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so we need to confirm a levels next week and im STILL unsure about the 3rd(already picking maths+history btw), i enjoy art but its useless, i enjoy english to some extent and useful too i think, idk how i feel about physics but it might be useful idk
should i just suck it up and do physics(i get good grades in) even if i dont enjoy it, or go in the middle and do english, or do what i like(art)even though its not a facilitating subject?(i still dont know what i wanna do for the future after sixth form)
idk its just hard, since i dont wanna regret what i pick lol, which would u do if u were me?
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Think about what you want to do when you finish a levels. If you want to go to uni to do a degree like maths? If so then physics does compliment it well and sounds as if you’d get a decent grade if you work hard. I did maths physics and Spanish and whilst I didn’t enjoy physics as much the class I was in meant it was May favourite lesson to go to. Remember it’s not what you do it’s who you do it with that makes the difference. Consider the teaching staff too
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Think about what you want to do when you finish a levels. If you want to go to uni to do a degree like maths? If so then physics does compliment it well and sounds as if you’d get a decent grade if you work hard. I did maths physics and Spanish and whilst I didn’t enjoy physics as much the class I was in meant it was May favourite lesson to go to. Remember it’s not what you do it’s who you do it with that makes the difference. Consider the teaching staff too
yeah ik i wanna go uni but not sure what i would do with a maths degree or if its even for me. if the teachers are more important ill be better off with english then
also can i ask why u didnt enjoy physics?
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I think you definitely need a balance; though doing helpful subjects is kinda the point and will help you in the future, you don't want to be spending the next two years wanting to rip your hair out. With a subject like art, you may be shooting yourself in the foot and most unis that aren't art schools probably won't consider it so you may be better off doing one of the others. Also, you can still continue with art and build an art portfolio outside of college. I did digital art GCSE and it made me fall out of love with photography so sometimes it's good to keep hobbies and education separated but it's different for everyone.

Have a think maybe about potential degrees and careers, and look on uni and apprenticeship websites for entry requirements so you know what combinations of courses will give you the widest variety of options. But also know that you can probably still switch within the first month of sixth form if you, for example, decide you absolutely despise physics and will get an F because the teacher is awful or the course isn't what you expected etc.
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I think you definitely need a balance; though doing helpful subjects is kinda the point and will help you in the future, you don't want to be spending the next two years wanting to rip your hair out. With a subject like art, you may be shooting yourself in the foot and most unis that aren't art schools probably won't consider it so you may be better off doing one of the others. Also, you can still continue with art and build an art portfolio outside of college. I did digital art GCSE and it made me fall out of love with photography so sometimes it's good to keep hobbies and education separated but it's different for everyone.

Have a think maybe about potential degrees and careers, and look on uni and apprenticeship websites for entry requirements so you know what combinations of courses will give you the widest variety of options. But also know that you can probably still switch within the first month of sixth form if you, for example, decide you absolutely despise physics and will get an F because the teacher is awful or the course isn't what you expected etc.
Yeah I get you. I’m now into the second year of a maths degree at University of Lincoln. Our physics teachers left just before the a level course so we got a rough start and then I just never really tried to catch up. Most of the syllabus is interesting and most of the concepts aren’t too hard especially if you did well at gcse. If you read outside of the course it’ll be even easier. (Which I didn’t) I’d say as long as you like the teachers and rest of the class enough to turn up to lessons you are fine! One of my Spanish teachers were horrid and I just didn’t want to turn up


***edit- I meant to reply to OP but replied to this instead, sorry
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