• Question: When did you get involved in science and is there any important grades to pass?( English Geometry Bio)

    Asked by Belle14 to Lauren, Michael, Sarah on 17 Nov 2016.
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      Michael Rivera answered on 17 Nov 2016:

      I first started being a scientist when I was 18 years old and went to University. Doing archaeology or anthropology is not really dependent on what you look at in school. As long as you enjoy studying people, then archaeology will have you! 🙂

      I guess some biology or history will help you understand bones in archaeology and past cultures. But I have taught many students without a biology or history background and they have found it very interesting exactly because it’s all new!

      Michael 🙂

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      Lauren Burt answered on 18 Nov 2016:

      Hi again Belle14

      So I was involved in science when I was the same age as you. At your age you learn all different parts of science and scientific theory to explain many different things. As you get older you start to decide which bits you really enjoy and then over time you end up with the subjects that you like the most. The first subjects that I chose to do (in addition to maths, science and english) were french, german, dance and geography at GCSE. I studied really hard and then did Biology, Geography, Sports Science and French at A-Level. Then I did Geography at University, and now I am studying Coastal Science and Engineering.
      As you can see, I did a variety of different subjects, and I am now a scientist! It was what I learnt right at the beginning which determined the path that I took.
      You said that you really like maths, and I would say that is a fab subject to have as you grow up because it supports other subjects. For some scientific jobs you need to keep learning chemistry, maths, biology and even physics until A-Level so that you can go and do a science degree at university. It really depends on the job!
      For my job I needed geography and maths, Good A-levels and going to university helped me to go to university, and get my job!