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    My school is willing to let me take five subjects but I want to take six subjects. What subject do you think i should not take?

    I want to take;
    Biology,
    Chemistry,
    Physics,
    Maths,
    Geography,
    History

    I want to study either Forensic anthropology or Medicine.

    Please feel free to give your opinions on the subject.
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    Cant I just say now that doing 5 subjects is really hard. Our school would let people do that but many that have started have now dropped one so that they only do 4. You have to think carefully that you can cope with them all. I dont know if your school day is different but at ours 5 subjects=no free 4=5frees. These are of use cus 6th form is hard. But if you think you can do it you can at least try for a bit just to see if it works. If your school day is run differently and taking 5 is the norm just ignore this please!
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    No one in my year is doing 5 a levels. Not including critical thinking because we don't have lessons in that. Some people started out doing 5 but they just couldn't take the work load.
    I think its fine if you do no/hardly any extra curricular activities, but otherwise its tough.

    However, in answer to your questions I would do:
    Maths
    Chemistry
    Biology

    You need those three ideally.
    And then for your fourth/ fourth and fifth pick one/two from Physics/History/Geography based on the ones you enjoy the most!

    I do history and its great fun but there is A LOT to learn and of course, a lot of essays. But seen as your other subjects are non-essay based you should be fine. The main problem with history is the sheer amount of information to learn, but once you've mastered the exam technique and learn the information then it's fine. =)
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    Based on what you want to do, I'd say if you like essays, drop physics and if you like science, drop either geography or history. It doesn't make that much difference as long as you have all the essential ones for the courses you want to do, but pick the most interesting. And if you dislike it in the first few weeks, change, or you'll be stuck hating it all year... That's my advice anyway.

    Edit: Five isn't *so* hard, I did five, and my workload wasn't that heavy, the only difference being I had less frees. Quite a lot of people started with 5, some dropped one, some carried them all on, you may as well start with 5 and drop one than start with 4 and get bored and wish you'd done another.
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    I take chemistry, biology, maths and history

    I think this is a good combo, as if you want to do science later you mostly have enough sciences.... (If uni's need more you can just sit a maths/phsyics AS in the second year, when you know what you want to do). I must say I don't like histroy as much as I thought now... However what you're good at/what teachers and exam boards you get factor in and some are uncontrollable.

    Bio&geog&chem = less boring than school was
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    The more subects you take the lower your grades are. trust me. I'm doing 6 because i finish what i start but i wish i'd only taken 4. And other people i know who've taken 5/6 didn't get the straight As they should have because of the high workload. You should spend 2 hours a night on each subject but that's impossible to do with 6 subjects. If i were you i'd ditch history or geography. Science is far more useful than humanities and unis respect it more.
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    (Original post by Tabers)
    Cant I just say now that doing 5 subjects is really hard. Our school would let people do that but many that have started have now dropped one so that they only do 4. You have to think carefully that you can cope with them all. I dont know if your school day is different but at ours 5 subjects=no free 4=5frees. These are of use cus 6th form is hard. But if you think you can do it you can at least try for a bit just to see if it works. If your school day is run differently and taking 5 is the norm just ignore this please!
    At my school you have 4 lessons a week of each subject! :confused:

    But that isn't the issue! I am doing five but i need advice on which five!
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    If you wanted to do Medicine, then Chemistry, Maths, Biology are definite. The other choices don't matter so much, although I know someone who is applying for Medicine with Geography, History, Chemistry and Biology. So the other 2 options don't appear to be a disadvantage.

    If you do apply for medicine though, make sure you get a good UKCAT score!
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    Out of all those I'd probably not take Geography or History, and out of those two I would do History as it gives you a nice contrasting subject to your sciences and really interesting.
 
 
 
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