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    Hi there guys I am a boy in year 10 and I have been thinking about what a-levels i want to do. I want to study medicine in ucl and I have come up with 4 a-levels so far

    - Biology
    - Chemistry
    - History
    - French

    I am pretty good at history and I have heard a language in a level is good. Are these choices good?

    Thanks
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    (Original post by ramaaub)
    Hi there guys I am a boy in year 10 and I have been thinking about what a-levels i want to do. I want to study medicine in ucl and I have come up with 4 a-levels so far

    - Biology
    - Chemistry
    - History
    - French

    I am pretty good at history and I have heard a language in a level is good. Are these choices good?

    Thanks
    It's good to choose maths/physics too. I'm planning to do medicine too and year 11 I'm taking Biology, Chemistry,Maths and Economics. If you want type up on google what gcse's are needed to do Medicine.
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    Biology, Chemistry and two other subjects will set you up well edit: forgot there's no AS levels now. Three would also be fine.

    No university except Cambridge expresses any desire for maths or physics.

    No university at all expresses a desire for a language, so only do that if that's what you want to do.
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    (Original post by nisha.sri)
    It's good to choose maths/physics too.
    Why's that then?
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    (Original post by Democracy)
    Why's that then?
    So more doors are open for medicine school. That's why
    If you don't do Maths/Physics then less doors are open, you can search it up if you don't believe me
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    (Original post by nisha.sri)
    So more doors are open for medicine school. That's why
    If you don't do Maths/Physics then less doors are open, you can search it up if you don't believe me
    Apart from Cambridge, which doors are opened?
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    http://university.which.co.uk/advice...ecome-a-doctor
    Check on here and why are you going against me?
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    (Original post by nisha.sri)
    http://university.which.co.uk/advice...ecome-a-doctor
    Check on here and why are you going against me?
    That wasn't the answer to the question I asked you
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    (Original post by Democracy)
    That wasn't the answer to the question I asked you
    So, you want me to list every single one of them.
    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/cont...el-requirement

    Tbh, I don't have time for that but look at the link above . It's very well listed
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    (Original post by nisha.sri)
    So, you want me to list every single one of them.
    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/cont...el-requirement

    Tbh, I don't have time for that but look at the link above . It's very well listed
    That would be a very short list indeed considering the only medical school on it would be Cambridge.
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    (Original post by Democracy)
    Why's that then?
    People may decide medicine isn't for them during sixth form, taking maths means they are not restricted by any degrees involving numbers.

    So degrees like chemistry and economics are still possible.
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    (Original post by ramaaub)
    Hi there guys I am a boy in year 10 and I have been thinking about what a-levels i want to do. I want to study medicine in ucl and I have come up with 4 a-levels so far

    - Biology
    - Chemistry
    - History
    - French

    I am pretty good at history and I have heard a language in a level is good. Are these choices good?

    Thanks
    Yeah they're fine.

    (I wouldn't say a language is any better than any other A Level, by the way.)
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    (Original post by Democracy)
    That would be a very short list indeed considering the only medical school on it would be Cambridge.
    Fine to be honest it's better to do Maths/Physics - well that's what i think
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    yeah they're perfectly fine.
    Are you sure you want to do 4 even with the reformed A Levels?
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    (Original post by surina16)
    yeah they're perfectly fine.
    Are you sure you want to do 4 even with the reformed A Levels?
    Honestly I have no idea :/
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    (Original post by ramaaub)
    Honestly I have no idea :/
    Ah okay - you have a year to think about it so don't worry
    I'm in year 11 so by the time you make that decision, I'll be mostly done with year 12 and will tell you if 4 is too much
    Most people are taking 3 A Levels this year (I'm doing 4, but the 4th is further maths which is why it is considered to be 'less work than 4 other a levels') and I presume it will be the same for your year too
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    (Original post by surina16)
    Ah okay - you have a year to think about it so don't worry
    I'm in year 11 so by the time you make that decision, I'll be mostly done with year 12 and will tell you if 4 is too much
    Most people are taking 3 A Levels this year (I'm doing 4, but the 4th is further maths which is why it is considered to be 'less work than 4 other a levels' and I presume it will be the same for your year too

    Hey! I completely forgot about this thread, how is it going? What do you think about the 4 a levels?
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    (Original post by ramaaub)
    Hey! I completely forgot about this thread, how is it going? What do you think about the 4 a levels?
    Focus on your GCSEs and also get some work experience, you need to find out if its for you, my friend who got 11 A*s did WE and after that didn't want to do it anymore.
 
 
 
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