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XenonSabre
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I'm predicted to get either A's or B's in my GCSE's, and i'm definitely going to sixth form to study: Geography, Business Studies, Chemistry and English Language, all of which are full A levels, no BTEC's. As you may notice these are essentially completely unrelated, and I plan to study Geology at University to MA or perhaps a P.H.D, my question is, do you think this will improve my employability with such a broad range of skills, or hinder them as it shows minimum specialisation, with the exception of geology/geography?
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Hey,

Chemistry is a must for Geology, most universities like their students to have at least two sciences, preferably Physics & Chemistry. There's a Geology A-Level that i studied which will help you get a good grasp on the basic principles of Geology before you start your undergraduate course.

However in some circumstances universities will accept students with Geology & Geography A-levels without any other sciences. This isn't always the case, it's best to study facilitating science subjects.


I'd advise studying: Geology, Physics, Chemistry & Maths.
Or you could replace Maths/physics with a social science such as Economics as universities do like to see students studying a broad range of subjects (& lets face it economics is far more interesting that business studies! ).

I hope this helped!
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(Original post by AlexWayward)
Hey,

Chemistry is a must for Geology, most universities like their students to have at least two sciences, preferably Physics & Chemistry. There's a Geology A-Level that i studied which will help you get a good grasp on the basic principles of Geology before you start your undergraduate course.

However in some circumstances universities will accept students with Geology & Geography A-levels without any other sciences. This isn't always the case, it's best to study facilitating science subjects.


I'd advise studying: Geology, Physics, Chemistry & Maths.
Or you could replace Maths/physics with a social science such as Economics as universities do like to see students studying a broad range of subjects (& lets face it economics is far more interesting that business studies! ).

I hope this helped!
Yes, that was somewhat helpful. However nearby colleges do not supply adequate courses, living in the North East of England most courses are based around vocational skills, and thus the closest geology course is in middlesbrough, which isn't particularly the best and would be a financial drain. I have considered economics, and was pretty deadset on it, however, i'm take business at GCSE and i'm torn between the two. Maths, isn't a subject I enjoy so physics and further maths are out of the question. Biology would be an option but it my least favourite science, however despite the maths element being an issue, it is adequate enough to study physics but I would then have to drop English Language of which i'm relatively good at and have already received an A in. My GCSE subjects are: Core subjects, Geography, Religious Studies (Catholic school), Business Studies, I.C.T and sadly photography. All of which are as previously mentioned predicted A/B grades. My main focus is as mentioned, employability, presume that I do have desirable personal skills and presentational skills also. Thank you ~ Nathan.
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I live in the North East as well, Newcastle Sixth form college is great and does ALL of those courses.


(Original post by XenonSabre)
Yes, that was somewhat helpful. However nearby colleges do not supply adequate courses, living in the North East of England most courses are based around vocational skills, and thus the closest geology course is in middlesbrough, which isn't particularly the best and would be a financial drain. I have considered economics, and was pretty deadset on it, however, i'm take business at GCSE and i'm torn between the two. Maths, isn't a subject I enjoy so physics and further maths are out of the question. Biology would be an option but it my least favourite science, however despite the maths element being an issue, it is adequate enough to study physics but I would then have to drop English Language of which i'm relatively good at and have already received an A in. My GCSE subjects are: Core subjects, Geography, Religious Studies (Catholic school), Business Studies, I.C.T and sadly photography. All of which are as previously mentioned predicted A/B grades. My main focus is as mentioned, employability, presume that I do have desirable personal skills and presentational skills also. Thank you ~ Nathan.
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I live in the North East as well, Newcastle Sixth form college is great and does ALL of those courses.
Ah, Newcastle sixth form is 30 miles away😐 That type of distance would be laborious and a drain on resources, however the question remains, will the originally stated be beneficial
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I really don't think so, most colleges teach chemistry, so try to take chemistry and geography if you can
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I really don't think so, most colleges teach chemistry, so try to take chemistry and geography if you can
Thanks😊 Geography and Chemistry will definitely be taken, as they are amongst my strongest subjects.
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