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    (Original post by EnviroProtector)
    Well apparently Law is fairly competitive to get into, but with your predictions of A's you seem you will do just fine The higher uni's want at least 3 A levels at A grade, while mid uni's will be happier with slightly lower grades. If you felt you could carry on with all 4 at A2 aswell then I would say research uni requiments a bit more and possibly go for it, BUT remember, 3 A's will be better than 3B's and a C, especially in such a competitive course.
    I'd suggest look at the uni's you want to go to as the next step, and then maybe talk to you tutor or someone who knows you academic capabilities well?
    Good luck And remember, its just my opinion :rolleyes:
    ty wot did u do
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    Hi,

    I am planing to either go in to the field of economics and finance or design. However I have been having trouble choosing between chemistry and psychology as my 4th subject.Which subject do you recommend me to take??

    My other subjects include, Maths, Biology and Product Design.

    please help!!
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    hi i am planning to do medicine in uni wanna become a doctor ( an ear specialist) n i know that im definitely doing:
    Maths
    Biology
    Chemistry

    But i dnt know wt i should do for my fourth 1 i wanna do economics but i dnt know whether unis will like that a level n choose me among the rest
    help please !! thank u
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    (Original post by wingycassie)
    Hi,

    I am planing to either go in to the field of economics and finance or design. However I have been having trouble choosing between chemistry and psychology as my 4th subject.Which subject do you recommend me to take??

    My other subjects include, Maths, Biology and Product Design.

    please help!!
    i think you should do chemistry as in my opinion will be more well respected to unis than it will for psychology yes chemistry will be harder as my cousin is doing biology chemistry and maths ( she is second year college atm) n she does have to do a lot of work so it depends. also if ur into the field of economics and finance y dnt u do economics a level as it may be an advantage
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    (Original post by bradfriedal24)
    ty wot did u do
    No problemo sorry what do you mean?? i havent even started college yet! im starting AS this september, taking Biology Chemistry, Environmental Science and Classics hope to take veterinary or zoology in uni



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    Hello, I am going to apply for medicine in September and I am thinking about applying to Cambridge, Imperial, Barts and the London and Exeter. I am currently doing maths, biology, chemistry and Spanish and I was just wondering whether continuing with all 4 subjects at A2 would be a good idea or whether I should drop Spanish and continue with 3?
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    (Original post by weronika_)
    Hello, I am going to apply for medicine in September and I am thinking about applying to Cambridge, Imperial, Barts and the London and Exeter. I am currently doing maths, biology, chemistry and Spanish and I was just wondering whether continuing with all 4 subjects at A2 would be a good idea or whether I should drop Spanish and continue with 3?
    i think if u think u will be ablle to get goog grades if u do all 4 then u should give it a go but if u r alreadu finding the other subjects hard including spanish then u should drop spanish n go with the three to make sure u get the best grades
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    (Original post by foreverstrong_97)
    i think you should do chemistry as in my opinion will be more well respected to unis than it will for psychology yes chemistry will be harder as my cousin is doing biology chemistry and maths ( she is second year college atm) n she does have to do a lot of work so it depends. also if ur into the field of economics and finance y dnt u do economics a level as it may be an advantage
    Thanks, for the help, I have considered the fact that chemistry is more respected. But psychology is considered as a essay course, which is also good with economics . I would take econ,but my sixth form doesn't supply it
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    (Original post by Frankster)
    thx - I enjoy Chemistry a LOT and I am actually good at it at GCSE level - don't know what a level is like! But I wouldn't struggle, methinks. Then it's the same with Economics w/Business. Hmmmm..
    Hey, just wanted to say that I found chemistry pretty easy at GCSE as well, but I've just done AS Edexcel chemistry, and it is a hell of a lot harder than at GCSE. GCSE isn't even real chemistry tbh. I have looked through some OCR papers though, and it does seem more straightforward than our exam papers. The difficulty does vary between exam boards.

    Anyway, if you enjoy it and are good at it then go for it. It's challenging, but is also one of my favourite subjects. I find it really interesting, and like learning the logic and mechanisms involved.
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    (Original post by ummm)
    Hey, just wanted to say that I found chemistry pretty easy at GCSE as well, but I've just done AS Edexcel chemistry, and it is a hell of a lot harder than at GCSE. GCSE isn't even real chemistry tbh. I have looked through some OCR papers though, and it does seem more straightforward than our exam papers. The difficulty does vary between exam boards.

