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    I really don't know if I want to study medicine or Business/economics & management at uni, so I wanna to take AS-level which I can apply to either if I decide later.

    I was thinking of doing:

    Chemistry: requirement for med and I love it
    Biology: love it too
    Math: love it

    And I wan't to choose two of the following:
    Futher Maths: Love maths GRR
    Economics
    Business - heard it is a 'soft' subject'. If it is, then :hand:
    physics

    Thanks.
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    (Original post by Omg!Rly?)
    I really don't know if I want to study medicine or Business/economics & management at uni, so I wanna to take A-level which I can apply to either if I decide later.

    I was thinking of doing:

    Chemistry: requirement for med and I love it
    Biology: love it too
    Math: love it

    And I wan't to choose two of the following:
    Futher Maths: Love maths GRR
    Economics
    Business - heard it is a 'soft' subject'. If it is, then :hand:
    physics

    Thanks.
    You need to decide - Medicine and Business are two opposite degrees, choose and then I will be able to help you out more
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    (Original post by Part A)
    You need to decide - Medicine and Business are two opposite degrees, choose and then I will be able to help you out more
    I don't understand. Even if they are opposite, they have similar alevel requirements
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    (Original post by Omg!Rly?)
    I really don't know if I want to study medicine or Business/economics & management at uni, so I wanna to take A-level which I can apply to either if I decide later.

    I was thinking of doing:

    Chemistry: requirement for med and I love it
    Biology: love it too
    Math: love it

    And I wan't to choose two of the following:
    Futher Maths: Love maths GRR
    Economics
    Business - heard it is a 'soft' subject'. If it is, then :hand:
    physics

    Thanks.
    I would say do:

    Maths,
    Chemistry
    Biology
    & Econ

    + if you can manage it (& it won't affect you getting As/A*s in the above) AS physics.

    BTW make you decision between the two paths soon as with medicine you will need to start doing a lot of work experience soon (& you don't want to waste your time).

    Good luck!
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    OP I suggest:

    Bio
    Chem
    Maths
    + Economics

    (Original post by Part A)
    You need to decide - Medicine and Business are two opposite degrees, choose and then I will be able to help you out more
    Actually, they are more related than you would think. GPs spring to mind, especially with the changes the coalition government have proposed.
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    (Original post by Ree-Shay)
    I would say do:

    Maths,
    Chemistry
    Biology
    & Econ

    + if you can manage it (& it won't affect you getting As/A*s in the above) AS physics.

    BTW make you decision between the two paths soon as with medicine you will need to start doing a lot of work experience soon (& you don't want to waste your time).

    Good luck!
    Im actually doing AS and I can do upto 5 subjects

    And im gonna decide if I wanna do econ at uni if I really like econ at college. On paper it really interests me.
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    Further Maths isn't accepted by Medical schools. To help both degree choices, I'd advise you take Economics.

    Edit: and AS Physics if you deem it to be necessary.
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    Chemistry A2
    Biology A2
    Maths A2
    Economics A2
    F. Maths AS

    My recommendation.
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    (Original post by InItToWinItGetIt?)
    OP I suggest:

    Bio
    Chem
    Maths
    + Economics



    Actually, they are more related than you would think. GPs spring to mind, especially with the changes the coalition government have proposed.
    Ok cool, no 5th subject? I might aswell choose FM as maths is pure awesome

    Im going to do AS btw
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    (Original post by Omg!Rly?)
    Im actually doing AS and I can do upto 5 subjects

    And im gonna decide if I wanna do econ at uni if I really like econ at college. On paper it really interests me.
    Then you could finish physics in year 12 (Do the A2) & have an A-level in the bag. No need to FM as its not always excepted.
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    (Original post by Omg!Rly?)
    Ok cool, no 5th subject? I might aswell choose FM as maths is pure awesome

    Im going to do AS btw
    If you think you can handle it go for it.

    I did Maths A-level one year early and it was VERY hard for me to balance all my other subjects. Especially because you will need to factor in work experience + volunteer work etc. These are more crucial for a medicine application then doing 5 AS subject.

    Plus a lot of medical schools counts Maths and FM as one subject. Manchester is one, can't remember others. So taking FM (and Maths for that matter) will give you ZERO advantage for a medicine application.

