I started AS levels with English Lit, Modern History, Psychology and Biology
However, I think I want to do medicine which of course I need Chemistry for. So after the first three weeks I started chemistry so it's now:
I can keep doing 5 or drop to 4 if I'd rather, once I know which I want to drop.
Is it worth doing 5 AS levels? I'm capable and hard working but I don't know how highly universities would look upon it.
If I dropped one, which would be better to drop for medicine? It's between History and Psychology. I lovelove History but not Psychology, although it's more science based. Plus I think History has a higher workload. Not sure which would look better applying for medicine? Or if not medicine another medical/health sciences degree. Ahhh any help?
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- Thread Starter
- 08-10-2013 20:22
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- 08-10-2013 21:02
It depends where u would like to apply to medicine firstly. Most medical schools
only require a max of 4 As levels and 3 full a levels. You would probably be better dropping psychology as most university's do not consider it as good an a level as history. You would have been better choosing something like maths instead of English lit up until at least as level but it is good u have bio and chem as they are absolutely vital!
what is your gcse results like ?
- Thread Starter
- 08-10-2013 22:09
Kind of glad you suggested dropping psychology as I prefer history :P Just concerned that I'd only have 2 sciences then.
I thought about Maths and I'm not bad at it (A* GCSE) but I really don't enjoy it and didn't want to commit to one/two years of something I didn't enjoy
GCSEs were okay, probably the minimum needed for medicine, 4A* 7A 1B
Thanks for your answer
- 08-10-2013 23:19
I'd recommend dropping psychology, especially if you don't really like it. It's not a science A-level in the eyes of any universities. I'm thinking of doing English Lit., geography, biology and chemistry myself, although I'm thinking it may be too hard! How are you finding english lit, history, bio & chem?
- Thread Starter
- 08-10-2013 23:29
Oooh persuasive :P I'll see how I feel at the end of this week then talk to my tutor, but I'm definitely swaying towards dropping pyschology now
English lit I love (although I have a great class and teacher and love the discussions :') ) It's not a lot of work currently, but it comes fairly naturally to me Coursework due in by Christmas though!
History's really interesting (Nazi Germany and England 1900-24) but I know it will be hard, a lot of content and tough questions
Biology I really enjoy but it's a shock if you're not prepared for the amount of content :') Like just in the first 3 weeks we've learnt a huuuge amount and it's really in depth, but if you stay on top and make sure you understand it, it's really good
Aaaand chemistry I only started last week :') But for the first few weeks they've just been doing GCSE based work so it's okay Moving on to electronic configuration now which is confusing but interesting at the same time :P Again I know it will be a tough one but still
So (that was a pretty lengthy response) but I like all of them so far! And people I know (I have a lot of friends in A2 year) say geography's really good :P