Michael East answered on 5 Jan 2018:
Hi nessie, it depends what your aims are in the long term. Maths and physics often go very well together as A-level subjects. There are research areas like astrophysics, robotics or nanotechnology. Also more practical and creative areas like civil engineering, architecture or computer coding.
Don’t be surprised if your current career goals or plans change over time. Most important of all – follow your gut. Don’t stick with a career if it feels wrong. Have the courage to be honest if something does not work out and move on.
Katie Hassell answered on 8 Jan 2018:
You lucky person – you have all the options.
Which is actually a blessing and a curse all in one – because what are “all the options”?!
Nearly all jobs these days have computing somewhere involved, which also means maths will be involved.
Research is a great option, but so is anything engineering, or perhaps film design, or finance.
My advice to you would be to make sure you have solid skills in your maths and computing, but also literacy (reading and writing). This way, when you find out something you might want to have a go at, you’ll have the skills and ability to go for it.
If you can, a language like French or German can be useful to when it comes to research and engineering.
In the world of work, you would also do well to consider *how* you like to work too (alone, in groups, following instructions, that kind of things).
I suggest having a look at the “people like me” campaign for ideas of what sort of jobs are out there. https://www.wisecampaign.org.uk/people-like-me/people-like-me-for-girls
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