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I was thinking of doing Biology, Chemistry, ICT and Welsh bacc OR biology, chemistry, physics and Welsh bacc. Do you think physics would be a lot more work/a lot harder in comparison to ICT? Please help!
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Personally I think ICT would be a lot easier than physics plus you’d be doing 3 sciences and it may get confusing. Although it does kinda depend on what you want to be in the future like if it’d be better to have physics or ICT
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Personally I think ICT would be a lot easier than physics plus you’d be doing 3 sciences and it may get confusing. Although it does kinda depend on what you want to be in the future like if it’d be better to have physics or ICT
University wise, I think I'd end up going down the route of like biomedical sciences or maybe pharmacy, generally along those lines. Do you think I would be okay if it took ICT instead of physics?
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University wise, I think I'd end up going down the route of like biomedical sciences or maybe pharmacy, generally along those lines. Do you think I would be okay if it took ICT instead of physics?
This is what I found on the internet:

To get onto a Master's course in pharmacy you need three A-B grade A-levels in chemistry and biology, maths or physics along with five GCSEs (grades A-C), including English language, maths and at least one science.

To do a biomedical science degree, you will usually need five GCSEs (A-C) including maths and English, plus three A levels, preferably including biology and chemistry. Certain level 3 qualifications may be acceptable such as the diploma in applied science. Check with individual course providers.

So yeh for biomedical sciences it says preferably biology and chemistry.
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Physics is a BIG undertaking compared to most A levels. There's a reason why it's been rather unpopular as an A level or degree choice in recent years (though don't let this put you off if you actually like the subject!). What sort of job or career are you looking for after uni? A level physics is the sort of subject that those who take it almost always end up doing a physics or STEM degree so its not really that sort of "side A level" thing.

Of course, it should be noted that there's no such thing as an easy A level. It's just that some people are more predisposed to certain subjects. For people of regular upbringing, it tends to lean towards the non-academic subjects like graphics design. And those from more well-off upbringing, well, you can probably guess.

Also, doing all three sciences is VERY rare as only a few people can pull it off - even people doing two sciences find themselves under a lot of pressure in A2. Also consider that you may want to keep your options open with some more "written" subjects (while the sciences bring many job opportunities, STEM is not for everyone). How do you feel about subjects like English lit/lang or History etc.?
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I wouldn’t really bother with ICT tbh. Physics is hard but worth giving it a go if you’ve always enjoyed it and been good at it. If not then could look into subjects like history, geography, English or maths
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