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    I'm debating which A-Levels to choose because I want to be able to enjoy them, but at the same time want to look good when applying to universities (I want to do a zoology course).
    I know I definitely want to do Biology (OCR) as it is one of my favorite subjects and all zoology courses ask for this anyway.
    My other choices are Art [Edexcel], my favorite subject at GCSE (I feel quite passionate about it but it has no links to zoology);
    and Psychology [AQA] (I found this to look really interesting and complementary to Biology. I was going to choose Geography instead but the syllabus for AQA looked boring).
    However, a lot of people are saying that I should be picking 'facilitating' subjects like Chemistry or Geography instead of Art and Psychology as they aren't regarded 'highly'. At GCSE I'm good at both (A/A*) but they just don't appeal to me as much. I really just want to make up my mind. Any help or recommendations?
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    Biology is a very good choice, however some universities ask that you have two of these sciences: Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Maths.

    You may want to research courses that you are interested in and see what their entry requirements are. If you took two sciences and then did Art and/or Psychology as your final subject/s you should be fine! But do look into the entry requirements for some courses.

    For example, Bristol requires two science/math subjects: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/under...s/bsc-zoology/
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    (Original post by limee287)
    I'm debating which A-Levels to choose because I want to be able to enjoy them, but at the same time want to look good when applying to universities (I want to do a zoology course).
    I know I definitely want to do Biology (OCR) as it is one of my favorite subjects and all zoology courses ask for this anyway.
    My other choices are Art [Edexcel], my favorite subject at GCSE (I feel quite passionate about it but it has no links to zoology);
    and Psychology [AQA] (I found this to look really interesting and complementary to Biology. I was going to choose Geography instead but the syllabus for AQA looked boring).
    However, a lot of people are saying that I should be picking 'facilitating' subjects like Chemistry or Geography instead of Art and Psychology as they aren't regarded 'highly'. At GCSE I'm good at both (A/A*) but they just don't appeal to me as much. I really just want to make up my mind. Any help or recommendations?
    Thanks!
    I think Psychology is a great choice but you should definitely avoid art.
    Having it as a hobby/doing art class will make you look great on your personal statement but as an A level a lot of Unis will really look down on it compared to other subjects.
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    Also look at how good your schools teach the subjects at A-level. My school had some subjects which were taught really well and everyone got really good grades at A-level, but other subjects where literally everyone failed the course. You might find that geography isn't taught so well at your school at A-level and an A at A-level art would be looked on more favourably than a D in Geography, even if it is a more relevant subject for the course that you will be applying for.

    Bare in mind that just because the subject was taught well at GCSE it may not be the same at A-level. For example a lot of people get As or A*s in chemistry at GCSE in my school, then nobody got above a D at A2.

    Most Russell group universities also frown on Psychology a bit as well which is worth considering. Look at the Russell group list if you would want to go to one of those universities. They would probably prefer that you took 2 or 3 traditional sciences than Psychology.
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    (Original post by limee287)
    I'm debating which A-Levels to choose because I want to be able to enjoy them, but at the same time want to look good when applying to universities (I want to do a zoology course).
    I know I definitely want to do Biology (OCR) as it is one of my favorite subjects and all zoology courses ask for this anyway.
    My other choices are Art [Edexcel], my favorite subject at GCSE (I feel quite passionate about it but it has no links to zoology);
    and Psychology [AQA] (I found this to look really interesting and complementary to Biology. I was going to choose Geography instead but the syllabus for AQA looked boring).
    However, a lot of people are saying that I should be picking 'facilitating' subjects like Chemistry or Geography instead of Art and Psychology as they aren't regarded 'highly'. At GCSE I'm good at both (A/A*) but they just don't appeal to me as much. I really just want to make up my mind. Any help or recommendations?
    Thanks!
    After doing a quick search on ucas for Zoology courses it appears quite a few universities say they accept psychology as a science subject, however some don't accept it and want chemistry (I found 4 unis that say this, there could be more) so I think your best bet is to look at all of the universities offering zoology and see if you are interested in the ones that do accept psychology or not and then make a decision from there.
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    (Original post by limee287)
    I'm debating which A-Levels to choose because I want to be able to enjoy them, but at the same time want to look good when applying to universities (I want to do a zoology course).
    I know I definitely want to do Biology (OCR) as it is one of my favorite subjects and all zoology courses ask for this anyway.
    My other choices are Art [Edexcel], my favorite subject at GCSE (I feel quite passionate about it but it has no links to zoology);
    and Psychology [AQA] (I found this to look really interesting and complementary to Biology. I was going to choose Geography instead but the syllabus for AQA looked boring).
    However, a lot of people are saying that I should be picking 'facilitating' subjects like Chemistry or Geography instead of Art and Psychology as they aren't regarded 'highly'. At GCSE I'm good at both (A/A*) but they just don't appeal to me as much. I really just want to make up my mind. Any help or recommendations?
    Thanks!
    I took Biology Psychology and Geography, which was fine, but now I really regret not taking maths. Depends what you want to do afterwards. But if you want to stay in research maths is really useful. Wish someone had told me that at 16
 
 
 

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