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    I'm trying to choose my A level subjects at the moment. I'm pretty sure I want to do biology and maths, but I'm trying to choose between physics and chemistry for my third subject (I don't want to do both physics and chemistry, because I don't think I'd be able to balance all four subjects)

    I was going to do chemistry, but recently I've found physics easier and much more interesting. However, I think the science I'm most likely to study further on is biology, and chemistry is probably more useful for that than physics.

    Also worried that physics/chemistry/maths or biology/chemistry/maths is a better mix of subjects than biology/physics/maths.

    I'm pretty confident I'd be able to do ok in both subjects (predicted mainly A's and A*'s for GCSE's except for possible Bs in history/spanish, which i don't care about as much), so luckily that's not an issue.

    Proper deadline for a level decisions isn't until september, but ideally i want to decide by early july, as that's when my sixth form induction day is and we're given work to do over the summer.
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    (Original post by madookl)
    I'm trying to choose my A level subjects at the moment. I'm pretty sure I want to do biology and maths, but I'm trying to choose between physics and chemistry for my third subject (I don't want to do both physics and chemistry, because I don't think I'd be able to balance all four subjects)

    I was going to do chemistry, but recently I've found physics easier and much more interesting. However, I think the science I'm most likely to study further on is biology, and chemistry is probably more useful for that than physics.

    Also worried that physics/chemistry/maths or biology/chemistry/maths is a better mix of subjects than biology/physics/maths.

    I'm pretty confident I'd be able to do ok in both subjects (predicted mainly A's and A*'s for GCSE's except for possible Bs in history/spanish, which i don't care about as much), so luckily that's not an issue.

    Proper deadline for a level decisions isn't until september, but ideally i want to decide by early july, as that's when my sixth form induction day is and we're given work to do over the summer.
    Biology and chemistry tend to go better with each other than biology and physics, particularly for biochemistry and medicine courses at University.

    If, however, you don't want to go down the biochemistry route, then I'm always going to say that physics is way more interesting

    Have you thought about further maths?
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    If you wanted to do Biology at university, then either chemistry or physics would be fine. For Biochemistry though I think you'd probably need chemistry
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    (Original post by oinkk)
    Biology and chemistry tend to go better with each other than biology and physics, particularly for biochemistry and medicine courses at University.

    If, however, you don't want to go down the biochemistry route, then I'm always going to say that physics is way more interesting

    Have you thought about further maths?
    I'm not too sure about further maths. I did start doing it at GCSE (which is probably pretty different from A-level) last year and had to stop because my grade was falling, but I was also having some pretty serious issues with my mental health at the time, so I don't actually remember much of the stuff I learnt when I was doing it. (Also i went through a pretty long phase of hating maths. I was always pretty good at it when i was younger, and my mum encouraged me to pursue it, so of course i just decided that i "absolutely hated it". Because 11 year olds are annoying like that.)

    I am possibly interested in biochem/medicine, so I'm probably gonna have to look into those fields to see if it's worth staying open to those options.
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    (Original post by madookl)
    I'm trying to choose my A level subjects at the moment. I'm pretty sure I want to do biology and maths, but I'm trying to choose between physics and chemistry for my third subject (I don't want to do both physics and chemistry, because I don't think I'd be able to balance all four subjects)

    I was going to do chemistry, but recently I've found physics easier and much more interesting. However, I think the science I'm most likely to study further on is biology, and chemistry is probably more useful for that than physics.

    Also worried that physics/chemistry/maths or biology/chemistry/maths is a better mix of subjects than biology/physics/maths.

    I'm pretty confident I'd be able to do ok in both subjects (predicted mainly A's and A*'s for GCSE's except for possible Bs in history/spanish, which i don't care about as much), so luckily that's not an issue.

    Proper deadline for a level decisions isn't until september, but ideally i want to decide by early july, as that's when my sixth form induction day is and we're given work to do over the summer.
    During my sixth form, 90% of my peers that I know took Biology at that time picked Chemistry as their third subject with Maths. The only ones taking Physics as well were mostly students taking 4 A Level subjects (myself included) so it was kind of very rare.

    But honestly, its up to you. Both Chemistry and Physics are equally strong subjects. Though I do think Chemistry works coherently well with Biology as some of the topics do overlap.
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    I've chosen to do biology, chemistry, maths and geography a levels. Usually, biology goes with chemistry well and it's usually physics and chemistry. You could go to your induction day with an open mind, try both subjects and see what you think. Make sure you don't do a subject you'll hate (e.g history for me personally at GCSE was not the best choice.) Good luck with any exams you may still have and with your results!


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