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Thinking to do A level Maths, History, Economics and another.
Which one A level should I choose which will help in the legal or financial sector but is also a subject which is regarded quite strongly by universities?
Was thinking of either doing English Lang and Lit or Govt and Politics.
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Thinking to do A level Maths, History, Economics and another.
Which one A level should I choose which will help in the legal or financial sector but is also a subject which is regarded quite strongly by universities?
Was thinking of either doing English Lang and Lit or Govt and Politics.
English would probably be seen as a good subject but if you wanted to I think any of the science's would be a good choice as well
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English would probably be seen as a good subject but if you wanted to I think any of the science's would be a good choice as well
Funnily enough, I thought of taking biology A level as my fourth one today. The course our school will do is OCR. The syllabus is as follows:
Module 1 – Development of practical skills in Biology (planning, implementing, analysis andevaluation) Module 2 – Foundation Biology Cells  Biological moleculesModule 3 – Exchange and transport
  •  Exchange surfaces
  •  Transport in animals
  •  Transport in plants Module 4 – Biodiversity, evolution and disease
  •  Communicable diseases, disease prevention and the immune system
  •  Biodiversity
  •  Classification and evolution Module 5 – Communication, homeostasis and energy
  •  Excretion as an example of homeostatic control
  •  Neural communication
  •  Hormonal communication
  •  Plant and animal responses
  •  Photosynthesis
  •  Respiration Module 6 – Genetics, evolution and ecosystems
  •  Cellular control
  •  Patterns of inheritance
  •  Manipulating genomes
  •  Cloning and biotechnology
  •  Ecosystems
  •  Populations and sustainability

    Is there anything here difficult/a big jump from GCSE level.
    Also would biology go well with my other A levels: Maths, economics and history
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Funnily enough, I thought of taking biology A level as my fourth one today. The course our school will do is OCR. The syllabus is as follows:
Module 1 – Development of practical skills in Biology (planning, implementing, analysis andevaluation) Module 2 – Foundation Biology Cells  Biological moleculesModule 3 – Exchange and transport
  •  Exchange surfaces
  •  Transport in animals
  •  Transport in plants Module 4 – Biodiversity, evolution and disease
  •  Communicable diseases, disease prevention and the immune system
  •  Biodiversity
  •  Classification and evolution Module 5 – Communication, homeostasis and energy
  •  Excretion as an example of homeostatic control
  •  Neural communication
  •  Hormonal communication
  •  Plant and animal responses
  •  Photosynthesis
  •  Respiration Module 6 – Genetics, evolution and ecosystems
  •  Cellular control
  •  Patterns of inheritance
  •  Manipulating genomes
  •  Cloning and biotechnology
  •  Ecosystems
  •  Populations and sustainability

    Is there anything here difficult/a big jump from GCSE level.
    Also would biology go well with my other A levels: Maths, economics and history
Everything will be a big jump from GCSE.

You would actually have the A-levels I wanted to do if you choose Biology - and yes Maths, Biology, Economics and History is an extremely strong set of subjects which prepare you for a wide range of degrees!
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(Original post by miniflag123)
Funnily enough, I thought of taking biology A level as my fourth one today. The course our school will do is OCR. The syllabus is as follows:
Module 1 – Development of practical skills in Biology (planning, implementing, analysis andevaluation) Module 2 – Foundation Biology Cells  Biological moleculesModule 3 – Exchange and transport
  •  Exchange surfaces
  •  Transport in animals
  •  Transport in plants Module 4 – Biodiversity, evolution and disease
  •  Communicable diseases, disease prevention and the immune system
  •  Biodiversity
  •  Classification and evolution Module 5 – Communication, homeostasis and energy
  •  Excretion as an example of homeostatic control
  •  Neural communication
  •  Hormonal communication
  •  Plant and animal responses
  •  Photosynthesis
  •  Respiration Module 6 – Genetics, evolution and ecosystems
  •  Cellular control
  •  Patterns of inheritance
  •  Manipulating genomes
  •  Cloning and biotechnology
  •  Ecosystems
  •  Populations and sustainability

    Is there anything here difficult/a big jump from GCSE level.
    Also would biology go well with my other A levels: Maths, economics and history
I did OCR bio and while initially it feels like a big jump up, it does start to fall into place as you go along. The content itself isn't so bad, it's just the amount of it you have to remember (also the marking can be pretty harsh - got to use exact terms in your answers). The grade boundaries for the actual exams tend to be quite low though.
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I did OCR bio and while initially it feels like a big jump up, it does start to fall into place as you go along. The content itself isn't so bad, it's just the amount of it you have to remember (also the marking can be pretty harsh - got to use exact terms in your answers). The grade boundaries for the actual exams tend to be quite low though.
Thanks for the advice. Really helpful
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Thanks for the advice. Really helpful
No problem at all, glad to help!
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