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    I'm thinking of taking chemistry, applied science and either physics or biology. I'm wondering what sort of degrees I could do with these subjects and also is applied science a recognised A level for universitys.
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    (Original post by willjenkins1)
    I'm thinking of taking chemistry, applied science and either physics or biology. I'm wondering what sort of degrees I could do with these subjects and also is applied science a recognised A level for universitys.
    If you study physics I suggest you do maths a level.


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    (Original post by CallMeJay)
    If you study physics I suggest you do maths a level.


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    Yeah I was thinking that, do you have any career opinion for my a levels? Thanks
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    (Original post by willjenkins1)
    Yeah I was thinking that, do you have any career opinion for my a levels? Thanks
    For chemistry there are a range of careers you could pursue. You're able to find a career in finance, research, drug development, working in a pharmacy etc. Reasons for this are the analytical and mathematical aspects of chemistry (which you are taught at both a level and university but in more depth - clearly).

    Obviously studying both chemistry and biology allows you to follow a career with the NHS. Example: a doctor or dentist, though these are highly competitive courses at university.

    As far as I'm aware, universities I've looked at when it comes to stem subjects have never asked for applied science. It's always either maths, physics, chemistry or biology specifically. For a quick heads up, most of the courses which offer those careers require an a level in maths

    For physics in not sure what career choices are possible, I plan to drop it at A2.


    I'm not quite helpful/knowledgeable on this. However I do plan to apply to universities to do a degree in chemistry.


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    (Original post by CallMeJay)
    For chemistry there are a range of careers you could pursue. You're able to find a career in finance, research, drug development, working in a pharmacy etc. Reasons for this are the analytical and mathematical aspects of chemistry (which you are taught at both a level and university but in more depth - clearly).

    Obviously studying both chemistry and biology allows you to follow a career with the NHS. Example: a doctor or dentist, though these are highly competitive courses at university.

    For physics in not sure what career choices are possible, I plan to drop it at A2.


    I'm not quite helpful/knowledgeable on this. However I do plan to apply to universities to do a degree in chemistry.


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    If you want to know courses to study I can mention quite a few.


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    (Original post by CallMeJay)
    If you want to know courses to study I can mention quite a few.


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    That was helpful thanks and yes please
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    -Chemistry
    -Chemistry with Management Studies
    -Physical Chemistry
    -Chemical Engineering
    -Medicinal/Pharmaceutical Chemistry
    -Pharmacology
    -Medicine
    -Dentistry
    -Applied Medical Science
    -Biochemistry
    -Biomedical Sciences
    -Neuroscience

    There's a vast range of courses to apply for at university involving STEM subjects. The ones in the list above are probably the best available in my opinion and fit perfectly with the subjects you plan on studying for A level

    If any of the courses interests you, read more about them and/or try YouTube as some top universities give a short introduction of the course you're interested in. But don't just limit yourself to my list, as I said there are plenty of courses available which might catch your eye


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    (Original post by CallMeJay)
    -Chemistry
    -Chemistry with Management Studies
    -Physical Chemistry
    -Chemical Engineering
    -Medicinal/Pharmaceutical Chemistry
    -Pharmacology
    -Medicine
    -Dentistry
    -Applied Medical Science
    -Biochemistry
    -Biomedical Sciences
    -Neuroscience

    There's a vast range of courses to apply for at university involving STEM subjects. The ones in the list above are probably the best available in my opinion and fit perfectly with the subjects you plan on studying for A level

    If any of the courses interests you, read more about them and/or try YouTube as some top universities give a short introduction of the course you're interested in. But don't just limit yourself to my list, as I said there are plenty of courses available which might catch your eye


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    Thank you that was very helpful which out of these subjects would I least likely need maths a level to get onto the university course?
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    Applied science isn't worth taking if you're doing separate science a-levels, because there's just going to be too much cross-over involved so universities aren't likely to credit you for it. I'd just take the chemistry, biology and physics.

