switching a-levels and coping with work?Watch
very late switch, i know. deadline is today. want to switch to another subject out of fear that i won't do it and ill miss out on a lot of things it leads to as a facilitating subject. at the same time i despise it for just not being fun to me, its how i was taught to fear exam questions. my big problem is the risk factor, its a massive gamble to switch compared to my comfortable few subjects that i can do well in. i did well for it in gcse (8), but the teacher is someone who gives an obscene amount of homework and sets new homework every class. i had this teacher for one term in y10 and through his homework i started using up all my energy at home doing it and not learning anything in class, dropping my grades down to a d in the first test. he hasnt changed and i really dont know if i want to take this. it is going to pay off if it does well but its a very big gamble for me, high risk high reward.
english lit., history, geography. want to still keep my options open, although i'm leaning towards the social sciences and humanities. i want to work in mental health, education, or academia in the future.
ive been told this a lot. maths opens up doors like economics and psychology which are fields i might want to go into and other things like philosophy look favorably on it. i might also change my interests to compsci or something. its also very much a personal challenge thing and i also dont want to throw behind such a useful subject and my last remaining link to stem.
i think thats where my problem lies. both options have their benefits and drawbacks and i cant pick between one. maths has a high level of risk and uncertainty (regarding me not really needing it for things in university sometimes) but im afraid of not doing it because of what ill be missing out on. it is also going to mess my mental health up because i really dont like the teacher and i dont like maths in general
In all honesty I think you’re overthinking it. You don’t need maths for psychology or for most other things. It’s impossible to keep every door open and we’re talking about your 4th A level when the vast majority of people only take 3 anyway. Plus you’ve already missed a lot of Maths A level work. You are only making yourself unhappy by overthinking it