So I'm choosing my A Levels soon, and I'm not sure what to pick. I have a set of A Levels I want to do.
Maths (I feel like I would fail - my current grade at GCSE = B/A)
I'm not entirely sure what career I would like to head into, but there have been many jobs that have crossed my mind. National television subtitling has been one of them, some form of office work, or even translation. Ahhhhh, I dunno what to pick. Help pleasee! I do wish to go into university by the way, but I'm not sure what course I should major in. But for the now, the most help I need is choosing my A Levels
~IK PEOPLE MAY JUDGE ME ON SOME OF MY CHOICES SAYING STUFF LIKE SOFT SUBJECTS. NONE OF THAT PLESE
~~I ALSO DO NOT REALLY AIM FOR THE TOP RUSSEL UNIVERSITIES
A Level Choices watch
- Thread Starter
- 23-01-2015 20:59
- 23-01-2015 22:12
Why would you fail if you're getting As and Bs at GCSE? The entry requirements are almost always a B for A Level which means they expect you to be able to get a high enough grade in the subject. Honestly, maths A Level isn't all its hyped up to be. It's quite easy for the main part at AS and if you do stats you'll repeat some of the content in Geography. Also Business will help with your basic maths skills as both require formula use and manipulation. I would say choose maths as it will arguably help you more in the future and will open doors to more degree courses than media for example.
However, I am a believer in doing what you enjoy. So if you enjoy so called "soft subjects" go ahead and do them. But, unis only look for 2 "hard subjects" anyway so by doing maths and geography you could still do your options without worrying about repercussions.
(Original post by Schu98)
- 24-01-2015 22:41
Thank you very much. Do you know how you only choose 3/4 subjects at A Level, do you think it helps by making you more focused on those subjects that you chose? As in, rather than GCSE, where you had to focus on around 9-13 subjects, do you think that despite the difficulty of A Levels, having only 3/4 choices will make it easier for you to work hard in the subject and achieve a good grade? I'm not sure if you understand me.
My school recommends 4 hours a week minimum extra study per subject and % if you want to get the top grades. Therefore, you do need to have an interest in the subject as otherwise it isn't likely that you will do as well.
- 25-01-2015 10:31
I have done my a level with socilogy, maths and others.choose sociology if ur fairly good in english and have a good memory for u need to write essays remember various people's ideologies and researches to validate ur ans;otherwise its quite a commonsensical subject.well, for ur maths u need to be more careful and i think u should take statistics because i found mechanics 2 challenging.i have heard statistics is quite predictable.i was totally bewildered by my mechanics 2 paper.and u need to really familiarise urself with the concepts for pure maths especially for a2. So take maths if ur prepared for some serious working.