Should I carry on with maths or change to psychology Watch
I got my AS results back:A in Biology A in Chemistry E in MathsI did not revise maths much until the last week before the exam due to pretty bad personal circumstances but was able to successfully cram chemistry and biology in the last 2 months approx, as maths isn’t really a subject that you can succeed in without practice unless you’re extremely talented at it. I could either carry on with maths or change it to psychology but having an A level in maths would be significantly more beneficial to me. Is it at all possible to go from an E to an A in maths with a lot of effort as I would need an A or at least a B to go on to study what I want to. Any advice would be much appreciated.
Hi! I do psychology A level and the content for AQA is quite intense and I think you'd be better off sticking with your maths. If you were to take psychology instead, would you stay behind a year to get an A level in it or just take it as AS? I think if you drop maths then it's technically a wasted year as that AS grade won't really be valuable to you. But if you were to carry it on and turn it into an A level making sure it's a pass at least, it would be better. If your math skill is good and it was just the lack of revision then perhaps it isn't the end of the world and you really can transform that grade to become what you need it to. However if you feel you lack the ability to get to the grades you require for your next step then maybe it won't be worth it. Have you already got your predicted grades for maths/ is your AS grade going to affect it? I think the key differences in maths and psychology is that in Maths you're learning more methods and how to do things rather than theories and studies etc which is a lot more content to grasp. Last year we did Memory, Psychopathology (so like depression, anxiety, OCD), attachment, Research methods which is an absolutely massive topic, Biopsychology and lastly, Approaches. I think sticking with maths really will be the best thing for you considering all of this and the work you put in will be worth it. You can definitely do it but seek all the help you need with the ideal end result in mind. Good luck!
I would suggest retaking math AS and continuing with it to A level.It's almost impossible for an E at AS to become A at A2. So retake math AS, aim for an A and you should be able to come out with A/A*. You've got As at bio and chem so it is very much possible for you to get A*s in them at A2. So retake math AS and you very much come out with A*A*A*.