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Repeating year 12 different subjects

Hi I am currently in year 12 studying BTEC extended diploma in Engineering and A-level maths so 4 a-levels. But now since its ben about half the year I feel like Engineering isn't something I will ever enjoy. TBH I feel stupid for picking it.
So the GCSE grades I got was 9.9 in combined science and my question is if I change my subjects next year and repeat year 12 with different subjects to Biology, Chemistry and Geography or Maths(depends on my maths end of year grade). Judging by my GCSE grades would I manage the science subjects. I know it sounds like it's a stupid question but everyone, who I have asked has only said how hard they are and how the GCSE grades don't really matter when it comes to A-level. Please advise if I should just go for the change or should I stick with the engineering, which is a bit easier and go into a carreer that isn't bad but I wont really enjoy.

Also, if I switch to the A-levels would it stop me getting into dentinsty becasue i'm still completing them within 2 years but I would just be one year older.
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Original post by zak.sa1
Hi I am currently in year 12 studying BTEC extended diploma in Engineering and A-level maths so 4 a-levels. But now since its ben about half the year I feel like Engineering isn't something I will ever enjoy. TBH I feel stupid for picking it.
So the GCSE grades I got was 9.9 in combined science and my question is if I change my subjects next year and repeat year 12 with different subjects to Biology, Chemistry and Geography or Maths(depends on my maths end of year grade). Judging by my GCSE grades would I manage the science subjects. I know it sounds like it's a stupid question but everyone, who I have asked has only said how hard they are and how the GCSE grades don't really matter when it comes to A-level. Please advise if I should just go for the change or should I stick with the engineering, which is a bit easier and go into a carreer that isn't bad but I wont really enjoy.
Also, if I switch to the A-levels would it stop me getting into dentinsty becasue i'm still completing them within 2 years but I would just be one year older.

If you got a 9-9 in science i think you are capable of doing biology and chemistry, however I cant speak from experience as i dont take chem or bio but in my physics class half the class had 7s in science gcse and many of them are now achieving the high grades A*/A/B. You have to keep on top the content, the jump from gcse science to alevel sciences can be a big jump for most
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Thank you, do u have any advice if it's worth switching courses if I feel like I don't really enjoy engineering even though it's a good career
I’m doing physics and biology at the minute (dropping physics down to AS) I got a 65 and biology hasn’t been super hard, there’s some bits than I’m not the strongest at but overall I don’t fine it too challenging, with physics I think I really should’ve had higher science and maths grades, it’s not as good as biology, I think you’re fully capable of doing biology and chemistry (I have two friends doing that combination and the topics sometimes overlap which they said was really fun)
Reply 4
Original post by zak.sa1
Hi I am currently in year 12 studying BTEC extended diploma in Engineering and A-level maths so 4 a-levels. But now since its ben about half the year I feel like Engineering isn't something I will ever enjoy. TBH I feel stupid for picking it.
So the GCSE grades I got was 9.9 in combined science and my question is if I change my subjects next year and repeat year 12 with different subjects to Biology, Chemistry and Geography or Maths(depends on my maths end of year grade). Judging by my GCSE grades would I manage the science subjects. I know it sounds like it's a stupid question but everyone, who I have asked has only said how hard they are and how the GCSE grades don't really matter when it comes to A-level. Please advise if I should just go for the change or should I stick with the engineering, which is a bit easier and go into a carreer that isn't bad but I wont really enjoy.
Also, if I switch to the A-levels would it stop me getting into dentinsty becasue i'm still completing them within 2 years but I would just be one year older.

I'm in no place to say whether the subjects are a good fit for you, but taking a degree and subject you hate is always a bad idea. have a friend who did what you want to do with different subjects and its going great so it does work for people

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