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    Hi,

    I'm currently deciding which subjects to take for A-Level and have come to a point where I am really unsure as to what is best for me. I'll explain a little bit about what I like from each subject and what I'm taking.

    I've already set in stone (at least at 90%) that I'll be taking Maths, Further Maths and Computer Science at A-Level. Maths really interests me and as I've done development out of school, want to do computer science too.

    In terms of sciences, my love for Physics is mainly based solely around the mathematical element and applying this to the real world. I'm not very interested in space or planets as they seem very far away and distant (which they are!).

    I like Chemistry in terms of reactions and understanding how things works, but I'm not too keen on memorising functional groups or abstract things like this which don't seem to have much basis (at least not with my GCSE knowledge).

    Finally, I love Biology in terms of the places it leads and the more breakthrough discoveries. Research in the field of stem cells and genetic modification, as well as how cells work and things like the nitrogen cycle are of interest to me.

    My predicament is that with my maths background, physics seems like an obvious choice, but I'm aware that by doing this I'd be cutting off biology and chemistry at University 100%. For that reason, I feel it may be better to do one of them instead.

    Any ideas?
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    Probs Bio from ur description, u sound more interested in it (however I know nothing about it at A-level so imma talka bout ze others)
    Physics - not that much on planets and stuff at AS (on AQA anyway - u should check out which exam board u'd be doin m80)
    - I think 60% or something similar is maths (and most of the time its v easy XD) I think u'd like this element (especially on multiple choice questions)
    - It's quite interesting and if you take it to A2 (on AQA) you can choose 1 of the modules u study (from history of physics, applied physics and astrophysics (this one probably avoid lel )
    Chemistry - quite a step up from GCSE (physics not so much imo)
    - first 3 modules are awesome (but yno i wanna do it at uni so a bit biased) but there are hard concepts to get the hang of (orbitals )
    -last module is organic (imo the hardest, from ur description the one ud like the least as well) but it's not too bad
    -A2 is just harder, more interesting AS (looks like organic chem steps up a LOT though (I'm going to find it tough :I))
    Bio -People that do it say the amount of info u have to learn is a joke
    -They also really like it so I think you would too
    -Lotta work tho m8
    Also: remember now they've got rid of practical coursework
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    woop, hope that helps with ur decision
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    (Original post by CheeseIsVeg)
    Probs Bio from ur description, u sound more interested in it (however I know nothing about it at A-level so imma talka bout ze others)
    Physics - not that much on planets and stuff at AS (on AQA anyway - u should check out which exam board u'd be doin m80)
    - I think 60% or something similar is maths (and most of the time its v easy XD) I think u'd like this element (especially on multiple choice questions)
    - It's quite interesting and if you take it to A2 (on AQA) you can choose 1 of the modules u study (from history of physics, applied physics and astrophysics (this one probably avoid lel )
    Chemistry - quite a step up from GCSE (physics not so much imo)
    - first 3 modules are awesome (but yno i wanna do it at uni so a bit biased) but there are hard concepts to get the hang of (orbitals )
    -last module is organic (imo the hardest, from ur description the one ud like the least as well) but it's not too bad
    -A2 is just harder, more interesting AS (looks like organic chem steps up a LOT though (I'm going to find it tough :I))
    Bio -People that do it say the amount of info u have to learn is a joke
    -They also really like it so I think you would too
    -Lotta work tho m8
    Also: remember now they've got rid of practical coursework
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    woop, hope that helps with ur decision
    Thanks! I'll be interested to know if anyone else has differing/the same thoughts.
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    I'll agree with the biology. Some concepts are quite tricky to get your head around, but the main difficulty is the amount of content you have to know. I love it though
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    It really depends on what you want to do at uni I think. 3 out of my 4 AS levels are maths, physics and biology. Maths definitely fits better with physics, as expected, in that you will use some of your A level maths stuff to help you understand some physics. However, I wouldn't base your decision to do biology, chemistry or physics on the fact that you do maths because I would imagine that all use a little bit of maths.

    From what I've heard, chemistry is a lot of memorisation of things, but then so is biology. However, I would probably say that biology is a more application- heavy subject (from my experience of bio and physics) so if you're really interested in the application then that might be a good choice. There is so much to learn for bio though, I would say almost twice as much as physics so you really have to be super interested in it to do well imo.

    Good luck with whatever you choose.
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    I do Biology, Chemistry and Maths and Chemsitry is haaaard - not much content but so many catalysts and reaction conditions to memorise and some of the maths stuff is tricky.

    Biology is super easy but there is so much content it's laughable and I also do History (so I know how much content is laughable) and the maths in biology can be confusing at first but it's more interesting than chem.

    You should probs do biology because you think it's the most interesting of the 3 sciences but that's just me.

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