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    Dear student room,

    the reason why I am asking this question is because I was originally doing bio,chem, maths, phy and philosophy and ended up dropping physics. This is a decision I regret deeply because I was actually interested in the topic of physics, and wish I keep all of my subjects. I have heard stories of people doing around 6 A levels and 5 A levels. I am asking has anyone done 4 A levels and 1 as(physics) before. I am almost pretty sure what decision I am going to make. Alot of oxbridge medical students have done 4 A levels or 5As and I think I may be at a disadvantage with my current subjects.

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    and advice to any year 11 or people in general so you do not make my mistake, dont shy away from a difficult task. Its taking the biggest risk that gives the biggest rewards.
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    Your current subjects are absolutely fine. There is no need at all to do more than 4 A-levels (or more than 3 really).
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    The majority of people who get into medicine do only 3 A Levels. A fair number of people do 4. But I haven't ever met anyone other than myself who did 5 - on any course actually. I'm sure there are people out there with 5 or 6 A levels, but it won't help you with your application to most universities and is far from a requirement. If anything, the more subjects you do the more likely you are to miss that AAA.

    4 A levels is PLENTY
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    yes
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    (Original post by ChiefKwen)
    yes
    yes for what?
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    Not medicine, but ghought id add my experiences:

    I did 4 A levels (plus EPQ and general studies lol) alongside an AS in my A2 year (plus an additional 2 AS subjects in my first year) and although it was a lot of work it was perfectly managable if I kept on top of things.

    However, it is perfectly possible to get into uni for competitive subjects with just the standard numbers of A levels, particularly since for medicine you'll need to spend a lot of time volunterring and doing work experience. If you think taking too many subjects will affect your grades at all, then don't risk it.
 
 
 
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