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    Hi, I am currently a year 11 student who is in the final upcoming months to their GCSE exams. After my exams I plan on attending sixth form and studying a-levels at my current school.
    I think I am going to take the following subjects:
    Music
    Maths
    And Physics
    But I am wondering if anyone could give me any advice on if these are a good combination and the difficulty of them in comparison to the GCSE subjects. I understand that all of these subjects are classed as very academic but I am willing to take any advice on board! 😊
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    (Original post by Clarinet_478)
    Hi, I am currently a year 11 student who is in the final upcoming months to their GCSE exams. After my exams I plan on attending sixth form and studying a-levels at my current school.
    I think I am going to take the following subjects:
    Music
    Maths
    And Physics
    But I am wondering if anyone could give me any advice on if these are a good combination and the difficulty of them in comparison to the GCSE subjects. I understand that all of these subjects are classed as very academic but I am willing to take any advice on board! 😊
    Thanks 😀
    Can only give advice about maths in afraid. In terms of subjects you've got a good mixture maths at AS I personally found easier than GCSE in terms of content but you've really got to do a lot of work and make sure you do a good bit each week to remember it all hope this helps. Good luck!
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    With regards to difficulty, I'd say that music at AS and A level is a very marked step up from GCSE in composition, performance, listening and analysis. It's doable and can be quite rewarding, but you will have to work at it. The other two of course complement each other very well. If you're looking to do maths, physics or something related at university and are aiming for a top university (Oxbridge, Imperial etc.) , perhaps adding further maths to the mix wouldn't go amiss, but otherwise this is probably more work than it's worth (and I wouldn't recommend that you replace music with it, as some universities prefer it as an additional A level). I reckon that you've got a good mix here though, and it might be good to take a 'break' from the sciences once in a while!
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    (Original post by Buzz321)
    Can only give advice about maths in afraid. In terms of subjects you've got a good mixture maths at AS I personally found easier than GCSE in terms of content but you've really got to do a lot of work and make sure you do a good bit each week to remember it all hope this helps. Good luck!
    Thank you very much. Okay my target for maths at GCSE is an A* and I am predicted an A* but I am just worried that I might not be able to cope with it as a full a level! Thanks again! 😊
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    Be warned - music will take up as much time as your other subjects put together! Don't be fooled into thinking it's your easiest subject. That said, it's very rewarding and definitely worth doing. If you're predicted A* in Maths and enjoy the subject, you should absolutely take that too - it goes well with just about any other subject, and personally I really enjoy it. I can't really comment on Physics personally, but obviously it goes well together with maths.

    It might be helpful to know what you're thinking of doing after A levels? If you want to study maths or physics further (especially at a good university) then you should being doing further maths, while if you want to carry on with music it might be worth taking another humanities/essay-based subject...
 
 
 
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