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Hey I'm starting A levels in a week and i need to confirm my choices. I want to be a pilot when i am older so i am definitely taking Physics and Maths. My back up plan is a job in medicine as you can always find work in health care so i will also take Biology. Now i need to make my final choice either History or Textiles. They are not really important as i would drop these after AS.

For GCSE i got A star in History and A in textiles
I honestly do not have one that i favor over the other . I guess it would depend on the work load , ideal the subject with less work load would be better. As i took both in GCSES I know Textiles is a high percentage of coursework and i enjoyed the making part. But history involves coursework as well history is really knowing how to uses key facts , dates and exam tips . Which one do you think i should take?

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Hey I'm starting A levels in a week and i need to confirm my choices. I want to be a pilot when i am older so i am definitely taking Physics and Maths. My back up plan is a job in medicine as you can always find work in health care so i will also take Biology. Now i need to make my final choice either History or Textiles. They are not really important as i would drop these after AS.

For GCSE i got A star in History and A in textiles
I honestly do not have one that i favor over the other . I guess it would depend on the work load , ideal the subject with less work load would be better. As i took both in GCSES I know Textiles is a high percentage of coursework and i enjoyed the making part. But history involves coursework as well history is really knowing how to uses key facts , dates and exam tips . Which one do you think i should take?

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History is more suited for applying for medicine than textiles is, doing textiles might make you a more unique candidate, but doing history will give you vital writing skills that doing all science subjects doesn't
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Hey I'm starting A levels in a week and i need to confirm my choices. I want to be a pilot when i am older so i am definitely taking Physics and Maths. My back up plan is a job in medicine as you can always find work in health care so i will also take Biology. Now i need to make my final choice either History or Textiles. They are not really important as i would drop these after AS.

For GCSE i got A star in History and A in textiles
I honestly do not have one that i favor over the other . I guess it would depend on the work load , ideal the subject with less work load would be better. As i took both in GCSES I know Textiles is a high percentage of coursework and i enjoyed the making part. But history involves coursework as well history is really knowing how to uses key facts , dates and exam tips . Which one do you think i should take?

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For medicine, at least, the fourth AS is quite important. They'll usually stipulate that you have a fourth AS at a minimum of grade B/C/E (UCL asks for an E in the fourth AS - strange, huh?).

If it was me I'd take History because I'm good at that and because I suck at Textiles. :3
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I would say do History. You did better at GCSE and it's more respected (even though your other 3 are strong subjects so what you do as a fourth won't matter that much). I did History at A-Level and yeah it's a lot of memorising and you need to master the exam technique. The people who I know that did textiles didn't like it that much at a-level because I think you have to have to learn more about materials and the industry (but you might love the course). For me, History AS didn't have course work so I wasn't that stressed during the year but cramming all the facts for the exam was stressful.

That's just my experience, it depends on what exam board you're on and to some extent the teachers you have.
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Thank you for the help. I think i will take History . I enjoyed it in GCSES.
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Hey I'm doing
Economics
ICT
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Are these good choices?
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Do you know what you want to be when your older? Or what degree you want to take for uni ?
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Do you know what you want to be when your older? Or what degree you want to take for uni ?
I want to do a business management degree at university however I'm terrible at maths which is why i didn't take it l.
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Would I be able to go onto a business management degree with these a levels?
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It is really important the you meet the entry requirements of a course. I have found the reference atwww.bath.ac.uk/management/courses/undergraduate/bb.../

The University of Bath does not favour the combination of Business Studies and Economics. If you are taking four A levels this may matter less. Bath would prefer it if you were offering History, Psychology and one of Economics or Business Studies.Their reasons are stated as "We have a strong preference for applicants with qualifications that demonstrate a breadth and depth of learning, which includes a combination of mathematics/sciences, with arts/humanities" you satisfy the entry requirements.they do also look at GCSEs and require B in maths and c in English language but university's vary
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They would probably prefer you do baths but I think your choices are five but you may want to conduct as use of maths
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WARNING! DO NOT TAKE PHYSICS! you will NOT get an A (just thought I'll be the first to let you know). If you really want to get an A in a subject, do R.S, economics, psychology, media studies (these are one of the soft subjects which you will definitely get an A in). Also, don't give yourself the burden of taking subjects which the course your applying for doesn't require...For example, I wanted to apply for medicine and I chose maths, bio, chem and physics then I realised I didn't even have to do maths and physics and my friends who only did bio, chem and two soft subjects were also applying for medicine.... so yeah! I chose maths and physics because I thought they were cool and impressive AND I thought I had an advantage over the other applicants but I really did not! Don't waste an A basically...

Good Luck!!!

Also.. do you even have to do a degree to become a pilot.. correct me if I'm wrong but isn't it just a 1/2 year course and then you apply for a licence?

Oh and if your looking into aeronautical/aerospace engineering then I would recommend you do physics and maths plus TWO soft subjects
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