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    (Original post by GodspeedGehenna)




    Like what, out of curiosity?
    Terms such as "kurtosis", "leptokurtosis", "Bonferonni correction?" and "Pearson product moment correlation"...

    Still have no idea what half of them mean. And yes, I had to do a project on stuff using these statistical evaluations without really understanding what they were.
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    Terms such as "kurtosis", "leptokurtosis", "Bonferonni correction?" and "Pearson product moment correlation"...

    Still have no idea what half of them mean. And yes, I had to do a project on stuff using these statistical evaluations without really understanding what they were.
    Ah thats not too bad. I'm surprised those arn't covered at a-level maffs though.
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    (Original post by adister)
    So far i think i am going to take

    Biology ( required by some unis)
    Chemistry (required by most Unis)
    Physics ( Academically demanding and slightly relevant) (replace maths)
    Psychology ( Fun, interesting, relevant)

    But then again psychology isn't very well respected by unis i hear but i im confident in getting a good grade at it, i could replace it for maths but then risk a B what do you think?

    Also i could take applicable science Human Biology but it is coursework based so as a result is not very academically rigorous and it makes me purely science based with no differentiation what so ever.

    I am hoping to take all My As's into A2 so they cant be overly demanding as i want to achieve high grades.

    Any recommended combinations are great.
    I know there are many topics about this but i wanted my own
    If you're trying to play it safe, I would drop psychology after AS level. It's not really all that relevant to medicine and taking it to A2 will put a strain on your time, which you could use for more enriching activities such as work experience, volunteering or something musical something a lot of medical schools (such as Bristol) put a lot of emphasis on: having extracurricular pursuits makes you a more rounded person that can relate more easily to patients. Also, medical schools only make offers based on 3 subjects: AAA is far better than AABB in the eyes of unis. So unless you suck at physics, drop psychology.
    However, psychology will add variety to your choices (showing you're rounded) as well as being interesting! But relevance definitely isn't a point in favour of psychology.
    Physics and maths are quite close imo, when i did my work experience, the anaesthetist was telling me how important an understanding of physics is to her job, something that a lot of students are lacking. however, an A in maths looks great!

    But, tbh, it depends where you intend on applying! Work experience is largely the most important thing for medicine.
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    (Original post by GodspeedGehenna)
    Ah thats not too bad. I'm surprised those arn't covered at a-level maffs though.
    Not in edexcel S1, that said, it was the easy board

    Im not sure if i carried stats further i might have ran into them. But it still meant another night of doing something which i didnt particularly love at A level and really didnt want to do at degree level.

    MOAR ANATOMY PLZ
 
 
 
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