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    Hi all, I'll be in year 12 in September and therefore starting my A levels.

    I was thinking about doing: maths, chemistry, French and geography.

    I'm not sure what I want to do at university yet, but probably one of the following: geography, French, chemistry, law or biochemistry.

    But now I'm considering swapping geography for physics... I don't LOVE physics, but I'm good at it (at GCSE anyway). What should I do? :/
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    think about your career goals and whether physics fits into them, if it does then take it for a level, and if you don't end up liking it you can always switch back to geography provided you do it within the first few weeks of year 12, however this will depend on what your school allows before it's too late to switch. Check to see how long you can do a subject until it's too late to switch it so if you do plan on switching you can do it in good time
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    Why would you swap geography for physics if you are considering taking a geography degree? If you don't really like physics, don't take it. It's very different at A Level, and you may find yourself realising you're not as good at it as you thought (the step up from GCSE to A Level is pretty considerable). If you prefer geography, this would be a better choice for you. You are already taking maths and chemistry, so your workload will be huge enough as it is without adding another really heavy and difficult subject.
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    (Original post by JacobPowell)
    Hi all, I'll be in year 12 in September and therefore starting my A levels.

    I was thinking about doing: maths, chemistry, French and geography.

    I'm not sure what I want to do at university yet, but probably one of the following: geography, French, chemistry, law or biochemistry.

    But now I'm considering swapping geography for physics... I don't LOVE physics, but I'm good at it (at GCSE anyway). What should I do? :/
    the difference between physics GCSE and a level is mental. I enjoyed the course thoroughly despite its difficulty and that fact that I probably got a B. Chemistry was also a lovely subject for me as it was a breeze.

    I wouldn't add maths if you're doing both sciences because to me that's just too much... but I've been told that maths is just practice so if you're good it shouldn't be a problem.

    History was my third subject and I can tell you it did not fit well with my other subjects based on the difference in revision technique, time and interest. Apparently there are 70 makers in geography so that's something to keep in mind lol.
 
 
 
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