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    I'm currently in year 11 and thinking of a career in nursing. When I go to sixth form, I'll be studying biology and French, but I need to pick two more subjects. So I was wondering which of the following I should pick...

    - Chemistry
    - Health & social care
    - Health & social care (BTEC)
    - Psychology
    - Science (applied)
    - Sociology

    I'm not really sure which of these subjects are relevant for nursing and which ones aren't. And also, which ones are the most interesting to study?

    Thanks in advance
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    (Original post by GeekChicc)
    I'm currently in year 11 and thinking of a career in nursing. When I go to sixth form, I'll be studying biology and French, but I need to pick two more subjects. So I was wondering which of the following I should pick...

    - Chemistry
    - Health & social care
    - Health & social care (BTEC)
    - Psychology
    - Science (applied)
    - Sociology

    I'm not really sure which of these subjects are relevant for nursing and which ones aren't. And also, which ones are the most interesting to study?

    Thanks in advance
    In general A levels are far more respected than BTECs, so I would go for these if I were you. Chemistry is very relevant but difficult, so have a look at the entry requirements on some university websites for if you need it or not if you're not sure about taking it to help you decide. Other than that any of those would be fine, psychology is probably marginally most respected if this has an effect but really it doesn't make a lot of difference- do what you think you'll enjoy and work hardest at to get the best grade.


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    (Original post by furryface12)
    In general A levels are far more respected than BTECs, so I would go for these if I were you. Chemistry is very relevant but difficult, so have a look at the entry requirements on some university websites for if you need it or not if you're not sure about taking it to help you decide. Other than that any of those would be fine, psychology is probably marginally most respected if this has an effect but really it doesn't make a lot of difference- do what you think you'll enjoy and work hardest at to get the best grade.


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    Nursing and midwifery courses love the social sciences so I'd make one of your choices psychology if you go from the angle of "getting you in" but if not then any of those would be good, based on what you enjoy. But I'd definitely stick to a levels where possible
 
 
 

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