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Hello. I’m interested in both biological & Chemical Science as well as human bio sciences. I’ve researched both of these degrees and found out that with biological science the uni’s main focus point is finding errors within the science world and why it happens. Whereas the human bio science focuses mainly on biology ofcourse. I’m hoping to be a biology teacher in the near future and I need help with choosing which course you think is preferable or knowledgeable for me to proceed with the path.
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Hello. I’m interested in both biological & Chemical Science as well as human bio sciences. I’ve researched both of these degrees and found out that with biological science the uni’s main focus point is finding errors within the science world and why it happens. Whereas the human bio science focuses mainly on biology ofcourse. I’m hoping to be a biology teacher in the near future and I need help with choosing which course you think is preferable or knowledgeable for me to proceed with the path.
To become a teacher, the only requirement of your degree is that at least 50% of the content is relevant to the subject you want to teach. For biology, this gives you a wide range of options. If you wanted to do human biology at university, that would be fine, although a biological sciences degree would give you a broader grounding in the non-human aspects of biology.

If you enjoy chemistry too, have you thought about a biochemistry degree at all?
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To become a teacher, the only requirement of your degree is that at least 50% of the content is relevant to the subject you want to teach. For biology, this gives you a wide range of options. If you wanted to do human biology at university, that would be fine, although a biological sciences degree would give you a broader grounding in the non-human aspects of biology.

If you enjoy chemistry too, have you thought about a biochemistry degree at all?
Thank you for replying. I have chosen biology and chemical science and I thought it’s the same as a biochemistry degree. Do you think biological & chemical science doesn’t cover 50%? I have spoken to the admissions team they told me this course covers 3 and a half quarters of biology. Am I really better off with a human bioscience degree? But with this I’m not getting in depth with animals/plants but at least with biological I have the chemistry on the side
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Thank you for replying. I have chosen biology and chemical science and I thought it’s the same as a biochemistry degree. Do you think biological & chemical science doesn’t cover 50%? I have spoken to the admissions team they told me this course covers 3 and a half quarters of biology. Am I really better off with a human bioscience degree? But with this I’m not getting in depth with animals/plants but at least with biological I have the chemistry on the side
No, I think this degree sounds like it will give you a good basis in biology for teaching.

Having the chemistry content will be ideal, as all science teachers are expected to teach all three sciences at least to KS3.
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No, I think this degree sounds like it will give you a good basis in biology for teaching.

Having the chemistry content will be ideal, as all science teachers are expected to teach all three sciences at least to KS3.
With teaching does this course give me the ability to teach ks4 is well or just ks3. Sorry for too many questions but you’re saving my life rn
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With teaching does this course give me the ability to teach ks4 is well or just ks3. Sorry for too many questions but you’re saving my life rn
You'll have to apply for a postgrad teaching course (e.g. a PGCE). Most secondary PGCEs will qualify you to teach 11-18yos but some specialise in 11-16yos.

It's just that most schools don't expect you to teach outside of your science to exam classes. However, if you have chemistry in your degree, it might be different for you.
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You'll have to apply for a postgrad teaching course (e.g. a PGCE). Most secondary PGCEs will qualify you to teach 11-18yos but some specialise in 11-16yos.

It's just that most schools don't expect you to teach outside of your science to exam classes. However, if you have chemistry in your degree, it might be different for you.
Are you saying with human bio science because it’s just one subject, it’s harder to teach KS3 but because I’m doing biological and chemical it’s easier?.
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Are you saying with human bio science because it’s just one subject, it’s harder to teach KS3 but because I’m doing biological and chemical it’s easier?.
I'm saying that either is fine, but something broader may be better.

But chose the course that interests you the most as your career aspirations may change over the course of the three years anyway.
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I'm saying that either is fine, but something broader may be better.

But chose the course that interests you the most as your career aspirations may change over the course of the three years anyway.
Really it will change?. I need to research more, thanks for helping, these names for courses is stressing me out
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Really it will change?. I need to research more, thanks for helping, these names for courses is stressing me out
People's career plans do often change over the course of their degree, so you should always go in with an open mind.

I think all these courses will give you decent employment prospects though.
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Hello. I’m interested in both biological & Chemical Science as well as human bio sciences. I’ve researched both of these degrees and found out that with biological science the uni’s main focus point is finding errors within the science world and why it happens. Whereas the human bio science focuses mainly on biology ofcourse. I’m hoping to be a biology teacher in the near future and I need help with choosing which course you think is preferable or knowledgeable for me to proceed with the path.
Based on what you’ve said, I think either Biochemistry or Biomedical science would suit you!
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