• Question: What A levels did you take in sixth form? Did you take these with the sight of doing a science based degree?

    Asked by princessrachael to David, James, Mike, Suze, Will on 15 Jun 2011.
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      Mike Dodd answered on 15 Jun 2011:

      I’ll answer your second question yes, as I did Maths, Biology, Chemisty and Physics at sixth form. I wanted to be either a biochemist or a chemist 🙂

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      David Ingram answered on 15 Jun 2011:

      Pure and Applied Mathematics, Computing Science and Physics.

      I took them because the interested me and I was thinking about scientific computing or mathematical physics – so that a yes to the 2nd question

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      James Marrow answered on 15 Jun 2011:

      I did Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Chemistry (I also did General Studies), so that’s 5 in total. I’d have liked to have done something like history or geography or geology, but the school didn’t allow it!

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      William Eborall answered on 15 Jun 2011:

      I took Biology, Chemistry, Maths, Physics (AS) and General Studies. I took them all because I enjoyed them and knew I needed them to do my degree apart from maths which I didn’t enjoy a great deal but needed.

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      Suze Kundu answered on 15 Jun 2011:

      I did Chemistry, Maths, Biology and Geography.

      Initially, I was doing Maths and Further Maths, because I was scared of Chemistry A level, as everyone said that it was really hard. I realised that I really missed the lab time, and learning about how everything works, so I spoke to my teachers (with my Mum’s help, as she is braver than me!), and said that I wanted to do whatever it took to change from Further Maths (which was awful for me, spending 50% of my time doing maths, argh!) to Chemistry. I had to have extra lessons with my chemistry teacher, who was a man, which was really embarrassing, and made all the other girls in my school laugh, but I’m rally grateful to him now, as I wouldn’t be here today if he hadn’t taken the time out to help me catch up on what I had missed!

      I chose subjects that I really enjoyed, because I didn’t know what I wanted to do back then. Geography is a random one, because it’s not a classical science, but I loved the volcano / earthquake parts of it, and am still fascinated by tectonics, and the crazy power that the Earth can unleash when you least expect it. It was also my hardest subject at A level, because there is SO MUCH GEOGRAPHY COURSEWORK! I did a project on the development of Wembley Stadium, which was a really good excuse to go and watch the Charity Shield there before they knocked it down and built the new stadium! Excuses, excuses 😛