I know this topic has been discussed to an end, but I still would like an opinion for my situation.
I am considering either medicine/law or engineering at university and currently my A levels stand at; maths, biology, chemistry, french and history.
I may drop history, not sure about that yet.
I am considering switching maths to physics, since I did better in physics (A*) than in maths (A), however, I feel that maths is a build up on GCSE material with only S1 and mechanics being difficult, whereas in physics there's quite a lot of new stuff, so I am quite unsure about which to do. I think my maths GCSE could have been better had I revised for it properly - I don't enjoy revising maths.
I have spoken to my physics teacher from GCSE about doing the AS without maths as a supplement at A level, and they do provide extra help for those doing physics without maths, and he thinks I would be capable, but I am just worried I'd find it hard and regret it and want to move back to maths (which I've heard is easier to do well in if you put in the work).
I know both are difficult A Levels, I just want to make the right choice.
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- Thread Starter
- 06-09-2015 12:49
- 06-09-2015 12:59
If you want to do engineering you need maths, i would switch french or history for physics.
- 06-09-2015 13:04
You don't need French or History tbh. I'd replace both with physics. If you really like history you could study and read about it on your own, as well as learn French. Workload is already going to be huge with 4 stem subjects though.
No uni will go "You want to study engineering, but you haven't done history? No can do."
- Thread Starter
- 06-09-2015 13:27
Thanks guys, but my love for languages is too strong, so I'm not considering dropping French at all.
I'm not sure about physics and maths though with 5 a-levels it may be a bit much - career-wise I am leaning more towards law or medicine, rather than engineering.