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i want to be a vet and i am currently choosing my a levels. i know i am doing biology and chemistry but am unsure on what to do for 3rd subject. i am trying to decide between PE Geography and Geology, im not a big fan of essays and a level geography seems to be essay based. but geology isnt. anyone got any opinions on it!
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it's fine, if you're interested in the subject matter. The only person I knew who did it (because it's a fairly uncommon A-level) liked it enough to go on to do a geology degree
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Yh, there's definitely quite a lot of essays in Geography but you would obviously improve those skills throughout the years so don't let that put you off. I liked Geography because it was a lot more discussion and case study based in comparison to my other A Levels (Biology, Chemistry and Maths) as well as being pretty broad in content so it was a nice break and I never felt that revision was unbearable - usually learning a few good case studies and terms was all I needed to do well. I can't really say much about Geology or PE as they weren't offered in my sixth form but I suggest going for whatever you find more interesting as you'll be more engaged in the subject matter and be more likely to do well, regardless of the exam format.
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Yh, there's definitely quite a lot of essays in Geography but you would obviously improve those skills throughout the years so don't let that put you off. I liked Geography because it was a lot more discussion and case study based in comparison to my other A Levels (Biology, Chemistry and Maths) as well as being pretty broad in content so it was a nice break and I never felt that revision was unbearable - usually learning a few good case studies and terms was all I needed to do well. I can't really say much about Geology or PE as they weren't offered in my sixth form but I suggest going for whatever you find more interesting as you'll be more engaged in the subject matter and be more likely to do well, regardless of the exam format.
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it's fine, if you're interested in the subject matter. The only person I knew who did it (because it's a fairly uncommon A-level) liked it enough to go on to do a geology degree
Thanks so much, i am probably going to do geology. yeh literally no one does it so i might not even be able to, my school are trying to do it and did it last year with 6 students so if we have any less than that then it won't be possible but i hope i am able to, i know 3 other people who are defo going to do it but i hope there will be a few more !
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(Original post by Milliewest2)
i want to be a vet and i am currently choosing my a levels. i know i am doing biology and chemistry but am unsure on what to do for 3rd subject. i am trying to decide between PE Geography and Geology, im not a big fan of essays and a level geography seems to be essay based. but geology isnt. anyone got any opinions on it!
I do A level geology and I love it. It’s my favourite A level and I highly recommend it, however I want to continue to study it where as it sounds like you don’t. Geology is not the hardest of A levels, here are no essays, not much maths however lots of content. It is also quite a rare A level that unis like. Always remember you can swap your subjects. I swapped 3 times before I got it right. Hope this helps!!
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I do A level geology and I love it. It’s my favourite A level and I highly recommend it, however I want to continue to study it where as it sounds like you don’t. Geology is not the hardest of A levels, here are no essays, not much maths however lots of content. It is also quite a rare A level that unis like. Always remember you can swap your subjects. I swapped 3 times before I got it right. Hope this helps!!
Thanks, that was by biggest worry but i am interested in geology so far i have looked at past papers and the specifications, i am pretty good at gcse geography and hope to get a 9 in it in the future. you are correct i doubt i would choose to continue geology at uni rather than becoming a vet. is the content manageable, i am used to working lots outside of lessons so i dont think that will be much of an issue however biology is also very content heavy and chemistry requires lots of work too. if u dont mind me asking what a levels u do and what you are aiming for gradeswise, i hope you have a good day ! thanks so much
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Thanks, that was by biggest worry but i am interested in geology so far i have looked at past papers and the specifications, i am pretty good at gcse geography and hope to get a 9 in it in the future. you are correct i doubt i would choose to continue geology at uni rather than becoming a vet. is the content manageable, i am used to working lots outside of lessons so i dont think that will be much of an issue however biology is also very content heavy and chemistry requires lots of work too. if u dont mind me asking what a levels u do and what you are aiming for gradeswise, i hope you have a good day ! thanks so much
I am doing geology, biology and DT and I would like to get an A in geology and DT and a B in biology. Biology is content heavy and relatively hard and geology is slightly content heavy but not difficult. A lot of it is common sense. If I were you, I would choose 4 A levels and do bio chem geology and the other subject you would like to do. Then try them out, you can see which one you like- then drop one after two weeks or something. Hope this helps!!
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