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Can someone who has done or is doing bio a level tell me some of the pros and cons of taking it thx
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What are you planning on doing at university and what are your other A Level choices?
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What are you planning on doing at university and what are your other A Level choices?
I absolutely love science and I'm trying to pick 4/5 form (5 with FM):

chemistry
Physics
Biology
Computer science
Maths
Further maths
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I absolutely love science and I'm trying to pick 4/5 form (5 with FM):

chemistry
Physics
Biology
Computer science
Maths
Further maths
Why would you be thinking of doing 5 A levels? It's an awful lot of work for no gain - no university will make a standard offer of more than 3 A levels, and by doing 5 you risk doing less well in all of them.
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Why would you be thinking of doing 5 A levels? It's an awful lot of work for no gain - no university will make a standard offer of more than 3 A levels, and by doing 5 you risk doing less well in all of them.
I would b doing 5 at AS and 4 at A2
Btw at my skl we have to do 4 and they're recommending that I do fm as well
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I would b doing 5 at AS and 4 at A2
Btw at my skl we have to do 4 and they're recommending that I do fm as well
OK, but it's still a lot of work - particularly if you're doing Maths and Further Maths.
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I'd imagine Biology is the easiest out of the three Natural Sciences. But if you pick all all three sciences you'd have an awful lot of content to learn. Maths would go well with any of your other choices.

If you pick Biology, Chemistry, Maths and Further Maths, you'd have an excellent combo for Medicine.
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I would b doing 5 at AS and 4 at A2
Btw at my skl we have to do 4 and they're recommending that I do fm as well
I would say don't do FM if you are not going to apply for Maths, Physics or Computer Science. If you plan on doing Biological Sciences or Chemistry then FM might not be worth your time.

The traditional three sciences plus maths will keep the most doors open but you should have a think about which area of natural science you really want to carry on studying.

Also as general rules of thumb:
Don't take Physics without Maths
Don't take Computer Science without Maths
Don't take Biology (full A Level) without Chemistry
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