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    So my situation is rather difficult guys, I have been attending this school past 5 years, and everyone in my year got to talk with their Career's Advisor, they came out all happy and confident on where they want to go, whereas I missed my opportunity and subject choices came out now, and I still don't know what to choose!

    I can't focus myself on one thing, I always dreamed of a career in Medicine, Dentistry - but hey, I never managed to be confident enough to keep on Chemistry, that's why I don't think I will bother. I do like Biology though, I do. My Double Award Science results at GCSE (first year modules - A*A*A*) so I can't say I did bad, but not good enough in my own head to believe I'll manage to keep a good grade up.

    What came next? ICT - I was always interested in ICT, I did do rather good in this subject as well - A*. I decided to think of combining it with Maths, Physics and Business Studies - which I got all A*s in. But when I think about it, I don't think it's a strong combination, and I just can't see any interesting or wealthy degrees I will come out with after my university studies.

    Can anyone help me?
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    Chemistry
    Biology
    Physics
    Maths

    Chemistry and Biology will be good for medicine and maths and physics for if you decide to go into computing. I don't think you need computing a level to study it at university, maths and physics will be more respected/ useful and can open more degrees if you decide you want to do something else


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    (Original post by TheScientist_)
    Chemistry
    Biology
    Physics
    Maths

    Chemistry and Biology will be good for medicine and maths and physics for if you decide to go into computing. I don't think you need computing a level to study it at university, maths and physics will be more respected/ useful and can open more degrees if you decide you want to do something else


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    That looks like I will have a lot of workload, I don't think I can manage - I'm more of a listening learner and doing work at home isin't my strongest attribute. I mean, I could manage with those, until I see Chemistry in that list.
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    Biology, Physics, Maths, ICT? Keeps some medicine open (most need Chemistry) but keeps ICT open too! Maths and Physics are really strong A levels- a lot of courses will take Maths and having a range might inspire you to do something more
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    (Original post by TheScientist_)
    Chemistry
    Biology
    Physics
    Maths

    Chemistry and Biology will be good for medicine and maths and physics for if you decide to go into computing. I don't think you need computing a level to study it at university, maths and physics will be more respected/ useful and can open more degrees if you decide you want to do something else


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    I second this.
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    I'm sorry, but I don't think I can cope with all three Science's and Maths included, yet alone three subjects would be difficult - not even mentioning four. Regarding The Biology, Physics, Maths, ICT - what kind of medical degree would be open for me? I can't really see anything that does not require Chemistry with that. I mean, I would be more than happy to keep these 4 subjects (and Polish included as 5'th)
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    If you want to keep a medical degree open, you do chemistry. No one finds it easy but it's rewarding. If you're so hung up on doing medicine then simply do it

    Do something like

    Physics/Biology
    Chemistry
    Maths
    Computing/a subject you like
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    (Original post by borysek01)
    I'm sorry, but I don't think I can cope with all three Science's and Maths included, yet alone three subjects would be difficult - not even mentioning four. Regarding The Biology, Physics, Maths, ICT - what kind of medical degree would be open for me? I can't really see anything that does not require Chemistry with that. I mean, I would be more than happy to keep these 4 subjects (and Polish included as 5'th)
    Some universities (a very select few) will allow you to have EITHER chemistry OR biology. A few more will allow you to have Biology A2 and Chemistry AS as the entry requirement for medicine
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    Harsh truth. If you'd not think you'll be able to handle 3 sciences and maths at A Level, you definitely won't be able to handle a medicine degree...

    Or even any other degree.
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    Biology
    Physics
    Maths
    Economics- Its better looked upon by uni's than business studies!

    I have seen your not keen on chemistry but if you want to do medicine, chemistry is a must
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    My science teacher said to me that if you're going to take biology a level, you should definitely take chemistry too as it helps with understanding and what not. But I took neither so I can't really say if that's true. Also many people say chemistry is easier than physics but I guess it depends on your strengths.


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    What was it that made you loose your confidence with chemistry? I'm currently doing it at AS level and yes there is quite a lot to learn but if you have a good memory it's fine. I hear people say that chemistry is a really hard A level but it's really not too bad.

    Also doing three sciences isn't a massive workload, in fact I may go as far as to say I have a smaller workload than some of my friends who take essay based subjects such as history and english.


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    What was it that made you loose your confidence with chemistry? I'm currently doing it at AS level and yes there is quite a lot to learn but if you have a good memory it's fine. I hear people say that chemistry is a really hard A level but it's really not too bad.
    Nothing really, I got my A* in Chemistry at GCSE, 1 mark away from full UMS marks - not bad at all. I'm just not confident and I can't say I enjoy it as much as two other sciences. I had a chat with my careers advisor yesterday - we came across these three subjects:

    Maths
    Physics
    I.C.T

    and still think about the forth. Would you say I would open myself up if I chose Chemistry (maybe even drop it after finishing AS) and still be able to get into a medical course?
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    You would need Chemistry A level for medicine. I would not pick ICT or computing, I picked computing and it's just complete waste of time, you don't learn anything even remotely useful and universities do not see it as a "hard subject". I do regret not picking chemistry instead of computing but I couldn't have predicted how pointless the computing A level was and during Year 11 I was set up on doing a computer science degree. I find physics okey especially if you do mechanics in Maths, and have been told by many people chemistry is easier than physics. (During year 11, I was repeatedly told chemistry was the hardest A level, so that was further motivation to pick computing instead).

    Remember that the 3 sciences and maths overlap somewhat, which makes it much easier to understand topics and see the relationship.
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    (Original post by borysek01)
    So my situation is rather difficult guys, I have been attending this school past 5 years, and everyone in my year got to talk with their Career's Advisor, they came out all happy and confident on where they want to go, whereas I missed my opportunity and subject choices came out now, and I still don't know what to choose!

    I can't focus myself on one thing, I always dreamed of a career in Medicine, Dentistry - but hey, I never managed to be confident enough to keep on Chemistry, that's why I don't think I will bother. I do like Biology though, I do. My Double Award Science results at GCSE (first year modules - A*A*A*) so I can't say I did bad, but not good enough in my own head to believe I'll manage to keep a good grade up.

    What came next? ICT - I was always interested in ICT, I did do rather good in this subject as well - A*. I decided to think of combining it with Maths, Physics and Business Studies - which I got all A*s in. But when I think about it, I don't think it's a strong combination, and I just can't see any interesting or wealthy degrees I will come out with after my university studies.

    Can anyone help me?
    Biology
    Physics
    Maths
    Business Studies

    Don't do Chemistry - not all universities need it for Medicine, and it's no fun at A level if you're not 100% sure you want to do it. Doing Business Studies in combination with your other subjects won't weaken your application, and it'll give you a break from Science/ Maths as it's predominantly essay based - shows you're a more well rounded individual
 
 
 
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