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    So basically I'm in year 9 and I picked my options yesterday I went with triple science instead of ict btec and computer science. But now I'm reconsidering it as my teacher said triple science isn't really necessary to go into the medical profession. I know I'm capable of doing it but I feel maybe I should do computer science as it keeps my options open for the future.Would you agree and also anyone who has done triple?Thoughts?one thing I really wanna know is sort of the hardest thing there I wanna see if I understand it therefore see if my brain is up to it.Finally, any experience of computer science thoughts??
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    Why not do both? And which science would you drop anyways? Chemistry is a must and so is biology. You can forget applying to unis without physics as well, considering for medicine you need to do the BMAT, which consists of Physics questions.
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    The problem is there in the same column I can only do one ikr my school is ****
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    So you're saying I should probably do triple
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    Yh do triple, it's fun and most people enjoy it at the end of the day. Also keeps your options open for anything to do with science. Also, i heard that for computer science at uni, you don't even need to do it at A-level.
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    But I think that's only if your school doesn't offer the a-level.
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    Yeah thanks but can you give me a challenging topic from triple
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    (Original post by Alaoso)
    So basically I'm in year 9 and I picked my options yesterday I went with triple science instead of ict btec and computer science. But now I'm reconsidering it as my teacher said triple science isn't really necessary to go into the medical profession. I know I'm capable of doing it but I feel maybe I should do computer science as it keeps my options open for the future.Would you agree and also anyone who has done triple?Thoughts?one thing I really wanna know is sort of the hardest thing there I wanna see if I understand it therefore see if my brain is up to it.Finally, any experience of computer science thoughts??
    You don't need computer science at GCSE to do it at A Level or even university, they teach from basic principles (as people will have studied different languages and blah)

    Triple science is a better option in the long run; it really isn't much extra work and it'll prepare you well if you want to do a science for A Level. Computer science is tough, mainly due to all the deadlines you have to keep to and the dreaded theory

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    This is supposedly hard, make what you will of it:
    7 (a) 1)The kidneys regulate the concentration of substances in the blood.Glucose is found in the blood but not in the urine.
    Describe the processes that prevent glucose being excreted in the urine.
    2)In this question you will be assessed on using good English, organising informationclearly and using specialist terms where appropriate. The person with the kidney disease could be treated either by using a dialysis machineor by a kidney transplant operation. Compare the advantages and disadvantages of these two methods of treatment.Use your knowledge and understanding of the two methods in your answer.
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    Computer science at GCSE makes little or no difference - you only need maths to get onto A-Level comp sci

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    Erm is it ok if in year 9 I don't really know the answer lol but could you explain it
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    (Original post by Alaoso)
    So basically I'm in year 9 and I picked my options yesterday I went with triple science instead of ict btec and computer science. But now I'm reconsidering it as my teacher said triple science isn't really necessary to go into the medical profession. I know I'm capable of doing it but I feel maybe I should do computer science as it keeps my options open for the future.Would you agree and also anyone who has done triple?Thoughts?one thing I really wanna know is sort of the hardest thing there I wanna see if I understand it therefore see if my brain is up to it.Finally, any experience of computer science thoughts??
    Universities teach Computer Science from ground up (assuming no knowledge) so you'll be fine if you end up wanting to do it. All you need is an A-Level in Maths (and Further Maths for the higher ranked unis - not a formal requirement but highly recommended)

    As far as I'm concerned GCSE's don't have much impact on university choices (as in what GCSE's you do when it comes to picking a degree). Your A-Level choices are much more important. I wouldn't worry about it, do what you want to do but make sure you do well

    Best of luck!
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    (Original post by edothero)
    Universities teach Computer Science from ground up (assuming no knowledge) so you'll be fine if you end up wanting to do it. All you need is an A-Level in Maths (and Further Maths for the higher ranked unis - not a formal requirement but highly recommended)

    As far as I'm concerned GCSE's don't have much impact on university choices (as in what GCSE's you do when it comes to picking a degree). Your A-Level choices are much more important. I wouldn't worry about it, do what you want to do but make sure you do well

    Best of luck!
    True, forgot about that bit

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    Thank you guys btw this is what I'm doing English,maths,triple science,German,geography,history so yeah
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    There's a bit of explanation, but in general, you just need to know about how substances are filtered and absorbed by the kidneys. So yh, the topic is studied towards the end of y11, which is why it's probably "harder" than the rest. I thought you were gonna attempt it though, bit pointless otherwise?
 
 
 
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