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luke512
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Hey all
I have got to confirm my a level choices for the end of this month, i am thinking along the lines of:

German AS
Biology OR Physics AS (Which one?)
Geography AS
Law OR English lit and lang AS

1) Are these a good combination of subjects?
2) Which ones, besides the German and Geography, should i choose?

Many thanks!
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Physics AS is easier.
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Physics has a bit of maths in it, but isn't too hard.
What are your maths skills like?

Do you have an idea what you want to do at uni?
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What do you want to do at uni?
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Definitely do German

Physics is meant to be harder than biology I think.
Law isnt respected as an A-Level, so English would be better.

And yeah good combination, nice and broad
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Physics AS is easier.
Really? I've always been told its really hard.
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Really? I've always been told its really hard.
Physics is odd.
I think it varies for different people

I loved phys at GCSE but hate it as AS.
Theres more maths and learning the method of calculations is quite important.
I think if your vry strong on calculations and like it you should do well

And if i can get through AS Phys, anyone can!
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I shall consider physics then!
Well i got a B grade in Maths GCSE and an A grade in the additional maths...so they are pretty average!
I am thinking of studying German and maybe law...
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I shall consider physics then!
Well i got a B grade in Maths GCSE and an A grade in the additional maths...so they are pretty average!
I am thinking of studying German and maybe law...
English Lit is a better option than the Law A-level...

have you considered History?
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Just leave now, and save yourself.
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It's difficult to make a comment without knowing what exam board/course you are doing but in my experience AS physics is much easier than Biology. AS physics is not that different from GCSE so if you do well in that go for it. In biology there is alot of new stuff and if your not good at remembering specific names and processes then it's quite hard.
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(Original post by luke512)
I shall consider physics then!
Well i got a B grade in Maths GCSE and an A grade in the additional maths...so they are pretty average!
I am thinking of studying German and maybe law...
I think you should do english instead of law.
Even if you want to do law at uni not all schools offer law as an a level.
English is a highly regarded A Level (like someone sadi) and proves that you can write essays.. which i think is good for law.. but dont quote me on it!
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Oh wow thanks for this guys! Really helpful..
Well it looks like:
German AS
Geography AS
Physics AS
English lit and language AS

Oh and with the history...it would have to be either English or History..as they are in the same option block
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(Original post by luke512)
Oh wow thanks for this guys! Really helpful..
Well it looks like:
German AS
Geography AS
Physics AS
English lit and language AS

Oh and with the history...it would have to be either English or History..as they are in the same option block
aw shame as they would be very good combinations

But your opions sound good and are all well respected a levels

hope it goes well
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(Original post by luke512)
Oh wow thanks for this guys! Really helpful..
Well it looks like:
German AS
Geography AS
Physics AS
English lit and language AS

Oh and with the history...it would have to be either English or History..as they are in the same option block
English would be better then I guess
Do you know anyone that is currently taking physics or biology, so that you can have a look at their text books? I personally don't find bio to be too much of a stretch, but a couple of friends of mine have struggled with physics... but if you enjoy it, definately go for it.
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English would be better then I guess
Do you know anyone that is currently taking physics or biology, so that you can have a look at their text books? I personally don't find bio to be too much of a stretch, but a couple of friends of mine have struggled with physics... but if you enjoy it, deffinately go for it.
yep i was one of these people!
to be fair from what i've heard about biology is that its just learning the stuff really.. but with physics you actully have to understand it and blahhh.
Not that i'm against anyone wanting to do physics
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English would be better then I guess
Do you know anyone that is currently taking physics or biology, so that you can have a look at their text books? I personally don't find bio to be too much of a stretch, but a couple of friends of mine have struggled with physics... but if you enjoy it, definately go for it.
Well i am currently on study leave (despite the fact that i have no exams until next january!) i can go into school and speak with the science department...

The problem is that i have missed a year of Science (as i took the gcse last year) so some catch up will have to be done this summer...

Thanks for the help everyone! Really awesome.
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yep i was one of these people!
to be fair from what i've heard about biology is that its just learning the stuff really.. but with physics you actully have to understand it and blahhh.
Not that i'm against anyone wanting to do physics
Bio is just learning lol... a little skill of reading between the lines, but all the papers are pretty much the same imo.
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Don't do law unless you're really interested in it. I suggest you take English or if not, then History. Definitely a arts&humanities subject, if you're taking all Science's after that.
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oooo Luke, you go to Homewood?

I like Tenterden
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