I've just gotten my gcse results and I'm really pleased with them-9A*s,3A's and a B. My a-level options at the moment are History, English Lit, Philosophy and Maths. These should be fine, as I got and A* in each subject, with full marks in History. However the one subject that I did get a B in is further maths, which is worrying me because it contains a lot of the AS-level syllabus. I know that I could've done better as I didn't prioritize it as it was an extra one, and also the last exam, but it still seems slightly weird to be carrying on the thing I did worst at if I got A*s in most other subjects.
I was thinking of maybe switching maths to politics. The uni courses that I would be most interested in doing would be PPE, History or maybe History and Politics, preferably at Oxbridge. I know that it's recommended to have maths to at least AS level for PPE.
I was wondering what thoughts people had as I'm not sure whether to switch to politics and to focus on applying for history or to keep doing maths to keep my options more open. Is politics a highly-regarded subject? And would uni's prefer it over maths to have at AS for a history degree?
I think that I could do really well at maths AS if I worked hard at it; as I understood everything that I had gone through and revised properly, it was more a lack of time and a focus on my main subjects which let me down.
Any thoughts would be appreciated
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- 26-08-2016 08:40
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I think having more options is always good especially if you know you're capable of meeting the entry requirements if you work at it.