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    GCSE results day is coming up very soon and I really need to make a final decision on my A level subjects.

    I definitely want to take maths, chemistry and physics but I'm not sure whether I want my forth subject to be further maths or biology. I could also try asking my school to do all five but I'm not sure if I will be allowed or if that is even a good idea.

    I want to do a degree in physics at a top university like Cambridge(starting as natural science), Imperial or UCL. I know that further maths would be more useful for the degree but at the same time I'm pretty sure that I won't need it so I'm wondering if it would be worth the extra effort to do so as biology seems a lot easier.

    Could anyone give any advice to help me decide because there really isn't much time left as I need to reapply to other schools on Thursday?

    All suggestions are appreciated.
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    It depends on how strong you feel you are in maths. I know people at my school who did further maths and struggled and some who didn't. If you think you are really strong at maths then take it if not then take biology but tbh none of them are easy. You could always take further maths for as then drop it.

    but take the one you enjoy the most because trust me liking your subjects is soooooo important in a level
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    I did further maths GCSE and I enjoyed that a lot but I also enjoyed doing biology GCSE. Do you know which one would take up more of my revision time?
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    (Original post by AspiringUnderdog)
    I did further maths GCSE and I enjoyed that a lot but I also enjoyed doing biology GCSE. Do you know which one would take up more of my revision time?

    Sorry idk because I didn't do either. I guess maths is more practise question but biology is a lot of reading and memorising. You need to put time and effort into all of them
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    Ah alright that's alright thanks. I guess i need to try to work out what I'd enjoy more.
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    Yes that's really important at the end of the the day it's the grades not the subjects you choose as long as you have he ones you need for your course the others are up to you
 
 
 
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