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    When i'm older I want to go into science, whether that's medical or research I don't know. So for a-levels I narrowed it down to Physics, Biology, Chemistry and Maths. I'm targeting 6's in my subjects and science and maths are real passions for me, but everyone seems to be shocked when I tell them this, saying that it's really hard and all that. So is it a good idea to take these subjects? Or should I go for something easy along with a couple of sciences?
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    (Original post by Luckystars500)
    When i'm older I want to go into science, whether that's medical or research I don't know. So for a-levels I narrowed it down to Physics, Biology, Chemistry and Maths. I'm targeting 6's in my subjects and science and maths are real passions for me, but everyone seems to be shocked when I tell them this, saying that it's really hard and all that. So is it a good idea to take these subjects? Or should I go for something easy along with a couple of sciences?
    If you're interested in them, then go for it. However, it will be hard not only that you will be taking four subjects but also the fact that they're all Sciences and Maths.
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    (Original post by Black Water)
    If you're interested in them, then go for it. However, it will be hard not only that you will be taking four subjects but also the fact that they're all Sciences and Maths.
    Then maybe I should drop one after AS. Possibly Physics, since I think the others will be more beneficial in the future.
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    Go for it. Excellent combinations as they all compliment each other well (I do chem, maths and phys. Maths and physics compliment each other exceptionally well).

    Don't expect it to be easy though; that's 4 science A Levels. You'll feel like giving up a lot of the time so you need the grit and determination to succeed.
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    (Original post by Luckystars500)
    Then maybe I should drop one after AS. Possibly Physics, since I think the others will be more beneficial in the future.
    That's fine then.
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    Go for it. Excellent combinations as they all compliment each other well (I do chem, maths and phys. Maths and physics compliment each other exceptionally well).

    Don't expect it to be easy though; that's 4 science A Levels. You'll feel like giving up a lot of the time so you need the grit and determination to succeed.
    Same here I'm doing the same but with Biology. I don't really like it too much and I don't want to end up having too much to do. I'll probably drop it in December.
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    Probably a good idea to drop physics or biology imo.
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    I did that exact same combo

    Rofl

    It was a disaster

    Dont do it.. unless you really think you can hack it
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    (Original post by faith 101)
    I did that exact same combo

    Rofl

    It was a disaster

    Dont do it.. unless you really think you can hack it
    Is there a reason why it didn't work out? Was there too much in the syllabus?
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    This is the hardest a levels you could possibly do and so you’re setting yourself up for a lot of homework , study and little free time etc. And this also limits your future career options a lot.
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    What can you think of that requires physics and biology. Just pick one of the two options below

    1) Maths, Physics and Chemistry
    - Go into maths, engineering, physics, chemistry etc

    2) Maths, Biology and Chemistry
    - Go into maths, biology, chemistry, medicine etc
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    (Original post by Black Water)
    Same here I'm doing the same but with Biology. I don't really like it too much and I don't want to end up having too much to do. I'll probably drop it in December.
    Would be a wise decision.
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    I do Further Maths, Maths, Physics, Chemistry, I'd say if you're passionate enough about those subjects, do them, forget the whole STEM prestige thing, you will suck at these subjects if you don't actually like them.
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    (Original post by Luckystars500)
    When i'm older I want to go into science, whether that's medical or research I don't know. So for a-levels I narrowed it down to Physics, Biology, Chemistry and Maths. I'm targeting 6's in my subjects and science and maths are real passions for me, but everyone seems to be shocked when I tell them this, saying that it's really hard and all that. So is it a good idea to take these subjects? Or should I go for something easy along with a couple of sciences?
    If you're really set on these, go ahead. They aren't difficult subjects for everyone. But you might want to consider narrowing it down to three subjects rather than four (for medicine, Physics is probably the least relevant here). By all means do four if you want to, but AAA is better than ABBB.

    Also, bear in mind that 6s at GCSE aren't super high. My college won't accept anything less than an average of a 6 for science or maths courses.
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    Would be a wise decision.
    Yep.
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    (Original post by Luckystars500)
    saying that it's really hard and all that.
    You shouldn't base your options on the opinion of others, who may well be less passionate/less able than yourself.
 
 
 
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