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    I'm coming up to year 11 and I'm taking my GCSEs next year, and I already kinda know what I want to do at A-levels because I hope to do Medicine in the future.

    Subjects I'm thinking of doing

    Biology and Chemistry definately
    French most probably
    Maths or Psychology or English Language (?)

    Maths is something that could open doors to other careers and I wouldn't mind doing it as I'm not that bad (my target is an A), but I'm worried it's going to be too much pressure.

    Psychology sounds interesting as I wouldn't mind going into psychiatry/psychology etc..

    English could open other doors too, and French I would like to do because I want to become fluent and have an A-level language at least (my target at GCSE is an A*)

    What advice do you have?
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    Okay two things:

    (a) my dad is a psychiatrist and he has told me numerous times that psychology is no help to you when wishing to study psychiatry so don't do it for that reason
    (b) psychology is not as well respected as your other two maybes and so therefore I would choose one of them; maths would be best because its well respected and not that bad, I do maths and love it!

    Hope this helps, though you have loads of time to think about it!


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    Out of the three options, I would be inclined to suggest maths as medicine is such a competitive course. All the people I know who want to do medicine take the three sciences and maths!!

    Sometimes psychology is considered a 'softer' A level by some universities (only relaying information, I am not saying psychology is soft!), so there is a possibility it wouldn't be as respected as something like English lang or maths.

    This is only advice from what I know though! Good luck!
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    Maths - respectable, easy to get high marks, fun
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    Ive heard of people getting into med with psychology

    Ovviously maths would be the best but there's nothing wrong with psychology. In fact, it teaches you valuable skills in research design, which surely is important for med?

    Depends where you want to apply really, obviously if Cambridge or Oxford the chose maths


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    Ive heard of people getting into med with psychology

    Ovviously maths would be the best but there's nothing wrong with psychology. In fact, it teaches you valuable skills in research design, which surely is important for med?

    Depends where you want to apply really, obviously if Cambridge or Oxford the chose maths


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    Yeah they have nothing against psychology per se but will prefer maths and might give you the competitive edge.


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    (Original post by I like school)
    Okay two things:

    (a) my dad is a psychiatrist and he has told me numerous times that psychology is no help to you when wishing to study psychiatry so don't do it for that reason
    (b) psychology is not as well respected as your other two maybes and so therefore I would choose one of them; maths would be best because its well respected and not that bad, I do maths and love it!

    Hope this helps, though you have loads of time to think about it!


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    Thanks for the advice
    Yeah I think maths would be the best choice, I'm just afraid I will get bored after a while :boring:
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    (Original post by pepsifree)
    Out of the three options, I would be inclined to suggest maths as medicine is such a competitive course. All the people I know who want to do medicine take the three sciences and maths!!

    Sometimes psychology is considered a 'softer' A level by some universities (only relaying information, I am not saying psychology is soft!), so there is a possibility it wouldn't be as respected as something like English lang or maths.

    This is only advice from what I know though! Good luck!

    Thanks
    I'll probably rule out psychology and english lang because maths seems the better option.
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    (Original post by Lunch_Box)
    Maths - respectable, easy to get high marks, fun
    Thanks
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    (Original post by I like school)
    Yeah they have nothing against psychology per se but will prefer maths and might give you the competitive edge.


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    Yeah I'm probably going to end up doing maths cos of all the competition and people are saying it's fun and easy
    Thanks by the way
 
 
 
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