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As in currently doing Btec level 3 applied science, I want to study an a level aswell during a gap year, so which a level would be best out of chemistry, bio and maths for optometry? (Also projected D*DD by the end of the course)
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As in currently doing Btec level 3 applied science, I want to study an a level aswell during a gap year, so which a level would be best out of chemistry, bio and maths for optometry? (Also projected D*DD by the end of the course)
I cant say for optometry, you should either check entrance requirements or wait for optometrists to tell you.

I would say that Maths is the single most useful A level to have and also it will be far the least expensive to study during a gap year.
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Thanks and I’ve checked with the uni I wanted and they were asking for DDD with one scientific a level at B or above
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I cant say for optometry, you should either check entrance requirements or wait for optometrists to tell you.

I would say that Maths is the single most useful A level to have and also it will be far the least expensive to study during a gap year.
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Maths as it doesn't require coursework so won't be extra hassle when sorting out exams.
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But biology if you want the easiest (btw by coursework I mean required practicals that you have to sign off on)
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Thanks and I’ve checked with the uni I wanted and they were asking for DDD with one scientific a level at B or above
Maths may be included as a science.
You should also bear in mind which of the three you are good at.
In terms of hassle then maths is by far the most straightforward and probably less than 1/3 of the price of the other two.
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Yh thanks and do you know how much the exams would be
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Maths may be included as a science.
You should also bear in mind which of the three you are good at.
In terms of hassle then maths is by far the most straightforward and probably less than 1/3 of the price of the other two.
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Ah thanks and maths is a subject I think I’m good at but it also seems the most stressful based on how others I know found it the most stressful
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Maths may be included as a science.
You should also bear in mind which of the three you are good at.
In terms of hassle then maths is by far the most straightforward and probably less than 1/3 of the price of the other two.
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Yh thanks and do you know how much the exams would be
It depends where you choose to sit them. South and London tends to be the most expensive.

The price consists of two parts.

Exam fee= the amount that goes to the exam board for marking. (c £100)
Exam centre fee= the amount they charge for allowing you to use premises on exam day and to pay for admin. (c £150- £350).

Exam centres are private businesses and they exist to make a profit. Make sure you pay the fee by January on the year you intend to sit to avoid late fees.
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I’m from Birmingham so should be alright but do you pay for each separate exam or all of them
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It depends where you choose to sit them. South and London tends to be the most expensive.

The price consists of two parts.

Exam fee= the amount that goes to the exam board for marking. (c £100)
Exam centre fee= the amount they charge for allowing you to use premises on exam day and to pay for admin. (c £150- £350).

Exam centres are private businesses and they exist to make a profit. Make sure you pay the fee by January on the year you intend to sit to avoid late fees.
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I’m from Birmingham so should be alright but do you pay for each separate exam or all of them
It is linear , so that is the complete A level.
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