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    I want to do a natural science, physics, maths or computer science-based degree at Cambridge preferably, but failing that I'd be happy with any other Russell Group unis if they have what I'm looking for.

    Right now my plan is to take the AS Chemistry exams (as well as Maths and FT Maths sinece these two are legacy subjects so you do AS's in them anyway) and then see how I go with all 4 subjects next year, dropping either FT Maths or Chemistry at a later date.

    However, after going to a Physics Masterclass at Cambridge on Saturday I was told by a Natural Sciences admissions tutor and lecturer that I should study:
    • Maths, Physics and Chemistry for breadth and to show I can cope with the workload of 3 unique subjects
    • Maths, FT Maths and Physics if my grades would be better with this combo than with combo 1
    • All 4 if I could get A*A*AA (yikes)

    I prefer FT Maths to Chemistry, but I think I could probably get a better grade in Chemistry (i.e. I think I could get an A in FT, A* in Chem (A2)).

    I haven't found many courses elsewhere that require FT Maths, usually they list it as a nice-to-have-AS, but I really want to study it... Though I'm not sure if I'd be able to cope with all 4 subjects!

    I think the right choice is to drop FT Maths, but I'll have to find a fair bit more motivation to really get stuck in to Chemistry. It's not that i don't like it, i just like it the least out of my 4 subjects.

    What do you folks think? Essentially, do I follow my heart or my brain :P
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    (Original post by Retrospectre)
    I want to do a natural science, physics, maths or computer science-based degree at Cambridge preferably, but failing that I'd be happy with any other Russell Group unis if they have what I'm looking for.

    Right now my plan is to take the AS Chemistry exams (as well as Maths and FT Maths sinece these two are legacy subjects so you do AS's in them anyway) and then see how I go with all 4 subjects next year, dropping either FT Maths or Chemistry at a later date.

    However, after going to a Physics Masterclass at Cambridge on Saturday I was told by a Natural Sciences admissions tutor and lecturer that I should study:
    • Maths, Physics and Chemistry for breadth and to show I can cope with the workload of 3 unique subjects
    • Maths, FT Maths and Physics if my grades would be better with this combo than with combo 1
    • All 4 if I could get A*A*AA (yikes)


    I prefer FT Maths to Chemistry, but I think I could probably get a better grade in Chemistry (i.e. I think I could get an A in FT, A* in Chem (A2)).

    I haven't found many courses elsewhere that require FT Maths, usually they list it as a nice-to-have-AS, but I really want to study it... Though I'm not sure if I'd be able to cope with all 4 subjects!

    I think the right choice is to drop FT Maths, but I'll have to find a fair bit more motivation to really get stuck in to Chemistry. It's not that i don't like it, i just like it the least out of my 4 subjects.

    What do you folks think? Essentially, do I follow my heart or my brain :P
    I would take all four for AS, make sure you are entered into the AS exams and then drop one when you have a better idea of what you want to do. Its impossible to say until you yourself figure out what course you want to take, as both are requirements for certain courses ( e.g FM for Maths and Chem for NatSci)
 
 
 
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