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I'm coming to the end of my AS year and am trying to decide what to drop. I currently take biology, chemistry, maths, English lit and the cambridge pre-u gpr. I'm planning to apply for medicine next year so know I need to carry on with bio and chem but wondered what people think I should drop out of maths and English. I want to keep pre-u because it gives me the chance to write a 5000 word dissociation on medical ethics next year which I can talk about at interview. Any ideas?
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If you are applying to Cambridge you need to take 3 sciences so you'll have to drop English. But if not choose whichever one you enjoy more and are more likely to get an A/A* in at A2 to meet your offer(s)
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If Cambridge you want 3 sciences. If UCL you want a 'contrasting subject' - English Lit is the first example on their site.

Otherwise, whichever one you are more likely to get a good grade in.
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For alevel 3 subjects are enough. You are just wasting energy. Do bio, chem and pre
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Drop English
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Don't drop - do all 4
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Don't drop - do all 4
4 A2s plus a pre-U? Bit of a high demand there.
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4 A2s plus a pre-U? Bit of a high demand there.
Not really - I did 5 A levels with one being an entire A2 during year 13 at night school to smash my application.

You want this career - be prepared to work your socks off.
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Not really - I did 5 A levels with one being an entire A2 during year 13 at night school to smash my application.

You want this career - be prepared to work your socks off.
That's very good for you, but increasing your workload without benefit to your application isn't something most students are willing to do. And if they don't need to, I don't see why they should bother! Yes, medicine is hard work. But there's no reason this level of hard work has to start at sixth form. I would have been utterly miserable studying 5 A2s and likely compromised my results if I did something like that. No reason to do more work than necessary other than interest.
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Maths isn't hard at A2 at all, so easy grade there. So I wouldn't drop that.
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Definitely English, the medics at my school have been told to do maths chem and bio up to A2 and any other subject up to AS


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