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    biology, chemistry, maths and RS to get into medicine
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    When did I get so old?
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    Taking History, Law, Economics and maybe RS. Want to be a lawyer in the future or a football manager- a long stretch I know:crown:
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    economics, sociology, history and possibly biology


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    Because i'm insane:

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    (Original post by AdHominem)
    Maths, chemistry, biology and I'm planning on taking a fourth - between: geography, computer science and physics. If anyone has any advice then that'd be much appreciated.
    With relation to those subjects, Physics is the only respected one. I take CS but the Unis aren't that interested, even for a CS degree, so unless you specifically want to go into computing then don't bother.

    I know someone with Maths, Chem, Bio and Phys going to Cambridge for NatSci this year. That's a good combo if you definitely want to go into science.
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    (Original post by dragonzrmetal)
    With relation to those subjects, Physics is the only respected one. I take CS but the Unis aren't that interested, even for a CS degree, so unless you specifically want to go into computing then don't bother.

    I know someone with Maths, Chem, Bio and Phys going to Cambridge for NatSci this year. That's a good combo if you definitely want to go into science.
    As a disclaimer, I'm interested in studying medicine.

    Apparently, doing a different subject helps to make your application stronger to some universities (such as UCL). This is why I'm considering CS and geography. What are your thoughts on this?
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    Maths, Chemistry, Biology and Physics
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    math bio and chem
    did phys as
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    (Original post by zarrii)
    Biology, chemistry, physics and psychology


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    I'm doing the same subjects
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    (Original post by AdHominem)
    As a disclaimer, I'm interested in studying medicine.

    Apparently, doing a different subject helps to make your application stronger to some universities (such as UCL). This is why I'm considering CS and geography. What are your thoughts on this?
    I haven't heard of anything like that. Entry to the top universities like UCL is purely academic. Physics would certainly put you in the best steed, and then you would have the most relevant subjects possible, I wouldn't recommend a change to your list at-all.
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    (Original post by 246813579)
    all 3 sciences lord help you!
    honestly its not that bad
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    Hoping to study Law at uni, doing History, Lit, Politics, and BTEC Applied Law.
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    (Original post by jazz_xox_)
    biology, chemistry, maths and RS to get into medicine
    Exactly the same as me!


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    (Original post by dragonzrmetal)
    I haven't heard of anything like that. Entry to the top universities like UCL is purely academic. Physics would certainly put you in the best steed, and then you would have the most relevant subjects possible, I wouldn't recommend a change to your list at-all.
    False.

    Entry to UCL is not purely academic - for medicine, anyway.

    There are no "top" universities for medicine, either. All are well respected and have to maintain the rigorous standards implemented by the GMC.

    Physics would not "put you in the best steed" as, was quite rightly stated, UCL prefer a contrasting subject. This is also the case for other medical schools (regarding physics) in that physics is not preferred and is viewed in the same light as many other subjects, assuming you have satisfied the entry requirements (usually chem and bio).

    I recommend that you choose whatever you enjoy and would do well in. The subject you choose does not matter as long as you have chemistry and biology, which would make you eligible for almost all medical schools (one college at Cambridge states that maths is necessary, however).


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    (Original post by cleggj88)
    honestly its not that bad
    lol ur probably like bareeee smart then cause thats the first time I've heard someone say doing all 3 sciences isn't that bad
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    Am i like the only one thats not doing any sciences or maths at all?
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    (Original post by francis27)
    False.

    Entry to UCL is not purely academic - for medicine, anyway.

    There are no "top" universities for medicine, either. All are well respected and have to maintain the rigorous standards implemented by the GMC.

    Physics would not "put you in the best steed" as, was quite rightly stated, UCL prefer a contrasting subject. This is also the case for other medical schools (regarding physics) in that physics is not preferred and is viewed in the same light as many other subjects, assuming you have satisfied the entry requirements (usually chem and bio).

    I recommend that you choose whatever you enjoy and would do well in. The subject you choose does not matter as long as you have chemistry and biology, which would make you eligible for almost all medical schools (one college at Cambridge states that maths is necessary, however).


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    You are quite right that medical schools are held to the same standards, but you may notice that my context was "top universities".

    I was unaware that UCL give preference to contrasting subjects, so I thank you for correcting me. This doesn't seem usual across other universities for medicine however, so unless one is aiming for UCL entry in particular, I would still question the practice of taking an unrelated A-Level, especially a humanity such as Geography. Physics may not be as essential as Chem and Bio, but it's far more respected than CS, for example.
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    (Original post by EmilyPlatypus)
    Psychology, Sociology and Government and Politics (I dropped philosophy) And I'm hoping to study psychology at uni this September
    literally my subjects I'm starting next year! how do you find them?
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    (Original post by eviebrizzle)
    literally my subjects I'm starting next year! how do you find them?
    I'm really enjoying them! Psychology is my favourite as it is the most interesting to me, sociology is good as it covers a wide range of things but it can get a bit tedious with all the research you have to remember. Then Politics is okay, I hated AS as it was so boring and I just hated my class and I was convinced I would drop it, but I ended up with an A so I thought I must be okay at it so I continued it and A2 is so much better/interesting.
 
 
 
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