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    I am considering doing History, English Literature, Psychology and Spanish for a-levels but I'm not sure if I should do Biology instead of History.
    I love History but I don't know if Biology will give me more options for future careers.
    Is Biology hard as an a level? Should I take it even if I don´t love it?
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    biology is really hard apparently, I think you should do whichever one you enjoy the most
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    I do bio and it's my favourite A-Level. There's lots of content but it's so interesting (but I'm applying for Biomedical science for degree so I'm biased) and I love the subject
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    I'm taking Biology and I love it
    It is a huge course though, good luck!
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    I'd say do what you enjoy more.
    I thought I liked biology at GCSE and took it for a level and I ended up hating it! Despite getting my highest marks in biology than any of my other subjects, I dreaded it each time I had a biology lesson. Maybe that's just me and the teaching at my sixth form but I would really make sure you actually enjoy the subject as you are studying it in much greater depth and detail! To be honest, is very content heavy and a lot of revision is required but for me it was probably my easiest a level. I would still say that it can be difficult and if you don't enjoy it that much you won't want to carry it in any further. You say you love history and if you're good it then do that! I might sound biased about biology and I probably am but I just don't want people to make the same mistake as me and pick an a-level which they will end up hating.
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    I do A-Level biology and it is difficult but I've always loved it and want to be a midwife so it's essential. However, I honestly think you need to really like biology and be willing to work at it to take it to A-Level. Some people drop it at the beginning because it is so different from GCSE and many of the things you learn at GCSE are wrong. But, if you are interested in being a doctor, nurse, midwife or anything else in a Health and Social Care settting, it may be required for any course you're interested in.
    You should search around universities to see what sort of subjects courses you're interested in require then go from there
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    It's hard work and revising it can turn into the most tedious thing ever (especially when going over exam questions) but it's definitely worthwhile and doing a lot of work will get you good grades.
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    (Original post by PetraSilva)
    I am considering doing History, English Literature, Psychology and Spanish for a-levels but I'm not sure if I should do Biology instead of History.
    I love History but I don't know if Biology will give me more options for future careers.
    Is Biology hard as an a level? Should I take it even if I don´t love it?
    It's an interesting subject, for some of the topics anyways. It is a hard subject but achievable.
    I liked it at GCSE and got an A* but now at A2 I pretty much hate it as it is so tedious and a lot harder than expected considering many say biology is just a lot of memorisation which it isn't.
    Most people like it still but for me AS was ok, but I feel A2 has killed my enjoyment for it.
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    (Original post by idontknowmedoyou)
    biology is really hard apparently, I think you should do whichever one you enjoy the most
    Hah! It's not that hard
    It's just boring (especially the plants topics!)
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    It's a bit overwhelming, like I'm just not great at remembering bs about cells. So make sure you really want to do it
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    I studied both and loved both think carefully about what you would consider doing at university or whatever your plans are after A-levels. You will find biology difficult if you don't enjoy it. The content isn't necessarily difficult, there is just a lot and the exams can take some getting used to. Although I absolutely love biology and am studying it at university, I preferred A-level History over Biology. It is so important that you pick the subject you will enjoy and be motivated for.

    If you want to keep a scientific career open, however, and could genuinely see yourself going down this route, by all means take Biology.

    Happy to answer any questions you may have about either

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