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    Hi, I am currently choosing what Alevels I will be doing next year but I am struggling with my decisions. I am not sure of what I want to do in future life or what degree I want to do, I’ve chosen maths and chemistry A levels but I am struggling between biology or physics as my third (I’ve considered doing 4 but it’ll be too much stress). I enjoy biology more, however I get better results in physics also, physics is a lot of maths so it would also help me with my maths A level. But I still cannot make the right decision and I’m scared that the A level that I choose might limit my choice of degrees in the future.

    Hey. I take bio A level. I'm in my first year and it is just GCSE but more complex and more content. There is a lot of content, so be aware that it takes a lot of learning and commitment!! But is is really interesting (if you enjoy this type of thing). Sorry that I can't really help you regarding physics!!! With A levels it is important to do something that you love, so go with what you feel you would work hardest in. You may be getting better results in physics now, but that may be different next year. So just go with what you enjoy more (unless you want to take physics later on in life of course)

    What exactly is it you want to do career-wise? Maths is a very good option as you can apply for lots of courses with it, including medicine (when in conjunction with other required subjects - I'm not 100% sure but I think you would need chemistry, but you're doing that anyway so its cool ahah) or computer science, accounting possibly, law... probably lots of other great stuff too!
    Physics and Biology are both very good A Levels to have as well. But think about what pathway they lead to. Biology would lead naturally, I presume, into things like biomedical sciences, zoology, veterinary science, sport science, psychology, nursing... whereas Physics would lead into more mathsy pathways such as astrophysics, geophysics, astronomy etc.

    If you are set on doing 4 A Levels, pick the third option as pathway you'd see yourself doing as I mentioned above. But don;t take my word for it - there are so many prospects with both biology and physics that I can't really claim to know as I'm an English student lmao

    For your fourth A Level, relate it to the subjects you have. Computer science, Geography or even History compliments nicely. They are all solid A Levels that tie in well.

    Or, if you fancy something totally different to STEM, consider other options that keep doors open. Whilst psychology isn't facilitating it is very interesting and would compliment well, or if you want one that keeps options open there's english lit or a language.
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    Thank you for your help. Career wise I am very unsure, but I do know I want to go in the direction of science as that is what I am interested in but I don’t know what exactly, it’s starting to really stress me out.

    Physics isn't all maths. I took it thinking it would go nicely but its very very different from gcse and 200x harder. Unless you are willing to go through the pain and proper enjoy physics don't do it. I am in my 1st yr and regret it

    Physics is considered possibly the hardest science out of Bio Chem and physics. I do Bio Maths and Chem, would recommend doing Bio if you’re good at writing, of course there isn’t a lot compared to other subjects like English haha but there’s definitely a lot more than physics and a lot more content. Physics has a lot of maths and, like chem, a lot of understanding rather than lots of memorising in Bio. Am in my final year of A levels, personally am not a writey kind of person so Bio isn’t great but I prefer over physics
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