I'm hoping to do medicine at university, and if not then maybe something biology related, but I'm not too sure to be honest.
I'm currently down for Bio, Chem, French and Spanish and I've just finished my first full week of sixth form. I'm really enjoying the first three but not really enjoying Spanish at the moment.
I spoke to my school's careers adviser a few months ago when I was picking my A-levels and he told me that Spanish is just as good as Maths and that in no way do I need A-level maths but most of my friends who want to do medicine are taking it and I'm just worried that I'll be at a disadvantage if I don't have it.
I scraped an A* in IGCSE Maths so I doubt I'd be able to get an A at AS, which is what I need. So I guess my question would be:
Should I switch to A-level maths instead of Spanish if I want to do a medicine/science degree at Uni, even though I have a significantly much better chance (imo) of getting an A in AS Spanish than in AS Maths?
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Last edited by hoafanuk; 13-09-2015 at 17:07.
- 13-09-2015 17:05
- 13-09-2015 17:22
I think you shouldn't be pressured into doing Maths because others are doing it, especially if you feel like you won't get a good enough grade in it. I would say before worrying about the grade focus on whether or not you enjoy the subject enough to work hard for the course of 2 years because i guarantee if you hate a subject you won't have the will to work hard for it.
Since you aren't enjoying Spanish look for other subjects you believe you can enjoy thus do well in it.
I hope that helped, sorry if you didn't.
- 13-09-2015 17:25
I only got an A in GCSE maths and managed to get an A in AS too. I would do it if I was you