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    So I want to be a psychiatrist which obviously means i have to do medicine at uni. For A-level that means i have to do chem +one other academic A-level.
    I would like to do
    1) chemistry
    2)biology
    3)physics (if i do this i also have to take math)
    4)government and politics
    5) philosophy

    I can't decide because i really want to do 4&5 , and i also really want to do physics but i can't do chem math physics and 4&5. Then i also really want to do bio D: arrrg. is 5/6 way too many subjects help plese
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    physics and maths look good to employers, but philosophy and biology are probably more suited to your carer choice, however dont your have study psychiatry at university,not medicine. But you should look at university websites to see what they want as entry requirements
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    (Original post by Amber May)
    physics and maths look good to employers, but philosophy and biology are probably more suited to your carer choice, however dont your have study psychiatry at university,not medicine. But you should look at university websites to see what they want as entry requirements
    you study medicine first then you have to specialise and thanks for the help
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    Take biology, you will really limit your options for what medical schools you apply for if you do not have biology to at least AS level. Aside from that, it doesn't really matter what you take.
    Edit; and of course take chemistry
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    Philosophy and Politics are really good, although politics is a lot of work - I do government and politics with AQA - so maybe consider if you want four subjects with a really heavy work load - philosophy is a fair bit less
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    (Original post by rowena97x)
    So I want to be a psychiatrist which obviously means i have to do medicine at uni. For A-level that means i have to do chem +one other academic A-level.
    I would like to do
    1) chemistry
    2)biology
    3)physics (if i do this i also have to take math)
    4)government and politics
    5) philosophy

    I can't decide because i really want to do 4&5 , and i also really want to do physics but i can't do chem math physics and 4&5. Then i also really want to do bio D: arrrg. is 5/6 way too many subjects help plese
    I know a few people that do 5/6 and Im doing 7 so Its definitely manageable, however I only do 3 at college and the other 4 Im self teaching, so that helps with time management, as If I were doing them all In college I would only be able to move as fast as the slowest person In the class :mad:
    If you think It would be too much could you not just look Into one of them as an Interest and not actually sit any exams, like maybe do some reading for the topics that Interest you?

    I think It depends on each Individual, but Its definitely not Impossible and It helps If you have good time management skills
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    its good to hear from someone that's doing more than the average amount
    i've decided to do six but drop maths after As and maybe an other one.
    the idea of self teaching is interesting too. i might look into that. Thanks
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    (Original post by rowena97x)
    its good to hear from someone that's doing more than the average amount
    i've decided to do six but drop maths after As and maybe an other one.
    the idea of self teaching is interesting too. i might look into that. Thanks
    cool, which 6 did you decide on then?

    self teaching actually makes the workload easier to manage, so Its definitely worth a try If you are planning to do more than the average workload
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    (Original post by LadyJoka)
    cool, which 6 did you decide on then?

    self teaching actually makes the workload easier to manage, so Its definitely worth a try If you are planning to do more than the average workload
    im going to do : physics , maths, chemistry, biology, politics and philosophy . im so excited
    i might start learning politics or philosophy now
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    (Original post by rowena97x)
    im going to do : physics , maths, chemistry, biology, politics and philosophy . im so excited
    i might start learning politics or philosophy now
    cool, I do Physics, maths, biology and chemistry too, my others are further maths, english and japanese

    Its actually a good Idea to start learning a few things over summer, but dont try to do too much and try and relax a bit before starting college. Especially now that we only have exams In june so you will have a lot longer In class to actually learn what you need to
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    (Original post by LadyJoka)
    cool, I do Physics, maths, biology and chemistry too, my others are further maths, english and japanese
    JAPENESE WOAH :eek: what's the gap between GCSE and A-levels like with those subjects especially maths , physics, biology and chem??
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    (Original post by rowena97x)
    JAPENESE WOAH :eek: what's the gap between GCSE and A-levels like with those subjects especially maths , physics, biology and chem??
    haha, I love japanese never actually took It before A-Level though, my school only did french and spanish, but I love languages so I decided to teach myself one and wanted to start at A-Level to give myself a challenge

    maths In the beginning Isnt too bad, C1 Is similar to higher level GCSE stuff with a few things added In, but Its definitely manageable, with maths the difficulty also depends on which applied modules you have to do, as statistica and decision maths are slightly easier than mechanics.

    with Physics, If you are doing the mechanics modules In maths It will really help, as there can be some overlap, depending on your exam board for Physics.

    biology Isn't really that much harder, Its just a lot more to remember and you go In to more depth than GCSE.

    chemistry Is a little bit harder, as there are some concepts that you kinda have to unlearn from GCSE, but It Is very Interesting If you like science, the difficulty of chemistry also depends a lot on your exam board, but In general It really Isn't as hard as some people say It Is. I find a lot of the people that say Its hard are the people that dont really want to take It, but they need It to study some other subject at a higher level and they aren't putting that much effort Into It as they dont really like It.

