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    What is it like doing all three sciences? Kajmone

    I'm in 5th year and I do chemistry and physics; love them both. But I want to go into medicine and I've been highly advised to do biology also. I hate art so I want to switch. My overall query is what is it like managing all the three sciences? Or should I switch to geography instead?

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      kingkarpe

      you don't have to do biology to do medicine

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      kingkarpe

      its any 2 science subjects, and I am doing what your doing as well physics and chem, but I do business as well

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      Kajmone

      I know but I really want to switch from art so I have to choose between biology and geography and since biology would be helpful for medicine Im wondering what its like doing the three sciences.

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      A-123St

      I'm a JC student, so I'm obviously not experienced with this, but I don't think doing all three sciences would be a different workload to doing two sciences and geography. Geography and biology are both said to be theory-heavy subjects, but geography has a fieldwork project/journal thing that's worth 20%, whereas I think biology is just the written exam. Biology being another science subject might help you with some parts of chemistry/physics, but I couldn't tell you for definite since I'm not familiar with the syllabi. Biology would definitely help with medicine, and if you have more of an interest in biology than you do in geography, then you should definitely take it. Do you personally like biology or geography, or is it more of a "meh, they're better than art" situation?

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      Kajmone

      Wow that's very informative, thank you. To be frank I hated geography for the JC and the only reason I'd be thinking of taking it up would be as a relief subject to do well in ,incase chemistry and physics get heavy but I definitely do have a fondness for biology. I wanted to do the three sciences but I feared it may be too hard ,and because I found biology to be the most boring( mainly due to the ecology chapters but everything to do with the body I found very interesting). Art was my guaranteed A subject but I do not like the art history section at all, and I am the only person in the class,during which my teacher doesn't get to teach me much( due to a messed up schedule, she has other classes while Im in the class too) . So yes I do personally like biology.

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      KS98

      I do the three science for LC and I can't say I find the workload any different than doing another subject, and you obviously enjoy science subjects just as myself, so it is a very good option to do all three in that case. I too had the option of doing French or Geography instead of Bio but I just had no interest in them. I was going to do French ordinary level as an extra subject but I don't really have the need for it so there was little point doing it just for the sake of it.

      I would imagine biology would of course be a huge benefit for medicine, so it seems like a no brainer to me it your not happy in your Art class. Biology is definitely the most theory/wordy/factual based science subject, compared to the others which have some mathematical aspects which involve more recognising and understating methods rather than remembering. But that doesn't mean they're easier, it depends on the person. If your any good at memorising, learning from diagrams, remembering steps for reactions such as respiration and photosynthesis you'll breeze through biology. I'm now in 6th and have never got anything other than am A and the odd B in all three science subjects so far. I would personally enjoy learning the mechanisms for respiration and photosynthesis because I find them fascinating and like learning the word diagram logical steps involved in them.

      Personally, I find the plant related stuff the hardest, mostly due to the fact that I've less interest those topics I guess. Sexual reproduction in plants is very difficult, for me anyways. I too like the human anatomy topics, even though we've mostly those left to cover yet. I imagine the sensory/neuron chapter could be hard since it will be extremely new. As regards ecology, as you say it is an extremely boring chapter in all honesty. So afar from the detailed chapters of the course, but tbf, it is probably still the easiest question on the paper if you take time to learn the definitions.

      I'm planning on doing a course like biomedical engineering, but will probably start at an undenominated engineering course because I'm not certain enough. In short, I'm delighted to have been doing all three, and I'm sure it can't hurt for the course I'm intending on doing , and it definitely couldn't hurt for medicine! I wouldn't discourage anyway doing all three.

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      Kajmone

      Thanks so much for that response! It was very helpful, I've been stuck on what to do for a while now but I'm decided on Biology now.

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      KS98

      No problem

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      A-123St

      No bother, glad I helped. Would you recommend physics as a subject? I'm stuck between taking that or biology next year.

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      flashgut

      Three sciences is easy..... When u do applied maths and business after school as well, then it gets hard

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      flashgut

      I would say biology and physics are the easier two out of biology chemistry and physics....... I would say bio is easier because a lot of my family are doctors and they never stop talking about that stuff

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      KS98

      I'm doing applied maths too this year...attempting to get it done in one year an hopefully do higher. I'd nearly agree with you on biology, it's more of a slog but less challenging on the brain if you can learn stuff off well. The others involve more thinking outside the box. Electricity stuff in physics is interesting and all, and I can deal with the standard of questions that come up in it, but I find it very difficult to understand and imagine compared to machanics. Most people in the class don't care about how it works, but me being inquisitive of course I have to look further to find out. Plus we had no teacher for a month at end of last year and a couple of weeks at the start of this year and now the new teacher is basically shite, which is even more annoying when the teacher that left was very good.

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