible in my maths exam. My school started gcse maths in year 11, and in the november exam i obtained a C after ONLY 2 months of studying as many topics. Now ive re sat it, i might get an A. Who knows? I seriously dont know if i should take four or three a levels. If i choose 3 A levels, it will come down to choosing either maths or english Lit.

    And now that i think about it... I could pick physics instead or maths. Physics im alright with. Im not amazing at it, but if i put the work into it, i can perhaps achieve well
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    (Original post by Dumbledore'sArmy)
    Serious about medicine or Dentistry.
    Mu college will do Statistics and mechanics in the maths a level. Its not that i did terrible in my maths exam. My school started gcse maths in year 11, and in the november exam i obtained a C after ONLY 2 months of studying as many topics. Now ive re sat it, i might get an A. Who knows? I seriously dont know if i should take four or three a levels. If i choose 3 A levels, it will come down to choosing either maths or english Lit.

    And now that i think about it... I could pick physics instead or maths. Physics im alright with. Im not amazing at it, but if i put the work into it, i can perhaps achieve well
    well in that case I would go for statistics, once you get to S2 it get's quite interesting, or atleast I thought it did.
    if you're serious then you should be volunteering down at a hospital and going to as many medicine career path related things you can. Hospital student tours and so on.
    I'm going to sound like a bit of an arse, but for you to handle the A level material well, I think you should be at the level where you're certain you got an A at GCSE, if not an A* . Otherwise you are going to have real trouble with it. What are your other GCSE grades like? if you've got say 6A*s then I would say you're capable of doing 4 full A levels. The workload is huge and the pressure at times can be crushing.
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    (Original post by Dumbledore'sArmy)
    Serious about medicine or Dentistry.
    Mu college will do Statistics and mechanics in the maths a level. Its not that i did terrible in my maths exam. My school started gcse maths in year 11, and in the november exam i obtained a C after ONLY 2 months of studying as many topics. Now ive re sat it, i might get an A. Who knows? I seriously dont know if i should take four or three a levels. If i choose 3 A levels, it will come down to choosing either maths or english Lit.

    And now that i think about it... I could pick physics instead or maths. Physics im alright with. Im not amazing at it, but if i put the work into it, i can perhaps achieve well
    No offence intended, but speaking from experience, you need to be more than 'alright' at Physics in order to succeed at both AS and A2. I got an A* at GCSE in Physics, but got a C at AS.
 
 
 
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