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    I'm taking Maths, History, Geography and English Lit for AS. However after getting a B in English Lit and high As in Science, and with my doubts I've had for a long time about English I'm considering changing to Biology. Any advice? Is there a point taking Biology if I don't want to do Science type course at uni?
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    Biology is a lot of work at A level. It's basically memorising huge amounts of information...
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    No, continue with English Literature.
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    Ya, I don't actually see much point in Biology if you don't want to do sciences at University...

    The subject is very time consuming.
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    English lit is a lot less work, i know my friends who did bio were flat out with work all the time
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    I'm taking Maths, History, Geography and English Lit for AS. However after getting a B in English Lit and high As in Science, and with my doubts I've had for a long time about English I'm considering changing to Biology. Any advice? Is there a point taking Biology if I don't want to do Science type course at uni?
    Just because you got a B, doesn't mean that you won't do well in English at A-Level. I say Maths, History, Geography and Biology looks very respectable indeed. But then again, if you want to do English, then do English. Your B will not stop you from getting a good grade in English. As long as you have the potential to do good in English, then you will get a high mark - and English will complement History. But, on the other hand, if you are having second thoughts on taking a science course in uni, biology will give you the reassurance. Unless you know that you really want to take English at uni, then don't take. But if you enjoy English take it. It depends where your abilities lie, your GCSEs don't mean anything on what you will get at A Level. If you enjoy English more, take it; but if you enjoy biology more, take bio. Overall, either one you will take; providing you get good grades etc., you will be a very respectable applicant when you will apply for uni.

    In conclusion, I ask you this, "What do YOU enjoy more - English lit or biology"? Just because you got an A or a B doesn't prove anything on what you will get at A Level. Take what you will enjoy, don't let your GCSEs determine what you will do at sixth form.

    I've hoped I've helped you in making your desicion!
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    My best advice is to just choose the one you're most likely to enjoy My friend got a B in GCSE English Literature, but achieved an A at AS, so there's no correlation between the two at all. A B is an excellent grade and if you've had your sights set on English for a long time, you shouldn't change your mind unless you're absolutely certain that Biology is for you. If you don't want to study anything related to science at university, it's no reason not to study Biology if you're going to find it a worthwhile and interesting subject at A-Level, as the ideal combination of A-Level subjects should be based not only on what you want to do in the future, but on what you enjoy!

    Either way, both subjects will complement your other choices really well, so it really doesn't matter which one you opt for - just go with your instincts! If you think you've made the wrong decision, I'm sure you'll be able to change within the first few weeks of starting your courses. I hope this helps!
    Good luck!
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    Its a lot easier to get a good grade in English than Bio. Bio is in a total different leauge than English. I did Bio and got a U! And gave up. I should have done English Lit I was predicted a B!!!
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    Thanks guys, you've been really helpful . My answer is I enjoy both, but I think, from what you've said, I should be doing English because Science requires maximum dedication.
 
 
 

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