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Do I need maths?

Hey so I am thinking about uni courses and I'm a bit stuck on what to do about that and A-Levels? I currently take maths, biology, geography and english language A-Level, but think I should drop one. I want to drop maths because I don't like it but I'm good at it so i'm not sure if I should keep it because I was thinking about maybe geography or marine biology for uni, where maths would be useful for both. I'm also ok at english and i love it because it's so interesting but I don't think it's as useful as maths. I could keep doing all four but I've been told by numerous people not to and it doesn't seem worth the effort.

If you guys could help then I'd appreciate it because I don't know what to do! Also please suggest other uni courses that would fit with my A-Levels,

thanks
Original post by beth10101
Hey so I am thinking about uni courses and I'm a bit stuck on what to do about that and A-Levels? I currently take maths, biology, geography and english language A-Level, but think I should drop one. I want to drop maths because I don't like it but I'm good at it so i'm not sure if I should keep it because I was thinking about maybe geography or marine biology for uni, where maths would be useful for both. I'm also ok at english and i love it because it's so interesting but I don't think it's as useful as maths. I could keep doing all four but I've been told by numerous people not to and it doesn't seem worth the effort.

If you guys could help then I'd appreciate it because I don't know what to do! Also please suggest other uni courses that would fit with my A-Levels,

thanks

Hi! Don't worry about what other people are suggesting you should do. If you think you can manage 4 A-levels without it impacting the outcome of your final grades and you want to then go for it! However, if you would like to drop one and you want to do marine biology, maths does not seem to be the be-all and end-all. Most important is biology. Also if you have to pick an A-level to drop pick the one you like the least. A-levels can be intense, you don't want to hate what you're learning about on top of the workload. Sorry, I don't really have any suggestions for other careers but maybe try the prospects website https://www.prospects.ac.uk/?
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Original post by Bilbocat24
Hi! Don't worry about what other people are suggesting you should do. If you think you can manage 4 A-levels without it impacting the outcome of your final grades and you want to then go for it! However, if you would like to drop one and you want to do marine biology, maths does not seem to be the be-all and end-all. Most important is biology. Also if you have to pick an A-level to drop pick the one you like the least. A-levels can be intense, you don't want to hate what you're learning about on top of the workload. Sorry, I don't really have any suggestions for other careers but maybe try the prospects website https://www.prospects.ac.uk/?

The prospects website has helped lots, thank you so much! The workload is getting a bit too much with extra-curricular too si I think I'm going to drop maths. Thank you for your advice!
Look at the entry requirements for the sort of degree you want to do before you make any decsions - examples :

Geography at Leicester - https://le.ac.uk/geography/study/undergraduate
Marine Geography at Cardiff -- https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/course/marine-geography-bsc
Geography with Ocean Science at Plymouth - https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/bsc-geography-with-ocean-science
Marine Biology with Oceanography at :Liverpool - https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/courses/2023/marine-biology-with-oceanography-bsc-hons
Marine Environmental Science at Portsmouth - https://www.port.ac.uk/study/courses/undergraduate/bsc-hons-marine-environmental-science
Geography, Sustainable Development and Climate Change at Sussex - https://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/geography-sustainable-development-and-climate-change-bsc

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