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    So i am wondering whether my A-Level choice is going to reduce my chances of getting into medical school. My A-Level combination is: Biology, Chemistry, Psychology and physics. However i found AS physics a real challenge and i am seriously contemplating whether to drop it at A2 because i doubt i will be able to get the required A grade in A2. So i will be left with Biology, Chemistry and Psychology; Will this A-Level choice reduce my chances of getting into medical school providing i get the required grades?

    If this does hinder me in applying to medical school i was considering picking up a Cambridge pre-u during A2 and completing it within one year, This is more practical than another A-Level as some pre-u subjects only have 3 units and put more emphasis on self study. But this is a route i really don't want to go down!
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    It's ultimately your choice. Effectively, a low grade can ruin the look of an application.
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    Biology, chemistry and psychology are perfectly fine at A2.
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    Psychology is fine, don't take anything else on, it wont help your application. Honestly as long as you get three As it doesn't matter.
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    Any other opinions?
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    It's fine. Honest.
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    (Original post by Jatyization)
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    I don't know why the others are saying it's fine without context.

    It's only fine if you want to limit your med school choices. Although most medical schools strictly require only a minimum of 2 science subjects at AS/A level, generally 3 are preferred.

    If you do not like Physics, you could do Maths - but if you want neither, then just be aware that you will have restricted choice and will have to choose which medical school to apply to carefully.
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    (Original post by Jatyization)
    So i am wondering whether my A-Level choice is going to reduce my chances of getting into medical school. My A-Level combination is: Biology, Chemistry, Psychology and physics. However i found AS physics a real challenge and i am seriously contemplating whether to drop it at A2 because i doubt i will be able to get the required A grade in A2. So i will be left with Biology, Chemistry and Psychology; Will this A-Level choice reduce my chances of getting into medical school providing i get the required grades?

    If this does hinder me in applying to medical school i was considering picking up a Cambridge pre-u during A2 and completing it within one year, This is more practical than another A-Level as some pre-u subjects only have 3 units and put more emphasis on self study. But this is a route i really don't want to go down!
    Both of your sciences are acceptable for Medicine so Physics isn't necessary. You'll be fine. Just get high grades in those subjects. The only thing I could think of that may hinder your chances is the lack of maths BUT, that depends on the university. I know Cambridge and Oxford prefer 3 of the sciences or 2 and maths. However, I'm sure you'll be fine.
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    (Original post by well in the dark)
    I don't know why the others are saying it's fine without context.

    It's only fine if you want to limit your med school choices. Although most medical schools strictly require only a minimum of 2 science subjects at AS/A level, generally 3 are preferred.

    If you do not like Physics, you could do Maths - but if you want neither, then just be aware that you will have restricted choice and will have to choose which medical school to apply to carefully.
    This is simply not true. Only Cambridge prefers three sciences - the others ask for two sciences and you are at no disadvantage to those with three.
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    (Original post by well in the dark)
    I don't know why the others are saying it's fine without context.
    Because, unlike you, we actually know what we're talking about :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by Democracy)
    Because, unlike you, we actually know what we're talking about :rolleyes:
    So you recommed just sticking to the 3 A-Levels i have got?
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    (Original post by well in the dark)
    I don't know why the others are saying it's fine without context.

    It's only fine if you want to limit your med school choices. Although most medical schools strictly require only a minimum of 2 science subjects at AS/A level, generally 3 are preferred.

    If you do not like Physics, you could do Maths - but if you want neither, then just be aware that you will have restricted choice and will have to choose which medical school to apply to carefully.
    This is false. One med school, Cambridge, states such a preference.

    Doing Bio, chem and psych is fine.

    (Original post by JayJay-C19)
    ... Oxford prefer 3 of the sciences or 2 and maths. However, I'm sure you'll be fine.
    No. They. Don't.
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    (Original post by JayJay-C19)
    Both of your sciences are acceptable for Medicine so Physics isn't necessary. You'll be fine. Just get high grades in those subjects. The only thing I could think of that may hinder your chances is the lack of maths BUT, that depends on the university. I know Cambridge and Oxford prefer 3 of the sciences or 2 and maths. However, I'm sure you'll be fine.
    Nowhere requires, or even prefers, Maths.

    As other(s) have said, Cambridge prefers you to have three of Bio, Chem, Physics and Maths. Nowhere else.
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    I did Biology, Chemistry and Psychology at A Level and I was fine, just to emphasise what everyone else has already said. Don't worry about it.
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    (Original post by Ronove)
    Nowhere requires, or even prefers, Maths.

    As other(s) have said, Cambridge prefers you to have three of Bio, Chem, Physics and Maths. Nowhere else.
    Well that's rubbish because I have loads of prospectuses for russell groups that say they prefer maths and two sciences but okay :s.
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    (Original post by JayJay-C19)
    Well that's rubbish because I have loads of prospectuses for russell groups that say they prefer maths and two sciences but okay :s.
    Care to show us any web links to back yourself up?

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    (Original post by Jatyization)
    So you recommed just sticking to the 3 A-Levels i have got?
    Yep.
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    Care to show us any web links to back yourself up?

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    They're in paperback prospectuses, look yourself. I'm not wasting my time going through loads of uni sites to satisfy you, believe what you want to believe.

    They prefer 2 sciences, maths or 3 and maths.
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    (Original post by JayJay-C19)
    They're in paperback prospectuses, look yourself. I'm not wasting my time going through loads of uni sites to satisfy you, believe what you want to believe.

    They prefer 2 sciences, maths or 3 and maths.
    All university's prospectuses are online these days. Name one university that says that and i'll bring up the prospectus, and you can prove us all wrong. Surely you can't refuse that offer?
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    (Original post by JayJay-C19)
    Well that's rubbish because I have loads of prospectuses for russell groups that say they prefer maths and two sciences but okay :s.
    UCL actually say that they prefer a contrasting subject. AFAIK, it's only Cambridge that prefer sciences.
 
 
 
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