I'm currently deciding what I want to take at a levels, I would like to become a childrens nurse or primary school teacher.
I'd like to take:
Although the sixth form that I've applied to encourages students to do 3 subjects rather than 4 to get the best grades possible.
Any thoughts on these subjects, perhaps personal experiences or recommendations on which 3 subjects I should choose?
Any information would be much appreciated, thank you!!
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- 30-01-2017 18:57
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- 30-01-2017 19:02
Hi, I am currently in Year 12. I study 2/4 subjects you have listed which are biology and geography. In terms of my personal experience, biology is amazing! Every topic is so interesting and I find it easy to revise because the content although tricky at times is quite straight forward when you get to grips with it. Geography..I am not so keen to advise you to take. Every one in my geography class isn't really a fan of the lessons, the subject in general is very challenging and for myself I am not finding the content very interesting- however saying that if you love geography then I don't want to put you off taking it! As a side note I also take chemistry and I feel it is a complimentary subject to biology with the two working well together. Hope that helps and let me know how you get on
- 30-01-2017 19:15
Do biology and geography, then which ever you prefer out of the others. Those two are looked favourably upon, especially biology for nursing. There is no need for both sociology and psychology, so though I don't have any personal experience of these, I have heard they are a lot of work and memorisation.
- 30-01-2017 19:23
Definitely only do 3 a levels, there's no point doing 4 as university offers are made on 3 grades. Unless you really want to do all 4, then it is possible. The only one I would recommend you do definitely is biology as I would assume that would help with a nursing degree if that's what you choose to do (I'm not sure if there are specific a levels you need to get onto a course, maybe check that out before you decide) . For primary school teaching you don't need any specific subjects. I would say go with biology and the two other subjects you think you'll enjoy the most. If you enjoy your subjects it's best because you have to do them for two years, and if you enjoy them you're mor elikely to work hard on them and achieve higher grades