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    I'm starting sixth form in September and currently i chose the Core Maths certificate to do as i didn't expect to get higher than a C at GCSE but i still needed to continue with maths as i want to be a doctor. However, i did in fact manage to get an A in gcse maths so i'm debating switching to the normal A-level maths course instead?

    If anyone has taken either of the courses could you please tell me what you think/thought of each course and/or what you recommend i take?

    My other options are chemistry, Biology, and either history or psychology (I'm still choosing between those two as well)

    Thank you!!
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    (Original post by butterfly_belle)
    I'm starting sixth form in September and currently i chose the Core Maths certificate to do as i didn't expect to get higher than a C at GCSE but i still needed to continue with maths as i want to be a doctor. However, i did in fact manage to get an A in gcse maths so i'm debating switching to the normal A-level maths course instead?

    If anyone has taken either of the courses could you please tell me what you think/thought of each course and/or what you recommend i take?

    My other options are chemistry, Biology, and either history or psychology (I'm still choosing between those two as well)

    Thank you!!
    A level Mathematics is a bit of a jump from GCSE Maths, however if you managed to get an A then perhaps you are much better at it than you think!

    Speak to your College and see what they think

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    Are you applying to medical school? If that's your intention I'd speak to your college about trying the A level as it will be regarded more highly - if you struggle in the first few weeks you can always switch back to the certificate.

    (Also, whilst most medical applicants have a third science (e.g. maths) at least to AS, by no means do you need more than GCSE maths to be a doctor or attend medical school).
 
 
 
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