I'm in Year 11, expected 8/9A*s at GCSE. The one possible A being in Maths. I want to go to Uni to do Philosophy, and therefore am choosing Philosophy and English Literature for sure, with French as my third at the moment. I'm unsure whether to switch this out for Physics as it fits the whole Metaphysics aspect of Philosophy and I think it is better regarded (?). I'll also be taking an EPQ as a way of getting another qualification under my belt, as we cannot take 4 A-Levels. This will likely be in music composition as I'm quite good at it, but I suppose I could move that around...
As Maths is my technically worst subject, it would be logical to drop Physics, so how much Maths (and how hard) is actually involved at A Level? In Physics I get borderline A*s most of the time. I am good in terms of grades at French, consistently A*ing the GCSE course, but just plain don't like it, its dull. Physics interests me more, but the Maths side of things is my big drawback.
Hopefully someone on here can give me some guidance! Thanks!
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- Thread Starter
- 04-03-2016 23:12
- 04-03-2016 23:16
The university won't tend to pick physics or French over each other, they will only look at what grade. I think for philosophy both subjects would be as equally impressive, but I warn you physics is really tough if you're not picking maths as an a level. The physics course is mostly maths.
- 04-03-2016 23:17
I'm taking A-level German and IMO you cannot do well if you don't have a passion for it. Language A-levels are incredibly difficult & require a great deal of commitment and work outside of the classroom - of course all A-levels do, but especially so for languages. I love German to bits but even I find it consistently hard to motivate myself to work at it because it gets super difficult - I'm the only one who took it to A2 in my school, if that gives you an idea lol.
So, yeah. If you find French dull now it will make your life hell at A-level, to be honest. I wouldn't recommend taking it unless you're very enthusiastic.
- 05-03-2016 12:48
Physics is probably best as the skills you learn in it can be applied elsewhere, if you are worried about the maths content, yes there is a lot but it will not be higher then c1 maths level even in the second year