I'm currently in Year 11, IVE applied to college to do 4 A levels: Biology, Psychology, Modern History and Business Studies. However, I have an interview in a couple of weeks and we can change them, and I'm a bit unsure on what to choose?
Biology- I really enjoy it and do well in tests usually getting A*s, but if I don't do Chemistry is there any point doing a Biology A level?? I'm okay at Chemistry, My estimated grade is an A but apparently it is way harder at A level than GCSE.. obviously they all are but everuone IVE talked too said its a huge step up especially in Chemistry. I chose History because I heard T's good to have a written subject and good if I want to do law, I'm interested in psychology, I think business studies is very interesting but I'm also considering Maths. I really don't have. a clue what I want to do after college , and I can't choose between those 6 subjexts as I need to get in down to 4 and I don't know what's the best combination. Those subjects I could be a doctor, lawyer, psychologist, accountant.. but I really don't know any advice?? And if you've stidies any subjects how hard are they in comparison to each other?
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- 21-01-2015 21:07
- 21-01-2015 21:32
The Bio/Chem thing is a myth, I hold university offers for Biology without a Chemistry AS/A-level! However, a second science (chem/physics/maths and in some places, geography/geology/psychology/PE) is beneficial if you're intending to apply for Biology courses at uni, however. In my case this was Maths, and depending on where you apply this could be Psychology.
However, if you're aiming for medicine, you will need Chemistry. For Law, just getting high grades is good. Psychology, probably just good grades in psychology, although I'm not too sure. And to be an accountant, you will probably want Maths.
So far, your chosen subjects would be good for Law, Psychology and Biology-related degrees [although not medicine]. Your sixth form may have a taster day in the summer, and that could help you choose then, but ultimately if you like your current options then you may as well stick with them for now.
- 21-01-2015 21:45
You don't need to do chemistry at A-level for biology, but it helps a lot.
Maths and chemistry both have quite large steps up from GCSE to A-level.
You shouldn't need to do only 4.Last edited by morgan8002; 21-01-2015 at 21:53.