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I am planning to do Optometry in the future and am hoping to do the following A-Levels:
Biology, Chemistry, Business Studies and either Geography or Geology.
I am doing Geography at GCSE and my target is an A.
I think I enjoy Physical Geography more than Human Geography, but would like to know if this combination is okay...
Also, is Geology considered to be a Science based subject???
Thanks...
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I am planning to do Optometry in the future and am hoping to do the following A-Levels:
Biology, Chemistry, Business Studies and either Geography or Geology.
I am doing Geography at GCSE and my target is an A.
I think I enjoy Physical Geography more than Human Geography, but would like to know if this combination is okay...
Also, is Geology considered to be a Science based subject???
Thanks...
It depends on the university. Obviously, Geology is a science but when a lot of universities ask for science subjects, they're asking for Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths or Further Maths. Things like Geology or Environmental Science are considered too specialised by some.

Again, whether that combination is fine will depend on the university's entrance requirements.
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I am doing both for AS
Feel free to ask any questions
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I am doing both for AS
Feel free to ask any questions
Thanks,
I attended an open day to the college I wish to go to, and the Humanities teacher advised me to do both Geography and Geology.
How are you finding them? Do you think the topics are similar?
The topics you need to learn for Geology seem less, is this correct?
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Thanks,
I attended an open day to the college I wish to go to, and the Humanities teacher advised me to do both Geography and Geology.
How are you finding them? Do you think the topics are similar?
The topics you need to learn for Geology seem less, is this correct?
Hello
Geography is like exactly the same as gcse which is great!
Geology is definitely harder but very interesting!
In terms of content i would say geography has more
Im glad im doing both !
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Hello
Geography is like exactly the same as gcse which is great!
Geology is definitely harder but very interesting!
In terms of content i would say geography has more
Im glad im doing both !
Hey, thanks for the reply.
What did you get in your GCSE Geography if you don't mind me asking...?
I have a prospectus here of the college I hope to go to, and am deciding on what to choose. I understand that there is coursework for Geology, which is done by OCR. What is covered in the coursework?
I definitely want to do at least one of the two, but, which do you prefer?
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Hey, thanks for the reply.
What did you get in your GCSE Geography if you don't mind me asking...?
I have a prospectus here of the college I hope to go to, and am deciding on what to choose. I understand that there is coursework for Geology, which is done by OCR. What is covered in the coursework?
I definitely want to do at least one of the two, but, which do you prefer?
I got an A* in GCSE Geography (full ums in the physical side) so i much prefer that side!
I know there is coursework for both
At the moment, I enjoy Geology more due to the topic we are doing ( earth structure and plate tectonics). However, Geography is easier at the moment
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I got an A* in GCSE Geography (full ums in the physical side) so i much prefer that side!
I know there is coursework for both
At the moment, I enjoy Geology more due to the topic we are doing ( earth structure and plate tectonics). However, Geography is easier at the moment
Thanks for your help
I have decided to definitely do Biology, Chemistry and Geography. I'm stuck on a fourth subject. I am considering doing Geology too! Although the university I wish to go to doesn't really see Geology as a science (seen as though I'm planning to do Optometry), I think it's worth a shot.
Are there any other subjects you would recommend? Ones that aren't too difficult though...
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hey, im going to be starting a geology degree in a week and did geology at AS and A2 and geography at AS. id say if you like essay based subjects better go with geography as geology is definitely more like a science. i didn't like the topics we did for geography like rivers and coastlines- whereas i found all of geology interesting. though your not planning to carry either onto A2, geology got much harder in the second year with a lot of content. id say geology but im biased
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I am planning to do Optometry in the future and am hoping to do the following A-Levels:
Biology, Chemistry, Business Studies and either Geography or Geology.
I am doing Geography at GCSE and my target is an A.
I think I enjoy Physical Geography more than Human Geography, but would like to know if this combination is okay...
Also, is Geology considered to be a Science based subject???
Thanks...
At my university (Southampton) I believe geography and geology are both considered sciences, it's probably the same at some places but you should email the uni or check websites/ucas.
Also, if you don't really like human geography you should bear in mind that even in the physical sections they tend to like to bring human stuff in, I noticed this a lot at a2 (I did ocr).
Personally I'd say do geology but then I'm biased as I'm doing a geology degree, I did a level geography because I liked the gcse and I ended up hating it, don't let me put you off though :P just make sure you consider carefully
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