Is it better to do easier A levels?

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    At GCSEs I was very hard working and didn't get anything below an A, I got 4A*s and 7As and I was thinking of picking facilitating subjects at A levels but people scared me because, they said A levels are hard and I know thats true even though I'm willing to work hard. I still don't know what I want to go into, probably political economy where I don't need any specific A levels, so should I pick 'easier' A levels do just get good grades or pick good subjects and get decent grades?? I'm thinking of either doing biology, politics, history and as sociology or sociology, politics, history and epq?? please help

    Firstly, do you know what you want to study at University, or what you want to do post-A Level? This can really help you choose subjects to help you go onto a certain degree / career path etc.

    Yes, A-Levels are hard. But if you enjoyed a subject at GCSE and you are interested in it, you should be fine. Why? You're more likely to put the hours and effort in to learning new and hard concepts.

    Clearly, you did very well at GCSE so well done! A-Levels are working x10 harder and making sure you understand everything.

    If you enjoy the "easier" subjects more than the "harder" facilitating subjects, do them. OR vice versa. Don't be put off by A-Levels just because others say it is hard - you know what you're capable of.

    Just make sure what you choose will allow you to go into whatever it is you would like to after you finish.

    Make sure the A levels are relevant or fit the requirements for whatever degree you wish to study. If you dont know then do two facilitating subjects and a third which you find easiest. Grades are what really matters as long as your subjects arent all really soft/ less academic ones. Taking 2/3 facilitating subjects helps you keep those options more open.

    There's no such thing as easier subjects, it depends on how you revise and what information you retain about that subject and how hard you work. Choose subjects that will benefit you in the future, if you are unsure of a specific career then choose a range of subjects that will unlock doors.
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