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    I'm thinking of taking biology, chemistry and geography for A level.
    But I'm unsure about what my last choice should be. My options are dance, maths and psychology.
    I'm interested in a medical career but not necessarily a doctor. I'm smart but I'm not sure if I'm smart enough to take maths. I've never studied psychology so I don't know if I will like it. I do a lot of dance outside of school but I don't want to be looked down on at a university interview because i choose dance which is a
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    (Original post by alevelhelp1234)
    I'm thinking of taking biology, chemistry and geography for A level.
    But I'm unsure about what my last choice should be. My options are dance, maths and psychology.
    I'm interested in a medical career but not necessarily a doctor. I'm smart but I'm not sure if I'm smart enough to take maths. I've never studied psychology so I don't know if I will like it. I do a lot of dance outside of school but I don't want to be looked down on at a university interview because i choose dance which is a
    DO NOT PICK DANCE! If your at an A/A* level in GCSE Maths, you should be able to cope with the transition to a-level maths. I didnt study psychology but I presume there is alot of essay writing whereas maths is very applied so I would personally go for maths.

    Also if you enjoy dance, carry it on as an extracurricular which you can mention in your PS
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    If you want to do MEDICINE (as in the degree), most definitely do maths.

    If you want to do a science/healthcare degree, which is not medicine, do whichever subject you will enjoy the most as I am sure you could get into a science/healthcare degree with the other A-Levels you are doing; just do what you love for the last one!

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    (Original post by alevelhelp1234)
    I'm thinking of taking biology, chemistry and geography for A level.
    But I'm unsure about what my last choice should be. My options are dance, maths and psychology.
    I'm interested in a medical career but not necessarily a doctor. I'm smart but I'm not sure if I'm smart enough to take maths. I've never studied psychology so I don't know if I will like it. I do a lot of dance outside of school but I don't want to be looked down on at a university interview because i choose dance which is a
    If you are planning on applying for medicine definitely take maths. It's the most respected subject out of the ones you are considering and therefore will help your application more so than dance or psychology. However, if you don't want to go into medicine per say I think taking psychology over maths might be a good idea (if you prefer it). Definitely don't choose dance, though. Just continue on with it as an extracurricular activity.
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    Maths, Chemistry and biology are equally respected subjects. But, do something you will actually enjoy.
    Out of those you've written , I am doing Biology and Chemistry. Maths is not necessary by any means even if you are applying for Medicine, Biology is usually required and so is Chemistry - more universities actually require Chemistry, than biology, but both are welcome and usually needed.
    The only reason why you would need Maths for Medicine, is if you'd be applying to Oxbridge, because they want 3 sciences. So if you're considering that, take Maths.
    I don't know about dance, but from what I've heard it's not as respected as your Sciences, it all depends on your degree choice, but if you don't choose it as an A level, still carry on with it out of school, it'll help with your UCAS personal statement.
    As to Psychology, I don't do it myself, but have a lot of friends who do. AS year tends to be easy if you work hard, but the work does get much more difficult at A2.

    If, I was you I'd pick Psychology (I hate Maths). Maths would be a good option if you actually enjoy it. I picked Physics (So I do all 3 sciences) and I absolutely hate it because of the Maths involved, don't listen to people telling you to suffer through it for the future, because you will hate it and it will negatively affect your other A levels if you pick a subject you don't like.

    If you can't decide between Maths and Psychology, see which subject you enjoy more, decide how much workload you can handle well and ask your teacher
    Good Luck.
 
 
 
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