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    I want to do biomedical science or medicine at university.
    I am definitely going to be doing A-levels in: Maths, Chemistry and Biology. However I am unsure of my fourth option. I had planned to do physics and I did receive an A* in physics at GCSE. However I was only doing physics as I knew it was a well respected hard core A-level, yet I do not enjoy physics. Towards the end of GCSE I had practically given up with physics as I lost interest in the subject and found the content challenging. Now I am considering doing A-level psychology instead, however I am worried as I have never studied psychology before! Although I feel I would enjoy psychology more, I am aware that it is viewed as a weaker a-level than physics.

    What should I do? Can psychology help you get into a medical course at uni? Do universities rate psychology as a science or would they prefer physics?
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    I'm in a similar situation. I want to do chemical engineering and am choosing maths, chemistry, further maths but am unsure whether to take physics as I hate biology
    The way I'm thinking is that the fourth option probably isn't too important if you have chemistry and biology for your course so you'll probably be fine taking psychology. As long as you have the required subjects you should be fine 😊
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    (Original post by OwlOfFire)
    I want to do biomedical science or medicine at university.
    I am definitely going to be doing A-levels in: Maths, Chemistry and Biology. However I am unsure of my fourth option. I had planned to do physics and I did receive an A* in physics at GCSE. However I was only doing physics as I knew it was a well respected hard core A-level, yet I do not enjoy physics. Towards the end of GCSE I had practically given up with physics as I lost interest in the subject and found the content challenging. Now I am considering doing A-level psychology instead, however I am worried as I have never studied psychology before! Although I feel I would enjoy psychology more, I am aware that it is viewed as a weaker a-level than physics.

    What should I do? Can psychology help you get into a medical course at uni? Do universities rate psychology as a science or would they prefer physics?
    It's fine to pick psychology you've already picked two sciences and maths, of course you will get into uni with those subjects to do that course. At a level you have to pick subjects you enjoy because being good at a subject but not enjoying it is not helpful at all, if you don't enjoy it you may fail. Psychology is a very hard subject as well as physics, it is also highly respected. I say go for psychology, too many sciences will blow your brains especially because of the amount of maths you will do in chemistry. Hope this helped
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    (Original post by OwlOfFire)
    I want to do biomedical science or medicine at university.
    I am definitely going to be doing A-levels in: Maths, Chemistry and Biology. However I am unsure of my fourth option. I had planned to do physics and I did receive an A* in physics at GCSE. However I was only doing physics as I knew it was a well respected hard core A-level, yet I do not enjoy physics. Towards the end of GCSE I had practically given up with physics as I lost interest in the subject and found the content challenging. Now I am considering doing A-level psychology instead, however I am worried as I have never studied psychology before! Although I feel I would enjoy psychology more, I am aware that it is viewed as a weaker a-level than physics.

    What should I do? Can psychology help you get into a medical course at uni? Do universities rate psychology as a science or would they prefer physics?
    don't be worried about not having done psychology! at my school, nobody has until a level. if people could do it for gcses where you are, i still wouldn't worry. the courses are very different.

    psychology is seen as a science but i don't think it's seen as a science /by universities/. check out some uni websites and see what they need, and if you're still unsure, try emailing someone linked to the course.

    generic advice is don't take something you don't like. especially at a-level. it's horrific to go through a year of something awful lmao (however i do know that medicine courses are competitive so you're best asking someone who knows their sh*t)
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    (Original post by Old mango)
    I'm in a similar situation. I want to do chemical engineering and am choosing maths, chemistry, further maths but am unsure whether to take physics as I hate biology
    The way I'm thinking is that the fourth option probably isn't too important if you have chemistry and biology for your course so you'll probably be fine taking psychology. As long as you have the required subjects you should be fine 😊
    you are absolutely right, the 4th subject doesn't really matter as long as you've already chosen the subjects that will allow you to do the course in uni
 
 
 
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