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    Hi guys. I need help when considering my A level options as I am hoping to get into a radiotherapy Bsc course. I was thinking of taking five options, all being Alevels. They were Biology, Chemistry, Applied Science, Classical civilisation, Philosophy and ethics. Ae these academic enough? Also, I am studying to take Panjabi A level along the side, but my options just dont seem academic enough to me, for competition.
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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't Applied Science simply a BTEC of all the science a-levels? If so, it seems a little defunct to do that alongside two sciences, when you may as well just take physics in place of applied science, as you'd get all the science a levels that way.
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    Applied science is also offered as an A level. But I dont know whether or not I will be able to cope with the work load of triple science, but I took it at gcse and so have a thorough understanding of some A level concepts.
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    I did AS Biology, Chemistry, French and Economics and then dropped Chemistry for A2 and got offers no problem.

    Most universities only ask for either Biology or Physics A level so yours sound fine
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    (Original post by chelgea)
    I did AS Biology, Chemistry, French and Economics and then dropped Chemistry for A2 and got offers no problem.

    Most universities only ask for either Biology or Physics A level so yours sound fine
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    Its just so competitive to get in to uni, and getting a job, especially with nhs degrees. I was worried that I would accidentally take a less academic subject and not get in anywhere.
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    You don't need 5 subjects for radiotherapy (I applied for it last year) You need 2 sciences. You're better dropping the applied sciences and the class civ/philosophy.

    Keep the Bio/Chem and add in maybe maths if you're good at it. If not then I'd go for History rather than class civ and pick a different subject instead of philosophy because they'll be more relevant to the course.
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    (Original post by Robb Boratheon)
    Hi guys. I need help when considering my A level options as I am hoping to get into a radiotherapy Bsc course. I was thinking of taking five options, all being Alevels. They were Biology, Chemistry, Applied Science, Classical civilisation, Philosophy and ethics. Ae these academic enough? Also, I am studying to take Panjabi A level along the side, but my options just dont seem academic enough to me, for competition.
    Given what others have said, why not just drop the applied science? Nowhere will expect you to have 5 AS-levels, so you might as well just maximise your grades in the other subjects .

    I would say your options are certainly academic enough, all 4 are 'traditional', according to this, used by Trinity College, Cambridge (all are in either A1 or A2), so you certainly don't need to worry about that :yep:
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    (Original post by TheWorldEndsWithMe)
    You don't need 5 subjects for radiotherapy (I applied for it last year) You need 2 sciences. You're better dropping the applied sciences and the class civ/philosophy.

    Keep the Bio/Chem and add in maybe maths if you're good at it. If not then I'd go for History rather than class civ and pick a different subject instead of philosophy because they'll be more relevant to the course.
    Worth adding that philosophy and ethnics isn't philosophy but actually RS
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    (Original post by smile:D)
    Worth adding that philosophy and ethnics isn't philosophy but actually RS
    Ah, I see. I'd still swap it out for a science or different arts subject though.

    Also worth noting OP that the course can get a bit physics heavy at some points, I believe. (I have a friend who did a year of the course before deciding it wasn't for her). So physics might be worth a go if you're capable.
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    Hi I'm just about to go into my second year of a radiotherapy degree; deffo keep biology. I'd swap chemistry for physics as there is A LOT of physics involved. Best bet it to look at the university you are thinking of applying to and see what they require! Good luck


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