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Hello, I am new to these forums. I am in Year 10 and have decided to take Physics and Maths at A level. However, I need to choose 2 more A levels and have considered Further Maths and Chemistry.

I would like to take Chemistry because I love science! But I'm worried there will be too much memorisation needed for the exam. I am considering Further Maths A level because I enjoy Maths and think it would go along well with my other subjects but I am unsure whether I can get a good grade in it.

I hope to go to the University of Cambridge and study the Natural Sciences Tripos. If this isn't possible, I might take Computer Science or Geography or Economics but this is probably unlikely. I am currently considering a career in Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths (STEM).

I find that if I do not understand something at school, I usually come home and look it up and then practise. I also find I have to revise (e.g. practice questions, revision guide, go back over information) to get the top grades in class. I am predicted A's and A*'s in every subject apart from English where I'm predicted a B. Nonetheless, I am still in Year 10 and have yet to sit any exams, so these predicted grades might change.

However, my interests in science will most likely not change as I have been fascinated by the natural world as long as I can remember. At school, at the moment, I am also doing Maths and Statistics GCSEs. I am also doing FSMQ/ Additional Maths alongside my other GCSEs which is the equivalence of half an AS level and I have noticed that although I have found the topics difficult to comprehend, I usually understand it after some practice and I have also enjoyed the thrill of working out how to solve a problem when doing Additional Maths, even when it becomes challenging. Sometimes, in Maths, I have to ask the teacher for help (maybe because of his teaching?) but when they explain it to me on a one-on-one basis, I understand it in the end.

I would like to take Chemistry because I love science! But I'm worried there will be too much memorisation needed for the exam. I am considering Further Maths A level because I enjoy Maths and think it would go along well with my other subjects but I am unsure whether I can get a good grade in it.

I hope to go to the University of Cambridge and study the Natural Sciences Tripos. If this isn't possible, I might take Computer Science or Geography or Economics but this is probably unlikely. I am currently considering a career in Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths (STEM).

I find that if I do not understand something at school, I usually come home and look it up and then practise. I also find I have to revise (e.g. practice questions, revision guide, go back over information) to get the top grades in class. I am predicted A's and A*'s in every subject apart from English where I'm predicted a B. Nonetheless, I am still in Year 10 and have yet to sit any exams, so these predicted grades might change.

However, my interests in science will most likely not change as I have been fascinated by the natural world as long as I can remember. At school, at the moment, I am also doing Maths and Statistics GCSEs. I am also doing FSMQ/ Additional Maths alongside my other GCSEs which is the equivalence of half an AS level and I have noticed that although I have found the topics difficult to comprehend, I usually understand it after some practice and I have also enjoyed the thrill of working out how to solve a problem when doing Additional Maths, even when it becomes challenging. Sometimes, in Maths, I have to ask the teacher for help (maybe because of his teaching?) but when they explain it to me on a one-on-one basis, I understand it in the end.

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