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    Biology - Chemistry - Psychology - History

    You can pretty much do anything except for maths. And yes they are exceptional. I'm pretty sure you could go into medicene with bio & chem but yeah go for it.
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    In situations like this you should choose forward and reason back, I can only assume your choices aren't set in stone yet but your post doesn't exactly give the right information so I'll just assume you're still choosing.

    They are good choices, however if you like maths I would replace psychology with maths, if you decide you want to go into something like chemistry or biochemistry it doesn't require maths but it is an academic subject which they like, future employers also like A-level maths as it demonstrates you are numerate.

    If you are swaying more away from sciences at university and more towards a subject like History then you should replace Psychology with something like English Literature, a very respected essay based subject and it should really help you to improve your writing in the future.

    A good selection if you don't know what you want to do, you could obviously purely follow any of these subjects to uni. Also medicine in some unis, biochemical stuff, Law, and probably lots of others.

    (Original post by fibrebiz)
    You cannot do medicine unless you put maths and/or physics in there somewhere.
    You're wrong there, say in Newcastle you can do medicine with ONLY biology or chemistry or both obviously. This is the same in many med schools.

    Fair enough. However, many med schools do require it, and you probably put yourself at massive disadvantage.

    I'm not doing medicine so I haven't done the research myself, all I can say is that the more science subjects you do, the better. Chemistry and maths always seemed to be the two compulsory subjects when I had a (brief) look.

    You are wrong. I don't know why people keep propagating this lie.

    Chemistry is required for medicine at most med schools (all except two). Another science OR maths is required at most med schools. The most useful and expected "other science" is Biology (not Maths). Only some Cambridge colleges expect three sciences OR two sciences and maths. Maths is not "compulsory" for any med school.

    See here (entry requirements are not updated but I believe subject requirements are still valid).

    Many med school applicants do take Maths because if you like Chemistry, you tend to like Maths, and if you are good at maths, it is easy to get an A in it, and you will need three As for most med schools. Maths is also a good A-Level to have because it keeps your options nicely open for all kinds of subjects and future careers. However, if you are not confident to get an A in maths, it could be positively suicidal to take it as one of three A-Levels as a med school applicant.
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