• Question: What contents will be in the A-level Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. And if I only pick two among these, which two will I choose to get into top universities?

    Asked by 959cara48 to Tim.M, Stacey, Michael, Marcus, Lesley, katiesparks, Hayley, Greg, Devon on 22 Jan 2018.
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      Greg Melia answered on 19 Jan 2018:

      The content of each subject varies a bit between the different exam boards, so it’s best to ask your teacher which board examines these subjects at your school. After that you can go on the exam board’s website and they will generally give you all the info on there. For instance, here’s the Exexcel A level physics page: https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-a-levels/physics-2015.html

      Bio, Chem and Physics are all excellent subjects! Which ones you do will depend on which jobs you want to do, and what you want to do at uni. For instance, if you want to do any sort of engineering then physics is crucial, and if you want to do medicine then you must do chemistry. Think about what you want to do in life, then look at uni websites or ask your teachers, who can tell you what subjects you’ll need to do that. At the same time, try to keep your options open so you’ve still got options if you change your mind in a year or two.

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      Katie Sparks answered on 19 Jan 2018:

      The content is fairly varied, have a look at some syllabuses from different boards – the big ones are AQA, OCR and Edexcel – all of which you can find online.

      With any of them, you’ll get into good universities if you’re doing well.
      The big question is – what do you want to go on to do after? or which are you most interested in?