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    I'm in my first year of A-levels, and I have chosen History, Government and Politics, Economics and Maths. However, I'm pretty certain that I want to drop maths; just from a week of starting it I'm already beginning to hate it. It has never been a subject that I have enjoyed. Despite the fact I got an A grade at GCSE I still don't think I'll be able to cope.

    The fact that I don't know what I want to do at University makes the process of choosing another subject more challenging. From the options that the sixth form offers I would choose between:

    Psychology
    Religious Studies
    German
    English Literature- Worried there would be too much writing, along with history.
    >I really wanted to do Classics, but it clashes with Politics in the time tables

    Any advice would be appreciated...
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    Hi I have also just started A-level maths and got an A for it at gcse and I must admit it is already getting quite tricky, I am having to do loads of work outside of lesson just to keep up to speed. I don't really mind so much though because I like maths when I understand it. If you're really not enjoying it though then its not really worth spending 4/5 hours every week on a subject you have no passion for. I am also doing psychology which i'm really enjoying so far and it really makes you think and open your mind. One of my friends is doing religious studies and he loves it and another is doing german and she likes it but finds it quite tricky at times.

    Maybe if you looked at the lists of courses that universities offer then you could write down the courses you'd consider doing? Thats what I did and it made me realise I wanted to go into geology instead of medicine. I recommend starting off with Cambridge's courses because they have a wide variety and their website is really informative . Even if you don't want to go there, its still helpful to see which courses appeal to you most You may also want to find out if the courses you like the sound of the most require A-level maths. If they don't, then you might as well drop it. I hope i've helped in some way
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    (Original post by pavilionaudio)
    I'm in my first year of A-levels, and I have chosen History, Government and Politics, Economics and Maths. However, I'm pretty certain that I want to drop maths; just from a week of starting it I'm already beginning to hate it. It has never been a subject that I have enjoyed. Despite the fact I got an A grade at GCSE I still don't think I'll be able to cope.

    The fact that I don't know what I want to do at University makes the process of choosing another subject more challenging. From the options that the sixth form offers I would choose between:

    Psychology
    Religious Studies
    German
    English Literature- Worried there would be too much writing, along with history.
    >I really wanted to do Classics, but it clashes with Politics in the time tables

    Any advice would be appreciated...
    Don't worry, I had the same problem at the start of my AS year after getting an A at GCSE and ended up dropping it for Film Studies (which I loved). I'd say out of those options that Psychology would be the most beneficial as most unis class it as a science A2. But... do whichever one you think you'll enjoy most and you'll likely get a higher grade. Also look at uni requirements for the course you want (I can suggest some useful websites) and see if it needs Maths. Just out of interest, what would you like to do at uni?
 
 
 
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