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ChocolateCosmos
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Bit of a wrong time to be considering all this, seeing as GCSEs aren't too far away -_- and I should lift up a book and start revision at some point this week. Not too late i'm guessing O_O. But heck, here goes

Looking to study PPE/ Politics and History and possibly any related courses.

Chosen my subjects purely out of interest, which coincidentally help in my further study choices:

English literature
Mathematics
History

NOW.. This pesky fourth option...
French? Physics? Economics (department in school is terrible for this)?

Help^


Just need some input on my fourth option in terms of utility/difficulty etc, and also any other input on my other subjects and any other helpful comments on further study choices etc!


Thank ye all.
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I would say French is probably the best option of those, if you enjoy it- I wouldn't do something you hate though, with English and History your other two options can basically follow your interests. I would say not to take a subject which you know is definitely badly taught- I know I've had my enthusiasm drained by bad teachers, and it has such an impact upon your motivation that even self teaching becomes an even greater chore. Play to your strengths and enthusiasms though ultimately.
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economics, as this applies to what you want to do at uni is related to this, to get over bad teaching, use your time wisely and by doing clever revision
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BUMP


Kinda revived the thread.. Need advice!!!!!
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I would recommend Physics or French.
Physics:
- It goes well with maths
- It would balance out having two essay based subjects
- It's fairly easy (in my opinion).
- The mathematical aspect is very minimal for AS so its just simple maths and applying mathematical concepts.
- Personally physics has improved my analytical skills which has helped with my other A-levels
- It does of course get a quite a bit harder at A2 but that's usually the case for most A-levels
- Some of the topics are known to be absolutely boring (Mechanics)


French:
- It's a nice change from the other subjects you're doing
- It may open up opportunities for working aboard
- It's a huge step up from GCSE but if you know your grammar you should be fine
- Universities value it
- I have friends who found the topics quite boring though

Hope this helped and good look on your GCSE's!
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(Original post by _.Iqraaa_)
I would recommend Physics or French.
Physics:
- It goes well with maths
- It would balance out having two essay based subjects
- It's fairly easy (in my opinion).
- The mathematical aspect is very minimal for AS so its just simple maths and applying mathematical concepts.
- Personally physics has improved my analytical skills which has helped with my other A-levels
- It does of course get a quite a bit harder at A2 but that's usually the case for most A-levels
- Some of the topics are known to be absolutely boring (Mechanics)


French:
- It's a nice change from the other subjects you're doing
- It may open up opportunities for working aboard
- It's a huge step up from GCSE but if you know your grammar you should be fine
- Universities value it
- I have friends who found the topics quite boring though

Hope this helped and good look on your GCSE's!
Ah thanks for the advice!
Hmm Ill weigh out all the arguments and decide sooner or later!
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