Turn on thread page Beta

Dropping a subject. Should I? watch

    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    12
    ReputationRep:
    I am thinking about dropping Chemistry as I moved on to A2. I have Maths, Computer Science, Physics and Chemistry as my CIE A levels subject. I am struggling pretty much in Chemistry and worried about my future if I don't get good grades as I am not getting good grades in Chemistry than other subjects.
    I will be doing Computer Science degree after my A levels so is it better to drop Chemistry as whole now and focus on other 3 subjects. I gave AS maths and computer this session and will be giving Physics as whole and A2 exams on next session.
    Please make me clear if I will get any problem related later on. Thank you.
    • Community Assistant
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    Community Assistant
    Chemistry is more or less irrelevant to your chosen course, and you are only required to take 3 A-levels for entry into such courses. So there is absolutely no reason not to drop it, and there may be some reason to drop it - namely that if you do, you can focus on your main subjects more.

    If you're considering Computer Science, you may want to consider picking up AS or A-level Further Maths if it's available to you however.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    12
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by artful_lounger)
    Chemistry is more or less irrelevant to your chosen course, and you are only required to take 3 A-levels for entry into such courses. So there is absolutely no reason not to drop it, and there may be some reason to drop it - namely that if you do, you can focus on your main subjects more.

    If you're considering Computer Science, you may want to consider picking up AS or A-level Further Maths if it's available to you however.
    Oh okay. In my case then it would be better to drop as I am struggling through it as you mentioned, it won't need for my course later. Nope there is no option for Further Maths in my country, Nepal. Would that still be fine without it and dropping Chemistry? However I do have Computer Science so i guess it will take some advantages while applying.But I am still worried about Chem in the decission of dropping.
    And what about General Paper, it is a complusory subject in which we have to write an eassy. Will Gp grades count or considered while applying?
    • Community Assistant
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    Community Assistant
    (Original post by kundanad)
    Oh okay. In my case then it would be better to drop as I am struggling through it as you mentioned, it won't need for my course later. Nope there is no option for Further Maths in my country, Nepal. Would that still be fine without it and dropping Chemistry? However I do have Computer Science so i guess it will take some advantages while applying.But I am still worried about Chem in the decission of dropping.
    And what about General Paper, it is a complusory subject in which we have to write an eassy. Will Gp grades count or considered while applying?
    Not taking Chemistry won't make a difference - only three A-levels are required for degrees in the UK, including Maths. Just focus on getting the best grades you can in your other subjects (especially Maths!)

    The general paper will normally not form part of any offer and won't be considered, in line with General Studies and Critical Thinking from UK students - some universities use them as "tie breakers" but increasingly they're just not factored in at all. So don't worry too much about that either.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    12
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by artful_lounger)
    Not taking Chemistry won't make a difference - only three A-levels are required for degrees in the UK, including Maths. Just focus on getting the best grades you can in your other subjects (especially Maths!)

    The general paper will normally not form part of any offer and won't be considered, in line with General Studies and Critical Thinking from UK students - some universities use them as "tie breakers" but increasingly they're just not factored in at all. So don't worry too much about that either.
    Oh okay. Thank you
 
 
 
Poll
Cats or dogs?
Help with your A-levels

All the essentials

The adventure begins mug

Student life: what to expect

What it's really like going to uni

Rosette

Essay expert

Learn to write like a pro with our ultimate essay guide.

Uni match

Uni match

Our tool will help you find the perfect course for you

Study planner

Create a study plan

Get your head around what you need to do and when with the study planner tool.

Study planner

Resources by subject

Everything from mind maps to class notes.

Hands typing

Degrees without fees

Discover more about degree-level apprenticeships.

A student doing homework

Study tips from A* students

Students who got top grades in their A-levels share their secrets

Study help links and info

Can you help? Study help unanswered threadsRules and posting guidelines

Groups associated with this forum:

View associated groups

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reply
Hide
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.