    overall the gap Isn't as big as some people on TSR make It out to be, you just have to have good time management skills, and you really shouldn't eave revision to the last minute, just because you could do that at GCSE and still get good grades, It doesn't work like that at a-level, you have to put the effort In to achieve good grades, but Its definitely not Impossible

    also It really does help If you do that little bit of extra reading or extra work outside of classes
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    (Original post by LadyJoka)
    haha, I love japanese never actually took It before A-Level though, my school only did french and spanish, but I love languages so I decided to teach myself one and wanted to start at A-Level to give myself a challenge

    maths In the beginning Isnt too bad, C1 Is similar to higher level GCSE stuff with a few things added In, but Its definitely manageable, with maths the difficulty also depends on which applied modules you have to do, as statistica and decision maths are slightly easier than mechanics.

    with Physics, If you are doing the mechanics modules In maths It will really help, as there can be some overlap, depending on your exam board for Physics.

    biology Isn't really that much harder, Its just a lot more to remember and you go In to more depth than GCSE.

    chemistry Is a little bit harder, as there are some concepts that you kinda have to unlearn from GCSE, but It Is very Interesting If you like science, the difficulty of chemistry also depends a lot on your exam board, but In general It really Isn't as hard as some people say It Is. I find a lot of the people that say Its hard are the people that dont really want to take It, but they need It to study some other subject at a higher level and they aren't putting that much effort Into It as they dont really like It.

    overall the gap Isn't as big as some people on TSR make It out to be, you just have to have good time management skills, and you really shouldn't eave revision to the last minute, just because you could do that at GCSE and still get good grades, It doesn't work like that at a-level, you have to put the effort In to achieve good grades, but Its definitely not Impossible

    also It really does help If you do that little bit of extra reading or extra work outside of classes
    Happy to hear that i had the impression i was going to want to die from the increased workload & significantly higher difficulty
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    (Original post by rowena97x)
    Happy to hear that i had the impression i was going to want to die from the increased workload & significantly higher difficulty
    haha, no Its not that bad, some peple make It sound like you would drown In work In the first few weeks

    If you are not already ad organised person, I would suggest trying to figure out some kind of organisation system before you start, that and good time managements skills are probably the things that help me most
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    (Original post by LadyJoka)
    haha, no Its not that bad, some peple make It sound like you would drown In work In the first few weeks

    If you are not already ad organised person, I would suggest trying to figure out some kind of organisation system before you start, that and good time managements skills are probably the things that help me most
    might have to go buy some folders and once i'm their write a schedule. I PROCRASTINATE FAAAAAAAAR TOO MUCH
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    (Original post by rowena97x)
    might have to go buy some folders and once i'm their write a schedule. I PROCRASTINATE FAAAAAAAAR TOO MUCH
    I actually found an online schedule to be better for myslef, as we are allowed to use our laptops or Ipads/tablets In class, and I tend to use them a lot at home, so It was easier to use an app that I could set reminders for as I also procrastinate a lot

    I use an app that has an app for my computer, phone and tablet, and as I always have at least one of them with me, It Is really easy to add new tasks/reminders whenever I am given a new piece of homework or extra Independent work to do. maybe you could look Into something like this, obviously I dont know what you are like, but when I was just using a schedule In my panner, I kept forgetting to write things down, or I would just forget to check It, so It wasn't much use for me, which Is why I like having an app that actually sends me reminders so I know when something Is due or when I should be revising If I have an exam coming up

    I also have an organisation system at home so that I can keep everything organised In a way I understand and I know where everything Is when I need to find something quickly.

    I also find It really useful to manage my time so that I can either have a day off each week so that I can just relax and not have to worry about anything to do with work or at least get all of my work done early so that I can relax In the evenings, I find this helps me keep on top of everything as It stops me from overworking, all of my teachers have even said that I seem to be a lot more relaxed than a lot of the other students.

    I would definitely suggest trying to get one relaxing day a week (usually on the weekend) so that you can have some 'me' time, It definitely helps, after I told me teachers why I was so relaxed they actually suggested It to the other students
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    (Original post by LadyJoka)
    I actually found an online schedule to be better for myslef, as we are allowed to use our laptops or Ipads/tablets In class, and I tend to use them a lot at home, so It was easier to use an app that I could set reminders for as I also procrastinate a lot

    I use an app that has an app for my computer, phone and tablet, and as I always have at least one of them with me, It Is really easy to add new tasks/reminders whenever I am given a new piece of homework or extra Independent work to do. maybe you could look Into something like this, obviously I dont know what you are like, but when I was just using a schedule In my panner, I kept forgetting to write things down, or I would just forget to check It, so It wasn't much use for me, which Is why I like having an app that actually sends me reminders so I know when something Is due or when I should be revising If I have an exam coming up

    I also have an organisation system at home so that I can keep everything organised In a way I understand and I know where everything Is when I need to find something quickly.

    I also find It really useful to manage my time so that I can either have a day off each week so that I can just relax and not have to worry about anything to do with work or at least get all of my work done early so that I can relax In the evenings, I find this helps me keep on top of everything as It stops me from overworking, all of my teachers have even said that I seem to be a lot more relaxed than a lot of the other students.

    I would definitely suggest trying to get one relaxing day a week (usually on the weekend) so that you can have some 'me' time, It definitely helps, after I told me teachers why I was so relaxed they actually suggested It to the other students
    This sounds like a great idea! definately going to have the 'me' time as well :P
 
 
 
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