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    My VERY last thread asking for help choosing! (In theory...)

    Right- I think im settled on- Geography, Chemistry, Biology and English Lit.

    My question being: will I be at a MASSIVE disadvantage due to the noticable lack of maths in my choices? And if you were to swap maths in, what would you trade for it (anything apart from geography (I have geo'fetishism...)

    I have NO idea about my future in terms of degree or career, with these choices what would be the best paths in terms of both money and career enjoyment?

    Thanks in advance for any help.

    EDIT- BTW the thing about maths is that I got (AB) at GCSE. But A level maths scares the goat out off me.
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    Your choices are pretty vaired and so there's a lot of different career paths you could choose from them. As to a disadvantage of not doing maths then I would say chemistry and biology more than make up for it. Unless, of course, you wanted to do maths at university, then you would be stuck!
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    Why don't you do 5? Or at least start with 5 then drop 1? Because you might choose one now and regret not doing the other later on, so instead of risking it, start with 5. :yy:
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    Your options are fine.
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    (Original post by rapha)
    Why don't you do 5? Or at least start with 5 then drop 1? Because you might choose one now and regret not doing the other later on, so instead of risking it, start with 5. :yy:
    Im am considering starting five, I'll ask about it on enrolment.

    Thats to everyone for commenting. Anyone else any advice?

    (This post was a shameless bump..)
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    (Original post by trefusis128)
    Im am considering starting five, I'll ask about it on enrolment.

    Thats to everyone for commenting. Anyone else any advice?

    (This post was a shameless bump..)
    Physics is tghe only science where you may need maths. You'll be fine without it
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    (Original post by marshey)
    Your choices are pretty vaired and so there's a lot of different career paths you could choose from them. As to a disadvantage of not doing maths then I would say chemistry and biology more than make up for it. Unless, of course, you wanted to do maths at university, then you would be stuck!
    And that certainly wont be happening
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    (Original post by trefusis128)
    My VERY last thread asking for help choosing! (In theory...)

    Right- I think im settled on- Geography, Chemistry, Biology and English Lit.

    My question being: will I be at a MASSIVE disadvantage due to the noticable lack of maths in my choices? And if you were to swap maths in, what would you trade for it (anything apart from geography (I have geo'fetishism...)

    I have NO idea about my future in terms of degree or career, with these choices what would be the best paths in terms of both money and career enjoyment?

    Thanks in advance for any help.

    EDIT- BTW the thing about maths is that I got (AB) at GCSE. But A level maths scares the goat out off me.
    How did you get AB for Maths? Is it a Double Award or something?
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    What do you want to study in uni?

    Without this vital information I cannot give any advice.
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    (Original post by trefusis128)
    My VERY last thread asking for help choosing! (In theory...)

    Right- I think im settled on- Geography, Chemistry, Biology and English Lit.

    My question being: will I be at a MASSIVE disadvantage due to the noticable lack of maths in my choices? And if you were to swap maths in, what would you trade for it (anything apart from geography (I have geo'fetishism...)

    I have NO idea about my future in terms of degree or career, with these choices what would be the best paths in terms of both money and career enjoyment?

    Thanks in advance for any help.

    EDIT- BTW the thing about maths is that id), Economics, medI got (AB) at GCSE. But A level maths scares the goat out off me.
    Your choices at the moment seem good. You could do medicine or any biological science with those choices, as you don't necessarily need Maths for that. You could also apply for something like Geography/Environmental science with those options, as Biology would complement that well. Other than that, you'd also be fine with something like Law where there is no specific subject requirement.

    However, if you want to do anything in the physical sciences (including Chem), engineering, computer science, economics, maths etc, then having no maths will rule those out (and tbh those are the most obvious degrees which lead to good money later). In general, Maths is always a good subject to have if you're quite good at the subject and want to keep your options open.

    If you were going to swap maths in for something then I'd swap with perhaps English Lit, as the three sciences/maths + contrasting subject will set you in good stead and is a nice balance.
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    A level Maths shouldn't scare anything out of you... I'm pretty sure you'll manage.
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    (Original post by rapha)
    How did you get AB for Maths? Is it a Double Award or something?
    Maths and Additional maths, In all honestly I'm not sure of the difference. I sat maths early (yr10) and got 2 Bs and after resitting one went up to an A.
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    (Original post by xinolisss)
    A level Maths shouldn't scare anything out of you... I'm pretty sure you'll manage.
    I know, my logic brain is telling me this- I should be fine up until atleast AS standard.

