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    a csi or ballistics expert? wot would i need at a level??

    yes although i maybe infulenced by the programme i know that its not like that in real life blah blah blah, but i still wana do it coz it interests me
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    Maths, Biology, Chemistry etc are essential.

    cant i just do chem and bio?? and two ramdom subjects that arent physics or maths??
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    (Original post by NeoTheOne)
    cant i just do chem and bio?? and two ramdom subjects that arent physics or maths??
    erm..although I do not advocate ballistic missles, I would say you would have to have the qualifications such as physics and maths at top grades to get on a top physics course, become an acdemic at a uni or something and get doctorates etc. become well known and, of course you will need to be very bright..also the subjects mentioned would be essential
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    (Original post by NeoTheOne)
    cant i just do chem and bio?? and two ramdom subjects that arent physics or maths??
    physics and maths are the two most important really
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    (Original post by Blamps)
    erm..although I do not advocate ballistic missles, I would say you would have to have the qualifications such as physics and maths at top grades to get on a top physics course, become an acdemic at a uni or something and get doctorates etc. become well known and, of course you will need to be very bright..also the subjects mentioned would be essential
    Not necessarily true. If you want to be a CSI style ballistics expert, then the best option is to go into Forensics - then you can start specialising in certain feilds - once you are a competant forensic scientist, you'll get the opportunity to do further training on feilds that interest ou - in you case ballistics - and you can just work your way up from there. If you do A-Level's in Chemistry and another science, then some other subjects that you enjoy, then you should be able to get into uni to do something along the lines of a chemistry degree, which wil hopefully get you into foreensics. I am doing a chemistry degree with the aim to get into forensics - I did an overnight course last year at Nottingham uni in Forensics and Criminology/pyschology, and they had a bit about ballistics and it was quite interessting to see how they could tell how far the gun was away from the person it killed etc.

    Good Luck - hope this helps!!!

    ta chicken, wot did u take/get at a level?
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    (Original post by Chicken)
    Not necessarily true. If you want to be a CSI style ballistics expert, then the best option is to go into Forensics - then you can start specialising in certain feilds - once you are a competant forensic scientist, you'll get the opportunity to do further training on feilds that interest ou - in you case ballistics - and you can just work your way up from there. If you do A-Level's in Chemistry and another science, then some other subjects that you enjoy, then you should be able to get into uni to do something along the lines of a chemistry degree, which wil hopefully get you into foreensics. I am doing a chemistry degree with the aim to get into forensics - I did an overnight course last year at Nottingham uni in Forensics and Criminology/pyschology, and they had a bit about ballistics and it was quite interessting to see how they could tell how far the gun was away from the person it killed etc.

    Good Luck - hope this helps!!!
    sorry I thought he meant ballistic missles, doh! I am clever...not
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    (Original post by NeoTheOne)
    ta chicken, wot did u take/get at a level?
    I did Chemistry, Maths, Physics, General Studies and then did French AS level. My grades weren't that good really, but fortunately I was sensible with my choice of Uni, so although not making my BCC offer I was accepted anyway.

    It wouldn't matter if you didn't want to do Maths or Physics, but do Biology instead - most places only want you to have 2 sciences for a science degree. Here, if you haven't done Maths/Physics A-Level you do a unit in the first year in the subject you haven't done (or both if you haven't done either maths or physics) just to get you up to speed with everyone, and teach you anything from the A-Level courses that you would need to know for your degree.
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    (Original post by Blamps)
    sorry I thought he meant ballistic missles, doh! I am clever...not
    Hehe ballistic missiles don't quite come into CSI much!!!
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    (Original post by Chicken)
    Hehe ballistic missiles don't quite come into CSI much!!!
    well u get ppl on this board saying I want to be the next Einstein or I want to fly to Pluto so I assumed it would be something silly like that

    nah no missiles, i just like guns although im not some manic about to shoot every1

    wots your course like? and would it b hard to catch up to every1 and do most unis do this?
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    (Original post by NeoTheOne)
    wots your course like? and would it b hard to catch up to every1 and do most unis do this?
    My course (at Uni of East Anglia) is going ok so far, some concepts are a bit strange but they aren't too bad. Its not hard to catch up at all - they are only teaching you the bits that you won't have done at GCSE that you need to know for A-Level - its not like its an extra class either, they count as your 2 of your 3 first year unit choices (as well as 5 core units you get to choose 3 extra units to take, so you would have maths, physics and a free choice, whereas I couldn't do the maths or physics ones as I had done A-level, so had to chose other units). I don't know if most uni's do this, I'm pretty sure they would if they said you didn't have to have maths or physics to get in, though they might be extra classes instead of like its done here. Its well worth asking about stuff like that on any open days you go to.
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    (Original post by NeoTheOne)
    wots your course like? and would it b hard to catch up to every1 and do most unis do this?
    he is doing Chemistry degree cringe...after A level u might change your mind....really u should do maths for chem
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    (Original post by Blamps)
    he is doing Chemistry degree cringe...after A level u might change your mind....really u should do maths for chem
    I'm a She. Girl. Female. Woman. Not a he.
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    (Original post by Chicken)
    I'm a She. Girl. Female. Woman. Not a he.
    sorry...it's just the chemistry image and its association with blokes..hmmm *slaps himslef for being a sexist lol*
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    (Original post by Chicken)
    I'm a She. Girl. Female. Woman. Not a he.
    I do not mean to be offensive but, are by any chance a socialist spokeperson in Norwich from UEA...I just heard stories about ppl from that uni in Norwich that's all

    *ponders for a bit* mmmm i think maybe i should do my french cousework before i make career decions, have to do it controlled in the lesson on fri and i haven even written it our in french , though thanks 4 ur help!!
 
 
 
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