Hiya! I am a current year 11 student currently starting to think about my A Level options for next year. Just to give you an idea of where I'm at I'm currently predicted mostly 8/9s (A*s) and a couple of 7s (As) in the 11 GCSEs I'm taking (English lit, English Lang, maths, biology, chemistry, physics, geography, history, French, Theology, and Systems & Control). In the future I think I would like to study geography at university but I am unsure as to whether I would prefer a more physical or more human based course as I love and am interested in both. The two A levels that I know I want to do for definite are Geography and Maths but I am not sure what I should pick for my 3rd subject (new spec so only picking 3 - no AS levels!) or indeed whether I should opt for a science (probably physics) that would help more if applying for a physical course or another humanities subject (probably modern history or religious studies - we study the philosophy and ethics pathways at my school btw) which would be more applicable to a human course. At the moment I would say that my humanities grades are slightly higher than my science grades, I am predicted 9s in Geography, History, and Theology and 8s in Maths and the 3 sciences. I am also considering doing an EPQ to go alongside my 3 A Levels but I don't know yet what subject I'd complete it on. Any advice from people currently doing the a levels I've expressed an interest in (geog, maths, physics, history, and religious studies) would be really really appreciated. Also if any of you are planning on studying geography at university, what subjects are you doing? where are you applying? What grades are you on track for?
Thank you all so much 💜💜
Choosing a levels to study geography! watch
- Thread Starter
- 20-10-2017 12:14
- 20-10-2017 12:33
Have a look at geography courses at Uni's you're interested in and see what they recommend. Also have a look at this document produced by Russell Group Uni's
According to that, for geography it says that Georgraphy is essential and that some units prefer one of Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Maths, so I would say, as you're doing maths, I'd pick a subject that you'd enjoy across all of the options. Go for something you know you'll be able to study for two years and have fun with, because ultimately it's the grades that are going to get you into uni and you're going to get a higher grade in a subject you enjoy. Hope that helps?