    Maths is quite a nice subject at a-level, it's easy to do well in if you put the time and effort in. It comes more naturally to some people than others but don't let that put you off because it's a well-favoured subject. If you're really not keen on it then it shouldn't hinder you in chemical and biological terms but it begin to restrict you more on a physics and engineering front.

    Most chemistry courses will make you do some maths module at university if you haven't done a-level. There are some universities that require maths, but most are reasonably happy with just having another science so there's plenty of options. Biology and related courses are less fussed about maths than the chemistry ones, although some mathematical competence is helpful. Having chemistry is a good subject for doing biology.
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    (Original post by Nymthae)
    Applied science isn't worth taking if you're doing separate science a-levels, because there's just going to be too much cross-over involved so universities aren't likely to credit you for it. I'd just take the chemistry, biology and physics.

    Maths is quite a nice subject at a-level, it's easy to do well in if you put the time and effort in. It comes more naturally to some people than others but don't let that put you off because it's a well-favoured subject. If you're really not keen on it then it shouldn't hinder you in chemical and biological terms but it begin to restrict you more on a physics and engineering front.

    Most chemistry courses will make you do some maths module at university if you haven't done a-level. There are some universities that require maths, but most are reasonably happy with just having another science so there's plenty of options. Biology and related courses are less fussed about maths than the chemistry ones, although some mathematical competence is helpful. Having chemistry is a good subject for doing biology.
    Thank you I have a B in maths GCSE and have resist for an a but I still don't want to take it a level thanks for the advice though
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    (Original post by willjenkins1)
    Yeah I was thinking that, do you have any career opinion for my a levels? Thanks
    Omg I know this is really annoying but I remember there was a website where you could put in your A Levels and it would find courses that you could do from it... and then you could work out career options from that...

    I'll have a hunt around for it and if I do find it, I'll edit this post with the link


    EDIT: It's this one! http://www.bestcourse4me.com/explore/?Tab=ALevel
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    (Original post by willjenkins1)
    Thank you that was very helpful which out of these subjects would I least likely need maths a level to get onto the university course?
    Well from the perspective of an inexperienced AS student, I would say pharmacology, medicine, dentistry, applied medical science and biomedical science. However, for the A level subjects you're planning on doing, maths would be beneficial. But yeah, it isn't necessarily required for those courses but universities will tend to make you do maths for a year if you don't have an A level in maths.

    - I would think maths to be a great subject to complement chemistry as it helps you think more logically about problem solving which is in some cases required in chemistry

    - I agree with Nymphae and all he said too. Especially the paragraph on applied science


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    (Original post by CallMeJay)
    Well from the perspective of an inexperienced AS student, I would say pharmacology, medicine, dentistry, applied medical science and biomedical science. However, for the A level subjects you're planning on doing, maths would be beneficial. But yeah, it isn't necessarily required for those courses but universities will tend to make you do maths for a year if you don't have an A level in maths.

    - I would think maths to be a great subject to complement chemistry as it helps you think more logically about problem solving which is in some cases required in chemistry

    - I agree with Nymphae and all he said too. Especially the paragraph on applied science


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    Yeah I agree I don't think I'm going to take applied and instead I will take chemistry, biology and either physics or DT thanks for all the help though
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    (Original post by willjenkins1)
    Yeah I agree I don't think I'm going to take applied and instead I will take chemistry, biology and either physics or DT thanks for all the help though
    You will be good with those subjects... Why don't you take 4 AS levels then drop a subject at A2? It's what most do after all


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    (Original post by CallMeJay)
    You will be good with those subjects... Why don't you take 4 AS levels then drop a subject at A2? It's what most do after all


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    What subjects would you advice me to take and which one should I drop?
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    Honestly you're good with the subjects you're considering. If you decide to take all 4, drop the one you least enjoy or have gotten the worst grade in for AS


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    I don't think russell group unis would like to see applied science, but I don't really know about the others

    If you want to do physics, I would say do maths too - they compliment each other well
 
 
 
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