Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free

I need loadss of help on choosing a level options pleaseeee!!! watch

    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    4
    ReputationRep:
    Basically I'm confused as hell. These are my mock grades for all my subjects :
    Eng Language A*
    Eng Literature A*
    Maths (already achieved A)
    Additional Maths (B/C)
    Core Science (already achieved A)
    Additional Science A
    Triple Science A
    French A*
    Geography A*
    Religious Studies A*
    ICT (already achieved B)

    I'm not sure what to pick. I don't mind maths too much but i was told I literally have not got a choice if I'm studying additional maths!

    Regarding sciences I was thinking Chemistry and Biology but I don't enjoy them too much. I'm being narrow minded I'm jus picking sciences because I apparently wanna do dentistry or medicine. But this is because there are no other jobs for Geography and English Literature and French is there??

    I really need help. I enjoy French don't mind Geography but I'm definitely doing Literature.

    Can somebody please supply some sort of guidance - thank you!
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    If you want to do medicine/ dentistry you need bio+chem+maths and your non science could be English lit but if you do not already want to be a doctor or dentist and don't have the drive for it maybe it isn't for you as it requires hard work and dedication just to get in to do those subjects at uni- if you change your mind you can still do graduate medicine. I would just say do the subjects that interests you and have some relevance to each other and you will be fine. I did Bio, Chem, Law and geography at AS then dropped the Chemistry and I have offers to do Biology at uni so choose stuff you enjoy and it will direct your path. Sorry to ramble but hope that helps!
    Offline

    15
    ReputationRep:
    - Don't take a subject only because you're good at it
    - Medicine is so competitive that you won't get in unless you're very, very committed

    So, you've got French and English Literature so far. If you think you'll enjoy Geography and Maths, take them. Having those as a four is both spread out and specialised enough that you're not really barred from very much.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    4
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by loperdoper)
    - Don't take a subject only because you're good at it
    - Medicine is so competitive that you won't get in unless you're very, very committed

    So, you've got French and English Literature so far. If you think you'll enjoy Geography and Maths, take them. Having those as a four is both spread out and specialised enough that you're not really barred from very much.
    Thanks so much for replying! I really appreciate it. The problem is I'm doing Triple Science so I'm sure I have to at least study one science don't you think?? I like Biology a lot i wouldnt mind a level.

    See how this really complicates things eek :/

    Posted from TSR Mobile
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    4
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by SummerBaby)
    If you want to do medicine/ dentistry you need bio+chem+maths and your non science could be English lit but if you do not already want to be a doctor or dentist and don't have the drive for it maybe it isn't for you as it requires hard work and dedication just to get in to do those subjects at uni- if you change your mind you can still do graduate medicine. I would just say do the subjects that interests you and have some relevance to each other and you will be fine. I did Bio, Chem, Law and geography at AS then dropped the Chemistry and I have offers to do Biology at uni so choose stuff you enjoy and it will direct your path. Sorry to ramble but hope that helps!
    Would you say I have to pick at least one science because I'm studying Triple Science and Maths because I'm doing Add Maths or not?

    It's a really hard decision I don't really like maths but this year's work in additional maths is all for AS so it'd be a waste.

    French I like a lot and Geography I find easy. These decisions are unbelievably hard I need to decide soon!

    Thanks anyway

    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Offline

    15
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by irfan_blue)
    Thanks so much for replying! I really appreciate it. The problem is I'm doing Triple Science so I'm sure I have to at least study one science don't you think?? I like Biology a lot i wouldnt mind a level.

    See how this really complicates things eek :/

    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Not at all! Don't feel you "need" to take any subject. A friend of mine took triple science and got A*'s in all three, and then went on to do two arts, Eng Lit and French. Most people in my GCSE Triple Science class didn't take a single science A-level.

