Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
x Turn on thread page Beta

A-Level Options watch

Announcements
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    So we've just been asked to do our preliminary options for A-Level. I chose Maths, Further Maths, Physics and German, and now I'm worried Physics might be too much. I might do Chemistry instead.

    Which subject would you say will give me more opportunities in the future?
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    Further Maths isn't really necessary at A level unless you want to do Maths at university, in my opinion. Languages are always nice when you're applying for things, as it makes your skills broader and is something 'interesting'. In your position, I'd probably keep those subjects and then drop Further Maths after the first year.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by AH127)
    Further Maths isn't really necessary at A level unless you want to do Maths at university, in my opinion. Languages are always nice when you're applying for things, as it makes your skills broader and is something 'interesting'. In your position, I'd probably keep those subjects and then drop Further Maths after the first year.
    Thing is, we have to do full A-Levels from next year, so we can't drop any of the subjects. And I don't mind doing Further Maths. It's mainly the Physics/Chemistry that I'm worried about - lots of people say Physics is very hard, and I'm hoping it'll be worth it, since I might want to do something related to Maths or Physics.
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by BlueBlueBells)
    Thing is, we have to do full A-Levels from next year, so we can't drop any of the subjects. And I don't mind doing Further Maths. It's mainly the Physics/Chemistry that I'm worried about - lots of people say Physics is very hard, and I'm hoping it'll be worth it, since I might want to do something related to Maths or Physics.
    I can't speak from personal experience, but from people I know and just by looking at the number of students taking either subject, Chemistry is much harder than Physics. Everyone doing both subjects that I've met have told me this, and anyone also doing Further Maths has said that it's much harder than both. Everyone's different though. You should have a look at content from any courses you're thinking of taking if you want to be extra sure.

    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Offline

    22
    ReputationRep:
    Depends on what you want to do at uni
    Further Maths is good if you like maths
    Physics involves maths, especially mechanics
    Offline

    14
    ReputationRep:
    the difficulty of further maths depends on the modules you pick. if you do all the mechanics modules then it'll be insanely difficult, however if you do S1-S4 and D1-D2 it will be easier.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Raees_Sharif)
    the difficulty of further maths depends on the modules you pick. if you do all the mechanics modules then it'll be insanely difficult, however if you do S1-S4 and D1-D2 it will be easier.
    I can't remember all of the modules our teacher told us we were doing, but I think M1 and M2 are there, as well as Pure Maths and then possibly S1-S2. Or I might be sort of confusing Maths with Further Maths.
 
 
 
Poll
Do you agree with the proposed ban on plastic straws and cotton buds?
Useful resources

Study tools

Rosette

Essay expert

Learn to write like a pro with our ultimate essay guide.

Thinking about uni already?

Thinking about uni already?

See where you can apply with our uni match tool

Student chat

Ask a question

Chat to other GCSE students and get your study questions answered.

Creating

Make study resources

Create all the resources you need to get the grades.

Planner

Create your own Study Plan

Organise all your homework and exams so you never miss another deadline.

Resources by subject

From flashcards to mind maps; there's everything you need for all of your GCSE subjects.

Papers

Find past papers

100s of GCSE past papers for all your subjects at your fingertips.

Help out other students

Can you help? Study help unanswered threads

Groups associated with this forum:

View associated groups

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reply
Hide
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.