• Question: how well did you do in science at school?

    Asked by cleoscudder to David, James, Mike, Suze, Will on 21 Jun 2011.
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      William Eborall answered on 20 Jun 2011:

      Hi cleo. At GCSE I got A* in chemistry and biology and got A in physics, maths and statistics. At A-level I got A in chemistry, biology and general studies and B in maths and physics.

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      Mike Dodd answered on 20 Jun 2011:

      Heya, At GCSE I got and A in Maths, B in Biology and Chemistry, and a C in physics. Then at a-level I got A in Chemistry, B in Biology and C in Maths. I dropped Physics after as-levels.

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      James Marrow answered on 20 Jun 2011:

      I used to get straight A’s

      It got a bit tougher at University! (but also more interesting)

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      Suze Kundu answered on 20 Jun 2011:

      Yeah, I’m similar to the guys. There is a huge misconception that you need straight As to pursue a career in science, but it’s not the case, as we prove!

      For a PhD, a personality goes a long way, and having chatted to you lovely lot earlier today, I’d say you’ve all got bags of the stuff! 😉

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      David Ingram answered on 21 Jun 2011:

      Not so well – I got a C in computing Science, and E’s in Physics and Mathematics. I’d done well at GCSEs without doing any work and though just being clever (and lazy) would get me through A-level’s I was wrong!

      It took a lot of hard work in my first year at University (I wen’t to what is now the University of Greenwich, but was then Thames Polytechnic) to make up for my lack of effort — Except in Computing where I had lots of fun and still got top marks on the exams.