taking a-levels i’m bad at VS ones i hate? Watch

caulfield1017
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okay, so essentially i have 2 choices, take Maths, Chemistry & Geography for alevels , or take Art (depends on if i move), English Lit & Geography.

i am pretty good at the last 3, my mock results were fine and i would definitely be able to manage it, however there is absolutely nothing i hate more than art and english (sorry). i have no interest in pursuing them whatsoever.

on the other hand, i enjoy chemistry a lot, it’s interesting and rewarding, but i’m not good at it. i’m currently at a b/c grade and not sure if i could understand alevel content.
the Maths is really only so i can study a scientific subject at uni, i’m pretty bad at it (got a low 6 in the mock) and have no interest but i would be motivated under these conditions, i think.

i’m not sure what to do at all. i would be miserable studying english and art, but i don’t know if i can even get the grades to study maths and chem, let alone understand the new content.

sorry if none of this makes sense, any advice would be appreciated
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If you don't enjoy art, do not take it. The amount of work is crushing (think break after studying = art coursework kind of crushing). Compared to chem and bio, my other two a-levels, art wins hands down in terms of the amount of time you have to spend on it.

Chemistry does have some difficult concepts. Especially with the new a-level content.
My school requires you to be at least at a A/B to take it, and once you start, you realise why. That said, if you really enjoy it and are willing to really work at it to get your head around the concepts, I'd say go for it.

Having maths at a-level doesn't always give you an advantage when applying for science-y courses (having maths at a-level for veterinary medicine wouldn't have benefited me anymore than art). It's better to take something you enjoy and can really work it, otherwise you'll struggle.

My friend who takes English lit considers it to be her hardest a-level (over chem/bio/art/maths) so again, so I'd say don't take this one unless you can throw all your weight behind it.

You could always ask to do a trial week of each and see how it works out.
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It just depends on what’s more important to you, grades or doing subjects you enjoy more. If you like subjects you’re more likely to make an effort to keep trying at them, if you try your best who cares if you don’t get amazing grades still, you’d have had a good 2 years doing subjects you love.

One thing though, I’d advice to not do maths Alevel if you’re not already 100% passionate about it as it’s flipping difficult, the step up from GCSE is big.

But whatever subjects you choose, enjoy it and put your all into them
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Absolutely do not do a levels you hate unless you really need them for another course! You will drain yourself and possibly end up with a bad grade
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Do not do subjects that you hate because the workload at A level is really high and you will be spending a 1/3 of your time doing it.
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