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    Hi,

    I'm in year 11 in school and I'm supposed to be figuring out what college to go to and what A-level courses to study in the next few weeks so I can get my application in ASAP.

    I am currently thinking of taking Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics/Further Mathematics and English Literature. However, I don't know if this combination will be too hard causing me to drop some and only get AS levels, which in turn will lower my UCAS points by 60% for each subject.

    I see myself to be quite academic but doubt myself too often. I am getting C's and over in all my subjects that I study for GCSE but I still feel this won't be good enough.

    I want to go into the medical industry, preferably as a forensic pathologist, which I know requires a lot of hard work.

    Thank you in advance!




    (The GCSE's I'm studying are: English, Maths, Science, Art, PE, Business Studies, ICT and French.) (I have already completed GCSE Geography, in which I got a C. It was in a year and I was in year 9:/)
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    (Original post by georgia7600)
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    I studied Biology, Chemistry, Maths & English Lit :awesome:
    It's a lovely combination, but lots of hard work.

    Are there entry requirements for where you are going to go College/6th Form?
    Most will say B and above at GCSE for those subjects, and then A*/A for Further Maths.
    If you can get in with C's though, and you know this, ignore me

    I'd say you would probably struggle with Further Maths if you got a C at GCSE :sadnod:
    Stick to just Maths if you think the workload would be too much.

    Also - do you know about the reforms? Quite a few people are just taking 3 subjects now, as you sit all the exams at the end of the 2 years. Some Colleges do offer sitting an As exam though, but this doesn't count for A2.


    Feel free to ask any subject/college related questions, as I did all of your subject possibilities
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    (Original post by Neuth)
    I studied Biology, Chemistry, Maths & English Lit :awesome:
    It's a lovely combination, but lots of hard work.

    Are there entry requirements for where you are going to go College/6th Form?
    Most will say B and above at GCSE for those subjects, and then A*/A for Further Maths.
    If you can get in with C's though, and you know this, ignore me

    I'd say you would probably struggle with Further Maths if you got a C at GCSE :sadnod:
    Stick to just Maths if you think the workload would be too much.

    Also - do you know about the reforms? Quite a few people are just taking 3 subjects now, as you sit all the exams at the end of the 2 years. Some Colleges do offer sitting an As exam though, but this doesn't count for A2.


    Feel free to ask any subject/college related questions, as I did all of your subject possibilities
    The entry requirements for the courses I'm thinking about are B's and above I think, so I know I need to start revising and getting my grades higher than C's. My predicted grades are mostly B's (I don't know if these have been updated, I just looked then haha ) but if I work hard I know I can do it as I'm already working at C's and B's with months to spare.

    I will probably end up just doing Maths as I will have pressure on me with the other three courses.

    Are those courses together, like, way too much pressure? :eek:
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    (Original post by georgia7600)
    Are those courses together, like, way too much pressure? :eek:
    It's a big workload but very manageable if you work hard :yep:

    Most of my friends did Chem, Phys, Maths, F. Maths, EPQ & Critical Thinking, so... :giggle:
    We all worked hard - I never noticed much of a difference - we were all nerdy together

    You'll be fine if you work hard, like I say
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    (Original post by Neuth)
    It's a big workload but very manageable if you work hard :yep:

    Most of my friends did Chem, Phys, Maths, F. Maths, EPQ & Critical Thinking, so... :giggle:
    We all worked hard - I never noticed much of a difference - we were all nerdy together

    You'll be fine if you work hard, like I say
    Thank you so much, still unsure whether or not to take the chance but I suppose I'll have to decide soon
 
 
 
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