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    For AS I did Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Geography.

    I got an A in geography, B in the other three.

    I want to study electrical engineering so will definitely keep the math and physics.
    With the new spec the physics doesn't count this year and with maths I think my school lets us retake core 1 and core 2, I got B's in both those units (2 marks off an A in core 2 ) whilst an A in stats which we can't retake anyway.
    Chemistry doesn't count this year either if I continue with it.
    Geography does count. I got an A in one unit and B in the other.

    I am aiming to get AAB for my a levels, an ABB may also be acceptable. Originally I planned to drop geography, I found it rather time consuming as compared to the other subjects due to the case studies.
    I am concerned my mark may go down if I continue with it but also concerned I may not improve my grades.
    people I have spoken too seem to think geography more useful, some just for the essay writing (but I'm doing an EPQ, this is also essay writing?) I enjoy chemistry, though probably primarily for the teacher.
    Overall I just have no idea which subject to drop. Suggestions?
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    (Original post by marmbite)
    For AS I did Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Geography.

    I got an A in geography, B in the other three.

    I want to study electrical engineering so will definitely keep the math and physics.
    With the new spec the physics doesn't count this year and with maths I think my school lets us retake core 1 and core 2, I got B's in both those units (2 marks off an A in core 2 ) whilst an A in stats which we can't retake anyway.
    Chemistry doesn't count this year either if I continue with it.
    Geography does count. I got an A in one unit and B in the other.

    I am aiming to get AAB for my a levels, an ABB may also be acceptable. Originally I planned to drop geography, I found it rather time consuming as compared to the other subjects due to the case studies.
    I am concerned my mark may go down if I continue with it but also concerned I may not improve my grades.
    people I have spoken too seem to think geography more useful, some just for the essay writing (but I'm doing an EPQ, this is also essay writing?) I enjoy chemistry, though probably primarily for the teacher.
    Overall I just have no idea which subject to drop. Suggestions?
    I would say geo, you're on track for a good grade. Okay, case studies etc may be consuming but you're clearly able and with only 3 subjects, you will have more time.

    Whether or not dropping Chem instead of Geography would have any bearing on your application for EE, I do not know, but good luck! You should be fine for C1 and C2 after A2 as long as you practice until it clicks.
 
 
 
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