We started the same year!
Fair enough - but both sort of science related,
and Scotland was probably more liberal than England in Wales in its approach.
I shared digs with Americans, Turks and Danes (all postgrad - and been through their own first degree systems) and Aussies and they all commented the lack of arts/science crossover.
I admit my own course was not representative - LLB was just law - you could do a BSc Econ with a law element and various social sciences, but where's the fun in that? (you needed a certain number of core legal subjects to get exemption from Part I of the Law Society or Bar exams and the BSc course needed finessing)
Lots of things have changed since then of course but my daughter is doing some weird Philosophy religion and ethics degree and I don't think there are any options for sciences (or indeed many/any other arts modules).
As government seems to be pushing tertiary education into professional and vocational training only I am sue they don't want people being upset thinking for themselves.