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    I want to keep my options open as much as possible for a levels, I'm picking maths, economics and PRE but I'm stuck between english and biology. Which is more useful and what kind of things to you learn about in each subject?
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    I'm in year 12 doing biology, I don't do English so I cant give you much advice about that but in bio we expand upon loads of GCSE knowledge- it's developing on stuff you already know in a lot more detail. There's so much content! It is really enjoyable though, we have practicals that are assessed separately to your exams, but no coursework that's added on or anything. We're in the new spec (OCR) so its kinda hard right now since we have little exam materials like past papers to practice from etc but as a subject it's good and enjoyable and if you think it's good at GCSE then you'll like it at A level too! Just be prepared for loadsss of content!
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    (Original post by angelscity)
    I'm in year 12 doing biology, I don't do English so I cant give you much advice about that but in bio we expand upon loads of GCSE knowledge- it's developing on stuff you already know in a lot more detail. There's so much content! It is really enjoyable though, we have practicals that are assessed separately to your exams, but no coursework that's added on or anything. We're in the new spec (OCR) so its kinda hard right now since we have little exam materials like past papers to practice from etc but as a subject it's good and enjoyable and if you think it's good at GCSE then you'll like it at A level too! Just be prepared for loadsss of content!
    Thank you! Did you do triple science at GCSE?
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    In my opinion, if you're hesitant about picking biology (not saying that you are idk) - don't pick it. I thought about keeping my options open, I picked two sciences and two essay based subjects. I ended up hating my two science subjects because I realised I had no passion for them at all.
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    Well, I am in year 12, and do english literature and language. I truly like english. But that's me. You should pick which one you enjoy.
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    Going to be honest here. AS Biology was utter hell. I also did English Lit and that was much better. I ended up getting a D in Biology and an A in English at AS. But that's MY opinion it depends on your attitude to your subjects.
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    Biology is very difficult, but it is achievable if you put the work in
    I got a C at AS though with lots of work
    It expands a lot on GCSE, triple is not necessary I believe because the stuff you do in triple is not expanded on that much (AQA old spec for me though).
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    (Original post by jessicasulty)
    Thank you! Did you do triple science at GCSE?
    Yeah I did! For biology I got a B, for chem and physics I got As!
 
 
 
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