Monday, 20th November 2017
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WHY SHOULD I STUDY SCIENCE?

Science is everywhere, no matter what path you take in life. Without science, we wouldn’t have half of the things we now need in our lives: mobile phones, cosmetics, cars, medicines or internet. Quite frankly, scientists are always going to be needed in all types of companies.

Biology, chemistry and physics are the main sciences, which are all about discovering, exploring, understanding and creating new things for our world.

Not only is there a shortage for scientists, but they usually get paid quite well too!

Science GCSE’s and A-levels provide a great background for all types of careers, particularly those with specialisms.

So whatever your dreams are, it can’t hurt to consider studying science a little further…

Physics

Physics and the physical sciences help to provide us all with a better understanding on how things work and why things are the way they are.

Physics has answered important questions such as “What is gravity?” and “How do we generate power?” Physics often comes hand in hand with the other two sciences.

Alone, physics is used to create new modes of communication, new methods of transports, new machinery and to have better weather forecasts!

Jobs that you can’t do without physics or physical sciences:

Chemistry

Chemistry is the study of substances and what things are made up of.

People, animals, plants, objects, water and air, are all made up of different chemical substances, and chemistry teaches us how to understand how different substances work together.

Having qualifications in chemistry could lead to a number of exciting careers with good prospects.

Jobs that you can’t do without Chemistry:

Biology

Biology studies life and all its forms. Biologists work to discover the causes of illness and disease, the medicines to cure them, how to protect the planet’s biodiversity and how keep our food safe.

Biology plays a major part in our own sustainability on the planet and is a really useful subject to have if you might want to go into medicine, healthcare, animal care or environmental work.

Jobs that you can’t do without Biology:

More information on how different subjects can help you progress here