A LEVEL CHOICES ADVICE (doctor/medicine help) Watch

Nikkalus
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hi everybody

I've been writing out applications for sixth form, and I'm thinking my A level options.

I'm thinking about a career in medicine and I have a few questions about what would the be best for me to take:

First, my options. I'm definitely going to be taking Maths, Biology and Chemistry, but I don't know about my fourth. Should I do another science, or take a humanities (like English Lit) to show I'm not just good at science?

Next, what maths should I do? I've been given the option to do either statistics or mechanics for maths a level. Which is more appropriate for my chosen career?

Thanks in advance to everyone who answers

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Well im in year 12, and I know many people wanting to do medicine. Lots of these are doing the "holy grail" - Maths, Chem, Bio, Physics. As long as you have chem and maths as a min you can really do whatever, a good strong essay subject such as English lit does bring some good variety so good luck
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You'd definitely want to do Mechanics rather than Statistics for Maths. Well because obviously Mechanics has more Science in it compared to Stats. And the three choices you've made were quite good choices. And why not try a fourth one which is Psychology or Sociology?


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(Original post by Nikkalus)
hi everybody

I've been writing out applications for sixth form, and I'm thinking my A level options.

I'm thinking about a career in medicine and I have a few questions about what would the be best for me to take:

First, my options. I'm definitely going to be taking Maths, Biology and Chemistry, but I don't know about my fourth. Should I do another science, or take a humanities (like English Lit) to show I'm not just good at science?
Take a subject which you enjoy. With the exception of UCL (and even with them, the preference is small), most uni's don't really care if you take a contrasting subject.

Next, what maths should I do? I've been given the option to do either statistics or mechanics for maths a level. Which is more appropriate for my chosen career?
Either are fine.

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As long as you have chem and maths
Maths?
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I want to do medicine too and I'm taking those three plus Psychology!
Psychology is SOOOO interesting and it helps you understand the mind; right now we just finished doing explanations of abnormality which included learning about the biological approach. And if you think about it that relates to biology and medicine.
But it really is an interesting subject and we have a quite a few people going for medicine who are doing this combo.
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thanks to everyone who replied. Hugs and High fives all around!
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I originally wanted to do medicine but now I want to do maths at uni, I did maths mechanics, even though most people do statistics. I hear that statistics is more related to biology/chemistry and I sort of understand that. I hear that we're going to be doing stuff like standard deviation for biology and that comes up in statistics. However mechanics is more...sciencey. Although we haven't done much mechanics, so far it was just like simple physics really (which I love, since I love physics. I do maths bio chem and phys). Do whichever one you enjoy more, really. I don't think it'll majorly affect your other subjects.

As for your 4th AS, just pick something you love, you already have the three you need, since I assume you'll drop the fourth one, may as well do a subject you'll do well in
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