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Hello

Well, I apologise for yet another thread on A level choices, but at the moment I am VERY confused in choosing them.

I am definitely doing chem+bio+geog , but I am in confusion whether to do english lit/maths.

Please look at my signature and provide your opinion.

(If it helps I want to do medicine and I know most med schools just want chem+bio at a level. Also I am thinking of doing chem+bio+geog at A2 and just do maths/english lit at AS).

Thanks in advance!!!
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If you want to do medicine then I would suggest you pick maths
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If you want to do medicine then I would suggest you pick maths
Ditto, but eng lit is more fun sooo...
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Well if you know what you want to do for A2 for certain, then just find a subject you know you'll enjoy, and do it for the sheer pleasure.

But if you have a career in mind, look up what you need to do for that.
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Thanks for the fast replies so far!
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I'd say maths if you're a confident about getting an A at GCSE, very good general A level and applicable to almost anything.
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Do which you think would be more fun. I picked Maths and it was definitely a bad choice, but then if I'd done Eng Lit, I know I would've hated having to write so many essays.
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Thank you to all the replies so far! Can we keep them coming please
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I personally wouldn't go near English Lit, I couldn't stand writing so many essays.
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Definitely check what the universities require/prefer, but my money's on English Lit - partly as I'm biased having done it myself and loved it! Also, it may make your application stand out more if you are doing something a bit different to get into medicine. Plus writing essays will give you a break from scientific stuff.

A cousin of mine did 3 A Levels, one of which was French (I forget the other two, but I know they were relevant to Medicine) and got into Imperial to do Medicine - just goes to show you don't need to do all sciences/maths.
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Do maths :teeth:
Its a beast of a subject....far better than english lit :p:
I think itll be good for medicine too....and its just, nice!
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Doing A-Level Maths will certainly help you with most science degrees and the techniques you learn could also be applicable when you start work.
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I would say Maths would put you in a better place in terms of the other exams needed for medicine (UKCAT and BMAT) and also loads of people who do medicine have studied maths.
However if you prefer English lit then doing it wouldn't disadvantage you.

In fact some unis (like UCL) like a contrasting non-science subject and say they prefer it to someone with 3 science subjects. However places like Cambridge prefer someone with 3 science subjects.

So it depends on which subjects you prefer and could do best in, and where you're planning on applying to.
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I Think You Should Choose Maths..because If U Change Ur Mind About Med..u Will Have Other Options Opened..
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maths, english lit is hard and pointless as iam finding out now just do maths.
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Maths if you want to do Medicine.
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weigh up the pros and cons:

english lit.
+ respected
+ fun
+ lots of reading (if you like reading)
+ interesting
- no use to medicine
- essays
- coursework
- reading
- answers are all subjective, so if you get an examiner that doesn't agree with your opinions, you may be screwed.

maths
+ always a set answer
+ it's all the same, you're just doing the same stuff over and over again
+ easy to revise - just do papers
+ if you understand it, it's easy
+ respected
+ no coursework
- it's deadly boring (in my biased opinion)
- usually teachers are boring
- kind of pointless in life (but not for getting into uni or for computing)

i can't actually think of any more negatives for maths, but the fact that it's boring is a fairly strong determining factor in my opinion
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You sure like your s
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mathsss for medicine, cause its generally 'seen' as a harder subject (im not saying it is!) to get a good grade in
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You sure like your s
Yes, and I also like these:p:
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