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    p sure this is the wrong forum but w/e

    My sixth form application is due soon and I know what my first two will be: maths and computer science. If I do better than expected at GCSE I'll do further maths.

    But otherwise? no idea. I really liked the look of politics, geography or sociology but they're all essay based exams.

    I'm not asking people to choose my subjects for me but I'm honestly struggling. I do horribly in essay based questions. I'm failing English lang/lit at this rate but doing great in maths, geography etc where i don't have to form an opinion or be "perceptive".

    Are there any other a-levels that have those kind of exam questions? Even if I'll enjoy politics etc I know I'll fail it without major intervention.

    Edit: should probably add that i'm not going to uni so i can't just do the most wanted subjects
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    Don't you fancy physics or chemistry?
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    (Original post by Joinedup)
    Don't you fancy physics or chemistry?
    Honestly I haven't really considered the sciences as I'm not brilliant at them. I suppose physics at that point would just be applied algebra, though.

    Thank you, I guess the A-level science exams are similar to the GCSE ones in that you just reel off stuff you already know.
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    (Original post by isambarding)
    Honestly I haven't really considered the sciences as I'm not brilliant at them. I suppose physics at that point would just be applied algebra, though.

    Thank you, I guess the A-level science exams are similar to the GCSE ones in that you just reel off stuff you already know.
    I think physics exams are more like solving enjoyable puzzles - you do need to remember some stuff though.
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    If you do the mechanics modules for maths then I'd recommend Physics, people say its one of the hardest A levels but its mostly about understanding concepts. If you can completely understand what is going on you will have hardly any revision except remembering the structure for some 6-mark questions.
    If you enjoy maths then as you said I'd advise further maths if you're willing to put in the time, although if you aren't planning to go to uni it would just be for your own enjoyment as it does take up a fair amount of time if you want to do the full A level (AS is manageable without huge amounts of work but A2 is massive in terms of FP2 and FP3 mostly)
    I can't speak for other subjects, but mostly just do what you enjoy and you will do well in it.
 
 
 
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