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Chemistry or Maths A level ?

Discussion in 'Secondary' started by Leapyearbaby64, Feb 10, 2012.

  1. Leapyearbaby64

    Leapyearbaby64 New commenter

    DD loves history and french and wants to do a similar combo at university so the first 2 A level choices were easy. Because of the limits of the history taught at school (all relatively modern), she has decided on classical civilisation. She is doing triple science GCSE and maths and additional maths. She initially chose chemistry as her 4th subject, mainly because the maths department were very anti maths being a 4th choice. She is now wavering because the head of house said chemistry sat a bit oddly with her other choices. Which I guess it does. Is it more odd than maths?
     
  2. Leapyearbaby64

    Leapyearbaby64 New commenter

    DD loves history and french and wants to do a similar combo at university so the first 2 A level choices were easy. Because of the limits of the history taught at school (all relatively modern), she has decided on classical civilisation. She is doing triple science GCSE and maths and additional maths. She initially chose chemistry as her 4th subject, mainly because the maths department were very anti maths being a 4th choice. She is now wavering because the head of house said chemistry sat a bit oddly with her other choices. Which I guess it does. Is it more odd than maths?
     
  3. DM

    DM New commenter

    It doesn't matter - both are strong choices. It doesn't sound like this maths department know what they are talking about though - mathematics is a 'facilitating subject' and, as such, is welcomed by all universities (and employers) for all courses (and careers).
     
  4. Ditto to DMs opinion. Both are strong. Both show analytical and quantitative skills. It will be down to your DD to chose.
    If she is asked at a Univeristy interview why she chose that subject, she can explain her dilemma and go on to explain why she opted for the one she took.
     
  5. Leapyearbaby64

    Leapyearbaby64 New commenter

    Thanks people!
     

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