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    Hello
    I don't finish AS level until june, but I would like any advice on whether I should drop psychology or history. I'm keeping chemistry (obviously) and biology, and I understand history and psychology aren't considered very academic subjects, but which one would be better to drop in terms of being more advantageous when applying to medicine?
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    (Original post by Lularose83)
    Hello
    I don't finish AS level until june, but I would like any advice on whether I should drop psychology or history. I'm keeping chemistry (obviously) and biology, and I understand history and psychology aren't considered very academic subjects, but which one would be better to drop in terms of being more advantageous when applying to medicine?
    Keep whichever one you stand the best chance of getting an A in.
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    I would say drop History, just because Psychology is a science so you may learn things that you can apply to your study of medicine.
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    I would recommend keeping the subject you enjoy the most. You will have plenty of time to learn medicine at medical school, take this opportunity to do something you enjoy. If you like the subject you are also more likely to do well in your exams.
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    (Original post by mrs_bellamy)
    I would recommend keeping the subject you enjoy the most. You will have plenty of time to learn medicine at medical school, take this opportunity to do something you enjoy. If you like the subject you are also more likely to do well in your exams.
    This is very true.

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    "I understand history and psychology aren't considered very academic subjects"

    They are both rigorous academic subjects. Pick the one you are more likely to get an A or A* in.

    "because Psychology is a science so you may learn things that you can apply to your study of medicine."

    No you won't. A Level Psychology will be of no use to you other than, hopefully, getting you an A or A*. That is how you must make your choice.
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    (Original post by Lularose83)
    Hello
    I don't finish AS level until june, but I would like any advice on whether I should drop psychology or history. I'm keeping chemistry (obviously) and biology, and I understand history and psychology aren't considered very academic subjects, but which one would be better to drop in terms of being more advantageous when applying to medicine?
    Hah! On TSR maybe. In the real world, History is no less respected than any other A-level. Psychology is generally seen as a slightly softer subject, but far from the way Media Studies and Sociology etc are viewed, and not enough for you to be worrying about how it might impact an application to med school.
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    (Original post by russellwallace)

    No you won't. A Level Psychology will be of no use to you other than, hopefully, getting you an A or A*. That is how you must make your choice.
    Clearly you are in the fortunate position of not having to have sat through our health psych lectures this year; had I not done A-level psych I would have been flailing about going WHAAT??? like most of the rest of my year
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    (Original post by Lularose83)
    I understand history and psychology aren't considered very academic subjects,
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    History is a traditional (& facilitating) academic subject that is valued by unis.
    Psych isn't a traditional or facilitating subject, but it is still rigorous, ties in well with biology and can be useful down the line and involves analysing research quality which the lab sciences don't at A-level.

    (Original post by Lularose83)
    but which one would be better to drop in terms of being more advantageous when applying to medicine?
    Continue taking the one you most enjoy and are most likely to get an A in. They are both heavy material-wise at A2, so enjoying it will likely play a part in how well you do.
 
 
 
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