I am in year 11 and was told to choose my A levels by the end of this month. I already have started my maths a level and will finish it in year 12 and will do further maths in year 13.
I also am going to do computer science and physics because I feel like those two would be helpful for computer science and physics would be helpful for the career I want to pursure which is game development.
I only can't decide the last subject because I want to do history but my parents aren't really keen on me doing it and would rather have me do chemistry which I am not too good at(I am getting a good predicted GCSE grade but I put more effort than most people which I won't be able to for A level). I am not doing history GCSE but I was quite good at it when I used to do it and found it to be an easier and more enjoyable version of english and think I would really enjoy doing it for A level. I just really need something to convinve my parents and would like to find what other people say about history A level.
i would say that History is just as valid as Chemistry for your goal of computer games. Many games have historical themes.
I'm currently in year 13 and applying for Philosophy.
History is probably the best A-Level for a competitive application for Philosophy as the essay-writing technique taught in History is commonly regarded as the most advanced at A-Level. Oxford, especially place a great emphasis on the quality of the skills learned at History A-Level. For the course you're applying to, I highly recommend choosing History in conjunction with your other subjects as universities appreciate candidates who show a wide-range of skills in their A-Level selection. This is especially true for your course, where a Science/Humanity mix would be the best way forward.
You definitely shouldn't choose Chemistry. That's an incredibly demanding subject at A-Level and if you're not confident in your abilities, then you ought to stay away. You should also be wary though. History is so well-regarded because it is a challenging A-Level. It's a huge step-up from GCSE, never mind Year 9. So you should only choose it if you are confident in your skills.
Hope I could be of help.
I am currently taking English Literature - and honestly if you got a good grade in it I'd say go for it!