Biology A Level?

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Would I be at a disadvantage to do it as I do Dual Science GCSE? I'm just wondering because I got a high A* in a Biology past paper and I'm trying to expand my A Level options just in case I decide to change at any point. Thanks
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a little because the third unit of triple science prepares you the most for A-level bio. but i find unit 3 so easy if you just read all your notes, it's nothing hard really.
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a little because the third unit of triple science prepares you the most for A-level bio. but i find unit 3 so easy if you just read all your notes, it's nothing hard really.
Do you even do A level biology? If not, not sure how you can answer OP's question.

OP - no, you wouldn't be at any disadvantage. I'm doing A2 biology now; whilst I did do triple science, there's many in my class who only did dual science and cope just fine. I didn't come across any overlap with GCSE B3 and AS/A2 (AQA exam board for a level and edexcel for GCSE.)


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Do you even do A level biology? If not, not sure how you can answer OP's question.

OP - no, you wouldn't be at any disadvantage. I'm doing A2 biology now; whilst I did do triple science, there's many in my class who only did dual science and cope just fine. I didn't come across any overlap with GCSE B3 and AS/A2 (AQA exam board for a level and edexcel for GCSE.)


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Is Biology a good A Level, may I ask? If I took it it would be in conjunction with History, French, and Spanish, would it go together well with those?
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Cool, thanks

Is Biology a good A Level, may I ask? If I took it it would be in conjunction with History, French, and Spanish, would it go together well with those?
It's a facilitating subject, so yes. It wouldn't necessarily go with your other subject choices but it does show universities you have a range of skills as each subject requires different skills. It's definitely a difficult subject - but it depends what you want to do after a levels.
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It's a facilitating subject, so yes. It wouldn't necessarily go with your other subject choices but it does show universities you have a range of skills as each subject requires different skills. It's definitely a difficult subject - but it depends what you want to do after a levels.
It would either be to do with Human & Political Science or Languages, I was wondering that it maybe would act like a foundation to language/politics as it kind of delves into the reasons of the human bodies and why we do such things. A Level Biology might not cover this though, and yes, it would show that I have a large variety of skills instead.
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It would either be to do with Human & Political Science or Languages, I was wondering that it maybe would act like a foundation to language/politics as it kind of delves into the reasons of the human bodies and why we do such things. A Level Biology might not cover this though, and yes, it would show that I have a large variety of skills instead.
It doesn't really delve into evolution as such, if that's what you're implying, it's a lot more intricate such as how muscles contract, immunity etc. The closes to evolution you'll do at A level is natural selection, but that's still only around 2 paragraphs long of information you have to know.

Why we, as humans behave in the way we do, is a lot more evident in psychology a level. At AS you do social, cognitive, biological, learning and psychodynamic explanations for behaviour. I did geography, biology, chemistry and psychology at AS but dropped psychology - it's an underrated subject because I found it the most difficult!


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