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    Hi, I'm starting my sixth form college in September and I am still undecided between taking physics or maths. I am currently taking biology, chemistry, history and then either maths/physics.

    I'm aiming to study medicine at University, so which one would be most suitable?

    I am yet to find out my Physics GCSE grade, however I've had A*s throughout the course so far. I sat my maths GCSE early and have achieved an A*.

    I feel like I could cope with either, but I just can't decide on which one to take.

    The reason I am not taking both is because I spoke to one of the tutors at the college and they recommended to take a subject such as history to show that I am more rounded.

    I would really appreciate any advice. Thank you

    You can only really do A2 physics with Maths and I know people that struggled with some of AS physics without maths. It's certainly doable, but I'd recommend maths. For most people maths is slightly easier anyway, but it does depend on your teachers

    Maths is definitely the better option for you. It is generally a more useful subject but it will be more useful for you when you apply for medicine. It's one of the subjects they look for. Most people who apply for medicine do maths, biology and often chemistry too, so if you want to get a place doing medicine you're more likely to with maths.
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