Can I change all my a level options upon start date at sixth form?

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I’m currently in year 11 and when applying to various sixth forms I put down that I wanted to study chemistry, biology and maths. I’m terrible at maths as I got a 5 so therefore I’m optimistic about getting a good grade for a level and I need it to study chemistry . I was really starting to become interested in medicine or studying pure chemistry but now I don’t think I want to, I’m still really confused.
I’m thinking of changing my options totally to things like English and languages because I actually really enjoy them.
I’m worried now that I’ve applied I can’t go back on my options.
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(Original post by Fosbourne85)
I’m currently in year 11 and when applying to various sixth forms I put down that I wanted to study chemistry, biology and maths. I’m terrible at maths as I got a 5 so therefore I’m optimistic about getting a good grade for a level and I need it to study chemistry . I was really starting to become interested in medicine or studying pure chemistry but now I don’t think I want to, I’m still really confused.
I’m thinking of changing my options totally to things like English and languages because I actually really enjoy them.
I’m worried now that I’ve applied I can’t go back on my options.
Thanks.
You will be able to change your choices at enrolment but what you are able to select will depend on how well you do at gcse, which subjects have space in the classes and which options fit with the timetable.
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You have plenty of time, you could change them now, as long as you’ve gotten the offer that is, I changed my options several times before starting.
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(Original post by Fosbourne85)
I’m currently in year 11 and when applying to various sixth forms I put down that I wanted to study chemistry, biology and maths. I’m terrible at maths as I got a 5 so therefore I’m optimistic about getting a good grade for a level and I need it to study chemistry . I was really starting to become interested in medicine or studying pure chemistry but now I don’t think I want to, I’m still really confused.
I’m thinking of changing my options totally to things like English and languages because I actually really enjoy them.
I’m worried now that I’ve applied I can’t go back on my options.
Thanks.

Having just applied for chemistry courses I can confidently tell you that maths is not an a-level requirement for university. A majority of Chemistry course requirements are Chemistry at Alevel and one other hard science (biology, maths or physics) as well as a 5/6 in GCSE maths depending on the university.

I would definitely recommend doing two sciences with an essay subject from personal experience though as it definitely opens a lot of doors when applying to universities and gives you a more flexible and mature writing style.

On the point of being able to change your choices most schools will give you up until Christmas of year 12 to change your options, provided that they align with your timetable.

I hope this helps! Good luck!
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You can change your options. I changed 2/3 of mine 3 days before sixth form started (I don't know what went through my head) and changed them straight back to the original options 1 week in hahaha
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(Original post by gdunne42)
You will be able to change your choices at enrolment but what you are able to select will depend on how well you do at gcse, which subjects have space in the classes and which options fit with the timetable.
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(Original post by dramaqueen2805)
Having just applied for chemistry courses I can confidently tell you that maths is not an a-level requirement for university. A majority of Chemistry course requirements are Chemistry at Alevel and one other hard science (biology, maths or physics) as well as a 5/6 in GCSE maths depending on the university.

I would definitely recommend doing two sciences with an essay subject from personal experience though as it definitely opens a lot of doors when applying to universities and gives you a more flexible and mature writing style.

On the point of being able to change your choices most schools will give you up until Christmas of year 12 to change your options, provided that they align with your timetable.

I hope this helps! Good luck!
Thanks 🙂
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You can change your options. I changed 2/3 of mine 3 days before sixth form started (I don't know what went through my head) and changed them straight back to the original options 1 week in hahaha
Thanks 🙂
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(Original post by TheNamesBond.)
You have plenty of time, you could change them now, as long as you’ve gotten the offer that is, I changed my options several times before starting.
Thanks 🙂
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You can change them now, when you enroll and in most schools you can change it in the first few weeks of term
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