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    Hello,

    I am starting Alevels in september and I am very worried about both the A levels and the choices.

    At the moment I have chosen biology, physics , maths and english but this has changed as I have been thinking about it, I previously wanted to do chemistry instead of biology and I am still unsure about subjects like maths. I just dont know what to do, I dont actually know what I want to do as a job, which doesnt make deciding any easier.

    I just dont want to pick the wrong subjects and end up with and E or a U at AS or A2. I really want to do physics but I have heard that people get Us at A level. I also enjoy maths but I heard that it gets much harder at A2 and I dont know if I would want to do it at A2 but if I choose physics, I will need maths. I enjoy maths but I will most likely get a B at GCSE so I dont know whether to take it at A level or not. I know I should pick what I enjoy but I really dont know what that is at the moment. I need to do A levels to go to university and subsequently get a good job but I really dont want to because of this fear of not picking the right A levels.

    please help
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    Hello,

    I am starting Alevels in september and I am very worried about both the A levels and the choices.

    At the moment I have chosen biology, physics , maths and english but this has changed as I have been thinking about it, I previously wanted to do chemistry instead of biology and I am still unsure about subjects like maths. I just dont know what to do, I dont actually know what I want to do as a job, which doesnt make deciding any easier.

    I just dont want to pick the wrong subjects and end up with and E or a U at AS or A2. I really want to do physics but I have heard that people get Us at A level. I also enjoy maths but I heard that it gets much harder at A2 and I dont know if I would want to do it at A2 but if I choose physics, I will need maths. I enjoy maths but I will most likely get a B at GCSE so I dont know whether to take it at A level or not. I know I should pick what I enjoy but I really dont know what that is at the moment. I need to do A levels to go to university and subsequently get a good job but I really dont want to because of this fear of not picking the right A levels.

    please help
    thanks
    Hello,

    I really wouldn't worry about picking the "wrong" A levels. Most sixth forms/colleges give a time period (normally a couple of weeks) at the start of term during which you can drop/change subject, if you find that one really isn't right for you
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    (Original post by sirpintwall)
    Hello,

    I am starting Alevels in september and I am very worried about both the A levels and the choices.

    At the moment I have chosen biology, physics , maths and english but this has changed as I have been thinking about it, I previously wanted to do chemistry instead of biology and I am still unsure about subjects like maths. I just dont know what to do, I dont actually know what I want to do as a job, which doesnt make deciding any easier.

    I just dont want to pick the wrong subjects and end up with and E or a U at AS or A2. I really want to do physics but I have heard that people get Us at A level. I also enjoy maths but I heard that it gets much harder at A2 and I dont know if I would want to do it at A2 but if I choose physics, I will need maths. I enjoy maths but I will most likely get a B at GCSE so I dont know whether to take it at A level or not. I know I should pick what I enjoy but I really dont know what that is at the moment. I need to do A levels to go to university and subsequently get a good job but I really dont want to because of this fear of not picking the right A levels.

    please help
    thanks
    The best I advice I can give you is do research. If you don't know what you want to do, then you're stuck. None of us can tell you what you enjoy. I'm not saying you need to decide on a precise career path, but you do need to establish what kind of area you want to go into. For instance, if you know you want to go into a STEM direction but don't know what area you want to specialise in, it's a good idea to take Maths and the three Sciences, or two Sciences and another subject for variety.

    People get Us in AS physics, but people get Us in all other AS subjects. The people who get Us are the people who don't take their work seriously and don't work hard enough. All A Levels are a lot harder than GCSEs, but there's nothing you can't do if you make enough effort.

    Also, you don't need to do Maths in order to do Physics. It helps, but it's definitely not necessary. A Level Physics doesn't use particularly advanced Maths.
 
 
 
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