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    Is there anyone doing these 3 subjects (+ further maths maybe?), if there is, what degree/career are you thinking of, and how are you finding it?
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    Is there anyone doing these 3 subjects (+ further maths maybe?), if there is, what degree/career are you thinking of, and how are you finding it?
    I did maths, fm, physics, chemistry (+English lit at AS).
    Was difficult and time consuming and not really necessary to do those 4 at A2, but at that age I had no idea what I wanted to do, just something that earns money so I said 'I want to go into finance'

    After 1st year of uni, doing research and going to careers fairs at uni, I decided on being an actuary for... the money.

    I have since then done a placement as a data analyst and now I am torn between actuary stuff and something to do with football data as it is my one passion in life.

    I don't think my A-level subject choices were that important; maths is a good one to have, the grades got me in to a maths degree, I got some experience and if I need more skills I'm in a position to teach myself a lot of them.

    I'm doing those three, and am absolutely adoring it!!! For me at least, a nearly perfect combination- there's such a strong link between all the subjects, especially between maths and physics. There's definitely a benefit to having come across something in physics before you do it in maths and vice versa. I find it also allows a deeper understanding in all subjects, eg. In the electronics unit in physics, I'll find myself understanding things on a much more fundemental level than those who don't study chemistry.
    I'm thinking of a career in R&D in chemistry. As chemistry is such a broad subject across the sciences, many unis appreciate you having another science (and usually require maths). As I find physics and maths fantastically interesting, this works out pretty much perfectly. However, even if I don't end up going into chemistry, these subjects seem to keep lots of doors open (at least in terms of degree choices).
    On the topic of further maths, I think that's up to how much you love maths (and how good you are at it!!). I was down to be applied into double maths alevel but after seeing the IMMENSE workload, decided an AS in further maths second year would be better (alongside single). I did normal and further maths at secondary school and did pretty well in both, but didn't feel like I was either enough in love with maths or well equipped enough to do such a huge volume.
    However, most unis really really want double maths if you're applying to do physics (or require it basically), and you're putting yourself at a disadvantage (especially if you're aiming towards oxbridge and Russell group etc) if you don't have it. To do maths at uni you'll have to have it.
    This is all assuming you want to go to uni of course! This is also by no means me trying to dissuade you from double, just giving you advice from my experiences with it
    Anyway, good luck! It definitely should come down to what you love studying, because either way, alevels are a massive step up from GCSE and if you're going to be doing a lot of work, you may as well do yourself a favour and have it be something you enjoy.
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