• Question: Did you study science in your school days?

    Asked by sadia12345 to Ivan, James, Jessica, Nicola, Sarah on 14 Nov 2013.
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      Sarah Tesh answered on 14 Nov 2013:

      Yep! It was compulsory up until I was 16 and then I chose to carry on with physics and chemistry (and maths) at A-level (I didn’t do biology because I am really squeamish and don’t like bugs etc either!). Then after that I went to university to do just physics. 🙂

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      Jessica Liley answered on 14 Nov 2013:

      Same for me – everyone at my school had to do all the sciences until GCSE aged 16. We had a great physics teacher who always told us a silly physics joke at the end of every class! Then I did biology, chemistry, maths and geography for A Level, and liked chemistry so much that I decided to do it at university too!

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      James King answered on 14 Nov 2013:

      Yes! But I also studied many other things, like visual arts and music. I was just not sure what I wanted to study university so I ended up taking many courses all to my senior year (A-levels). In the end I took Earth Sciences at University, which in my case was an engineering degree with lots of geology, atmospheric physics and geochemistry.

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      Nicola Potts answered on 15 Nov 2013:

      Science was also compulsory for me at school.

      It wasn’t until I was 16 that I could drop science if I wanted, but I choose to study all the sciences at A-Level (apart from biology, which never really interested me).

      After A-Level I went to University to study Geological sciences as this felt like a practical combination of most sciences and I didn’t want to do pure chemistry.