That is true Tom but the point is some will.
A level choices - chemistry or biology?
I did Maths, Physics, Chemistry and German (the one for fun) as these were what I enjoyed. I had a vague idea that Engineering fitted these subjects I enjoyed although I had very little idea what an Engineering course actually entailed at the time! Biology wasn't even on my radar as my brain just couldn't tune in to the way of working required for the subject. I did well at GCSE but I knew it wasn't for me.
I'm not sure how it works for all courses but having started as a mechanical engineer I switched to medical engineering part way through the course. This had a biology requirement which I just learnt as I went during the course just the same as the other mech engs who didn't study chemistry had to pick up the chemistry elements of the course. Day one of getting the timetable included a Maths test to determine who would need extra help taking on the Maths parts of the course too, so at least in my case the course and the Uni worked quite hard to get everyone up to the required level knowing there would be some variation amongst new students. I'm sure other Uni course are less flexible but Engineering by and large seems to be pretty flexible most places.
Now, this is a quite specific example but I'd have though both are difficult courses requiring a brain cell or two so he really has to be happy and confident in his ability to do well in whichever he chooses. I found Chemistry quite a step up from previous years whereas friends studying Biology found it an easier progression but this is highly subjective. Has he has to make choices towards Uni/ career yet as this will be a big factor no doubt?
Thanks to all, good food for thought in what he needs to consider. Much appreciated.
He's only starting AS so Uni choices are a while away yet but I'm just keen for him to make an informed decision rather than a 'yeah that sounds
ok easycan I get back to online gaming please' one
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