    Anyway, if you enjoy it and are good at it then go for it. It's challenging, but is also one of my favourite subjects. I find it really interesting, and like learning the logic and mechanisms involved.
    Hey -thanks for that. Our board is AQA for chem for A levels.. so yeah it may be more difficult or easier but the first unit isn't that challenging but let's see how it goes . And I personally am going to enjoy Chem more than Economics w/ Business - don't know why some people don't like it(!) :eek: haha... Thanks though!
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    (Original post by wingycassie)
    Thanks, for the help, I have considered the fact that chemistry is more respected. But psychology is considered as a essay course, which is also good with economics . I would take econ,but my sixth form doesn't supply it
    Ur welcome n if u feel that u would genually do better in physcology then do that because good grades are better than having better a levels but having them at a low grades so yh go 4 it n do u have 2 go 2 the sixth form u have chosen u can try other sixth forms or colleges that do economics

    p.s. i am also struggling 2 choose which fourth a -level to choose i want 2 do economics but i dnt knnow if that is appropraite 4 unis as i wanna do medicine in uni
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    I'm at a crossroads with two of the four subjects I want to take. I want to do either Maths or Computing (or both) at university. I definitely want to do Maths and Further Maths at A-level, and then it's a combination of Chemistry, Computing and Physics for my other options. I don't particularly want to do five, since lots of people said it's a lot of extra work. I'm not really sure what would be the best subjects to take, especially since I'm doing Computing at GCSE too, so there could be a lot of overlap in the theory work?
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    (Original post by Jade10128)
    I'm looking for a bit of help please
    Basically, I've just completed AS Levels and have started going back for a month for A2 levels until we break up for summer.
    I studied:
    History of Art, Fine Art, English Language and Geography AS Levels and will get the results in August. Predicted A, A (History of Art and Fine Art), and C, C (English and Geography).
    My dilemma is that History of Art was only an AS course, and although I am confident I have done well in it and most likely achieved my A in it, along with Fine art, I cannot continue it as my college does not have the funding. This considered I would definitely continue with Fine Art and Geography. However, I am REALLY not keen on English language (AQA B) having done it for a year and I feel I will of failed the AS Level, as I really did struggle with it. So my question is, what should I keep on at A2 alongside doing Fine Art, Geography. Should I stick out English Language for another year even though I can't stand it, and will end up getting a crappy grade, or pick up another AS/Extended Project Qualification with these two ALevels instead??
    Please help, sorry if it didn't make sense :/
    If you want to go into a decent higher education institution, there's no point having less than three A levels so you have no choice but to carry on with English. If not, only study the ASs, A2s and so on that you want to because you can only make the most of a course you enjoy.
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    (Original post by benpearson1)
    Biology
    Chemistry
    History
    Physics/Maths/Politics

    Could anyone give me a hand on my fourth AS choice? Originally I chose Politics (I can still change) but I've begun warming to the idea of Maths. Not sure about choosing either Maths or Physics, I know they both complement each other well but I definitely won't be doing both. If anyone could give me any advice on the choice it would be appreciated.
    Do you know what you want to do at uni? Chemistry is more of a challenge if you don't have A level maths, biology perhaps less so, while universities will prefer you to have studied politics rather than sciences alongside history A level. If you're not bothered about prioritising for uni, then just pick what you find most interesting because it's genuine interest in your subject that gets you through A levels
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    (Original post by foreverstrong_97)
    Ur welcome n if u feel that u would genually do better in physcology then do that because good grades are better than having better a levels but having them at a low grades so yh go 4 it n do u have 2 go 2 the sixth form u have chosen u can try other sixth forms or colleges that do economics

    p.s. i am also struggling 2 choose which fourth a -level to choose i want 2 do economics but i dnt knnow if that is appropraite 4 unis as i wanna do medicine in uni
    I suppose I still have time to re-think things. Which one opens more career options? I did apply for woodhouse, which does offer economics, but I really didn't like the atmosphere of it....I also didn't get a direct offer, but was put on a waiting list, since my predicted grade was so low :mad: I'm just glad, that a level economics is not required.

    Replying back to your problems:- As long as you got at least two sciences, then it's okay what you take your 4th subject. If you like economics, you should do it for it may show that you are well rounded person. What other subjects did you take?
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    I heard its not advisable to do both Economics and Business studies at A level, is this true?
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    (Original post by MB2Z)
    Do 20 alevels just so you can cover everything medicine might possibly be related to.

    Unless you just enjoy doing the work, 4 should be easily enough, you are doing the important ones for medicine, maths and chem.
    Biology and chem.
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    (Original post by chloe--)
    I'm at a crossroads with two of the four subjects I want to take. I want to do either Maths or Computing (or both) at university. I definitely want to do Maths and Further Maths at A-level, and then it's a combination of Chemistry, Computing and Physics for my other options. I don't particularly want to do five, since lots of people said it's a lot of extra work. I'm not really sure what would be the best subjects to take, especially since I'm doing Computing at GCSE too, so there could be a lot of overlap in the theory work?

    I would do Maths, FM, Physics and then one out of computing or Chemistry (computing isn't that much of a requirement, as many colleges don't offer it )

    But do what you think you will enjoy most out of those. I should think maths and Ohysics are quite impotent though.
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    (Original post by Miss.someone)
    I heard its not advisable to do both Economics and Business studies at A level, is this true?
    The content crosses over. My friend wants to do economics and management and was advised against doing con and business together for this reason. I'd keep con and choose another subject if that's what you wanted to do
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    Thanks a million

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