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    Im predicted As in pretty much everything at GCSE apart from history and PE, but for A level I have chosen: Biology, Psychology, Maths, Chemistry.
    They're the subjects I most enjoy and I always do well at what I enjoy because I actually want to revise it.
    BUT my maths teacher says I'll only get a B in A Level maths, I do modular at GCSE and have achieved A's on all modules I have sat.
    She's really put me off maths because of that, and I do worry I'm making too much work for myself here.
    I want to do biochemistry at uni, or if I'm good enough, a medicine degree.
    What do you think of these? May I struggle with work involved?
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    yes. You will get 3 B's and a C.
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    Don't worry. You'll cope with it fine if you put some work into it. You might struggle with the science tho since you're only doing Core and Add but with some good work it'll be fine. Not too sure on the medicine bit though, the grades people get for those are usually top notch.
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    Your Maths teacher sort of has a point in that an A at GCSE isn't necessarily equivalent to an A at A-level, but I think you'll find that there are some differences between Maths at A level and Maths at GCSE that should make it possible for you to aim for very good grades. Also, having done Triple Science at GCSE, I honestly don't think that only having Science and Additional Science will put you at a disadvantage.
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    Plenty of people have done modular science in my Chemistry/Biology. The extra module doesn't really help that much in the grand scheme of things. It's nice to see a familiar topic and such but you'll be taught it like you've never seen it before so have no fear to that.

    Maths will be fine if you just keep working at it. It's a really nice subject as it builds on itself over the core modules. I find Maths is a bit more relaxing than the others infact.

    I'd definitely keep hold of it in terms of your possibly degree choice. I initially wanted to do a Biology degree and found I didn't like it at AS (and subsequently A2) but found I enjoyed Chemistry. Having Maths seems to be a rather favoured on a Chemistry application! It has application in all science.

    If you don't like it at the end of AS, you can always drop it and carry on the other three!
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    (Original post by bronn)
    Im predicted As in pretty much everything at GCSE apart from history and PE, but for A level I have chosen: Biology, Psychology, Maths, Chemistry.
    They're the subjects I most enjoy and I always do well at what I enjoy because I actually want to revise it.
    BUT my maths teacher says I'll only get a B in A Level maths, I do modular at GCSE and have achieved A's on all modules I have sat.
    She's really put me off maths because of that, and I do worry I'm making too much work for myself here.
    I want to do biochemistry at uni, or if I'm good enough, a medicine degree.
    What do you think of these? May I struggle with work involved?
    First of all, don't believe everything your maths teacher tells you. She probably means that you have the potential to get a B. Otherwise your A Levels haven't even started, so how can she say what your going to get?

    I think your choices are great. And keep staying confident and you'll get an A in Maths if you really want it and if you don't let yourself being brainwashed by your teacher.
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    Im studying Biology and chemistry at as level now first year and having done triple science i can say there are a few bits that have come up that were triple topics but not in the additional lessons/core lessons but its mainlly jsut terminology and mabye a few of the more calculation based problems but its nothing major. Id advise buying a triple science text book of some sort or reading through the courses syllabus just to familarise yourself with a kind of middle ground between gcses and as level.
 
 
 
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