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    I have to decide by this Friday (29th Jan) and I'm having trouble choose between the following options:
    A language (either French or German), maths and two sciences (one being Chemistry)
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    A language and all three sciences
    Which would be more valuable?
    I'm not sure what I want to study at uni, so obviously that's not helping anyone, but if anyone has had any good/bad experiences with these subjects, please let me know.
    Thanks!
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    I have to decide by this Friday (29th Jan) and I'm having trouble choose between the following options:
    A language (either French or German), maths and two sciences (one being Chemistry)
    or
    A language and all three sciences
    Which would be more valuable?
    I'm not sure what I want to study at uni, so obviously that's not helping anyone, but if anyone has had any good/bad experiences with these subjects, please let me know.
    Thanks!
    I would think that the first of those would be the better option. Take maths, unless you're strongly averse to that idea (if so you shouldn't perhaps be considering three sciences anyway). If you were to want to apply for physics it would be vital for many courses. It leaves you options for wide ranging courses like economics and engineering (assuming you take physics). Medicine* will have options provided you keep chemistry and (usually) at least one other science or maths. Even if those don't interest you, it's a well respected A level for any course - if you wanted to apply for linguistics, for example, a high maths grade would show logical thinking and the capacity to work through patterns (sure, you'd probably get in offering biology at the same grade, but it might not necessarily show the same multi-disciplinary applications, well considered though it doubtless is.

    *If you are interested in medicine, research any institutions you might consider before you finalise your A level choices. Requirements can vary.
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    Hey! I currently do maths, chemistry, biology and English literature, so similar ones to what you are looking at taking. I would recommend maths as it is such a broad subject and useful to practically every career. Also, I would recommend doing biology with chemistry as if you do AQA, you will do a section on biochemistry in biology, and I often find myself understanding the content more easily than others because I have covered the basics in chemistry. Either of your two choices are good though, and don't worry your college/ sixth form will probably allow you to change options after the first week of AS if you don't enjoy it, many people did at mine.
    Also, to universities maths counts as a science subject as well. good luck
 
 
 
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