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    Hi, I'm currently a year 12 student, and I'm studying chemistry, RS and sociology. Whenever one asks me what I'm studying, their response is something like 'that's a weird combination', 'RS and Sociology won't take you anywhere' 'If you want to study science, you need two sciences,just chemistry isn't enough'
    I'm sick and tired of hearing the same thing. I really regret my subject choices.
    The reason I chose RS and Sociology is because they involve English/essay skills, and considering I got an A*in Eng lang at GCSE, I went for those two, because they seemed the most interesting. But now that I'm studying them, the English skills I have from GCSE are nowhere near to what the skills you need in A level essay based subjects. I'm not doing so well in them currently although Chemistry I enjoy, and have a passion for.
    .. Which is why I want to study something chemical/science related. I didn't pick Biology at A level as I didn't meet the requirements. I'm really afraid that I won't even get a C in RS and Sociology,im scared that I might have to retake, which I really don't want
    Any Advice? Or words of encouragement? I'd really appreciate it Thank you for your time reading my post.
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    (Original post by Haleema365)
    Hi, I'm currently a year 12 student, and I'm studying chemistry, RS and sociology. Whenever one asks me what I'm studying, their response is something like 'that's a weird combination', 'RS and Sociology won't take you anywhere' 'If you want to study science, you need two sciences,just chemistry isn't enough'
    I'm sick and tired of hearing the same thing. I really regret my subject choices.
    The reason I chose RS and Sociology is because they involve English/essay skills, and considering I got an A*in Eng lang at GCSE, I went for those two, because they seemed the most interesting. But now that I'm studying them, the English skills I have from GCSE are nowhere near to what the skills you need in A level essay based subjects. I'm not doing so well in them currently although Chemistry I enjoy, and have a passion for.
    .. Which is why I want to study something chemical/science related. I didn't pick Biology at A level as I didn't meet the requirements. I'm really afraid that I won't even get a C in RS and Sociology,im scared that I might have to retake, which I really don't want
    Any Advice? Or words of encouragement? I'd really appreciate it Thank you for your time reading my post.
    If you really want to do chemistry, you should definitely drop one of the other two a levels and pick up math; it is pretty late but if you put in enough work(you will have to cover a lot during summer) you should be fine. The third a level I think you should keep as it doesn't matter for chemistry
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    (Original post by Haleema365)
    Hi, I'm currently a year 12 student, and I'm studying chemistry, RS and sociology. Whenever one asks me what I'm studying, their response is something like 'that's a weird combination', 'RS and Sociology won't take you anywhere' 'If you want to study science, you need two sciences,just chemistry isn't enough'
    I'm sick and tired of hearing the same thing. I really regret my subject choices.
    The reason I chose RS and Sociology is because they involve English/essay skills, and considering I got an A*in Eng lang at GCSE, I went for those two, because they seemed the most interesting. But now that I'm studying them, the English skills I have from GCSE are nowhere near to what the skills you need in A level essay based subjects. I'm not doing so well in them currently although Chemistry I enjoy, and have a passion for.
    .. Which is why I want to study something chemical/science related. I didn't pick Biology at A level as I didn't meet the requirements. I'm really afraid that I won't even get a C in RS and Sociology,im scared that I might have to retake, which I really don't want
    Any Advice? Or words of encouragement? I'd really appreciate it Thank you for your time reading my post.
    Don’t regret your decision because of what other people have said. If you enjoy the subject, then continue it. Ignore what other people say. I know a girl doing Chem, RS and English. A levels are hard, anything above a pass is still amazing! The course is 2 years long, and grades can change!
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    Don’t regret your decision because of what other people have said. If you enjoy the subject, then continue it. Ignore what other people say. I know a girl doing Chem, RS and English. A levels are hard, anything above a pass is still amazing! The course is 2 years long, and grades can change!
    Ditto this. I wanted to do A-Level Biology and Chem but like you, didn't meet the requirements so my sights are now set on Criminology. My A-Levels are Business Studies, I.C.T and History which to me, is an even weirder combo. Providing you get the grades you need and pursue a degree you know you'll enjoy, who cares what other people think?
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    I think its right to not change just because people told you to but if a chemistry degree is what you really want to do then you should change.
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