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I can't decide my a levels. I definitely know I want to psychology and religious studies but I can't decide between physics or applied science. Has anyone done applied science? I don't really know much about it as I've never done a btec before. Also I don't know what I want to do in the future. I'm just picking subjects I like.
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BTEC applied science is basically gcse science with extra bits
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BTEC applied science is basically gcse science with extra bits
Oh okay ty. Also weird question but do you know if I have to be really good at science to take applied science? Right now I'm getting grade 9 for physics, grade 5 for biology and grade 4 for chemistry. Will I still be capable of doing well in applied?
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Oh okay ty. Also weird question but do you know if I have to be really good at science to take applied science? Right now I'm getting grade 9 for physics, grade 5 for biology and grade 4 for chemistry. Will I still be capable of doing well in applied?
Nope, I'm so bad at science but i know what's going on.
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Oh okay ty. Also weird question but do you know if I have to be really good at science to take applied science? Right now I'm getting grade 9 for physics, grade 5 for biology and grade 4 for chemistry. Will I still be capable of doing well in applied?
You'll be fine if you put in extra revision
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If you like physics, then I think you should take that since you're really good at it! Maybe maths too...
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If you like physics, then I think you should take that since you're really good at it! Maybe maths too...
That's the thing. I'm not sure if I even like physics. I have a good teacher so it might just be that...
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... if I have to be really good at science to take applied science?
Its a BTEC.
Its designed to be less academic than A levels.
Its a good preparation for an apprenticeship or traineeship in something vaguely 'sciencey'.
If you want to do an academic degree then choose 3 A levels.

How to Choose 6th Form subjects - read it all - https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/a-l...-your-subjects
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That's the thing. I'm not sure if I even like physics. I have a good teacher so it might just be that...
Ok, since you're choosing RS and psychology, then I'd assume you like essay-subjects...so English? History? Only take physics if you really enjoy it, but I think you'd also have to take maths with it so something to consider? Depends really on what you want to do at uni or career you want to pursue.
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Only take physics if you really enjoy it, but I think you'd also have to take maths with it
Physics without Maths or another science subject is essentially a wasted A level as its never required as an isolated subject.
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