My Definition of a Boombastic Mode of Rational Inquiry


My Chambers dictionary (I paid for the app, so I may as well get some mileage from it) defines science as:

1. Knowledge ascertained by observation and experiment, critically tested, systematized and brought under general principles, esp in relation to the physical world.

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Which A-Levels should you study if you want to get into a top university?

Note added May 2019: This blog post is now over 8 years old and the official advice of the Russell Group has now been superseded. You may still find the ideas useful, but please refer to up-to-date guidance and University prospectuses for the latest information. The facilitating subjects highlighted here are still very useful and versatile subjects to study at A-level. Not all your choices need to be facilitating subjects.

I don’t think university is for everyone, but I do believe that in every school in the country there are young people who would enjoy university life, who would succeed academically and who would benefit enormously from doing a degree. At the moment, students from many schools are missing out. Continue reading “Which A-Levels should you study if you want to get into a top university?”