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    Okay, so, I am finding it increasingly difficult to chose for my A levels. This is between doing English lit, history and philosophy and ethics, or alternatively, English Lit, biology and chemistry. I did at first think, English, History and chemistry, however if I wanted to pursue a medical degree it wouldn't be possible with just one bare science. I even think two sciences aren't enough.

    My problem here is; English (essay writing/analytical skills/creative mind/arguments....) is a definite as that is my best subject and most natural advance, however my adoration for science/medicine possibly overpowers this. This is my issue. Feedback?

    Perhaps my GCSE results will answer these questions for me, but I don't think that I want them too.
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    Take what you like to do. A levels are a lot harder than GCSEs and you won't succeed in subjects that you hate, don't take a course just because of your grades from GCSE because this won't help. I got an A in my English GCSE and got a D at AS level because I just didn't like it.
    Hope this helps with your decision
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    My advice would be to do English, history and 2 sciences because you can do medicine with biology and chemistry and then you still have the option to go into an essay based degree because you have English and history. I started as levels doing maths, physics, English lit, history and French. I did maths and physics in case I wanted to do a maths related degree and history/English so I could do law or another essay-based degree so I left my options quite open. I dropped physics after about 2 months because I was really struggling and not enjoying it but yeah.

    I'd say if you want to go into medicine then you have to do biology and chemistry but physics isn't such a big deal


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    Thank you, however, our school is only allowing us to take three subjects during the two years. They feel (also the government) that most people end up dropping a subject because it's too much or they simply don't like it and thus overall aren't spending quality time to best of their ability across the three at the start because they had to spread it across four subjects. Most universities ask for three grades and it is a lot easier to get those best grades without an extra subject - it only makes sense, they are stopping AS too.
    Do you think History is vital? Philosophy and ethics is still very essay-based.
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    No, if you think you'd prefer philo&ethics to history then I'd go for that. History is a lot to learn (obviously) but out of my 4 subjects it definitely requires the most time to understand it fully. So if you're not really passionate about History then I'd go for philo&ethics instead. One of my friends does it and she likes it; I think the classes might be smaller too (depends on school obviously but yeah it's generally less popular than history so that can work to your advantage).

    Also I totally see why your school recommend 3 a levels; I forgot that you can't do AS levels next year

    If you wanna ask me anything you're more than welcome to private message me on here☺️


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    So I want to do English lit at Cambridge. And possible pursue medicine after? Does that make sense? So it would be a post graduate??


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