I'm in year 11 and currently I'm doing triple science, art, computer science, geography and R.E as my chosen GCSE's. The only A level that I am sure i want to do is maths. I'm also interested in art, film/media studies, computer science, english lit, physics and politics but I'm not sure if they are the right choices to pick for myself. I'm quite naturally good at art and computer science and not so much in English but I would like to do it for A level . I am also not sure if i want to do computer science after school.
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A little advice for what A levels to pick watch
- Thread Starter
- 08-10-2017 18:45
- 08-10-2017 18:52
Does your college require you to take 3 subjects or 4?
One good way to decide is to write up a pros-and-cons list of each subject and compare. I'd also suggest your first point of call being the open day for the college you want to go to (visit each subject, ask teachers what it's like, what the course is, coursework vs. exam, anything you need to know pretty much). It might be a good idea to speak to your high school teachers too, they'll probably have a bit of info about what's involved and whether they think you'd be suited to that subject. It's also worth looking into Uni courses (for example, courses like medicine may require Bio, Chem and Maths).
At the end of the day, it's your decision - my advice would be to do what you love, because you've got 2 years of these subjects, probably every day (I took Maths and regret it, because although I can get an A, I hate it so much). I find college teachers to be pretty good at picking up where you're messing up and helping you fix that, but that might just be my personal experience.
Good luck in your GCSEs!