    However, if you actually enjoy Biology, then take it. That's the most important thing about A-levels. You need to take what you enjoy, not what you "should" do or what you think "looks good", because A-levels take a lot of dedication.
    Offline

    12
    ReputationRep:
    You apparently want to do dentistry or medicine..?
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    4
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by loperdoper)
    Not at all! Don't feel you "need" to take any subject. A friend of mine took triple science and got A*'s in all three, and then went on to do two arts, Eng Lit and French. Most people in my GCSE Triple Science class didn't take a single science A-level.

    However, if you actually enjoy Biology, then take it. That's the most important thing about A-levels. You need to take what you enjoy, not what you "should" do or what you think "looks good", because A-levels take a lot of dedication.
    I totally understand what you're saying and yes, I do enjoy biology. However, Maths is totally different. I'm studying Additional Maths and my teacher stated it's only to help step up to A Level. To be fair I don't hate maths, yet I don't enjoy it too. But I've been told maths is a must I'll have an advantage over all the others and it's the biggest A Level. If I'm on course for getting C/D on Additional Maths should I do It? Like everyone has said doing additional maths means a level is a MUST despite me disliking it! And maths can be used anywhere. It's just I feel I can achieve a better grade in Geography which I also enjoy more.

    I'm sorry for all of this it's just typical me

    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Offline

    15
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by irfan_blue)
    I totally understand what you're saying and yes, I do enjoy biology. However, Maths is totally different. I'm studying Additional Maths and my teacher stated it's only to help step up to A Level. To be fair I don't hate maths, yet I don't enjoy it too. But I've been told maths is a must I'll have an advantage over all the others and it's the biggest A Level. If I'm on course for getting C/D on Additional Maths should I do It? Like everyone has said doing additional maths means a level is a MUST despite me disliking it! And maths can be used anywhere. It's just I feel I can achieve a better grade in Geography which I also enjoy more.

    I'm sorry for all of this it's just typical me
    I do Maths to A2, and if you don't enjoy it, it's honestly not worth it. Out of all the subjects I took at AS (Took Biology, Physics and Media in Yr 12), it's definitely the biggest step up both in content and in exam style. It's also worth adding that Maths has three exams per year, whereas most other subjects will only have one/two.

    If you think you'll do better in Geography (and most importantly, will be happier in Geography), then choose it. Maths may have a wider reach, but ultimately an A in Geography > U in Maths (or even up to a C in Maths).
    • Study Helper
    Offline

    14
    ReputationRep:
    Study Helper
    (Original post by irfan_blue)
    Regarding sciences I was thinking Chemistry and Biology but I don't enjoy them too much. I'm being narrow minded I'm jus picking sciences because I apparently wanna do dentistry or medicine. But this is because there are no other jobs for Geography and English Literature and French is there??
    Hi,

    Well done on those grades. Your A-levels are quite important as they determine which university courses you can apply for. Also, what do you mean that you "apparently" want to do dentistry or medicine? You either do, or you don't. Both are long courses and if your enthusiasm isn't there, you won't enjoy it. You also say that you don't enjoy biology or chemistry, are you sure you want to study them at A-level as they are quite challenging and again, if you're not enjoying the courses you'll struggle to do the work.

    When do you have to hand in your final choices?

    If you have any more questions, just ask.
    Offline

    17
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by SummerBaby)
    If you want to do medicine/ dentistry you need bio+chem+maths and your non science could be English lit but if you do not already want to be a doctor or dentist and don't have the drive for it maybe it isn't for you as it requires hard work and dedication just to get in to do those subjects at uni- if you change your mind you can still do graduate medicine. I would just say do the subjects that interests you and have some relevance to each other and you will be fine. I did Bio, Chem, Law and geography at AS then dropped the Chemistry and I have offers to do Biology at uni so choose stuff you enjoy and it will direct your path. Sorry to ramble but hope that helps!
    You are wrong. You do not need maths to study Medicine and dentistry.
    • Peer Support Volunteers
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    Peer Support Volunteers
    I did Additional Maths at GCSE and I didn't do A Level Maths, oh no! If you're not a massive fan of maths now, don't do it for A Level. You will despise it.

