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    (BACKSTORY) > I am hoping in the future to go into a career in animal studies/conservation after taking a gap year to travel and volunteer, then study a biological degree at uni, biosciences probably. I've done some research on these types of degrees at redbrick unis and I MIGHT apply to oxbridge.

    So I started of my A-Levels in September feeling confident and ready, and it was all going great, I was managing 4 subjects pretty well. These are Biology, Chemisty, French and Geography. But in December when my mocks came up I really started to struggle. Revising 4 pretty intense subjects was soooo hard, and all my friends were able to do so much more revision because they do less subjects, some of them being arts so they only had to do revision for 2 subjects. I felt really behind and started to burn myself out overdoing revision until midnight most nights.

    I had been contemplating dropping a subject before mocks, and the intense revision struggle I faced only enhanced this further. I came to the desicion to drop either French or Geography, as biology and chemistry were the 2 subjects most valued by universities and in the degrees I've been researching. My teachers said to just wait until after mocks to see which subject I did worst in, but in the end I got a B in both!!!! ugghh

    So now I'm completely at ends because I have NO CLUE which one to drop. I LOVE french and the classes, I have developed a real passion for it and if I continue with it I think it will help me in the future working in other countries and volunteering on a gap year - something I REALLY want to do. I also love the idea of being bilingual. Yet geography, even though I (kind of) like it less than french is more respected as a subject by the university degrees I'm interested in. Also my friend who wants to do biosciences too is taking biology and geography because thats what universities value most.

    I could really use some advice on which one to drop to take the AS exam in, as I still want to gain some sort of qualification for my year of taking the subject. Also, the idea of taking 4 subjects next year is not really anything I'm interested in because I will definitely burn myself out, all the teachers really don't recommend it either and that is my last choice. If anyone whos been in my position, or is taking biosciences at uni has any advice on their own experience then please tell me!! I'm going to have to make my desicion pretty soon because the deadline is in April, so I could use any and all advice i could get.

    Thanks SOOOOO MUCH in advance )))))))
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