I'm in year 12 doing Maths, Further Maths, Biology, and Chemistry A-Levels. Further Maths and Biology are my favourites, and I'm predicted A*s in all of my subjects.
I can't decide which course would suit me best; I'm looking at Oxford/Cambridge at the minute, and for the last few months I've been leaning towards Natural Sciences at Cambridge, but I'm not sure.
(Does anyone know the main differences between Cambridge's (biological stream) Natural Sciences and Oxford's Biomedical Sciences? And how many maths modules are available in the Natural Sciences course?)
Context: At the start of the year, I chose Maths, Further Maths, Physics, and Computer Science. I swapped Computer Science for Biology after one lesson, and swapped Physics (which I really didn't like) for Chemistry (which I dislike less) around 9 weeks in to the term.
Anyway, I was sort of certain that I wanted to do something related to biological sciences. Then the other day my maths/further maths teacher said he thinks I'm going to change my mind and end up doing maths (I've had him for six years, he knows me very well, and he was being genuine), and it's made me think about things a bit more. Before I wasn't even considering it, but now I think that I should at least consider it a bit so I don't end up regretting my choice later. It also seems like I'm mostly only doing maths-related extracurriculars at the minute (tutoring maths, maths problem-solving courses, maths ambassador at school). I have been shortlisted for a biology research placement in the summer though, so hopefully that should help me become more certain about if a lab-based course is for me.
I really like further maths, I got a 9 in maths and further maths at GCSE (and all my other GCSEs), and I'm good at it - but I don't know if I'm *Oxbridge* good at it. Like, I don't do maths much in my spare time, I'm not really passionate about it in the way some people are, and I don't know what you can really do with it in the future besides finance and stuff (I'm definitely not interested in a career in finance). I prefer pure maths to the applied topics, and I'm not sure how pure maths would relate to a job.
Would a biology or maths course lead to a higher salary?
I think if I end up picking a biological science related course, I'll definitely miss maths, but if I pick maths I'll miss biology, which makes it tricky. I don't know which I would miss more. I don't know what university maths would be like, and how it would differ from A Level maths.
I'm also autistic, which makes deciding extra hard because I'm never completely certain about how I feel about things (so I don't know which I prefer).