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I want to take chemistry and psychology plus maybe an epq but what other a level would be best?
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For what purpose? Maths fits well for a lot of future options.
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I want to take chemistry and psychology plus maybe an epq but what other a level would be best?
I have just finished year 13 and did psychology, biology and chemistry. It’s a heavy combo for sure but if you don’t know what you want to do at uni it keeps loads of doors open. I knew exactly what I wanted to do hence the biology and chemistry but I did psych as my ‘extra’ and it turned out to be my best because I enjoyed it so much! I didn’t do an EPQ just because it didn’t benefit me, none of the unis I applied to would lower my grades for having an epq so I just didn’t bother with it.

Edit: just seen you want to do forensic psychology so bio defo may be a good choice because of biopsychology. I was defo at an advantage when doing bio psychology because I already had a lot of the understanding and knowledge from doing biology
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For what purpose? Maths fits well for a lot of future options.
Oh ye i forgot to put i want to go to uni and study psychology/forensics i think. I was thinking about doing maths but im not the best at it so idk
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I have just finished year 13 and did psychology, biology and chemistry. It’s a heavy combo for sure but if you don’t know what you want to do at uni it keeps loads of doors open. I knew exactly what I wanted to do hence the biology and chemistry but I did psych as my ‘extra’ and it turned out to be my best because I enjoyed it so much! I didn’t do an EPQ just because it didn’t benefit me, none of the unis I applied to would lower my grades for having an epq so I just didn’t bother with it.

Edit: just seen you want to do forensic psychology so bio defo may be a good choice because of biopsychology. I was defo at an advantage when doing bio psychology because I already had a lot of the understanding and knowledge from doing biology
Thank you this is very helpful! I might take bio then. Was it a heavy workload? Is it possible to do an epq too?
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Oh ye i forgot to put i want to go to uni and study psychology/forensics i think. I was thinking about doing maths but im not the best at it so idk
Cool - maths would work well as would biology.
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I think maths is usually advised if you're doing a hard science.
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Thank you this is very helpful! I might take bio then. Was it a heavy workload? Is it possible to do an epq too?
Yeah it is a heavy workload, I’m not going to sugarcoat it. Psychology was the heaviest in terms of content however the bio content (more the year 13 stuff) could be quite tricky to wrap your head around. I really enjoy biology so it wasn’t too bad but like with all a levels if you put the work in you will see results. It’s absolutely possible to do an EPQ alongside them, again it’s all about time management and putting the work in- I know people who did 4 a levels and an EPQ as it helped them get into uni but not all unis care about EPQ so defo do some research into if it will benefit your education and work out if it’s worth your time and effort
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