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Are these good A Levels? What career paths could I do with these subjects?

Or should i switch one for chemistry?
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Are these good A Levels? What career paths could I do with these subjects?

Or should i switch one for chemistry?
What degrees are you looking at?
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With a Maths / Bio combination there are a wide range of Biological Sciences open to you - Biological sciences, Neuroscience, Psychology, Plant Science, Zoology, Nursing, Marine Science, Ecology etc

Maths - Economics, Business, Marketing, Data Science, Maths & Stats etc,

History is a solid essay-based subject and many Humanities / Social Science degrees will not require any specific subjects - Politics, Sociology, Law, History or History of Art, Liberal Arts, Liberal Arts & Sciences, American Studies, Geography, Philosophy, Classical Studies, Teaching etc etc

Have a look down this degree subject list and look at the individual course pages to see the required subjects - some will surprise you!
https://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/
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Genetics or something related to that. Although i have chosen my A Levels already ability Chemistry and Maths, i can still change it since I haven’t started yet.

My best combo would be Biology Maths and History but I was unsure on career paths and possible degrees

Thanks @McGinger for your response, super helpful!!!
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With a Maths / Bio combination there are a wide range of Biological Sciences open to you - Biological sciences, Neuroscience, Psychology, Plant Science, Zoology, Nursing, Marine Science, Ecology etc

Maths - Economics, Business, Marketing, Data Science, Maths & Stats etc,

History is a solid essay-based subject and many Humanities / Social Science degrees will not require any specific subjects - Politics, Sociology, Law, History or History of Art, Liberal Arts, Liberal Arts & Sciences, American Studies, Geography, Philosophy, Classical Studies, Teaching etc etc

Have a look down this degree subject list and look at the individual course pages to see the required subjects - some will surprise you!
https://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/
Thank you!!! This is very helpful
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What degrees are you looking at?
I am interested in genetics so i’m taking biology.
I want to study genetics so that’s why I was considering chemistry
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I am interested in genetics so i’m taking biology.
I want to study genetics so that’s why I was considering chemistry
For genetics degrees (and most bioscience courses, but especially biomolecular type courses such as genetics, biochemistry, biomedical sciences, physiology etc) A-level Chemistry is often going to be a required subject for those degrees - without it you might find your options limited and/or some of your preferred courses you may need to apply to via a foundation year. I'd recommend taking A-level Chemistry if it is an option for you, unless you think you will not do very well in it (in which case do also consider whether genetics, as opposed to some other bioscience courses that might have less chemistry elements, may be the best choice).
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As above - some Genetics courses will require Chem as well as Bio, but not all.

For many Unis, they will require 'two sciences' - but this often includes a wide range of subjects, ie. Biology, Chemistry, Computing, Environmental Science, Geography, Geology, Human Biology, Marine Science, Maths/Pure Maths/Further Maths, Physics, Physical Education, Psychology, Sport Science, Statistics (Sussex, Birmingham etc).

Other Unis will have different offers for those not taking two 'hard' sciences - Manchester: https://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/u...course-profile

Its also worth remembering that many 'Biological Science' degrees will have 'Genetics' within them - and this sort of 'wider' degree may be more useful in the long run.
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For genetics degrees (and most bioscience courses, but especially biomolecular type courses such as genetics, biochemistry, biomedical sciences, physiology etc) A-level Chemistry is often going to be a required subject for those degrees - without it you might find your options limited and/or some of your preferred courses you may need to apply to via a foundation year. I'd recommend taking A-level Chemistry if it is an option for you, unless you think you will not do very well in it (in which case do also consider whether genetics, as opposed to some other bioscience courses that might have less chemistry elements, may be the best choice).
Ah I see thank you. I find chemistry manageable and just awaiting my results 🤞
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As above - some Genetics courses will require Chem as well as Bio, but not all.

For many Unis, they will require 'two sciences' - but this often includes a wide range of subjects, ie. Biology, Chemistry, Computing, Environmental Science, Geography, Geology, Human Biology, Marine Science, Maths/Pure Maths/Further Maths, Physics, Physical Education, Psychology, Sport Science, Statistics (Sussex, Birmingham etc).

Other Unis will have different offers for those not taking two 'hard' sciences - Manchester: https://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/u...course-profile

Its also worth remembering that many 'Biological Science' degrees will have 'Genetics' within them - and this sort of 'wider' degree may be more useful in the long run.
Thank you

Can you recommend a bioscience course that doesn’t focus on plants/ecology as that’s my least preferred topic? I was considering biomedical science but i feel like it might be too chemistry based ?
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UCL - Human Sciences - https://www.ucl.ac.uk/biosciences/st...n-sciences-bsc - 'science subject required, preferably Biology'
Manchester - Life Sciences - https://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/u...life-sciences/ - two science subjects (inc. Maths).
Warwick - Biological Sciences - https://warwick.ac.uk/study/undergra...s/biosciences/
Loughborough - Biological Sciences - https://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/underg...-sciences-bsc/
Brunel - Biomedical Science - with a genetics speciality but you can switch mid-degree if you eventually choose another pathway - https://www.brunel.ac.uk/study/under...s-genetics-bsc
Newcastle - Biomed with Genetics - https://www.ncl.ac.uk/undergraduate/degrees/b901/
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I am interested in genetics so i’m taking biology.
I want to study genetics so that’s why I was considering chemistry
It's a bit of an odd combination. Chemistry would be better in place of the history - you'd find a solid understanding of A level chemistry much more useful for any science degree than the essay-writing skills gained from history.
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UCL - Human Sciences - https://www.ucl.ac.uk/biosciences/st...n-sciences-bsc - 'science subject required, preferably Biology'
Manchester - Life Sciences - https://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/u...life-sciences/ - two science subjects (inc. Maths).
Warwick - Biological Sciences - https://warwick.ac.uk/study/undergra...s/biosciences/
Loughborough - Biological Sciences - https://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/underg...-sciences-bsc/
Brunel - Biomedical Science - with a genetics speciality but you can switch mid-degree if you eventually choose another pathway - https://www.brunel.ac.uk/study/under...s-genetics-bsc
Newcastle - Biomed with Genetics - https://www.ncl.ac.uk/undergraduate/degrees/b901/
Thanks again. so helpful

Is human sciences a respected degree or a degree that I can study before a masters because I’ve not heard of it before.

Also i like the course of Brunel, is it a good university in terms of research and ranking.
Most likely I’ll be studying in London for university.
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It's a bit of an odd combination. Chemistry would be better in place of the history - you'd find a solid understanding of A level chemistry much more useful for any science degree than the essay-writing skills gained from history.
Ah okay

Sadly the sixth form I’m going to has decided that students can’t take four subjects then drop on starting this september.

I think I’ll just work through chemistry a Level despite the lack of interest because genetics seems rly interesting and I would love to pursue it as a career
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