    If you want to study Medicine or Dentistry, you need to study Bio + Chem. But don't feel you're required to study a science because you do Triple GCSE.

    If you like French and English Lit, do French and English Lit. It seems you're not sure what you want to study at university.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    4
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by TheStudent18)
    Hi,

    Well done on those grades. Your A-levels are quite important as they determine which university courses you can apply for. Also, what do you mean that you "apparently" want to do dentistry or medicine? You either do, or you don't. Both are long courses and if your enthusiasm isn't there, you won't enjoy it. You also say that you don't enjoy biology or chemistry, are you sure you want to study them at A-level as they are quite challenging and again, if you're not enjoying the courses you'll struggle to do the work.

    When do you have to hand in your final choices?

    If you have any more questions, just ask.
    Hi there! Thanks for replying and I'll take one thing back I actually do enjoy Biology! And really i don't think I'm.made for medicine or dentistry. I'm more the Art type but what jobs would that lead to?

    I loovveee French a lot but I've got a slight stammer would that have an affect?

    What is your view about Maths I'm doing Additional I think I can go through AS at least to be honest!! But I think I'd do better in Geography! But maths is more useful!

    What do you reckon?

    Thanks so much!

    Posted from TSR Mobile
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    4
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by crozibear96)
    You apparently want to do dentistry or medicine..?
    I really dunno that's the problem!

    Posted from TSR Mobile
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    4
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by CescaD96)
    I did Additional Maths at GCSE and I didn't do A Level Maths, oh no! If you're not a massive fan of maths now, don't do it for A Level. You will despise it.

    If you want to study Medicine or Dentistry, you need to study Bio + Chem. But don't feel you're required to study a science because you do Triple GCSE.

    If you like French and English Lit, do French and English Lit. It seems you're not sure what you want to study at university.
    You are spot on i have no clue for university. Do you know much about French? Like would a slight stammer have any affect even if I've gotten an A* in GCSE speaking because I do enjoy it.

    Literature and Biology are definites. You can probably see why I'm so confused.

    There's Maths Geography French I gotta pick two! Eek.

    Posted from TSR Mobile
    • Study Helper
    Offline

    14
    ReputationRep:
    Study Helper
    (Original post by irfan_blue)
    Hi there! Thanks for replying and I'll take one thing back I actually do enjoy Biology! And really i don't think I'm.made for medicine or dentistry. I'm more the Art type but what jobs would that lead to?

    I loovveee French a lot but I've got a slight stammer would that have an affect?

    What is your view about Maths I'm doing Additional I think I can go through AS at least to be honest!! But I think I'd do better in Geography! But maths is more useful!

    What do you reckon?

    Thanks so much!

    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Plenty of jobs with arts. Have you considered a career in law? Teaching? Counselling? All those sorts of careers tend to be arts based, but counselling may require a social science A-level such as psychology or sociology.

    Biology is an awesome A-level, I took it and loved it. Don't get me wrong, its difficult and takes time to get your head around some things, but its a really strong A-level and interesting course. I also did geography A-level which again was a lot of work, but worth it in the end because of its strong reputation as a facilitating subject.

    I'm not too sure if a slight stammer would be a problem for French A-level, but maybe speak to your French teachers and ask what they think. A modern-foreign language (like French) would be an excellent A-level to have and would also allow you to apply for courses such as "Law with French Law".

    There is so much you can do. A-levels only determine what university courses you can apply to, its the university course that really determines what careers you can get.
    • Peer Support Volunteers
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    Peer Support Volunteers
    (Original post by irfan_blue)
    You are spot on i have no clue for university. Do you know much about French? Like would a slight stammer have any affect even if I've gotten an A* in GCSE speaking because I do enjoy it.

    Literature and Biology are definites. You can probably see why I'm so confused.

    There's Maths Geography French I gotta pick two! Eek.

