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    For my a levels, I've picked Chem, bio, maths and history, and I really, really want to be a doctor. The only problem is i'm not great at chemistry, and my teacher scared us by telling our class that most people get bad grades in Chemistry. Although I do like maths, I was thinking of switching it for Gov&Pol, which I think would be easier for me (I like politics) as I know i'd be spending a lot of time revising maths, which i could use on studying chemistry. I did get an A* for maths at GCSE, so my teacher advised me to keep maths, but I'm scared ill have to spend too much time revising it? I'm hoping to keep Chem, Bio and History for A2, so i'd be dropping politics after first year anyway. Should I switch to politics or keep maths?
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    History, Politics and Government are not in any way related to Medicine. You need to keep subjects in Chemistry, Biology. Maths and possibly Physics?
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    (Original post by javari112)
    For my a levels, I've picked Chem, bio, maths and history, and I really, really want to be a doctor. The only problem is i'm not great at chemistry, and my teacher scared us by telling our class that most people get bad grades in Chemistry. Although I do like maths, I was thinking of switching it for Gov&Pol, which I think would be easier for me (I like politics) as I know i'd be spending a lot of time revising maths, which i could use on studying chemistry. I did get an A* for maths at GCSE, so my teacher advised me to keep maths, but I'm scared ill have to spend too much time revising it? I'm hoping to keep Chem, Bio and History for A2, so i'd be dropping politics after first year anyway. Should I switch to politics or keep maths?
    Hi there,

    The only subjects you need to keep to apply for medicine are chemistry and biology for most medical schools. The other 2 are entirely up to you, providing that they are academically rigorous (which most would argue politics is, history 100% is). But, there has been arguments by some people that maths gives you a more competitive advantage when you apply, which is perhaps something you need to bear in mind. I never did it and still got an offer though.

    Most important thing you do though is choose subjects you can do well in. From what I can see, your good at maths. Did you spend alot of time revising it at GCSE? If you didnt, you might simply be gifted at maths and as such, not need so much time to revise for it. But if you like Politics, maybe you could do better there.

    I dont think any of us can answer this for you, you just need to make sure whatever subjects you choose, you can preform well in them.
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    For most universities you will only need chemistry and one other science subject. Do not listen to anyone who says that you need maths or physics as only select universities such as Cambridge require this. Hence swapping maths for politics sounds like a good idea in your situation


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    Maths isnt preferred by anyone for medicine(except cambridge). That's utter crap. Pick the subject based on yourself and your abilities. It's not impossible to do maths and chemistry, but if you think you'd prefer and be better at politics go for it.

    I did biology, chemistry, English lit (all to A2) and geography (AS) and am starting at medical school next week so it really is an individual choice. I chose the subjects I was best at and enjoyed. Biology and chemistry are the only really necessary ones (for most places)
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    (Original post by Dannyboy1236)
    Maths isnt preferred by anyone for medicine(except cambridge). That's utter crap. Pick the subject based on yourself and your abilities. It's not impossible to do maths and chemistry, but if you think you'd prefer and be better at politics go for it.

    I did biology, chemistry, English lit (all to A2) and geography (AS) and am starting at medical school next week so it really is an individual choice. I chose the subjects I was best at and enjoyed. Biology and chemistry are the only really necessary ones (for most places)
    Thank you! I know you don't need maths for medicine, but my math teacher was annoying me about keeping it. I'm pretty sure I'm gonna drop it anyway. Thank you for your advice!
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    (Original post by FireDwarf2)
    Hi there,

    The only subjects you need to keep to apply for medicine are chemistry and biology for most medical schools. The other 2 are entirely up to you, providing that they are academically rigorous (which most would argue politics is, history 100% is). But, there has been arguments by some people that maths gives you a more competitive advantage when you apply, which is perhaps something you need to bear in mind. I never did it and still got an offer though.

    Most important thing you do though is choose subjects you can do well in. From what I can see, your good at maths. Did you spend alot of time revising it at GCSE? If you didnt, you might simply be gifted at maths and as such, not need so much time to revise for it. But if you like Politics, maybe you could do better there.

    I dont think any of us can answer this for you, you just need to make sure whatever subjects you choose, you can preform well in them.
    I had a tutor for maths and I think that was one of the main reasons why I did well. The only reason why I had a tutor though, was because my school was awful and we went through 9 maths teachers in years 9-11, so we didn't learn anything. But yeah I think I'll stick to politics as I'm sure I'll do well in it. And i'll try to get as much work experience/volunteering done to make up for not having maths. Thanks for your advice!
 
 
 
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