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    So i have to come up with what A levels i would like to pursue next year. I have chosen four that interest me, but i am just not sure. I have no idea what i want to do as a career, and im getting really stressed not knowing what i want to do and what A levels i should pick to go on to uni. I kinda of have an interest in medicine but i dont want to take biology, and everyone is pressuring me to pick and i just dont know what im going to do
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    If your really unsure just pick subjects you like -thats what matters. If thinking about your future then pick general subjects -ones that will help in all careers. However if planning to do medicine I would take bio or chem as they are prettty essential
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    Try looking at University subject requirements for degrees that interest you and that you might want to.
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    Don't be too pressured to pick - I'm sure over half the people at my school who chose their career plan have changed it a year later (including me)! Also, if you're interested in medicine it could be worth noting which universities actually require biology A level - most just require chemistry

    Someone told me to do what subjects I enjoy most and I have never regretted taking those 3, however I chose physics as someone told me it would give me more options - however I find it very difficult as I don't enjoy it as much as any of my other subjects.

    Good luck with which ever subjects you chose, I'm sure you'll enjoy them


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    I'm sure a lot of sixth forms and colleges let you swap your subjects around quite early on in the year, so if you try a subject and it really isn't for you, there's always a way out of it
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    (Original post by Megan.Rose..)
    So i have to come up with what A levels i would like to pursue next year. I have chosen four that interest me, but i am just not sure. I have no idea what i want to do as a career, and im getting really stressed not knowing what i want to do and what A levels i should pick to go on to uni. I kinda of have an interest in medicine but i dont want to take biology, and everyone is pressuring me to pick and i just dont know what im going to do
    Don't worry too much about where your A-levels will take you. There is always a way to get to where you want to be, no matter what you have or haven't studied previously. When you say you might be interested in medicine, do you means pure medicine as in to become a doctor? Or something slightly lower down which is just as important a role but might not require such a high qualification?

    An example: Medicine at Bristol asks for Chemistry and another lab-based science, so you could do Physics instead. Or something like Chemistry at Birmingham asks for Chemistry and a minimum GCSE grade B in maths.
    Something even less challenging like Pharmaceutical Sciences (which concentrates on the production and formulation of drugs) at Lincoln asks for Chemistry only.

    Basically, you can still do a lot with just a Chemistry A-level and pretty much any other subjects!
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    (Original post by Megan.Rose..)
    So i have to come up with what A levels i would like to pursue next year. I have chosen four that interest me, but i am just not sure. I have no idea what i want to do as a career, and im getting really stressed not knowing what i want to do and what A levels i should pick to go on to uni. I kinda of have an interest in medicine but i dont want to take biology, and everyone is pressuring me to pick and i just dont know what im going to do
    Psychology or Health and Social Care could be alternate options if you didn't want Biology.

    Choose subjects that you enjoy and that you want to pursue. Forget about University for now. You don't have to attend as soon as you finish 6th form, you can work and apply later on when you have an idea.
 
 
 
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