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    hi iam planning to pick the following a levels to do next year:

    BEARING IN MIND I HAVE NO CLUE WHAT I WANT TO DO FOR A CAREER.

    Chemistry - because i enjoy the subject and enjoy understanding and learning about it.looks great on CV's to.
    Physics -- mainly because it shows on a CV that iam a problem thinker.
    English -- cos i like it and am very good at it.
    Maths --- because i feel that its very important for any career i chose to do

    my parents are egar for me to do:
    maths
    physics
    biology
    english

    because they believe i will struggle at chemistry because my bro did the same and got a c but they still want me to do 2 sciences.

    i do dual science ( 99 percent sure ill get a double a.) and taking 9 GCSES in total,
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    IMO you should stop looking ahead in the future so much, and concentrate more on what you enjoy now...
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    They're hella s.hit
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    If you enjoy Chemistry, and are planning to much the work in, then go for it. Your parents shouldn't compare you to your brother!

    They sound like very good choices.

    What English course are you doing? Lit, Lang or the combined?

    if I were you I'd do Lit - stay away from the combined course unless you're truly desperate do it.
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    (Original post by Celph Titled)
    They're hella s.hit
    what?
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    Ignore your parents. Chemistry is easier than physics at A-Level. You arent your brother. Plus you are mostly going with what they want anyway.

    [sciencebias]Either that or do the sensible option and dont do english [\sciencebias]
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    (Original post by steph_v)
    If you enjoy Chemistry, and are planning to much the work in, then go for it. Your parents shouldn't compare you to your brother!

    They sound like very good choices.

    What English course are you doing? Lit, Lang or the combined?

    if I were you I'd do Lit - stay away from the combined course unless you're truly desperate do it.
    english lit lol, yeah i've read posts on here and i won't be doing combined, my school dont offer combined anyway.
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    just started my a levels i had no idea what i wanted to do so i chose the subjects i had a passion for which i got A*'s in which unfortunately excluded french and history

    but i am loving every minute of all my subjects and the main thing is if you enjoy your subjects you are likely to do well as you won't find the revision/homework tedious and boring
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    Ok, OP, definitely think about taking two science and maths. That'll help, as unis like this. Maybe take a language or a humanities? Add a bit of variation, keeps your options open. Maybe instead of two sciences take one science and english. Either way, that really is a broad range. It really is up to you/what you enjoy.
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    Too much science there mate.


    (wants to take Lit, History, German and Music) :ninja:
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    (Original post by Turdburger)
    [sciencebias]Either that or do the sensible option and dont do english [\sciencebias]
    the thing is i want to do english to open up my options incase i realise i dont want to persue a science based career. The good thing about chemistry and physics is that they are usefull regardless of what you want to do in your future as they emphisiais that you are a problem thinker etc.
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    They sound good. A couple of small points:
    - English Literature is more highly respected (by universities, anyway) than English.
    - Don't do things just because of your brother/parents.
    - Chemistry will probably "open more doors" than Biology, because it is necessary for many courses, e.g. medicine.
    - Maths rocks :yep:
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    (Original post by cfc1992)
    IMO you should stop looking ahead in the future so much, and concentrate more on what you enjoy now...
    tbh that's stupid advice. What happens if someone wanted to do english history art and photography because they enjoyed it only to think **** i can't apply to medicine anymore....
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    you should do what you WANT to do, not what you think will look good on your CV, or what your parents think. At the end of it, it's better to end up with A*s/As in what you like and enjoy and are good at, that Bs/Cs in what you 'think' are important subjects. You have to study them for two years, so you need to choose options which are right for you. Don't let yourself be compared to your brother, you are two different people so you won't make the same mistakes.
    Good luck
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    Do whatever you want, not what your parents want.
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    (Original post by Doublereedfreak)
    Too much science there mate.


    (wants to take Lit, History, German and Music) :ninja:
    lol
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    (Original post by goats)
    lol
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    (Original post by abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz)
    tbh that's stupid advice. What happens if someone wanted to do english history art and photography because they enjoyed it only to think **** i can't apply to medicine anymore....
    spot on.
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    thank you ALL for your replies, keep em coming
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    i got 1 a*(maths) 5as(2 science, 1 stats, 1 histroy) 3bs
    i flopped in my first year with 2 sciences.

    No, don't do sciences if u can't get A*, its stupid.
    Choose something easy rather than sciences, english is good(got B with a week of revision for A level), Maths is really hard. If you can, avoid sciences with all cost unles uni choice require it, otheriwse you will be in lot of pain and regret.
    Screw your parents, thats how i fell into my flops, cos of them wanting me to take those.

    Take things you wil get A* in, or easy options, like photography or media if you can. My GF's sis got 2A1B for AS and shes doing art, photography and media.(piss me off so much, shes a complete dumbass)
    Unis don't look at your subject, they look at grade, remmeber that.
 
 
 
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