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    I am definitely sure that I will choose both Biology and Chemistry. But for the career choice of dentistry would maths and economics be beneficial or would psychology or sociology be a better option for me?


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    Sorry you've not had any responses about this. Are you sure you’ve posted in the right place? Posting in the specific Study Help forum should help get responses.

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    Thanks 🙂


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    Definitely choose maths because biology,chemistry and maths go together and something you learn in one subject you'll learn in a different subject at a different time.For example in AS maths you learn about logarithms and in A2 chemistry you use logarithms for the acids,bases and buffers unit.
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    Oh ok! Thanks🙂 I'm not thrilled about taking maths but if it will complement my overall applications then I can cope ok


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    my friend wants to be a dentist like you as well and she chose bio,chem and maths
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    Maths looks better on dentistry and medicine applications if you can cope with it for AS then you can drop it at A2 if it gets too difficult. For the last option I'd choose something you enjoy more maybe psychology or sociology like you said. As long as you have chemistry and biology that is the main thing.
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    you can never go wrong with maths (unless you completely hate it) - it'll almost always make your application look better!
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    Thanks🙂 and if I was to take maths, I'm supposed to pick mechanics or statistics ? Which would be better to study for my application?


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    (Original post by vinurikasturi)
    I am definitely sure that I will choose both Biology and Chemistry. But for the career choice of dentistry would maths and economics be beneficial or would psychology or sociology be a better option for me?
    You don't need to take Maths - my friend is a dental student who studied Bio, Chem and Psychology.

    Do you honestly see yourself being able to achieve an A/A* grade in Maths? If so - go for it. Yes, Maths will look more appealing on your application to other subjects, but only if you achieve an A/A* in the subject.
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    (Original post by vinurikasturi)
    Thanks🙂 and if I was to take maths, I'm supposed to pick mechanics or statistics ? Which would be better to study for my application?


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    Doesn't matter.

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    (Original post by Kaeden)
    You don't need to take Maths - my friend is a dental student who studied Bio, Chem and Psychology.

    Do you honestly see yourself being able to achieve an A/A* grade in Maths? If so - go for it. Yes, Maths will look more appealing on your application to other subjects, but only if you achieve an A/A* in the subject.
    ^this

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    Right now my maths prediction is an A for maths in gcse so idk if an A would be possible in A level?


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    (Original post by vinurikasturi)
    Right now my maths prediction is an A for maths in gcse so idk if an A would be possible in A level?
    Of course it is.
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    If you can get the A at GCSE then you can do it at A level with lots of work. I'm in year 12 and I'm doing maths, my teacher said they've known people who got A* at GCSE in the past have got U at AS with no work, but theres people who got A or B at GCSE and have worked hard and got an A or A* at the end of year 13.

    Maths is all about practising, if you work hard you can get the grade you want. I guess it depends if you like maths and you are willing to do a lot of work, if you are then its worth it.
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    Maths isn't hard for me it's just the work that goes into it! But I guess if I wanna get into uni I will work as hard as I can for that A/A*.😅😅
    I was also wondering weather sociology or psychology is better to study?


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    (Original post by vinurikasturi)
    Maths isn't hard for me it's just the work that goes into it! But I guess if I wanna get into uni I will work as hard as I can for that A/A*.😅😅
    I was also wondering weather sociology or psychology is better to study?


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    That's your decision. But note that over 40% achieve an A or A* in Maths, vs 17% for both Sociology and Psychology.

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    I'm still deciding but I will probably take maths. What about economics how hard would it be?


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