    However for a business/economics course I would assume they would be important. Since you like maths a lot, try it. If it gets too much you can always just drop FM.
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    (Original post by InItToWinItGetIt?)
    If you think you can handle it go for it.

    I did Maths A-level one year early and it was VERY hard for me to balance all my other subjects. Especially because you will need to factor in work experience + volunteer work etc. These are more crucial for a medicine application then doing 5 AS subject.

    Plus a lot of medical schools counts Maths and FM as one subject. Manchester is one, can't remember others. So taking FM (and Maths for that matter) will give you ZERO advantage for a medicine application.

    However for a business/economics course I would assume they would be important. Since you like maths a lot, try it. If it gets too much you can always just drop FM.
    So would this be better suited would you say

    Chem
    bio
    maths
    phy
    econ

    or 5 AS levels too hard, bear in mind I got A*s in the 4 sciences and I studying has kinda become my hobby.

    Need to get out more haven't touch snow for years. Kinda sad I know :rolleyes:
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    i wouldn't take further maths, many medical schools count maths and further maths as one a level, so you'd be wasting your time if you decided on medicine.

    have you considered a language? respected, and wouldn't be a loss to either degree me thinks.

    from the sounds of it though, you don't seem to be that interested in medicine (correct me if i am wrong) but most people i know who are either currently studying medicine/applying to do medicine knew that they only wanted to do medicine before as levels. not that cliché 'ohhh i've wanted to be a doctor since i was 2 years old' , just that they had done their research, and firmly decided that they wouldn't be happy with anything but medicine, whereas you seem to be on the fence.

    however, everyone is different. meh.
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    (Original post by Omg!Rly?)
    So would this be better suited would you say

    Chem
    bio
    maths
    phy
    econ

    or 5 AS levels too, bear in mind I got A*s in the 4 sciences and I studying has kinda become my hobby.

    Need to get out more haven't touch snow for years. Kinda sad I know :rolleyes:
    Even physics won't make much of a difference for medicine. I took bio, chem, maths and psychology and my sig can tell you the rest. So it doesn't matter if you take all the 'hard' subjects or not, provided you have Bio and/or chem.
    By all means, if you feel comfortable doing 5, go for it.

    I don't know what you need for economics, but a friend who wants to do it at uni is taking: Chem, economics and physics. So maybe physics is better?

    Make sure you have extra-curricular activities. They are crucial for a medicine application.
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    You have to be fully committed if you want to do Medicine.
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    (Original post by Faith01)
    You have to be fully committed if you want to do Medicine.
    Its just that im confused as I was when i was going through puberty
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    (Original post by InItToWinItGetIt?)
    Even physics won't make much of a difference for medicine. I took bio, chem, maths and psychology and my sig can tell you the rest. So it doesn't matter if you take all the 'hard' subjects or not, provided you have Bio and/or chem.
    By all means, if you feel comfortable doing 5, go for it.

    I don't know what you need for economics, but a friend who wants to do it at uni is taking: Chem, economics and physics. So maybe physics is better?

    Make sure you have extra-curricular activities. They are crucial for a medicine application.
    What's a sig?
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    (Original post by laurie:))
    i wouldn't take further maths, many medical schools count maths and further maths as one a level, so you'd be wasting your time if you decided on medicine.

    have you considered a language? respected, and wouldn't be a loss to either degree me thinks.

    from the sounds of it though, you don't seem to be that interested in medicine (correct me if i am wrong) but most people i know who are either currently studying medicine/applying to do medicine knew that they only wanted to do medicine before as levels. not that cliché 'ohhh i've wanted to be a doctor since i was 2 years old' , just that they had done their research, and firmly decided that they wouldn't be happy with anything but medicine, whereas you seem to be on the fence.

    however, everyone is different. meh.
    I sincerely want to do medicine, and doing it would be a dream come true but I like the idea of econ and setting up a business and im a sole heir to a company as well so EIK!!!
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    I faced the same dilemma and took:

    Biology
    Chemistry
    Maths
    F. maths
    Economics.

    Then dropped econ for A2.

    Thought those subjects left it nicely open for me... if I would have decided against medicine, I could have dropped bio/chem.
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    (Original post by Omg!Rly?)
    What's a sig?
    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/faq....faq_signatures
 
 
 
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