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    So today I got my AS results which I was over the moon with- 100% in AS maths, 93% in physics, 85% in Chemistry and 94% in economics. However, I now have to decide which subject I'm going to drop going into A2. I'm going to apply for a physics degree, so obviously I need to keep maths and physics, which I should be predicted A*s in. Chemistry has more relation to physics than economics, however I will most likely only be predicted an A in it as opposed to an A* in economics. Which one would universities prefer?

    Im currently leaning towards keeping chemistry, as I want to apply for Cambridge Nat Sci, however I'm not sure if this is worth doing if it will have any serious effect on my applications to other universities eg Durham, Imperial for straight physics. If it makes any difference, I am also planning on picking up further maths next year. Thanks in advance for any help!
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    I would say do chem, getting an A* in a subject like economics is stupidly hard especially as it's essay based you need some luck. To get an A in chem I would say is easier plus Cambridge would prefer it for Nat sci tbh.
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    Wouldn't you need above 90% in chem to be considered at Cambridge? I went to the medicine residential, and that's what I was told :/
    Also they would definitely prefer (or even require - do check) you to continue chem.
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    Wouldn't you need above 90% in chem to be considered at Cambridge? I went to the medicine residential, and that's what I was told :/
    Also they would definitely prefer (or even require - do check) you to continue chem.
    For Nat Sci 90% in chemistry isn't a requirement, especially since I'm most likely going to specialise in physics, as will be obvious from the PS. Theoretically they wouldn't require it, but it's strongly advised. Perhaps the further maths would balance out only doing 2 other maths/sciences, or it might be too similar to normal maths. I guess what I'm really asking is, will it make any real difference for universities other than Cambridge if my third (maybe fourth after FM) is predicted an A rather than an A*
 
 
 
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