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    im in yr 11 and have applied to do maths, further maths, eng lit and french next year but im having doubts about whether these are too hard since eng lit is known for requiring loads of extra reading, french as a foreign language is obvs difficult and further maths is longgg too. I also might be doing compulsory EPQ
    i really like all 3 subjects tho, with an affinity for english and french while being top set etc for maths and want to go into maths at the moment

    I'm targeted 8 more A*s (got one from core science), 3As and a B

    What do you think? Shall I drop a subject, go for something easier?
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    (Original post by tamilux)
    im in yr 11 and have applied to do maths, further maths, eng lit and french next year but im having doubts about whether these are too hard since eng lit is known for requiring loads of extra reading, french as a foreign language is obvs difficult and further maths is longgg too. I also might be doing compulsory EPQ
    i really like all 3 subjects tho, with an affinity for english and french while being top set etc for maths and want to go into maths at the moment

    I'm targeted 8 more A*s (got one from core science), 3As and a B

    What do you think? Shall I drop a subject, go for something easier?
    Hiya,

    As they're all quite challenging subjects I would have a really good think about which options best for you. Personally I would either start with the 4 subjects or choose 3 + EPQ (I did one this year and it is a big commitment). If you started with 4 subjects and you found that it was too much, then you'd be able to drop down to 3, as 3 is plenty. If you are considering going on to do maths then you'll need maths and further maths.
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    (Original post by VioletPhillippo)
    Hiya,

    As they're all quite challenging subjects I would have a really good think about which options best for you. Personally I would either start with the 4 subjects or choose 3 + EPQ (I did one this year and it is a big commitment). If you started with 4 subjects and you found that it was too much, then you'd be able to drop down to 3, as 3 is plenty. If you are considering going on to do maths then you'll need maths and further maths.
    thanks for the reply! which subject do u think i should swap, got any suggestions?
    and how was ur EPQ did u do like a dissertation?
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    English Literature is my easiest a level, I love it. You can get away with just reading the set texts, it's more important to read critically which isn't too time consuming. Once you understand the text you're studying its very enjoyable. I personally love it. If you're considering doing maths and you're good at it, Maths and Further Maths are an obvious choice. French sticks out as being the 'odd one out.' really.
    I do 4 subjects, all essay based and I do the EPQ. I find it fine. Maths and further maths is a good combination as sometimes you can have the opportunity of doing AS and A2 maths in the same year. Some schools will let you do more maths modules etc. I know my friend is doing her entire a level maths this year to focus on further maths next year. Your choices are fine. If I could suggest one, I would say drop French. English Literature is useful as if you change your mind and want to study something like law, you have an essay based subject. Doing 3 and getting the best grades possible is better than doing 4 and doing worse. Also, you should never take a subject because its 'easy'. If you enjoy a subject it makes it 100x easier anyway. No a level is 'easy'.
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    (Original post by tamilux)
    thanks for the reply! which subject do u think i should swap, got any suggestions?
    and how was ur EPQ did u do like a dissertation?
    Hiya, I think that maths, f maths and English lit would be a v good balance of subjects to keep your options open. French would be useful if you ever wanted to work abroad in communicate with/within a French speaking company however languages are a big step up.

    I did a written EPQ about nanoparticles which was really interesting and I learnt lots of new skills but it was very time consuming!
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    (Original post by rosie.mn)
    English Literature is my easiest a level, I love it. You can get away with just reading the set texts, it's more important to read critically which isn't too time consuming. Once you understand the text you're studying its very enjoyable. I personally love it. If you're considering doing maths and you're good at it, Maths and Further Maths are an obvious choice. French sticks out as being the 'odd one out.' really.
    I do 4 subjects, all essay based and I do the EPQ. I find it fine. Maths and further maths is a good combination as sometimes you can have the opportunity of doing AS and A2 maths in the same year. Some schools will let you do more maths modules etc. I know my friend is doing her entire a level maths this year to focus on further maths next year. Your choices are fine. If I could suggest one, I would say drop French. English Literature is useful as if you change your mind and want to study something like law, you have an essay based subject. Doing 3 and getting the best grades possible is better than doing 4 and doing worse. Also, you should never take a subject because its 'easy'. If you enjoy a subject it makes it 100x easier anyway. No a level is 'easy'.
    thanks for the advice i really appreciate it!! i'm hoping ill enjoy english lit next yr too, i may have to use my results as indicators as to which subject i should drop. and loads of ppl say french is the odd one out which is tru tbh
 
 
 
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