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Hi I'm currently in year 12 and I do maths, chemistry, biology and geography and I'm not sure whether to drop biology or geography and I think that I would like to study earth sciences at uni.

At the moment I like the majority of the biology content however find the content overwhelming due to the amount, but then if I were to drop geography I'd have more frees for biology. I'm unsure whether or not geography would be more useful towards an earth science degree.

Geography is kind of interesting however my teachers talks a lot and often goes off topic. Also, not the biggest fan of human geography but I like how it is an essay subject. I'm getting better grades in Geography (A*-B) where as in Biology I'm getting D's.
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Go for the one that you are getting better grades in - it is unlikely that you will go from a D to an A/A* in Biology in a year but your grades for Geog are good.
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(Original post by Horland)
Hi I'm currently in year 12 and I do maths, chemistry, biology and geography and I'm not sure whether to drop biology or geography and I think that I would like to study earth sciences at uni.

At the moment I like the majority of the biology content however find the content overwhelming due to the amount, but then if I were to drop geography I'd have more frees for biology. I'm unsure whether or not geography would be more useful towards an earth science degree.

Geography is kind of interesting however my teachers talks a lot and often goes off topic. Also, not the biggest fan of human geography but I like how it is an essay subject. I'm getting better grades in Geography (A*-B) where as in Biology I'm getting D's.
Its early days and peoples grades change. What else have you considered apart from Earth Sciences? Anything that might be an issue if you drop biology?
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Its early days and peoples grades change. What else have you considered apart from Earth Sciences? Anything that might be an issue if you drop biology?
Maybe forensic science but some unis don't require biology to do it
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I am swaying towards applied earth sciences which accepts either biology or geography but I feel like geography will probably be more applicable but then I also like the sounds of forensic science and dentistry but they don't require biology but it's probably prefered helppp!
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(Original post by Horland)
Hi I'm currently in year 12 and I do maths, chemistry, biology and geography and I'm not sure whether to drop biology or geography and I think that I would like to study earth sciences at uni.

At the moment I like the majority of the biology content however find the content overwhelming due to the amount, but then if I were to drop geography I'd have more frees for biology. I'm unsure whether or not geography would be more useful towards an earth science degree.

Geography is kind of interesting however my teachers talks a lot and often goes off topic. Also, not the biggest fan of human geography but I like how it is an essay subject. I'm getting better grades in Geography (A*-B) where as in Biology I'm getting D's.
Drop biology. Geography would be so much more helpful, and you would excel more in geography as well.
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Update: I dropped biology and feel really happy about my decision, there was just way too much content considering I didn't want a career that directly links to it.
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Keep biology as science uni courses may want you to have two sciences
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Update: I dropped biology and feel really happy about my decision, there was just way too much content considering I didn't want a career that directly links to it.
Genuinely wish dropping bio was an option because that’s how I’m feeling about that mentally tiring subject
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