URGENT- GCSE options- Triple or Double Science

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It depends on what you'd like to do, really.
If you want to go into a medical field, or do Science A Levels, then take Triple Science. Although, Double Science doesn't hamper your chances of doing Science A Levels and getting into a medical field either.
I'd recommend taking Triple Science if you feel comfortable and capable with Science as a whole and the workload it will bring, as Double Science only teaches about 70% of what Triple Science teaches.
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If you are planning on doing sciences for A Level and even further on, it's highly recommended (but not necessary). If not then no point, as Triple Science is obviously harder than double.
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Right now i'm in yr 11 and i regret not taking triple science because when i was yr 9 i hated science but now i want to go into a science field later in life and science a levels.by doing triple it gives you an advantage and makes you more prepared.I would recommend taking triple science
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Right now i'm in yr 11 and i regret not taking triple science because when i was yr 9 i hated science but now i want to go into a science field later in life and science a levels.by doing triple it gives you an advantage and makes you more prepared.I would recommend taking triple science
Thank you. So it gives you the upper hand when doing a-levels and you're more prepared, so does that mean if you do double you're gonna struggle a lot as you may not understand?
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(Original post by Alexty28)
If you are planning on doing sciences for A Level and even further on, it's highly recommended (but not necessary). If not then no point, as Triple Science is obviously harder than double.
Yes I'm planning to do science for my A-levels only Biology and Chemistry not physics, doing math.
As you said it's highly recommended, but if you don't, does it affect you a lot?
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Thank you. So it gives you the upper hand when doing a-levels and you're more prepared, so does that mean if you do double you're gonna struggle a lot as you may not understand?
Can't see the OP, but there isn't really any reason not to take triple science if you have a particular interest in science and it doesn't clash with other subjects.

Anything you missed in triple will be covered in A-level. The only science I do is physics - and I'd say people who did double could cope just fine.
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It depends on what you'd like to do, really.
If you want to go into a medical field, or do Science A Levels, then take Triple Science. Although, Double Science doesn't hamper your chances of doing Science A Levels and getting into a medical field either.
I'd recommend taking Triple Science if you feel comfortable and capable with Science as a whole and the workload it will bring, as Double Science only teaches about 70% of what Triple Science teaches.
Thank you for the great advice, that helps!
I feel more on double science though for someone wanting to become a doctor.
Just to ask does double science lower your chances on your entry to uni, cause apparently it does, and it's scaring me a bit.
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(Original post by EducationIsUhhhh)
Yes I'm planning to do science for my A-levels only Biology and Chemistry not physics, doing math.
As you said it's highly recommended, but if you don't, does it affect you a lot?
Not really, but if you are interested in Science I don't see why you wouldn't do triple. Also if you are planning on studying medicine or science at uni it could help little bit, GCSEs aren't really important for Uni entry but it could be a deciding factor if you are planning on taking a highly competitive course (trust me always think head, you don't want to get to the application process and realize you screwed up somewhere). But as you are planning on doing Bio, Chem and Maths for A Level I really think you should be doing triple science.
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(Original post by EducationIsUhhhh)
Thank you for the great advice, that helps!
I feel more on double science though for someone wanting to become a doctor.
Just to ask does double science lower your chances on your entry to uni, cause apparently it does, and it's scaring me a bit.
No, it doesn't lower your chances.
I'd suggest triple science if you do want to become a doctor, but if you feel more on double science, don't worry. For someone also wanting to go into the medical field like you, I'm doing double science and it hasn't impacted my chances of picking Science A Levels at all. And it is A Levels that you should really be focusing on, as that is what universities look for.
Triple Science just allows you to learn a bit more in depth, that's all. However, as Alexty28 said, if you are doing Biology, Chemistry & Maths for A Level then I do really recommend Triple Science, because these are all A Levels where that extra bit of Science knowledge will help you.
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Thank you. So it gives you the upper hand when doing a-levels and you're more prepared, so does that mean if you do double you're gonna struggle a lot as you may not understand?
Pretty much, i heard the jump from gcses to a level science is more bigger if u double
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