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    To start at the beginning, in secondary school I had some awful science teachers that put me completely off science. I went to college and started off with the IB, but changed to A levels because I didn't want to do any science.
    So now I'm half way through my AS year of French, English lit, Philosophy and Psychology, and I'm slowly starting to hate it. I like french and psychology, but I really would rather be doing sciences.
    So I was thinking of finishing off the ones I'm doing at AS (Because I might as well after coming this far) and starting again next year with Biology, Chemistry and Maths... and maybe French as well.
    I was wondering if changing my A levels will affect my chances of getting into universities like UCL and Oxbridge to study something to do with science, possibly medicine. Does anyone have any knowledge on this?
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    Ouch. I wouldn't try medicine at UCL without amazing GCSE's. But there is no point continuing with things you don't want to do.

    I would definitely recommend retaking the year. I had a friend who dropped out due to bad subject choices, worked for the rest of the year and then rejoined sixth form from the beginning. Not a bad plan. But I would recommend you stick at it, then retake a year.

    Best to talk to your teachers!
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    Medical schools want you to finish your A Levels within 2 years, but as you are changing all your courses to finish 3 and a half within two years, they may allow that. As long as you start French A2 and don't retake the
    AS I don't see why they would have a problem with it, but the best thing to do is look at their admissions pages and ring them if you aren't sure.
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    Thanks for the advice... would it be a good idea to take up 4 new AS levels alongside French A2 so that in my 2nd year I'll have 4 A2 levels? Or do you think that's just giving myself unnecessary work?
    Sorry for all the questions! I'll be talking to my teachers in review week which is coming up, I just wanted to get some opinions now to give myself some perspective
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    Hey,

    I am kind of doing the same thing as I am not getting on well at school, I would check with the school to see what they think and perhaps email the universities to get their opinions on the matter.

    Good Luck

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    Yeah I would start again, your new set of A-Level choices are real, strong subjects and not Mickymouse.

    Goodluck.
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    Okay this is my position, similar to this....

    i started uni with the hopes of getting into Architecture so i picked Art, Graphics, ICT and Psychology. I completed these to AS level.
    Then over the summer, my late "passion" lol for medicine arose...and i ended up doing Chemistry AS, Biology AS, Philosophy and Ethics AS, PSYCHOLOGY A2, and ART A2..... have i cheated the system and due to be punished by admission tutors for not completing 3 A levels over 2 year (i intended to apply with psychology)? or should i complete philosophy and ethics and apply with that....so it would be like my first year never existed?

    Btw i did okayish for results in jan, i got Bio (A) Chem (A) Psychology A2 (B) art hasnt been marked yet and philosophy ethics exams are in june
 
 
 

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