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  1. #1 Geophysics Degree? 
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    Hello fellow scientists!

    I'm 16 years old and about to start my A-levels of Chemistry, Physics, Maths and Geography. I have been looking into doing a degree in Geophysics or Geology (Msc and eventually a PhD) for a while. I was wondering if the subjects I'm taking are ideal for such a course and any other advise you can offer me...

    I know that a geophysics degree will contain a considerable amount of maths, and this is where I am worried. I am waiting on my GCSE results and hoping for the best in maths and science. Typically, in past and practice papers I did, I got A* s and A s in mathematics- but I am still not very confident in it! However, I am confident in Science as I always achieve A* s so I'm happy about chemistry and physics...

    So based on this, could you advise me which degree would be best for me? I'll tell you what I achieved in maths and science when I get my results on the 24th August.

    All help is much appreciated!

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    As I said, I would show you my GCSE reuslts today as it is the 24th of August.

    So this is what I got, exactly on my results sheet:

    Additional Science: A*

    Additional Science Coursework: A*

    Biology Unit 2 Tier H: A*

    Food Technology: A

    English Language: B

    English Literature: A*

    Geography: A*

    German: A*

    IT: A

    Physics Unit 2 Tier H: A*

    Chemistry Unit 2 Tier H: A*

    Science A: A*

    Science A Coursework: A*

    Mathematics: A

    History: A


    So, do you think I should be safe to consider a geophysics degree at university with these results so far?

    Thanks,

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