Turn on thread page Beta

Thinking of studying medicine, how are these A-levels? thanks. watch

    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    12
    ReputationRep:
    Hi TSR, thanks for popping by :p:

    anyways,

    i'm thinking of studying medicine at university but i'm currently making my a-level choices for sixth form.

    i'm hoping to choose:

    Biology, Chemistry, History & Economics

    Critical Thinking is compulsory for AS; General studies is also compulsory for A2 ( for the sixth form i'm applying to).

    any suggestions on what my fourth a level could be?

    i'm not very good at maths, so physics might not be a good option either.

    Finally, those who have previously studied/are studying these a-levels; how did/do you find them?

    thanks!
    Offline

    16
    ReputationRep:
    chemistry biology physics maths (in that order) are generally the preffered a'levels for medics.

    if you really don't want to do maths or physics, then choose a subject you enjoy but thats also respected.

    these are generally a relatively safe bet

    Art History
    Classical Civilisation
    Economics
    English Literature
    Geography
    History
    Languages
    Music
    Philosophy
    Religious Studies
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by awais590)
    Hi TSR, thanks for popping by :p:

    anyways,

    i'm thinking of studying medicine at university but i'm currently making my a-level choices for sixth form.

    i'm hoping to choose:

    Biology, Chemistry, History & Economics

    Critical Thinking is compulsory for AS; General studies is also compulsory for A2 ( for the sixth form i'm applying to).

    any suggestions on what my fourth a level could be?

    i'm not very good at maths, so physics might not be a good option either.

    Finally, those who have previously studied/are studying these a-levels; how did/do you find them?

    thanks!
    Those are fine - although if you were looking at cambridge some colleges strongly prefer 3science A levels
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    I took Chemistry AS and i stuck with Biology and History for A2 - personally, I hated chemistry with a passion. It is very maths based but, you should get a text book or go to a taster course to be honest. If science and maths are your thing and you enjoy them then go for it. If your more of a humanities person then steer clear. Also, before you apply to do your subjects it's important to check UNI websites as LSE and Cambridge actively discriminate against some A levels - it's on their websites. Thus, avoid those thought of as 'soft'.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    I'd say physics and maths are equally preferred. So one of those.
 
 
 

University open days

  1. University of Cambridge
    Christ's College Undergraduate
    Wed, 26 Sep '18
  2. Norwich University of the Arts
    Undergraduate Open Days Undergraduate
    Fri, 28 Sep '18
  3. Edge Hill University
    Faculty of Health and Social Care Undergraduate
    Sat, 29 Sep '18
Poll
Which accompaniment is best?
Help with your A-levels

All the essentials

The adventure begins mug

Student life: what to expect

What it's really like going to uni

Rosette

Essay expert

Learn to write like a pro with our ultimate essay guide.

Uni match

Uni match

Our tool will help you find the perfect course for you

Study planner

Create a study plan

Get your head around what you need to do and when with the study planner tool.

Study planner

Resources by subject

Everything from mind maps to class notes.

Hands typing

Degrees without fees

Discover more about degree-level apprenticeships.

A student doing homework

Study tips from A* students

Students who got top grades in their A-levels share their secrets

Study help links and info

Can you help? Study help unanswered threadsRules and posting guidelines

Groups associated with this forum:

View associated groups

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reply
Hide
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.