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    Hi everyone,

    I'm due to start my degree in September, but I'm doing a Foundation year as part of it. As well as Geography in my Foundation year which I'm fine with, the University have specified that we have to pick two other subjects between Chemistry, Biology, Physics and Maths. They have said that it will be the equivalent of doing AS and A2 in 8 months.

    I haven't studied these subjects since 2007 when I finished my GCSE's as all of my A-Levels were English based. My GCSE grades were as follows:

    Biology - A
    Chemistry - B
    Physics - B
    Maths - C

    So, for somebody who hasn't studied any of these for over 10 years, which subjects would you recommend choosing and why? I'm basically going to be a complete novice and I'm terrified. It's worth noting that I despised Maths and I don't know how I even managed to get a C at GCSE. Any advice would be appreciated!

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    (Original post by felicitymarie)
    hi everyone,

    i'm due to start my degree in september, but i'm doing a foundation year as part of it. As well as geography in my foundation year which i'm fine with, the university have specified that we have to pick two other subjects between chemistry, biology, physics and maths. They have said that it will be the equivalent of doing as and a2 in 8 months.

    I haven't studied these subjects since 2007 when i finished my gcse's as all of my a-levels were english based. My gcse grades were as follows:

    Biology - a
    chemistry - b
    physics - b
    maths - c

    so, for somebody who hasn't studied any of these for over 10 years, which subjects would you recommend choosing and why? I'm basically going to be a complete novice and i'm terrified. It's worth noting that i despised maths and i don't know how i even managed to get a c at gcse. Any advice would be appreciated!

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    i think you should do biology and maths
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    (Original post by FelicityMarie)
    Hi everyone,

    I'm due to start my degree in September, but I'm doing a Foundation year as part of it. As well as Geography in my Foundation year which I'm fine with, the University have specified that we have to pick two other subjects between Chemistry, Biology, Physics and Maths. They have said that it will be the equivalent of doing AS and A2 in 8 months.

    I haven't studied these subjects since 2007 when I finished my GCSE's as all of my A-Levels were English based. My GCSE grades were as follows:

    Biology - A
    Chemistry - B
    Physics - B
    Maths - C

    So, for somebody who hasn't studied any of these for over 10 years, which subjects would you recommend choosing and why? I'm basically going to be a complete novice and I'm terrified. It's worth noting that I despised Maths and I don't know how I even managed to get a C at GCSE. Any advice would be appreciated!

    Fliss.
    If you despised maths at GCSE, you probably won't really enjoy it so taking it will just make you miserable, although it would help a great deal with chemistry and physics. If I were you, I'd take biology and chemistry but maybe you should investigate further what these cover to check that you're definitely interested and up for it.
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    (Original post by ecila21)
    If you despised maths at GCSE, you probably won't really enjoy it so taking it will just make you miserable, although it would help a great deal with chemistry and physics. If I were you, I'd take biology and chemistry but maybe you should investigate further what these cover to check that you're definitely interested and up for it.
    Thanks for your advice. I definitely think I'm going to take Biology as I'm going to do a BA in Geography so that would be helpful but I just wasn't sure about the last subject as it's a Social Science Geography degree. My maths isn't fantastic at all so would I struggle if I took either Physics or Chemistry in the maths side of things?
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    (Original post by FelicityMarie)
    Thanks for your advice. I definitely think I'm going to take Biology as I'm going to do a BA in Geography so that would be helpful but I just wasn't sure about the last subject as it's a Social Science Geography degree. My maths isn't fantastic at all so would I struggle if I took either Physics or Chemistry in the maths side of things?
    Potentially. Physics is by nature going to be quite maths based and there will probably be some maths in chemistry. Maybe get in contact with the uni to see what they say about the maths content?
 
 
 
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