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I am unsure about what to take at alevel.
I got 9 in maths and an 8 in history (but I could have revised more for it). And don’t know what to take for alevel
I have chosen chemistry and biology and everyone says to take maths but I feel like taking 3 sciences would be boring. And I really enjoy history but also like maths
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Do history it will help you have a broader range of subjects
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Maths is the most useful A-Level hands down. No brainer in my opinion.
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Do maths - if you're taking two other sciences you will have lots of options. With history, your subjects do not fit in as well, so the options of courses you can do at uni may be limited (if you want to go to uni).
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history, if you enjoy it then you will defo do well in it
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(Original post by Elishaa581)
I am unsure about what to take at alevel.
I got 9 in maths and an 8 in history (but I could have revised more for it). And don’t know what to take for alevel
I have chosen chemistry and biology and everyone says to take maths but I feel like taking 3 sciences would be boring. And I really enjoy history but also like maths
What might you want to study at uni?
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What might you want to study at uni?
I wanted to do medicine
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I wanted to do medicine
Check requirements of the uni you are interested in - some will prefer three sciences.
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Check requirements of the uni you are interested in - some will prefer three sciences.
The ones I wanted to go to don’t have a specific requirement or preference for the third alevel
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The ones I wanted to go to don’t have a specific requirement or preference for the third alevel
Could you start both for a couple of weeks?
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Could you start both for a couple of weeks?
I could but then it would just be harder
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I could but then it would just be harder
It might help you decide ... otherwise go for the one you think you will do best in. Maybe check the specification for History; is it a period you enjoy studying?
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I'd personally start both then drop one if you can't cope. Good luck!
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I could but then it would just be harder
What Muttley said. It boils down to which you can get the best grade in.
I would say maths has the greater utility, but i would most likely find history the most interesting. If you arent going down an economic. computer, physics, engineering route then you can manage without maths. I do think its the single most useful A level in terms of opening course options.
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Do history it will help you have a broader range of subjects
Not really.
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I wanted to do medicine
On that basis the one you can get the best grade in. Start both and drop one. its the grade they want for the third.

Talk to teacher.
Look at spec.
Talk to students in year above.
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Not really.
Would doing maths be better then ?
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What Muttley said. It boils down to which you can get the best grade in.
I would say maths has the greater utility, but i would most likely find history the most interesting. If you arent going down an economic. computer, physics, engineering route then you can manage without maths. I do think its the single most useful A level in terms of opening course options.
So is maths better or history for opening course options ?
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So is maths better or history for opening course options ?
Already said above Maths.

I would rather have an A in History than a C in maths or maybe even a B.
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you definitely need maths for both Chem and Bio ( in Bio you will do some stuff related to statistics, distribution...). chemistry maths is basic, but you gotta be so good and quick at algebra thou. Why don't you pick 4 A levels?
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