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    Hello I need to choose my A Levels soon, however I have no clue about what I should take. I would love to become an orthodontist or pharmacist, so what subjects would I need to take for these routes? I do have other jobs in mind, but I want to be able to have many paths I can choose from for uni with my A Levels subjects
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    Biology and Chemistry would be ESSENTIAL to take for both of these career paths

    the other 1 or 2 A levels you could take could be based on any other interests/backup career plans
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    Maths and Chemistry are very helpful for most paths, especially the two careers you've highlighted.
    I wouldn't really recommend Biology because most people turn out to hate it and it's irrelevant unless you're really interested in it,, maybe something like Psychology, Computing, History/English would be better.
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    (Original post by Sarah1778)
    Maths and Chemistry are very helpful for most paths, especially the two careers you've highlighted.
    I wouldn't really recommend Biology because most people turn out to hate it and it's irrelevant unless you're really interested in it,, maybe something like Psychology, Computing, History/English would be better.
    no no no

    I'm fairly certain that if you wanted to do medicine(which in this case, thread creator wants to do pharmacy), you need to take at least TWO sciences.

    also, computing is a very hate-able subject, too, as well as being AS tricky (in my opinion) as biology
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    no no no

    I'm fairly certain that if you wanted to do medicine(which in this case, thread creator wants to do pharmacy), you need to take at least TWO sciences.

    also, computing is a very hate-able subject, too, as well as being AS tricky (in my opinion) as biology
    Biology is only vital if you want to go to a very high ranked uni for dentistry and pharmacy, even some of the Russell Group unis don't require it. Biology is more important for Medicine, Biochemistry, other biosciences. If you're good at it, it's a plus, but for a lot of unis Chemistry is way more important.

    Also, Maths counts as a science, and sometimes Psychology or Computing/IT do too depending on the course. In the entry requirements it usually asks for Chemistry and either Maths/Biology/Physics.

    I've heard Computing is straightforward, Biology is absolutely loathed by a large number of student and many fail or don't take it further than AS. Would only recommend it if you're good at it or very interested.
 
 
 
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