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    Hi all,
    I am a student currently in Year 11. As you all know by about February/ March this year all students should have submitted their preferred subjects to relevant sixth forms.

    I'll start off by saying that I like all subjects, I really do (except for Drama or whatever, dropped that ASAP); it's extraordinarily hard for me to comprehend that in a years' time, I won't be taking English, or History, or Latin.

    For A Level choices, the shortlist is:
    DEFINITE: Chemistry, Maths, Further Maths (if I do Further Maths, it may be an accelerated course which finishes at AS so this will be very demanding, so I don't want to take 6 A level subjects e.g. take a language outside of school)
    CONSIDERING: Physics, Biology, Latin, Classical Civilisation, Philosophy, French, Russian, Mandarin (bilingual already so should be easier)

    The essay subjects or languages listed above will only be taken if I choose either Physical or Biological sciences - otherwise, I will have to limit my breadth and take all three sciences, plus maths + FM.

    My dream (a little naive? I don't know) is to go to Cambridge to study Natural Sciences or Medicine (if I choose research), otherwise to go to med school. My GCSEs so far look supportive of this; I have 11 predicted A* (including 3 9's).

    In short, I have 0 motivation right now because I can't seem to find anything that suits me to a T. I have thought about neurosurgery, full time artist, CERN physicist, NASA, satellite engineering, radiology consultant, engineering of robotic prosthetics, etc. but of course these are just very specific rough dreams.

    For anyone who has had to choose between two paths in their future really, or someone else who is going through the same problem as I am, what are your suggestions? Should I try going for the Asian 5 plus an EPQ on something daft like Oscar Wilde's life or why Catullus writes like Taylor Swift? Or go for the risky option and only take 2 sciences (physics and chemistry, probably, then if I don't get into Cambridge have a biological science path completely locked away) plus a humanity?
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    Sorry you've not had any responses about this. Are you sure you've posted in the right place? Here's a link to our subject forum which should help get you more responses if you post there.

    Just quoting in Amusing Elk so she can move the thread if needed :wizard:
    (Original post by Amusing Elk)

    Chemistry Maths Fmaths and Physics is definitely the way to go. If you want to go into engineering/ banking of course.

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    Oh I didn't see that earlier, thank you!
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    (Original post by EnglishNoobC)
    Chemistry Maths Fmaths and Physics is definitely the way to go. If you want to go into engineering/ banking of course.

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    Yeah those are the core subjects I like, if I was entirely sure about an engineering career I would take them, but it's not that easy
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