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    HI,

    I am a current year 11 student studying core science?

    I did not bother to choose double science as I do not want to do anything with science in my future.

    I want to do something in finance or IT.

    So my ALevels will not have any sciences.

    Now many people are scaring me that I am not going to have a good future without double award science even though I want to be a banker or accountant?

    How far is that true? Or is it just some stupid statements to make me do more science?

    I am really worried.

    Thx for taking ur time xx
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    I didn't even know you could choose between core and double. Everyone in my high school did double science, and then people had the option to choose if they wanted to do triple science, which was taught in a seperate lesson.

    Doing purely core science wont be a problem for the rest of your life, but there is a chance it could limit where you go after you do your GCSEs. I'm pretty sure the sixth form college I went to asked for a C in double/additional science.
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    (Original post by coreHelp)
    HI,

    I am a current year 11 student studying core science?

    I did not bother to choose double science as I do not want to do anything with science in my future.

    I want to do something in finance or IT.

    So my ALevels will not have any sciences.

    Now many people are scaring me that I am not going to have a good future without double award science even though I want to be a banker or accountant?

    How far is that true? Or is it just some stupid statements to make me do more science?

    I am really worried.

    Thx for taking ur time xx
    Everyone in my school is doing at least double science. I didn't even know that you could opt out of it.
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    (Original post by pizzanomics)
    I didn't even know you could choose between core and double. Everyone in my high school did double science, and then people had the option to choose if they wanted to do triple science, which was taught in a seperate lesson.

    Doing purely core science wont be a problem for the rest of your life, but there is a chance it could limit where you go after you do your GCSEs. I'm pretty sure the sixth form college I went to asked for a C in double/additional science.
    My current GCSEs I am studying are:
    2English
    Maths
    Core science
    DT Resistant Materials
    Media Studies
    French

    I took 2 GCSEs this year and got an A for Statistics and A* for German.

    I am also studying 2 btecs:
    ICT
    Business Studies

    For my A'Levels I want to do:

    Maths
    Economics/Business Studies
    ICT
    Accounts
    German

    So my question is where is the sixthform gonna look for additional science if I am not even doing anything related to it?
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    Depends on the sixth form. If you want to do a science A level, clearly you're going to need it at GCSE. So long as you have 5A*-C grades, colleges will usually let you in regardless of GCSE options, but for sixth forms they might be a little... surprised?

    Whether or not that will effect your changes of getting in, that's something only they can tell you on an individual level. I'd consider going in and asking at sixth forms, which you'll need to start doing soon anyway.
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    (Original post by coreHelp)
    My current GCSEs I am studying are:
    2English
    Maths
    Core science
    DT Resistant Materials
    Media Studies
    French

    I took 2 GCSEs this year and got an A for Statistics and A* for German.

    I am also studying 2 btecs:
    ICT
    Business Studies

    For my A'Levels I want to do:

    Maths
    Economics/Business Studies
    ICT
    Accounts
    German

    So my question is where is the sixthform gonna look for additional science if I am not even doing anything related to it?
    Well they might not look for it, but they'll probably notice that it's missing from your application and wonder why/ask why it's not there. I doubt they wouldn't let you in though if they didn't have it.

    You seem like a very capable individual... usually it's the kids who really struggle and aren't going to pass their maths and English that have to do just core science. I don't see why you wouldn't want to do double. :dontknow:
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    (Original post by coreHelp)
    I am a current year 11 student studying core science?

    I did not bother to choose double science as I do not want to do anything with science in my future. I want to do something in finance or IT.

    Now many people are scaring me that I am not going to have a good future without double award science even though I want to be a banker or accountant?

    How far is that true? Or is it just some stupid statements to make me do more science?
    If you don't want to pursue anything Science related then I can't see it would matter nor that Sixth forms would care. (I work at a grammar school and do have some involvement with sixth form admissions).
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    (Original post by pizzanomics)
    Well they might not look for it, but they'll probably notice that it's missing from your application and wonder why/ask why it's not there. I doubt they wouldn't let you in though if they didn't have it.

    You seem like a very capable individual... usually it's the kids who really struggle and aren't going to pass their maths and English that have to do just core science. I don't see why you wouldn't want to do double. :dontknow:
    As you said there is a reason behind everything and why I did not bother to do double award was..

    I just came to you UK a year ago, that means I did not really have good English skills. They put me into the last set,which was core science FOUNDATION paper.

    1 1/2 terms later that teacher saw how boring I got there, so she moved me up to Set 4, which is additional science but FOUNDATION.

    As my timetable got 2 hours of extra sciences because of double, they got rid of ICT, which actually made me quiet sad, as I put lots of effort in it to finish one unit and to get distinction.

    Even though I went to the first classes, in 2-3 months a year 10 mock was ready to come. Set 4 finished the whole syllabus, so I could not really keep it up.

    All of it made me think that it might be better to move down again but to the highest set for core science, which will do HIGHER paper.
    I did not really see a reason to do FOUNDATION paper and just get a C rather than doing core but HIGHER tier.

    This is why I did not bother to take double award of science.
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    (Original post by coreHelp)
    This is why I did not bother to take double award of science.
    Then I'm sure sixth forms will be fine with that, as there is a very big reason why you didn't do Further Science and only ended up with a Core Science GCSE.
 
 
 

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