I'm in a bit of a pickle in that I don't know whether I should pick maths and physics to do at A level.
I really want to become an astrophysicist or astronautical engineer but 1. I dont know if I'm smart enough and 2. I don't know if I have the motivation- in that I'll have to go through years of things I don't like to get to the topics that I do and I'm thinking i it worth it? I know engineering at uni is really hard and physics probably will be too and I'm not sure if I have enough motivation to do it.
I'm predicted a 7 (A) for maths and although I'm predicted an A for physics, I got an A* easily in my year 10 mocks and I'm confident I'll get that grade again in my year 11 mocks.
I love physics and I feel like I have a natural 'knack' for it but it's the maths that I need to work harder on. I'm startin to enjoy maths at the moment but I don't know if it's enough to carry me through A levels and university.
I'll be taking french as I'm good at it and I love it and foreign languages is a possible option at uni but I know if I take maths and physics alongside it, I'd end up putting all my effort into them instead as they're harder.
I'm a perfectionist and I always feel like I need to be the best and a part of me is telling me not to take them because I might not get an A* or A and I'm just one of those people where if they don't get an A* they feel like a failure...
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- 10-11-2016 21:03
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- 11-11-2016 08:47
I've seen some of your other threads and it sounds like you are quite confused! I think getting some work experience will definitely help you decide which way you'd like to go career wise and then pick your subjects. Is there anyone else at home or in school you can talk to? I think you'd benefit from talking to a careers advisor/someone who knows you.