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    Does it open more doors to jobs and degrees?
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    Yes

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    Okay thanks for ending it
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    Declan is right. Science in general will usually impress people
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    And we've been moved to Educational Debate.:thumbsup:

    A better question which is often greatly considered is whether science is a more beneficial subject at degree level. Since the A Level is usually just a stepping stone to university, it's essentially the same arguments.:yep:
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    Honestly depends what career path you want to take and whether you know you can handle the work load, you apply to a uni that specialises in media or the arts and your A's in physics wouldn't get you a place there
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    Okay, I just need to average a C (that I got last year) to be a BB overall it's gonna be hard and I'll also need to resit maths on higher tier paper to get a B overall.
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    An E in physics won’t open as many doors as an A in English.

    Science A levels only open doors if you’re interested in studying those subjects and likely to do yourself justice.

    Taking subjects you hate or struggle to do well in because of some misguided belief that STEM A levels unlock higher earnings is just daft.
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    I enjoy science
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    If science is in any way related to the career you want then they will be impressed at the sight of you achieving an A Level in it. They tend to look more for Maths and English though as they are the academic subjects so they'd probably be even more impressed if you had an A Level in any of them too.
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    Okay thanks. Do I just ask my teachers to resit maths to get a B or do I contact the exam board?
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    Depends what career you want. Obviously, if you enjoy Science and want to go into Medicine or Forensic Science (anything like that) then Science A-Levels are obviously necessary. If you know what specific career path you want to go into and it isn't related to Science (i.e an Arts degree of some sort) then Science A-Levels are not going to open any doors and it's pointless taking them. Before you ask, I'm not studying A-Levels in any of the Sciences (didn't revise so therefore didn't get the grades to do so) but I'm studying I.C.T, History and Business Studies. Science A-Levels aren't required for my ideal course (Criminology) so no matter what STEM supremists say, it doesn't always open more doors for you. Studying Biology for a degree in English Literature, for example, is daft, even if you're predicted an A*.

    If you don't know what career path you're aiming for, take Science A-Levels if you enjoy the Sciences and are prepared to work for a good grade. If not, take subjects you enjoy and are good at. Then you can work out the ideal degree/career for you based on your subjects.
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    No.

    The only A Level that is useful for every single university course is Maths.

    TSR has a cringeworthy STEM bias, people studying humanities, social science, and the arts don’t ‘need’ science lmao.

    It only opens more doors if you want to a STEM degree, this is pretty obvious.
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    There's also the debate between whether a facilitating science subject is better than a non-facilitating science subject for a degree course that has vaguely specified A Level requirements.

    If one wants to study Law with the intention of a career specialising in computer crime should they take A Level Computer Science (more relevant but non-facilitating) or A Level Chemistry (minimal relevance but facilitating)?
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    Well I want to do a degree in electrical engineering which requires physics and preferable maths but I need to get a high b this year in science to average my c out to BB so is it worth working hard for it
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    (Original post by Arran90)
    If one wants to study Law with the intention of a career specialising in computer crime should they take A Level Computer Science (more relevant but non-facilitating) or A Level Chemistry (minimal relevance but facilitating)?
    It makes precisely zero difference.
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    (Original post by Forecast)
    It makes precisely zero difference.
    Some degree courses demand facilitating subjects even if they are less relevant to a future career or even the degree itself.
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    (Original post by DeclanGCSEs)
    Does it open more doors to jobs and degrees?
    Honestly, I've started to doubt it ever does, as for many job sector (Finance, IT in particular) the A-level subject is irrelevant so long as you have decent grades to get into a grad/internship scheme.

    One of the few advantage of doing it is it increases your flexibility in terms of what course you apply to, as well as any school leaver programme in Sciences (E.g. Engineering placements at Rolls Royce). Other than applying to uni or higher education, it hardly does anything at all because employers care more about your experiences and focus more on your degree (such as your uni exam grades, modules studying). No-one cares at all what you've studied before your degree.

    It's only on TSR that it matters tbh.
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    (Original post by Arran90)
    Some degree courses demand facilitating subjects even if they are less relevant to a future career or even the degree itself.
    Which ones?
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    Which ones?
    Law and Computer Science to name two of them. Many universities demand two facilitating subjects, sometimes three in the case of Law, at A Level.
 
 
 
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