I want to study earth science or geology at uni but I don't know what to do after my GCSEs. I'm definitely going to do geography because it's one of my favourite subjects and I know it will be helpful. I also love french but I don't know if it will help. What shall I do? Can I do AS French and the drop it?
(Original post by sqrt of 5)
So maths is needed, there are no shortcuts right? I was going to do Chemistry but I have biology and I found physics a bit dull (but I love a few topics like waves and the last few modules of p2)
So doing french would just be a complete waste of time?
I don't think A-level Maths is required specifically by most geology (although it is required for geophysics) courses, but bear in mind on almost any geology degree you will be learning the A-level Maths content sooner or later. It's generally easier to learn the material in A-level when you're doing it over two years, in a class of 20-30, with plenty of opportunities for individual attention from your teacher (who was actually trained to be an educator), lots of feedback etc, than in uni when you're learning it in less than a year in a lecture cohort of 100+ from a lecturer who is mainly a researcher, with 1 hour of office hour a week (of which you'll probably get 10-15 minutes), and a couple of quick notes on your work handed back and maybe a few minutes of a PhD going over something in a tutorial session.
If you know geology is your aim now, it'd probably be better to take it sooner rather than later, I think...
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Ideal combination (in my opinion):
Geography, Physics, Maths