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    Now that I am in the last few months of secondary education I am faced with the choice of what A Levels to pick. Being my indecisive self I am unsure as to what I would like to take as my fourth and/or fifth subject alongside Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Physics. Therefore, I was hoping that I could get some others opinions on the subjects I mentioned in the title, how they would go with my other subject choices and how well they would contribute towards my future (baring in mind that I am hoping to go on to study Mathematics at a good university). Thank you in advance!

    I study A2 Maths, Economics and Biology, having dropped Chemistry at AS. My first instinct would be that if you wish to study maths, then economics would probably be your best choice because this is the most maths based out of the three. However, it depends on your preferences. I loved bio and chem at GCSE, so I decided to take these two sciences for A level. I personally found Chemistry very hard and absolutely hated it at AS, but that's just me. Chemistry is a very highly regarded subject because universities are aware of how tough it is. Biology can be hard because there is a lot of content (especially for my exam board, Edexcel) therefore it is useful to have a good memory, but the content is generally not that complex.

    Honestly, it is hard to answer this question for you, because it depends on what YOU like. Do you study economics at GCSE level, and if so, do you like it? If you answer yes to both those questions, then you will be in a better position to study econ at A level. If you prefer science to econ, then I would chose Chemistry over biology because it has a bit more maths in it.

    Also, bear in mind that A levels are A LOT tougher than GCSE, so taking 5 A levels would come with a massive workload. But if you're prepared to work really hard for it, then good luck to you
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