I would like a course in microbiology of some sort and in research, I know Biology chemistry and maths are required, can some one suggest a benificial 4th course?

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this is in terms of a uni course and the A levels I have to take, can't decide on a 4th one.

Posted Fri 30th November, 2012 @ 20:40 by Eamon Walker

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Well generally universities like people who have focused on science. I would say further maths if you really good at maths, or maybe physics. This shows that you have good all round scienctific knowledge. But since you already have the subjects you need for entry, you could do a subject you really love. But remember the workload - I took 4 subjects, and dropped 1, because the workload for science is huge!! You might want to take an easier subject, to do alongside the sciences. I took extended project with all three sciences. Extended project is something I can do in my freetime, and I do not have to revise for it, so I can dedicate my time to my 3 Alevels.

Answered Sat 1st December, 2012 @ 10:31 by Former Member
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You could do something like geography which does have link with biology and is easier to learn with a lighter workload. Some of my friends have done this and they say that some of the ecology work in biology is exactly the same as in geography

Answered Mon 7th January, 2013 @ 20:06 by Hannah
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something you will enjoy!not just grudge your way through!

Answered Fri 30th November, 2012 @ 20:50 by anonymous
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I think there many universities that like students who pick a range of subjects. Along with your two sciences and maths I would suggest history/English as you can develop your analytical skills and essay writing skill (valuable when you reach Uni)

Or maybe if you are bilingual or did a language GCSE, that would be really good to do at A-Level because its shows you can adapt to different styles of learning. And it's obviously good to know two languages.

Overall just stick to 'hard subjects' don't stuff like photography/media/food tech if you want to go down a scientific route

Answered Mon 7th January, 2013 @ 18:03 by Renaye
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I would chose something you enjoy which is a bit different from the sciences. i did chem, bio and maths along with german and german was great as it was nothing like the science subjects so a bit of a change.

Answered Mon 7th January, 2013 @ 20:08 by Sophie
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most universities don't really mind what you do as your forth subject as long as it's academic, i want to do medecine and i did History for my 4th subject :) look at this list, try to stick to lists A1 and A2, hope this helps x http://www.trin.cam.ac.uk/index.php?pageid=604

Answered Tue 8th January, 2013 @ 16:14 by sammy