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    I am struggling on what subjects to take for A LEVELS! I am currently taking for GCSE triple ,additional, core science and then geography,french, re,maths, English language and literature. I guess the fundamental problem is that I have know idea what to become when I am older >.<
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    Have a think about what subjects you like - which subjects would you be happy to spend lots of time on? You don't need to know what you want to do when you're older...I'm in year 13 and still have no idea! Right now, just focus on the subjects you currently do and just think which ones you like working on/are good at
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    (Original post by Lauren-x-)
    Have a think about what subjects you like - which subjects would you be happy to spend lots of time on? You don't need to know what you want to do when you're older...I'm in year 13 and still have no idea! Right now, just focus on the subjects you currently do and just think which ones you like working on/are good at
    Thanks a lot. I will keep in mind what you have said!
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    (Original post by xxsadisticangel)
    I am struggling on what subjects to take for A LEVELS! I am currently taking for GCSE triple ,additional, core science and then geography,french, re,maths, English language and literature. I guess the fundamental problem is that I have know idea what to become when I am older >.<
    If you're considering university, by taking chemistry and maths you are eligible for quite a lot of the courses already.
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    (Original post by corpeal)
    If you're considering university, by taking chemistry and maths you are eligible for quite a lot of the courses already.
    The thing is maths just isn't my strongest point. Would there be any point in taking a subject I dislike and I am not good at? I do want to go to Uni but I just don't want to take maths... EVER AGAIN.
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    (Original post by xxsadisticangel)
    I am struggling on what subjects to take for A LEVELS! I am currently taking for GCSE triple ,additional, core science and then geography,french, re,maths, English language and literature. I guess the fundamental problem is that I have know idea what to become when I am older >.<
    If you don't know what you want to do when you're older, take a levels based on what you enjoy! or, alternatively what you're good at. If you want to go into medicine, obviously that has strict a level options (Biology, Chemistry, Maths/Physics/social science) but if you're looking to keep your options open, take whatever you think looks interesting but make sure you're taking 2 facilitating subjects so that if you do decide to go to a good uni you have a good change of getting in. I do English Lit, Philosophy, History and Government and Politics at A level and I would highly recommend English Lit or Philosophy, if you enjoy R.E, philosophy would be an excellent choice as it's God from a non believers perspective paired with modules on ethics, mind, perception and lots of interesting concepts. Do not take something you dislike just because it looks good!
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    What subjects do you enjoy now and what A level subjects look interesting to you right now?
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    (Original post by Shaaayxp)
    What subjects do you enjoy now and what A level subjects look interesting to you right now?
    The sciences I guess since I am doing Triple Science.
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    (Original post by xxsadisticangel)
    The thing is maths just isn't my strongest point. Would there be any point in taking a subject I dislike and I am not good at? I do want to go to Uni but I just don't want to take maths... EVER AGAIN.
    Well it highly depends on what area you'd like to study. Sciences, for example, generally requires a decent level of maths for you to study it, else you'd struggle with some of the calculations. History or other more 'essay-like' (poorly chosen word, i know.) subjects obviously would require minimal knowledge in it.

    I've always been told to choose subjects you enjoy, because you (should) feel more motivated and curious enough to study it well. However, I find that sometimes, you do have to choose a subject you dislike, regardless of your preference. For instance, if you intend to go to a certain university and they require a certain subject for you to be eligible for the course, you may consider studying that 'hated/disliked' subject in order to be considered an applicant by them.

    For me, although it's 'easier' than the choice you have, I forced myself to study drama at GCSES to improve my confidence etc. I knew that I'd need to either force myself to perform in-front of an audience, or fail that subject. (I realize it isn't always that drastic, but that was what I had felt at the time.)

    Just fyi, I'm trying to inform you of both sides to choosing subjects (in my opinion) so that you make a choice that isn't later on regretted.

    Also, regarding your seemingly poor performance in maths, consider this: I had achieved a grade B at GCSEs and an A at a-levels. Make of that as you will, but I honestly believe no one is 'bad' at anything. Unless you have a learning disability, or the subject requires a mind-set that is developed over a long period of time, you will be (eventually) at the same level, or greater than your peers.
 
 
 
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