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    I'm currently in Year 11 and I am thinking about going to sixth form. I want to have a career in science and so I will most likely choose Biology and Chemistry. I am not too interested in Maths or Physics. I am thinking about doing Spanish for a level and maybe geography or history. I have already got an A in spanish at GCSE . What subjects do you think I should choose ?
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    (Original post by unicorngirl15)
    I'm currently in Year 11 and I am thinking about going to sixth form. I want to have a career in science and so I will most likely choose Biology and Chemistry. I am not too interested in Maths or Physics. I am thinking about doing Spanish for a level and maybe geography or history. I have already got an A in spanish at GCSE . What subjects do you think I should choose ?
    Depends what you would like

    You don't need maths unless you're doing medicine and you won't need physics for a science career apart from in physics driven degrees.

    Psychology and geography are science linked but if you like Spanish I say go for it.

    Universities, especially Russell groups love languages. Also, you can do most degrees paired with a language.

    History is also a great choice.

    Choose what you'd enjoy.
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    What specifically do you want to do? To study a science degree such as Biology, Biomedical Science, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Pharmacy etc, you usually need two subjects from: Biology, Chemistry, Maths, Physics (some courses and universities will accept Geography, PE, CompSci, Psychology etc as a second subject). So Bio and Chem will be great. Spanish sounds good, it'll be a break from science and it's well regarded.
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    (Original post by ExoIceCream99)
    Depends what you would like

    You don't need maths unless you're doing medicine and you won't need physics for a science career apart from in physics driven degrees.

    Psychology and geography are science linked but if you like Spanish I say go for it.

    Universities, especially Russell groups love languages. Also, you can do most degrees paired with a language.

    History is also a great choice.

    Choose what you'd enjoy.
    Do you need to take a level maths for medicine or biomedical science?
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    (Original post by unicorngirl15)
    Do you need to take a level maths for medicine or biomedical science?
    pretty sure you need to
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    What specifically do you want to do? To study a science degree such as Biology, Biomedical Science, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Pharmacy etc, you usually need two subjects from: Biology, Chemistry, Maths, Physics (some courses and universities will accept Geography, PE, CompSci, Psychology etc as a second subject). So Bio and Chem will be great. Spanish sounds good, it'll be a break from science and it's well regarded.
    I am thinking about doing Medicine or Biomedical Science.
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    (Original post by unicorngirl15)
    Do you need to take a level maths for medicine or biomedical science?
    Just medicine i think. Not all courses of medicine but best advice is to look up the universities that do the subjects and look at their subject requirement. Lately universities have been more leanient on maths
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    (Original post by unicorngirl15)
    I'm currently in Year 11 and I am thinking about going to sixth form. I want to have a career in science and so I will most likely choose Biology and Chemistry. I am not too interested in Maths or Physics. I am thinking about doing Spanish for a level and maybe geography or history. I have already got an A in spanish at GCSE . What subjects do you think I should choose ?
    I did history and all I will say is it's very interesting but you have to remember a ridiculous amount of dates and tiny details. GCSE history is very general in comparison. So if you really like history do it but if you're not really that bothered I wouldn't bc you need to be passionate about it to make it worth it because it is generally considered one of the hardest a Levels
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    I did history and all I will say is it's very interesting but you have to remember a ridiculous amount of dates and tiny details. GCSE history is very general in comparison. So if you really like history do it but if you're not really that bothered I wouldn't bc you need to be passionate about it to make it worth it because it is generally considered one of the hardest a Levels
    I have done the old spec GCSE history and I got a B. I do like doing history but i thinking whether it would be quite difficult.
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    So as an example I looked at cambridge for medicine

    They desire chemistry and one other out of biology, maths etc but suggest 3 science/maths based subjects. But that's cambridge so two is good!

    I looked at biomedicine at Lancaster. Same as cambridge, but biology and one other science/maths
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    (Original post by unicorngirl15)
    I have done the old spec GCSE history and I got a B. I do like doing history but i thinking whether it would be quite difficult.
    Put it this way- in GCSE my best subject was history and I got an A. It's the only subject I got an A in the rest were B's and C's. By the end of A Level history was my worst subject and I got a D (still a pass but only just) A Level history is pretty much a completely different ballgame to GCSE and although it's still very interesting you have to have a very good brain for remembering things like dates and stats and I'm terrible at remembering anything that's numerical hence why I did badly. Not trying to put you off just making sure you know it is a challenge.
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    (Original post by unicorngirl15)
    I am thinking about doing Medicine or Biomedical Science.
    Chemistry - absolutely essential, it's a requirement for medicine. great for biomed too, definitely is a good option for that.
    Biology - technically not required, but basically every medical applicant will have it. strongly would recommend for both biomed and med, would be extremely hard to get on either course without it.
    Maths - most med applicants have it, but not as important as biology and chemistry. if you do biology and chemistry, you're fine without it for biomed, but you may struggle with medicine applications.
    Physics - by no means essential for either, but sometimes used as an alternative to maths. definitely a good subject for medicine or biomedicine but never required.
    Geography & Psychology - commonly taken as a 4th option for medicine, and commonly for biomed applicants. Some biomed courses will even accept candidates with Bio+Geog etc. wouldn't really recommend if you're going for medicine, unless you do something like: Bio Chem Maths Geog.
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    Hey I've just started sixth form & I do biology, chemistry & French. I think it's a good mix to have because as it's already been said, a language is highly respected by universities. It also gives you that rest from science and shows that you are capable of other subjects rather than just science based ones. I'm thinking of doing biomedical science and on uni websites it says that only biology & another science (usually chemistry, physics & maths) are needed, preferably chemistry I believe. You only really need 3 sciences if you want to do medicine or vetinary medicine.
 
 
 
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