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    I'm deciding to take the medicine path and have decided to take biology chemistry and maths as my a levels when I apply soon for sixth form/ college. I am also thinking of taking accountancy as a back up. Would this add unnecessary stress or strain for my other three?
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    I'm deciding to take the medicine path and have decided to take biology chemistry and maths as my a levels when I apply soon for sixth form/ college. I am also thinking of taking accountancy as a back up. Would this add unnecessary stress or strain for my other three?
    I think you should take it as a back up because it will give you a competitive edge against other applicants when applying to uni. However, you will need to make sure your grades remain high, getting AAA is better than ABBB for example. You should definitely take it for your first year because if you find out that you can't actually handle it then you can drop it at AS, and concentrate getting high grades in the rest. It all depends on how hard you're willing to work. Medicine is competitive and a medicine degree is very stressful, so I'd say get used to the stress now!

    For now, focus on getting as many A*s as possible at GCSE
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    Thanks a lot for ur Reply Dylann. Yeah I'll try my best on the A*s for now. 👍
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    (Original post by Muhammad25)
    I'm deciding to take the medicine path and have decided to take biology chemistry and maths as my a levels when I apply soon for sixth form/ college. I am also thinking of taking accountancy as a back up. Would this add unnecessary stress or strain for my other three?
    I wouldn't bother taking accountancy as a back up. If you're completely set on medicine then you'll need the highest grades (in fact the highest UMS) in Biology, Chemistry and Maths. Taking another subject would just put unnecessary pressure on you - leaving more to revise for and potentially lowering your grades in the other subjects. I don't believe universities look more favourably on those who have 4/5 A levels than those who have the 3 that are required. You'll also want as much time possible getting work experience and other extra curricular activities in your AS year in prep for your UCAS.

    .. But I'd start looking at universities now and have a rough idea of what is required. Some unis may require you to have an AS level as well - in which case you would need to have another - but if you don't NEED it I wouldn't bother.
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    (Original post by Dylann;[url="tel:62066143")
    62066143[/url]]I think you should take it as a back up because it will give you a competitive edge against other applicants when applying to uni. However, you will need to make sure your grades remain high, getting AAA is better than ABBB for example. You should definitely take it for your first year because if you find out that you can't actually handle it then you can drop it at AS, and concentrate getting high grades in the rest. It all depends on how hard you're willing to work. Medicine is competitive and a medicine degree is very stressful, so I'd say get used to the stress now!

    For now, focus on getting as many A*s as possible at GCSE
    Thanks a lot for ur Reply Dylann. Yeah I'll try my best on the A*s for now. 👍
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    If anyone is taking accountancy could u tell me how it is in ur opinion, it would help me a lot thanks
 
 
 
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