• Question: what did you study at school

    Asked by warm499rya on 8 Feb 2024. This question was also asked by gest1bar.
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      Erin Pallott answered on 8 Feb 2024:

      At GCSE I did maths, English, biology, chemistry, physics, french and geography.
      A Levels: I did maths, biology and chemistry. I also did the “extended project qualification” which is basically a very long essay on a topic of your choosing, which I found very fun!

      I used this to apply for a degree in biology at the University of Manchester.

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      Andrew Gore answered on 8 Feb 2024:

      GCE level in Maths, Science, Engineering, History, Geography and English.
      Note it was not GCSE. My study was well before GCSE’s. 1963 was a long time ago.

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      Martin McCoustra answered on 8 Feb 2024:

      I went to school in Scotland… there you study more subjects to get into University than in England. In my final year at school, S5 as we call it in Scotland, I studied English, History, Maths, Chemistry and Physics at Higher and Engineering Drawing at O grade (which is normally a two year course and I did it in one).

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      Kirsty Ross answered on 8 Feb 2024:

      GSCEs in double science, English Language and English Literature, Maths, French, RE, Geography, History, IT, Technology.
      A levels in Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Art

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      Jordan Kirby answered on 8 Feb 2024:

      I studied a fair spread of different subjects during my GCSEs as I really didn’t know what I wanted to do when I grew up (which at that point is certainly normal now I realise! 😀 )

      But for GCSEs I did Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, English (Literature), English (Language), Economics, IT, Drama and Fine Art.

      When I reached my AS and A-Levels I knew I really enjoyed the sciences so I did Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathmatics (Mechanics)… although I dropped Maths after my AS!

      I didn’t manage to University straight away so I also went back to college for 1 year after my A-Levels to do a compressed A-Level in Art during my year off (was lovely to do after studying maths and science for 2 years!).

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      Michael Schubert answered on 8 Feb 2024:

      In school, I did English, French, biology, chemistry, physics, maths, history (with geography), philosophy, and some extra subjects for fun (like music and drama).

      At university, I did an undergraduate degree in biological sciences (with a lot of palaeontology and environmental science) and then a PhD in medical molecular biology and biochemistry.

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      Zoe Vance answered on 8 Feb 2024:

      I went to school in Ireland, so I sat the Leaving Certificate in my last year of school but I think it’s roughly equivalent to A levels? I studied English, Irish, Maths, French, Biology, Chemistry and Physics

      At university I went into a general science degree and then specialised in genetics for the second half

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      Vicky Fawcett answered on 8 Feb 2024:

      For GCSE I did Music, Art, Geography and French.
      For A levels I studied Maths, Further Maths, Chemistry and Physics.
      I went on to university to study Maths and Physics and then eventually a PhD in Astronomy.

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      Bruno Silvester Lopes answered on 8 Feb 2024:

      Phy, Chem, maths, biology..Mu schooling was in India. You can read more on my profile 🙂

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      Chigozie Onuba answered on 9 Feb 2024:

      I did O- levels in 8 subjects at higher school (English, Maths, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Economics, Agricultural science, Igbo).

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      David Bremner answered on 9 Feb 2024:

      I did a real mix of subjects, i did maths, english, history, accounts home economics, french, german, biology and chemistry.

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      Alexander De Bruin answered on 9 Feb 2024:

      At GCSE I did maths, English, chemistry, physics, biology, German, music, IT, and RE
      AS levels: Biology, Music
      A levels: Chemistry, Physics, Maths

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      Rachel Edwards answered on 9 Feb 2024:

      GCSE – as much as possible! I did separate science GCSEs though so there wasn’t as much space for choice.
      A-levels – maths, further maths, physics, graphic design, and general studies. Which sounds a lot, but the maths and physics went really well together, and I didn’t have to attend lessons for general studies. The design A-level was incredibly useful, but also gave me a bit of a break from maths each week.

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      Pam Harrison answered on 13 Feb 2024:

      I have A level Maths, Chemistry and IT and AS levels in Art, Graphics and Biology – I couldn’t decide what I wanted to do!

      I then went to University to get an MChem in Chemistry, biological and medicinal chemistry.

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      Clara Ferreira answered on 15 Feb 2024:

      So, I grew up in Portugal – the good thing about it is that we do not have GCSE over there; the bad is that we have national exams, so we all need to do them – so I did biology and geology, physics and chemistry, mathematics and Portuguese.
      I went to university to do a degree in Nuclear Medicine, I did my Masters in Molecular Imaging and now I am doing my PhD in a specific type of cancer.

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      Marianne Morris answered on 16 Feb 2024:

      GCSEs in Double Science, Maths, English Language, English Lit, French, Geography, Drama, Art & PE

      AS Levels in Physics, Maths, Biology & PE

      A Levels in Physics, Maths & Biology

      I really miss Biology, it was a tricky choice between Biology and Physics when I went to university

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      Emma Singleton answered on 19 Feb 2024:

      For my GSCEs I did Maths, English, Science, Geography, French, German, Spanish and Geology.
      For my A Levels I did English Literature, French and Geology.