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    I have to choose my A levels soon and I am hoping to study medicine at a good uni. I am thinking of doing Business Studies, Politics, Biology and Chemistry. I have a few questions:

    Would I be better off doing maths or economics instead of business?

    Are A level Chemistry and Biology a big step up from GCSE did you find them challenging?

    What sort of AS grades will I need to get?

    Do a lot of people do terribly in the UKCAT?
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    (Original post by Tom6)
    Would I be better off doing maths or economics instead of business?
    Yes.
    (Original post by Tom6)
    Are A level Chemistry and Biology a big step up from GCSE ?
    Yes.
    (Original post by Tom6)
    What sort of AS grades will I need to get?
    If you take AS levels, then you'll probably need at least aaab.
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    (Original post by Tom6)
    I have to choose my A levels soon and I am hoping to study medicine at a good uni. I am thinking of doing Business Studies, Politics, Biology and Chemistry. I have a few questions:

    Would I be better off doing maths or economics instead of business?

    Are A level Chemistry and Biology a big step up from GCSE did you find them challenging?

    What sort of AS grades will I need to get?

    Do a lot of people do terribly in the UKCAT?
    Would I be better off doing maths or economics instead of business?
    I'd say yes but I'm not exactly sure

    AS Grades
    ABBB minimum I guess to have a chance of getting an interview
    I say this because I know a lot of people below this with excellent GCSEs who haven't even been interviewed but rejected because of the competitiveness.

    UKCAT
    Tbh, it's all on good practice and luck
    I don't know whether a lot of people do good or bad but a lot of people I know have achieved UkCAT scores (this year) above average and it's all down to good practice and using good resources.

    Are A level Chemistry and Biology a big step up from GCSE did you find them challenging?
    I think Biology definitely was because at GcSE it was sort of regurgitating the knowledge but at AS you really have to apply it.
    For chemsitry, I found there really was no jump. There are new things we had to learn but I guess for me personally,'it wasn't that difficult. Just to let you know, there is quite a bit of maths involved.

    Good luck
    I hope you find this useful


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