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    I'm currently in sixth form and have picked 5 subjects for A Levels (yes, it's stupid and absurd) and I'm really confused as to what to drop. I have chosen Maths, Chemistry, Biology, French and Geography. I don't really have an idea of what I wish to do in future. I'm torn between journalism and a profession in the medical field. This is how it stands at the moment
    - I definitely want to do Maths, Geography and Chemistry
    - I don't really enjoy Biology, but I'm pretty good at it
    - French seems to be the easiest option to drop, but I love it

    Ideally, I'd want to drop Biology. Would that close off a lot of science/medical related options? Moreover, would the four subjects I then have be enough to study Journalism at Uni?

    It's all a little bit too complicated haha. Though, I have to make a decision pretty soon so any help would be greatly appreciated. One more thing. In terms of actually getting into journalism, what provides a better at uni: Journalism or Eng Lit courses?
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    (Original post by markperrin)
    I'm currently in sixth form and have picked 5 subjects for A Levels (yes, it's stupid and absurd) and I'm really confused as to what to drop. I have chosen Maths, Chemistry, Biology, French and Geography. I don't really have an idea of what I wish to do in future. I'm torn between journalism and a profession in the medical field. This is how it stands at the moment
    - I definitely want to do Maths, Geography and Chemistry
    - I don't really enjoy Biology, but I'm pretty good at it
    - French seems to be the easiest option to drop, but I love it

    Ideally, I'd want to drop Biology. Would that close off a lot of science/medical related options? Moreover, would the four subjects I then have be enough to study Journalism at Uni?

    It's all a little bit too complicated haha. Though, I have to make a decision pretty soon so any help would be greatly appreciated. One more thing. In terms of actually getting into journalism, what provides a better at uni: Journalism or Eng Lit courses?
    I'd definitely drop Biology. Universities really respect Languages at A-Level and it could really come in useful if you end up having a career in Journalism. Plus you'll find the subject easier if you don't enjoy it. Trust me, doing Biology at A-Level when you don't enjoy it doesn't end up too well! However going into Medicine would need at least one science A-Level (some ask for 2 for Biomedical Sciences but for some reason Maths is listed so you'll be fine)

    Good Luck!
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    (Original post by emiloujess)
    I'd definitely drop Biology. Universities really respect Languages at A-Level and it could really come in useful if you end up having a career in Journalism. Plus you'll find the subject easier if you don't enjoy it. Trust me, doing Biology at A-Level when you don't enjoy it doesn't end up too well! However going into Medicine would need at least one science A-Level (some ask for 2 for Biomedical Sciences but for some reason Maths is listed so you'll be fine)

    Good Luck!
    Thank you! Do you know if any of the Russell Group unis accept applications into medicine that haven't done Biology? (I'm trying to keep my options open for now)
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    Anyone else who can share their opinions??? My GCSE grades were pretty good btw (7A*, 6A, 2B)
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    Medicine will admit people that don't do biology. I'm pretty sure that maths can be counted as a science so you could go into that, but I may be wrong


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    hiyaaaaa.. okay math is defo considered as a science based subject -ish if you do wanna apply for a medical course, personally if it was up to me i would drop biology as you said you dont enjoy it because you would wanna enjoy learning. I do A2 geography currently, it's good
    (Original post by markperrin)
    I'm currently in sixth form and have picked 5 subjects for A Levels (yes, it's stupid and absurd) and I'm really confused as to what to drop. I have chosen Maths, Chemistry, Biology, French and Geography. I don't really have an idea of what I wish to do in future. I'm torn between journalism and a profession in the medical field. This is how it stands at the moment
    - I definitely want to do Maths, Geography and Chemistry
    - I don't really enjoy Biology, but I'm pretty good at it
    - French seems to be the easiest option to drop, but I love it

    Ideally, I'd want to drop Biology. Would that close off a lot of science/medical related options? Moreover, would the four subjects I then have be enough to study Journalism at Uni?

    It's all a little bit too complicated haha. Though, I have to make a decision pretty soon so any help would be greatly appreciated. One more thing. In terms of actually getting into journalism, what provides a better at uni: Journalism or Eng Lit courses?
 
 
 

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