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Okay, so I've probably spent days pondering on the dilemma of what options to take at Sixth Form...

Would it be better to take Philosophy and Ethics or Physics during my 1st year since I know I'll be dropping either of them when I get to A2.
All I know is that I definitely want to take biology, chemistry and maths and that I want to hopefully study medicine at university. :puppyeyes:

So my question is (as stated on my title) is it better to study philosophy and ethics or physics for my first year at sixth form?
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(Original post by mamtapun14)
Okay, so I've probably spent days pondering on the dilemma of what options to take at Sixth Form...

Would it be better to take Philosophy and Ethics or Physics during my 1st year since I know I'll be dropping either of them when I get to A2.
All I know is that I definitely want to take biology, chemistry and maths and that I want to hopefully study medicine at university. :puppyeyes:

So my question is (as stated on my title) is it better to study philosophy and ethics or physics for my first year at sixth form?
I'm no science or medicine expert but I know people who study medicine at uni. I think philosophy and ethics as I think it makes you look well rounded rather than just concerned with science. Also, I did philosophy and ethics a level and there was a whole topic on medical ethics which was very interesting and I can imagine to be relevant.


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(Original post by mamtapun14)
Okay, so I've probably spent days pondering on the dilemma of what options to take at Sixth Form...

Would it be better to take Philosophy and Ethics or Physics during my 1st year since I know I'll be dropping either of them when I get to A2.
All I know is that I definitely want to take biology, chemistry and maths and that I want to hopefully study medicine at university. :puppyeyes:

So my question is (as stated on my title) is it better to study philosophy and ethics or physics for my first year at sixth form?
Honestly it depends on how much you like the subject, I took philosophy and ethics at AS and I am currently doing it at A2, it can be a stressful subject if you don't enjoy the topics within the course and if you don't like writing a lot of essays. Not too sure about physics because I never took it

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Philosophy and Ethics. Makes you look more well-rounded to universities because you'll have an essay based subject and showing you have a range of skills will be a pretty big bonus in applying for a highly competitive course. Also, as the above user said, medical ethics is on some exam boards (not on mine specifically) but you can always relate ethical theories you'll learn about to medical ethics in your PS in year 13 regardless.
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I'm no science or medicine expert but I know people who study medicine at uni. I think philosophy and ethics as I think it makes you look well rounded rather than just concerned with science. Also, I did philosophy and ethics a level and there was a whole topic on medical ethics which was very interesting and I can imagine to be relevant. <br />
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Honestly it depends on how much you like the subject, I took philosophy and ethics at AS and I am currently doing it at A2, it can be a stressful subject if you don't enjoy the topics within the course and if you don't like writing a lot of essays. Not too sure about physics because I never took it <img src="images/smilies/smile.png" border="0" alt="" title="" smilieid="1" class="inlineimg" /><br />
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Philosophy and Ethics. Makes you look more well-rounded to universities because you'll have an essay based subject and showing you have a range of skills will be a pretty big bonus in applying for a highly competitive course. Also, as the above user said, medical ethics is on some exam boards (not on mine specifically) but you can always relate ethical theories you'll learn about to medical ethics in your PS in year 13 regardless.
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thank you guys so much for commenting, I honestly want to take it BUTTTTTT my dad got a bit application-sending-happy and has already sent my application.... *WITH PHYSICS AS AN OPTIONNNNNN.


....soooooo my nest question is can I change my options at all after sending my application?
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(Original post by Onoderas)
Makes you look more well-rounded to universities because you'll have an essay based subject and showing you have a range of skills will be a pretty big bonus in applying for a highly competitive course.
(Original post by Cina)
I think philosophy and ethics as I think it makes you look well rounded rather than just concerned with science.
Only UCL give a slight advantage to candidates who have a contrasting subject and even then, the advantage is small.

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thank you guys so much for commenting, I honestly want to take it BUTTTTTT my dad got a bit application-sending-happy and has already sent my application.... *WITH PHYSICS AS AN OPTIONNNNNN.


....soooooo my nest question is can I change my options at all after sending my application?
You should be able to - try contacting your Sixth Form/college.
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Philosophy and Ethics Physics may make you look good for taking the three sciences, but Philosophy and Ethics gives you a well rounded candidate and develops more skills such as logical and critical thinking etc, something one does not develop through Physics
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if you have the other sciences and maths then you won't need physics... so you're probably best off taking the subject you think you'll enjoy most and get the best grade at
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(Original post by mamtapun14)
Okay, so I've probably spent days pondering on the dilemma of what options to take at Sixth Form...

Would it be better to take Philosophy and Ethics or Physics during my 1st year since I know I'll be dropping either of them when I get to A2.
All I know is that I definitely want to take biology, chemistry and maths and that I want to hopefully study medicine at university. :puppyeyes:

So my question is (as stated on my title) is it better to study philosophy and ethics or physics for my first year at sixth form?
Either is fine so long as you have chemistry and preferably biology

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(Original post by mamtapun14)
Okay, so I've probably spent days pondering on the dilemma of what options to take at Sixth Form...

Would it be better to take Philosophy and Ethics or Physics during my 1st year since I know I'll be dropping either of them when I get to A2.
All I know is that I definitely want to take biology, chemistry and maths and that I want to hopefully study medicine at university. :puppyeyes:

So my question is (as stated on my title) is it better to study philosophy and ethics or physics for my first year at sixth form?
It won't make any difference either way. Just go for the subject you enjoy more or think you will be better at.
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Philosophy and Ethics. Makes you look more well-rounded to universities because you'll have an essay based subject and showing you have a range of skills will be a pretty big bonus in applying for a highly competitive course. Also, as the above user said, medical ethics is on some exam boards (not on mine specifically) but you can always relate ethical theories you'll learn about to medical ethics in your PS in year 13 regardless.
As above, a grand total of one medical school "gives some preference" to a candidate with an essay-based subject. This should not be a consideration for which subject to choose.
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