Mark Hodson answered on 20 Jun 2013:
I did GCSEs in biology, chemistry and physics (and English, Maths, English Literature, French and Geography) and got grade As in all of them apart from English and French which I got Bs in.
Then I did A’ levels in biology, chemistry, physics and maths and got grade As in them as well.
It’s always nice to get top grades but I know lots of really good scientists who didn’t get such high grades in their school exams. The key thing is having an interest in the subject.
Daniela Plana answered on 20 Jun 2013:
We had a bit of a different system where I went to school, but I guess I got the equivalent of As in most science-related subjects (chemistry, biology, earth science), except for physics in which I normally got Bs. Which is a bit odd, as what I do now is actually classed as “physical chemistry” 😉
How do you do in your science clasess?
Jono Bone answered on 20 Jun 2013:
It was a while ago so its hard to remember. At GCSE I got an A in Maths, Biology and Chemistry and a B in Physics. At A-level I got an A in Biology and C in Chemistry and Maths. I also did AS-level Physics and got a B.
Hannah Brotherton answered on 21 Jun 2013:
So everyone above had A or B. But I didn’t!! I got great GCSE 4 A* and 6 A so everyone thought I would get all A’s at A-level, but I didn’t.
Things happen in life that can have an impact on your study…..because of this I ended up getting B’s in A-level (in biology, maths and chemistry). (I needed two A’s and b to get into my course…………. BUT I did end up doing my course (brain science). Why??…. because I worked hard. I kept working hard and I wanted to show people that just because your grades might be lower than expected, it doesn’t make you less smart than others.
Now I have a degree in Neuroscience, A masters in Neuroscience, another masters in Psychology and I am studying PhD in Neuroaudiology.
Grades are so important, but so is experience and pure determination. If I gave up and started to think I failed because of my grades, I wouldn’t be where I am now.
I am so passionate about science and that passion has stopped me from giving up. I am determined to be successful as a brain scientist and all the work I have done after A-levels has made up for my low A-level grades by working very very very hard at University.
So to make life a bit easier for you, try and get the best grades you can in A-level, but if you don’t get the grades you want, don’t feel sad. Just keep pushing and stay passionate about your dreams and you will get there!!!!!
Ian Wilson answered on 21 Jun 2013:
I got A* in all three sciences at GCSE and got an A in Biology and a B in Chemistry at A level (in the days before A* grades at A-level).
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