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Yo! I’d like to know anyone’s opinion on the A levels I’m thinking of taking. I’m generally staying away from STEM subjects as I don’t think I’d do well in them, however I’m considering taking a few as a fourth subject and dropping it/ another A level if it becomes too difficult/ bearable.

In addition I’d like to know how difficult A level maths is in your opinion, I’m was average in GCSE math and bio, could I theoretically just work hard and achieve a B minimum in A levels for said subjects?

For some context my relevant GCSE grades
-English lit/Lang 7,6
-Comb Sciences 7,6
-Maths 7
-Geography 8
-Business 8u
-PE 8


1. Econ, psychology, IT, maths (dropping maths if it were too hard/ dropping psy or IT if maths was bearable)

2. business, geography, maths, IT/psychology (again dropping maths if it were unsuitable otherwise dropping the latter subject.

3. Business, geography, bio (swapping out bio for psychology or IT were things not to go my way)

What’s the difference in how much respect econ is given in comparison to business? As econ is more favourable than business, however the subjects paired with it are less ‘suitable’ in that I may probably drop maths and my options become limited.

Or do I pick business routes (acknowledging that it’s regarded lower than econ) but I can then pick geography (facilitating subject + I’m a lot less likely to drop + I think I would do well)
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First of all, A-level maths is a step up. I got an A* in maths GCSE and found A-Level maths hard. You need to be able and willing to put a lot of time into this subject. I feel if you were an 'average' GCSE maths student you may struggle, especially if you not 100% committed.

In the end it is up to you. You haven't actually said what your goal is or where you want to end up. But thinking about that, you should choose subjects that will help you get but also ones you will enjoy learning. With A-Levels, I found that you will get out what you put in.
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I got a 6 in GCSE Maths and an A* in A level Maths, so it is bearable if you put in the work!
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