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What are your options?
Why not tell us what you are good at?
Maybe dont do subjects with lots of essays? Stick to stem or creative or doing subjects.
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Maths, further maths, and physics.
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All REAL subjects basically
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All REAL subjects basically
So Economics isn't a real subject

Could have just said STEM
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How do you know you are bad with essays? Its something that you will get with practice, and I doubt you will be able to run away from it forever. A uni chemistry student told me that they write essays.

Also you do learn essay technique in lessons in essay subjects
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So Economics isn't a real subject

Could have just said STEM
Nah.
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Science subjects, maths, maybe ICT/computer science, art, etc etc

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most a levels do involve some aspect of essay writing, even generally a levels which you wouldn't suspect such as the sciences where you're required to give clear, coherent answers, although they still aren't exactly essay based, unlike subjects like psychology and economics

i would honestly say that do not base your a level choices on how good you are at writing essays, because each subject has a distinct format of essay style which you will have to learn to adapt to anyway. no one will be able to write perfect essays at first. as you get older and especially for university and personal statements, essay writing is an amazing skill to have and isn't as daunting as it seems to improve upon. all it requires is practise and you'll become great at it in no time

base your a level choices on what you enjoy and also the field you want to go into in the future. look at university websites for a levels they may require as entry to the courses you may be interested in and base your a levels upon that
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A uni chemistry student told me that they write essays.
Writing essays for science subjects is different to writing essays in essay subjects.
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Science subjects, maths, maybe ICT/computer science, art, etc etc

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there is a 3500 word essay in art A2 :blushing:
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there is a 3500 word essay in art A2 :blushing:
Seriously?! :eek:
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Seriously?! :eek:
yeh i feel like the art teachers keep it a secret from everyone at AS and then spring it on them in A2
it wasn't too bad for me because of the history coursework which was also 3500 words but ik a lot of my friends struggled with it because they hadn't written essays since GCSE
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yeh i feel like the art teachers keep it a secret from everyone at AS and then spring it on them in A2
it wasn't too bad for me because of the history coursework which was also 3500 words but ik a lot of my friends struggled with it because they hadn't written essays since GCSE
Oh dear! Yeah at least you had plenty of experience writing essays but I feel for those who didn't! :sad:
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Hi. I did maths, further maths and physics.
I didn't write a single essay in the whole of sixth form for any of my subjects. Longest thing I had to write was my personal statement.
In physics, the longest bit of writing you'll do is about a paragraph for 6 markers, and they come up like twice in a paper.
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most a levels do involve some aspect of essay writing, even generally a levels which you wouldn't suspect such as the sciences where you're required to give clear, coherent answers, although they still aren't exactly essay based, unlike subjects like psychology and economics

i would honestly say that do not base your a level choices on how good you are at writing essays, because each subject has a distinct format of essay style which you will have to learn to adapt to anyway. no one will be able to write perfect essays at first. as you get older and especially for university and personal statements, essay writing is an amazing skill to have and isn't as daunting as it seems to improve upon. all it requires is practise and you'll become great at it in no time

base your a level choices on what you enjoy and also the field you want to go into in the future. look at university websites for a levels they may require as entry to the courses you may be interested in and base your a levels upon that
No essay writing at all in physics. Longest thing you have to write is a paragraph for 6 markers, and they're not too common (come up once or twice in every exam).
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All REAL subjects basically
Lol
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All REAL subjects basically
What do you consider to be a REAL subject (to do as a degree)?
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What do you consider to be a REAL subject (to do as a degree)?
The statement is a joke.
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The statement is a joke.
Oh, so all subjects are REAL subjects to do as a degree? Is that what you're saying?
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