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So, I was planning to take English lit, history and chemistry a level but after asking my teachers, I've completely changed my mind. My English teacher told me that I should should just pick all humanities instead of chemistry as well as I'll find chemistry really hard without doing maths or another science. My chemistry teacher told me the same thing and said that I should pick another science as this will link in with my chemistry, and that i probably shouldn't pick a humanity subject with that as it will be completely different to what I am learning in chemistry and will waste time. As a person who doesn't know what to do as a future career and wants to keep as many doors open as possible, which pathway would be best to take?
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You need 2 or 3 sciences to do a sciencey degree at most unis but only 1 essay subject to do a humanities degree so I’d personally go with the that - I think it’s a nice middle ground that lets you learn in both areas and allows you to apply to courses in both areas. I’ve got a friend who’s doing bio, chem and french and hes got an interview for medicine. I’ve got 1 friend doing bio, chem and English lit and she’s got an interview for a biotechnology course at Leeds - another 2 doing this option will also be applying for medicine next year so it’s very possible to keep 1 humanity if that’s what you want to do. It’s probably the best option to open more doors in terms of career prospects but I think it’s more important to do what you love. I really disagree with your chem teacher that doing a humanity alongside sciences would be a waste; learning about something that interests you isn’t a waste at all.
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You need 2 or 3 sciences to do a sciencey degree at most unis but only 1 essay subject to do a humanities degree so I’d personally go with the that - I think it’s a nice middle ground that lets you learn in both areas and allows you to apply to courses in both areas. I’ve got a friend who’s doing bio, chem and french and hes got an interview for medicine. I’ve got 1 friend doing bio, chem and English lit and she’s got an interview for a biotechnology course at Leeds - another 2 doing this option will also be applying for medicine next year so it’s very possible to keep 1 humanity if that’s what you want to do. It’s probably the best option to open more doors in terms of career prospects but I think it’s more important to do what you love. I really disagree with your chem teacher that doing a humanity alongside sciences would be a waste; learning about something that interests you isn’t a waste at all.
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(Original post by Aliziyayy)
So, I was planning to take English lit, history and chemistry a level but after asking my teachers, I've completely changed my mind. My English teacher told me that I should should just pick all humanities instead of chemistry as well as I'll find chemistry really hard without doing maths or another science. My chemistry teacher told me the same thing and said that I should pick another science as this will link in with my chemistry, and that i probably shouldn't pick a humanity subject with that as it will be completely different to what I am learning in chemistry and will waste time. As a person who doesn't know what to do as a future career and wants to keep as many doors open as possible, which pathway would be best to take?
Someone in my year group is doing these exact A-levels, I think she wants to do history at university, but it shows how it is possible and actually the subjects can go well with one another. I do chemistry, biology and geography at A-level and honestly I don't think you will find it too hard doing a science on its own without another science as to be honest they don't really link together that much. Chemistry doesn't have that much maths in it either. I got a 5 at GCSE and am finding the maths okay, some of its hard (more application questions involving maths than anything) but most of it is just basics such as rearranging calculations, putting numbers into equations, percentages, conversions etc... so I think you would be fine not doing maths. The only thing I can think of that may be an issue is if you wanted to do medicine at university as these courses often want two sciences or two stem subjects. Just have a look at some university courses for things you might be interested in doing and have a look what subjects they ask for. Good luck
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