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Do you think it should be important to pass GCSE science to go onto A Levels?

Because right now it seems like passing English and maths is important but I think it should be made that you have to pass science as well in order to go onto A Level but I also heard most people fail science or find it difficult at GCSE so that's why it's not compulsory for you to pass science GCSE anymore? Science should be compulsory because you can become a doctor and get a load of careers with science.
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Reply 1
As a fellow science-lover I understand your thoughts, but I imagine it's simply because science is not needed for many career choices, such as humanities or arts. A passable standard of English is obviously required for one's future, and maths is at the very least fundamental in building our thinking skills, logic and reasoning.
It would be great to hear from some people aiming for or undertaking a non-sciencey career though :smile:
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Original post by Anony345533
Because right now it seems like passing English and maths is important but I think it should be made that you have to pass science as well in order to go onto A Level but I also heard most people fail science or find it difficult at GCSE so that's why it's not compulsory for you to pass science GCSE anymore? Science should be compulsory because you can become a doctor and get a load of careers with science.


But what If somebody wants to do another profession ? It should only be compulsory for the people who want to go into healthcare and it actually is because for healthcare degrees you need a science a level and you don’t get into a science a level without Having a science GCSE
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But what If somebody wants to do another profession ? It should only be compulsory for the people who want to go into healthcare and it actually is because for healthcare degrees you need a science a level and you don’t get into a science a level without Having a science GCSE
Original post by s_19969
But what If somebody wants to do another profession ? It should only be compulsory for the people who want to go into healthcare and it actually is because for healthcare degrees you need a science a level and you don’t get into a science a level without Having a science GCSE
I guess it's not relevant but you could argue Maths and Science are linked in their own way (they say if you are good at maths you are good at science even if that wasn't the case for me). Most people in my school passed all their GCSEs, and by passing I mean getting C and above so I am assuming they got science GCSEs (either double or triple). The failing group which are bottom 2 sets getting below a C did single science and I assumed didn't pass science and they only did core. Obviously my school is not representative of the general population but the point is it does seem like everyone passes all GCSEs they are taking (or they emphasise it even if you only need 5) so that means everyone passes science anyway.
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