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    Just wondering what everyones A Level choices for September are and why. Feel free to discuss
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    (Original post by SchrodingersMatt)
    Just wondering what everyones A Level choices for September are and why. Feel free to discuss
    As you havent had many replies I though I would Im doing Maths Biology and chemistry at A level what about you
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    (Original post by JackLeggett)
    As you havent had many replies I though I would Im doing Maths Biology and chemistry at A level what about you
    Ha, thanks. Maths, further maths, physics and chemistry. Enjoy biology 😉😂
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    (Original post by SchrodingersMatt)
    Ha, thanks. Maths, further maths, physics and chemistry. Enjoy biology 😉😂
    I'm doing the exact same as you Matt. Do you know what exam boards?
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    Maths, Further Maths, Computing and Economics


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    the above are all good choices/combos, I personally did A Level Maths, Physics and Biology
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    (Original post by BasharAssad)
    the above are all good choices/combos, I personally did A Level Maths, Physics and Biology
    How did you find them individually?
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    Personally I would definitely avoid doing 3 sciences with maths
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    (Original post by riyadhussain123)
    Personally I would definitely avoid doing 3 sciences with maths
    If you want to do a science course at uni, many require maths and at least one, often two sciences. Three sciences with maths is a perfect combination...
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    If I move schools I'll be doing Maths, Physics, Further Maths and Computing.
    If I stay I'll be doing Maths, Physics, Further Maths and God knows what.
    I was planning on doing Chemistry but I hate it now and my current school doesn't really have many options so we'll see.
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    (Original post by dragonkeeper999)
    If you want to do a science course at uni, many require maths and at least one, often two sciences. Three sciences with maths is a perfect combination...
    2 sciences with maths is enough imo, i did my AS last year and the new spec is significantly harder than the old spec especially with the sciences. Maths is fine but the sciences killed me because the papers were 10x harder than the past papers because they were new spec papers. You have to be realistic and think about choosing your subjects carefully, i thought the sciences would be a great combo but i regretted choosing them halfway through the year, as well as many people I know who chose 2-3 sciences plus a 4th subject
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    (Original post by riyadhussain123)
    2 sciences with maths is enough imo, i did my AS last year and the new spec is significantly harder than the old spec especially with the sciences. Maths is fine but the sciences killed me because the papers were 10x harder than the past papers because they were new spec papers. You have to be realistic and think about choosing your subjects carefully, i thought the sciences would be a great combo but i regretted choosing them halfway through the year, as well as many people I know who chose 2-3 sciences plus a 4th subject
    Personally, I think taking closely related subjects is a lot easier than day taking two sciences, maths and history. The skills and knowledge are much more easily transferred between subjects, for example the mechanics modules in maths conver a huge chunk of the physics syllabus, thus reducing the overall amount of work you do. Also, people who are good at science subjects may not be very good at arts or humanities, so there isn't much choice...
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    (Original post by dragonkeeper999)
    Personally, I think taking closely related subjects is a lot easier than day taking two sciences, maths and history. The skills and knowledge are much more easily transferred between subjects, for example the mechanics modules in maths conver a huge chunk of the physics syllabus, thus reducing the overall amount of work you do. Also, people who are good at science subjects may not be very good at arts or humanities, so there isn't much choice...
    fair point
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    (Original post by riyadhussain123)
    2 sciences with maths is enough imo, i did my AS last year and the new spec is significantly harder than the old spec especially with the sciences. Maths is fine but the sciences killed me because the papers were 10x harder than the past papers because they were new spec papers. You have to be realistic and think about choosing your subjects carefully, i thought the sciences would be a great combo but i regretted choosing them halfway through the year, as well as many people I know who chose 2-3 sciences plus a 4th subject
    What sciences did you do? Are you taking any of them on to year 13?
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    (Original post by Youngey4)
    I'm doing the exact same as you Matt. Do you know what exam boards?
    AQA for the science and I think either EDEXCEL or AQA for the math subjects


    Good luck!!!
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    (Original post by Rajive)
    What sciences did you do? Are you taking any of them on to year 13?
    I did maths, chem, physics and geography
    I'm dropping physics because I hate it and i found out I didn't need it for my uni course
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    (Original post by riyadhussain123)
    I did maths, chem, physics and geography
    I'm dropping physics because I hate it and i found out I didn't need it for my uni course
    I did like physics at gcse but it all changed
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    (Original post by Rajive)
    How did you find them individually?
    Quite good tbh, my favourite was Maths!
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    As someone who's recently finished A levels make sure you think about which Uni/what course you're going to do, just in case you need something specific. Seems like common sense but it's important ^.^
 
 
 
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