Hey, so im starting my first year of college in september and i don't know what a-levels to do.
So I've originally picked Maths, Geography, English Literature and Language combined and Psychology if i get 8 A's (though i doubt it)
But i realised I cant stand another 2 years of english and I've changed my mind abiut psychology. But i dont kniw what else to take. My absolute dream job is to be an astronaut but i know that its impossible pretty much so i was thinking abiut doing astrophysics at uni (i just find it all so fasinating), but id have to take physics and i cant stand it. And im not even sure im taking astrophysics. I dont really kniw what to expect with it because ive never been taught it before and what careers can come from it.
The other option is biology. Also, if i take physics, id have to do mechanical maths rather than just normal maths which i dont really know what it is but it sounds really boring.
Over the past two years, i kinda like science now and i prefer biology over chemistry. But biology doesnt lead to a career that i wanna do. (probably because i dojt have a clue what i want ti do) so i am torn. And im doubting doing a science at all because i didnt take triple science. Ky college says it dorant matter but id hate to be behind. But if not a sciemce then i dont know what else id do.
I know if i get 8 A's i can pick both but i dont think that us likely. We'll find out tomorrow.
What do you guys thibk? Thanks a tonne
(sorry for all the spelling errirs, im tired and cant be botheted correcting yhem. My spelling correctior is messed up)
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- Thread Starter
- 25-08-2016 01:33
- 25-08-2016 01:49
For me I would always recommend choosing subjects you are best at and enjoy the most, and everything else after that will fall into place. You may think you want to do something right now but in reality when it came to it you may realise it's not for you, assuming you don't change your mind in the next few years anyway. Since you seem to prefer biology, I would just say to go with that. Don't feel held back by only doing double science, it doesn't really matter.
It's clear you have an interest in space, but to actually study it academically with maths and theories may not be something you're passionate about doing. I would definitely not recommend doing physics if you can't stand it and I would stick with biology if its your preferred.
Bottom line is to do what you really enjoy and things will work out from there. Good luck with your GCSE results
- 25-08-2016 02:02
Astrophysics does sound fab doesn't it I thought so too last year, and took Physics AS Level even though it was my third worst GCSE (but still an A*) and I found GCSE Physics meh. However, the AS course made me like it better and ended up with decent A in it. -- GCSEs aren't really a good thing to base a subject on, they're so bland and barely scratch the surface, so don't be too quick to judge. Still, I'd be a bit worried if you 'can't stand' Physics - you'll be less inclined to work hard at it :/ What is it you don't like? Perhaps try it out for like 2 weeks and see how it goes?
And what do you mean you'd have to do 'mechanical maths'? Do you mean that you'll be forced to take M1 in Maths?? Or are you referring to Physics being related to mechanics? The mechanics covered in Physics is much more interesting imo than that in Maths, and if you don't really find it interesting and somewhat easy, I'd question whether Astrophysics is right for you - from what I understand, there is a LOT of mechanics-y stuff in Astrophysics. It is still Physics, after all.
I don't really understand your reasons for not wanting to pick Biology. Biology can lead to the space industry, I'm fairly certain. As can Mathematics, Engineering and other physical sciences probably. If you're good in Biology and you like it, go for it.
Triple science = triple award science? So you took double award? (That's what I'm getting from my NI perspective anyway). If that's the case, I wouldn't worry about it. There are double award science students who have outperformed many triple award students in AS Level in my school. In fact, I think first and second in the year are pupils who took double science at GCSE