    (Original post by splee)
    What do you want to study in uni?

    Without this vital information I cannot give any advice.
    No Idea... which is why I'm struggling to choose.

    :no:
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    (Original post by Excalibur)
    Your choices at the moment seem good. You could do medicine or any biological science with those choices, as you don't necessarily need Maths for that. You could also apply for something like Geography/Environmental science with those options, as Biology would complement that well. Other than that, you'd also be fine with something like Law where there is no specific subject requirement.

    However, if you want to do anything in the physical sciences (including Chem), engineering, computer science, economics, maths etc, then having no maths will rule those out (and tbh those are the most obvious degrees which lead to good money later). In general, Maths is always a good subject to have if you're quite good at the subject and want to keep your options open.
    If you were going to swap maths in for something then I'd swap with perhaps English Lit, as the three sciences/maths + contrasting subject will set you in good stead and is a nice balance.
    Thanks for responding Excalibur- The bit in bold is what is concerning me! And Im really not sure about getting rid on Eng Lit, thats easilly my strongest subject; well with Geography, so I'm hesitant when removing that- is english NEEDED for any degrees? (other than the obv')
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    (Original post by trefusis128)
    Thanks for responding Excalibur- The bit in bold is what is concerning me! And Im really not sure about getting rid on Eng Lit, thats easilly my strongest subject; well with Geography, so I'm hesitant when removing that- is english NEEDED for any degrees? (other than the obv')
    Most arts subjects don't directly lead to anything apart from that subject itself, because fewer arts degrees have as many specific requirements as science degrees. So English won't be essential for anything other than English-related stuff - but if you want to do an arty subject at university, then it's obviously one of the best arts subjects. In particular, if you want to do something like law, it's always a good idea to have at least one solid essay subject and Eng Lit would be ideal.

    Do you really have absolutely NO idea what you want to do? Can you at least think of degrees/careers that you don't want, so that we can work on a process of elimination?

    Another option is to start off with 5 with the intention of dropping one when you have a bit more insight into what they're like.
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    I'd swap Biology for Maths
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    (Original post by Excalibur)
    Most arts subjects don't directly lead to anything apart from that subject itself, because fewer arts degrees have as many specific requirements as science degrees. So English won't be essential for anything other than English-related stuff - but if you want to do an arty subject at university, then it's obviously one of the best arts subjects. In particular, if you want to do something like law, it's always a good idea to have at least one solid essay subject and Eng Lit would be ideal.

    Do you really have absolutely NO idea what you want to do? Can you at least think of degrees/careers that you don't want, so that we can work on a process of elimination?

    Another option is to start off with 5 with the intention of dropping one when you have a bit more insight into what they're like.
    I do want to keep Eng' Lit as my essay subect, as this is what I'm good at- and I really dont have any Idea but a career such as law or IR/politics ect do appeal to me (well, more than anything else, but even they dont leap out at me).

    As for degrees I dont want to do, there are the Languages and maths, and all the obscure degrees in weirdo studies... :P:

    Thanks again for the help, sorry for late reply!
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    (Original post by trefusis128)
    I know, my logic brain is telling me this- I should be fine up until atleast AS standard.
    Trust me, I aced A2 Maths starting from scratch in something less than 2 months... and guess what I'd got... 578/600
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    (Original post by xinolisss)
    Trust me, I aced A2 Maths starting from scratch in something less than 2 months... and guess what I'd got... 578/600
    Well arn't you a little ray of inspiration!
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    (Original post by trefusis128)
    My VERY last thread asking for help choosing! (In theory...)

    Right- I think im settled on- Geography, Chemistry, Biology and English Lit.

    My question being: will I be at a MASSIVE disadvantage due to the noticable lack of maths in my choices? And if you were to swap maths in, what would you trade for it (anything apart from geography (I have geo'fetishism...)

    I have NO idea about my future in terms of degree or career, with these choices what would be the best paths in terms of both money and career enjoyment?

    Thanks in advance for any help.

    EDIT- BTW the thing about maths is that I got (AB) at GCSE. But A level maths scares the goat out off me.
    I got a low A in GCSE maths and dropped 11 marks in the whole AS level, it really isn't hard and opens so many doors, really.

    Further maths, thats hard.
 
 
 

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