Turn on thread page Beta
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (This is Dan's younger brother btw Dan is continuing his PhD in NeuroScience) Just on his account asking a general question.

    So I'm in Year 11, I should get all A's or A*s in Biology, Chemistry and Physics and Geography. Now I have made up my mind about 2 of the A levels I'm going to take, them being Biology and Geography.

    I have no idea what I want to do as of yet, I can either join the Navy in Engineering or go into Neuroscience like my brother. Or I would like to be a Medicall Officer in the Royal Navy.

    So the question is, Physics or Chemistry as my 3rd A level? (I'm sticking to 3 + general studies)
    Offline

    11
    ReputationRep:
    Do both!!!
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by xarcul)
    Do both!!!
    More means more work and more work means more pressure etc, I know if I choose 3 solid ones then I'm more likely to get A*/A's in them at A level.
    Offline

    11
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Wata)
    More means more work and more work means more pressure etc, I know if I choose 3 solid ones then I'm more likely to get A*/A's in them at A level.
    Well you can always drop one at A2 level. My advice is not to narrow down your options too much yet!
    Offline

    12
    ReputationRep:
    No Mathematics?
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Dhanoo)
    No Mathematics?
    I'd only achieve an A/B in maths, i'm much better at Science and Geog.

    Also, do you think Biology Chemistry and Physics at A level is too ambitious? or 2 sciences and Geog is a better option?
    Offline

    12
    ReputationRep:
    I think Chemistry would complement Biology and Geography quite well, but you could always take Physics to AS Level as well.
    Offline

    12
    ReputationRep:
    You will really suffer with 3 sciences as they are 'hard' subjects . So a better option would be 2 sciences and Geo, if you don't want to stress yourself out along the year and considering the courses you want to take, 2 sciences will suffice.

    I would prefer you take Chemistry as one of your sciences, the other depends on you.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    Well I Want to do either

    Engineering Officer (RN) - Biochemical Preferred.

    Medical Officer (RN) -http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/careers/explore-jobs/all-jobs/medical-officer/whats-the-job/ (basically need to do 3 years in Med School.

    Med school (UCL = AAA including Biology and Chemistry)

    Engineering (Bio Chem) = Physics biology and Chemistry.
    Offline

    15
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Wata)
    Med school (UCL = AAA including Biology and Chemistry)
    (Original post by UCL)
    A pass in a further subject at AS level or equivalent is also required
    Might want to take that into account.
    Offline

    11
    ReputationRep:
    Do bio, chem, physics and further maths! Like MEEEEE!!!
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Revolution is my Name)
    Might want to take that into account.
    so Effectively i'd need to take 4 A levels?
    Offline

    15
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Wata)
    so Effectively i'd need to take 4 A levels?
    Well, three full A Levels and another at AS.
    Offline

    20
    If it's a straight choice between those two, then Chemistry.

    I'd recommend Maths though. :yy:
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Champagne Supernova)
    If it's a straight choice between those two, then Chemistry.

    I'd recommend Maths though. :yy:
    I suck at maths, only at a B grade.
    To do medicine, Maths isn't really needed.

    Biology and Geography are defo's.

    Chemistry and Physics I'm just debating whether to do both.. or just chemistry.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Revolution is my Name)
    Well, three full A Levels and another at AS.
    AS is just the 1st year too of Sixth form right?
    Offline

    20
    (Original post by Wata)
    I suck at maths, only at a B grade.
    To do medicine, Maths isn't really needed.

    Biology and Geography are defo's.

    Chemistry and Physics I'm just debating whether to do both.. or just chemistry.
    A couple of people are doing fine in Maths at the moment with only a B grade at GCSE in my year.

    For Medicine, they'll prefer Chemistry, definitely.
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    The majority of med schools want Chemistry, at least to AS if not a full A-Level.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    Ok cool :Y:
    Just one question, if I do Physics too, will I be overloaded with work, doing Biology Chemistry and Physics? I'd want to take physics as a 4th and then do it as an AS level and drop it after a year.
    Offline

    20
    You could do Physics just to AS year? That shouldn't be too much of a workload...
 
 
 
The home of Results and Clearing

3,667

people online now

1,567,000

students helped last year

University open days

  1. Bournemouth University
    Clearing Open Day Undergraduate
    Fri, 17 Aug '18
  2. University of Bolton
    Undergraduate Open Day Undergraduate
    Fri, 17 Aug '18
  3. Bishop Grosseteste University
    All Courses Undergraduate
    Fri, 17 Aug '18
Poll
A-level students - how do you feel about your results?
Help with your A-levels

All the essentials

The adventure begins mug

Student life: what to expect

What it's really like going to uni

Rosette

Essay expert

Learn to write like a pro with our ultimate essay guide.

Uni match

Uni match

Our tool will help you find the perfect course for you

Study planner

Create a study plan

Get your head around what you need to do and when with the study planner tool.

Study planner

Resources by subject

Everything from mind maps to class notes.

Hands typing

Degrees without fees

Discover more about degree-level apprenticeships.

A student doing homework

Study tips from A* students

Students who got top grades in their A-levels share their secrets

Study help links and info

Can you help? Study help unanswered threadsRules and posting guidelines

Groups associated with this forum:

View associated groups

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reply
Hide
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.