ok people - advice required.
'Am thinking of doing
I was wondering what sorta of workload i could be expecting with these and how much of a step of each of them is...
Do you think i should add economics in to this as well?
Help is much appreciated...
those are exactly the as levels i took and i found the workload just fine. the jump is biggest in maths, but the rest follow on quite nicely from gcse. if i were u i wouldnt add economics as that would be too much for me. and anyway, 4 or 5 as levels dont matter. its the full alevels that most unis concentrate on.
nah im not being pressure - i do like these subjects.
Im thinking of putting in an arts one - but i hate writing essays! so eek!
any other subs which are nice n fun? if there are any?
I did all those subjects (+ French) at AS and I really enjoy all of them. I found Biology and Physics the biggest jumps but I think it really depends on what sort of person you are (Chemistry and Maths sort of came naturally).
I think once you start your courses you may feel a bit overwhelmed by the jumps but if you just stick with it, it really does get better and you will adapt (I flunked the whole of the first term before I realised what was actually going on in the courses!).
As for whether to add Economics, I agree that you should take it on and then drop it if the work load is too much. People often find Philosophy (if that is an option) a nice 5th subject but just do what you enjoy (plus it's nice to add a bit of breadth).
Do you know what course you want to do at uni?
just to add to what other ppl have said, i found maths to have a massive jump from GCSE to AS.
AS chemistry i found dead easy, but bloody hell, A2 chem is an absolute nightmare!!!!
do philosophy - its brilliant. especially if you have a great teacher. i wish i'd continued it to A2 instead of continuing with maths.
Am looking at medicine - or Systems engineering at L'boro - looks like a madd course...
they do philo - but over the internet...
i did those exact AS levels as well. I thought that there was a lot of work to be done overall, and they clash occasionally (like you learn something in one subject which you learn in another) such as Biochemistry and Mechanics.
However, sometimes all of these subjects can give you quite a headache and you just want to get out of it all. I wish I had never taken Chemistry because I dropped it at AS and now I have no use for it at all. Physics is a big jump up, and when you learn about all the fundamental particles you might need to take a step back. Biology I found was a bit easier than the other two, mainly because its not full of constant equations, and its just facts that can easily be remembered. This is probably because a lot of the subject is down to common sense.
I guess the most important factor (for me) was the teaching. If you know what kind of teaching you are going to get, and are confident with it then I would suggest you go for it. If you are a bit suspect about it I would have another think, or you could find yourself teaching yourself the entire subject.
by the way, do you think i should re-take french? i got a C in it - but when i told 'em this they seemed pretty anxious that it was a C... !