    Posted from TSR Mobile
    I only did French up to GCSE. But I don't think a stammer would affect you much. I was rubbish at speaking, (I also did Irish) so much so that I would always have to repeat my orals. So if you can get an A*, go for it!
    I do English Lit at A2. AS was much more enjoyable, I'm currently hating it. Check out what your school studies at AS and A2 English Lit, because you don't want to be stuck doing novels you despise!
    I know nothing on Geography (History nerd here!) or Biology, except that it seems that my friends are constantly doing Biology homework over all other subjects. (I don't study science.)
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    4
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by CescaD96)
    I only did French up to GCSE. But I don't think a stammer would affect you much. I was rubbish at speaking, (I also did Irish) so much so that I would always have to repeat my orals. So if you can get an A*, go for it!
    I do English Lit at A2. AS was much more enjoyable, I'm currently hating it. Check out what your school studies at AS and A2 English Lit, because you don't want to be stuck doing novels you despise!
    I know nothing on Geography (History nerd here!) or Biology, except that it seems that my friends are constantly doing Biology homework over all other subjects. (I don't study science.)
    Because I would think A Level French involves a lot of speaking of course and like u need to be a fluent speaker I don't know I'm just having doubts.

    And nop I love writing essays so I'd never drop English!

    What about Geography do you know much? I don't revise and i somehow get A*! Is it enjoyable? And do you do more human than physical?

    Maths is a crucial subject always but I jus fear I can get definitely get an A in something else rather than taking the risk!

    All in all what do you think I should go for?

    Posted from TSR Mobile
    • Peer Support Volunteers
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    Peer Support Volunteers
    (Original post by irfan_blue)
    Because I would think A Level French involves a lot of speaking of course and like u need to be a fluent speaker I don't know I'm just having doubts.

    And nop I love writing essays so I'd never drop English!

    What about Geography do you know much? I don't revise and i somehow get A*! Is it enjoyable? And do you do more human than physical?

    Maths is a crucial subject always but I jus fear I can get definitely get an A in something else rather than taking the risk!

    All in all what do you think I should go for?

    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Talk to your French teacher if you're in doubt then. They'll give you the best advice.
    English involves a lot of quote learning! Like, a lot. But if you like writing essays, then go for it.
    Geography? I know that my friend studies stuff like rivers and case studies about population increase; I'm not very sure, but it seems to be a mix. I think it depends on the exam board you study it with.

    Go for French, English Lit, and Geography. It seems you would enjoy it more than Maths.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    4
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by CescaD96)
    Talk to your French teacher if you're in doubt then. They'll give you the best advice.
    English involves a lot of quote learning! Like, a lot. But if you like writing essays, then go for it.
    Geography? I know that my friend studies stuff like rivers and case studies about population increase; I'm not very sure, but it seems to be a mix. I think it depends on the exam board you study it with.

    Go for French, English Lit, and Geography. It seems you would enjoy it more than Maths.
    I jus had a word with my family I think it's best I do Biology and Chemistry so I can keep science doors open. Then also I'll do English Literature and French. Still worried about how I'll cope with french but it should be fine right?

    Thankssss

    Posted from TSR Mobile
 
 
 
Poll
Do you agree with the PM's proposal to cut tuition fees for some courses?
Help with your A-levels

All the essentials

The adventure begins mug

Student life: what to expect

What it's really like going to uni

Rosette

Essay expert

Learn to write like a pro with our ultimate essay guide.

Uni match

Uni match

Our tool will help you find the perfect course for you

Study planner

Create a study plan

Get your head around what you need to do and when with the study planner tool.

Study planner

Resources by subject

Everything from mind maps to class notes.

Hands typing

Degrees without fees

Discover more about degree-level apprenticeships.

A student doing homework

Study tips from A* students

Students who got top grades in their A-levels share their secrets

Study help links and info

Can you help? Study help unanswered threadsRules and posting guidelines

Sponsored content:

HEAR

HEAR

Find out how a Higher Education Achievement Report can help you prove your achievements.

Groups associated with this forum:

View associated groups

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reply
Hide
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.