which a levels to take for radiography?

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im currently in year 11, but we will have to submit applications some time soon, so i'd rather feel a lot more secure on my choice now rather than last minute. but i've talked to a few people and heard about their career choices, and sonography stood out for me, so im thinking of working towards that, which from what i vaguely remember requires a course like radiography prior to a course for clinical ultrasound.

i've thought of taking biology and psychology for a few months - would those be okay choices if i were to take a radiography course after a levels? i heard people say physics or maths would be a more "safer" option to go for, but the problem is that i don't enjoy maths since i'm just good enough to pass without much revision, and physics isn't really my favourite but it's still tolerable i guess.

not really sure what third a level to pick though. i excel at art but the workload will probably be more painful than at gcse lol. im also decent at media and english, so i was considering either english, media or sociology a level but i can't really tell if they would be of any use, or if certain ones would just give me a bit too much stress.

any advice would be appreciated!
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Depends what uni as some require alevels and some dont im doing radiography i did btec level 3 all i would say is try learning all the anatomy before hand and try getting some work experience
Bio alevel ill say is a must phyiscs or chem if you want you dont have to but one science is ideal and maybe physcology or a another sceince but again some require just one but check the requiremnts of the uni before hamd on web
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Look on the relevant course page on Uni websites. The required subjects will be clearly stated. Also check the GCSE maths requirement.

Careers info : https://www.prospects.ac.uk/job-prof...c-radiographer
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Biology and psychology are good choices as the majority of courses we've looked at (my daughter is considering radiography) only require one science out of the three A levels. For your third choice, do a subject you enjoy and will get a good grade.

https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/study/un...-requirements/

https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/unde...nd-imaging-bsc

https://www.keele.ac.uk/study/underg...y-requirements

https://www.shu.ac.uk/courses/diagno...full-time/2022

https://www.exeter.ac.uk/undergradua...y-requirements

You might also want to follow this thread, which is very useful:

https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=5978982
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hey, i'm currently in year 13 and applying for radiography. I do Biology, Psychology and Maths and find that all my subjects really complement each other especially when it comes to statistics! As far as I'm aware uni's usually look for 1 or 2 science subjects from biology, chemistry, maths, physics and psychology so just doing biology and psychology should be fine. I have heard there is quite abit of physics on the radiography course but you won't be disadvantaged in any way if you don't take this at A level. I would recommend maths tho I absolutely love it hahaha (but i may be biased). I do know some people who have changed their mind (including me) in year 12 so perhaps doing English may broaden your options? But yeah Biology and Psychology is fine!
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bit late but I used to take maths, biology and psychology in year 12 for radiography. Psych and bio were great so deff do those, but I dropped maths and took up btec health and social care instead in year 13 because to do well in maths I had to spend the most time revising for it whereas it came to other people naturally, so if you aren't proper good at it now I wouldn't recommend taking it because it'll drain you. English is a good and respected alevel, so i'd say do that if you enjoy it
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Ik this is a bit late but check uni courses to see their requirements. Otherwise just take a subject you enjoy and are good at.
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