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I have to choose my A-Levels for first submission tomorrow. I am an all-rounder, so I am blessed to be able to choose according to personal preference. I am horrendously indecisive, so I was wondering if some kind soul could give me a little feedback on my A-Level choices and answer a few questions.
I can change these if necessary, however for now I have chosen:
- English Literature
- Mathematics
- Religious Studies
- Chemistry

Q1. I will be studying each subject under CCEA exam board. Does anyone have experience of studying these subjects under this board, and how have you found them?

Q2. Is the above a good combination of A-Levels?

Q.3 Will the workload be overwhelming or if I work hard will it be manageable? - I'm a pretty hard worker, aiming for all A* in my GCSEs and I've already achieved all A* in the modules and CA tasks up to now with full marks in most.

Q.4 What sort of university courses will this allow me to study? I have a slight preference for humanities over stem subjects, but I wouldn't mind a course that was somewhere in between or incorporated elements of both.

Q.5 Would I be better studying Religion or History? I would get a lot of help with religion, and I enjoy it more than history. However, I really like history too, but I feel like there would be much more learning involved with it, particularly when I consider my other choices.

Thanks in advance!
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I can answer Q.5

History is very time-consuming and difficult - the other three of your choices are very heavy subjects, so don't take History. Besides, if you are going to enjoy it more, there is no reason to take History.

Grades (which come relatively easily with enjoyment) are more important than the difficulty/reputation of the subject IMO - of course, this doesn't extend to soft subjects such as business, media studies, ICT, but is is relevant to most of them.
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I can answer Q.5

History is very time-consuming and difficult - the other three of your choices are very heavy subjects, so don't take History. Besides, if you are going to enjoy it more, there is no reason to take History.

Grades (which come relatively easily with enjoyment) are more important than the difficulty/reputation of the subject IMO - of course, this doesn't extend to soft subjects such as business, media studies, ICT, but is is relevant to most of them.
That's what I had heard also, hence why I thought religion would be a more sensible choice. The reason I asked was because I was told that to take History was more valued by universities as opposed to Religious Studies.
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That's what I had heard also, hence why I thought religion would be a more sensible choice. The reason I asked was because I was told that to take History was more valued by universities as opposed to Religious Studies.
You have Maths, Chemistry and English Lit. 3 facilitating subjects that are also very difficult. You could take something much easier than RS and be fine - RS is a fine choice though, go for it.
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