• Question: what GCSEs did you have to get in order to be a scientist.

    Asked by harriettmay to Alastair, Emma, Hywel, Keith, Vicki on 18 Jun 2010 in Categories: .
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      Alastair Sloan answered on 17 Jun 2010:

      Hi Harriett,

      I was the first year to ever take GCSEs and I did GCSEs in Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

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      Vicki Stevenson answered on 17 Jun 2010:

      Hi Harriet
      I studied in Scotland so my GCSE equivalents are:
      Arithmetic, Chemistry, English, French, Mathematics, Modern Studies, Physics
      I guess that French and Modern Studies weren’t really essential to become a scientist though.

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      Keith Brain answered on 17 Jun 2010:

      I trained overseas; so I’m not the best person to answer this one – some sort of general science was compulsory for us at GCSE-equivalent.

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      Emma Carter answered on 18 Jun 2010:

      I took Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Biology GCSEs and then Maths, Physics and Chemistry A-levels to be an engineer. I don’t think Biology GCSE would be a requirement but it is really interesting.