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    I was looking at some medicine uni courses and some of them require 4 as levels however I am unsure whether this was for the old syllabus. I am going to take Chemistry, Biology, Maths and Physics, however I really don't want to do physics and I can't see myself doing any other a levels. If I drop physics after two or three weeks, will the unis know? And does it look bad if I only take 3 as levels or should I do 4?
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    I was looking at some medicine uni courses and some of them require 4 as levels however I am unsure whether this was for the old syllabus. I am going to take Chemistry, Biology, Maths and Physics, however I really don't want to do physics and I can't see myself doing any other a levels. If I drop physics after two or three weeks, will the unis know? And does it look bad if I only take 3 as levels or should I do 4?
    You probably still need 4 as levels however you don't need 4 sciences I think only Oxbridge ask for 3 you just need chemistry and another science that's really it in terms of what you have to take the other 2 A levels are your choice completely. So don;t do Physics if you don't want to.
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    (Original post by 42915)
    I was looking at some medicine uni courses and some of them require 4 as levels however I am unsure whether this was for the old syllabus. I am going to take Chemistry, Biology, Maths and Physics, however I really don't want to do physics and I can't see myself doing any other a levels. If I drop physics after two or three weeks, will the unis know? And does it look bad if I only take 3 as levels or should I do 4?
    If you drop Physics before you apply via UCAS the universities will not know. Unless your reference mentions it, which is unlikely, and doesn't matter anyway.

    3 A-levels are sufficient for Medicine.

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    If you're still unsure when looking at uni entry requirements, maybe try contacting admissions? When I was looking this time last year, some unis were fairly explicit in saying they'd be changing policies to reflect the changes to A levels. In any case, I'm fairly certain no unis require four full A levels for medicine, given the standard offer across the board tends to be AAA.
    If the places you want to go to want a fourth AS level, you have a couple of options. Some places will accept an EPQ as a fourth AS if you achieve a certain grade in it, which is something to consider.

    If you really don't like physics, may I ask why you're taking it? Is there another subject that you like better/think might be more interesting? In terms of subjects you literally only need bio and chem for pretty much everywhere (except Cambridge I think?), so your chances of a place won't be affected by a different choice of third/fourth subject. By taking a subject you really don't want to do you risk not putting the work in through lack of motivation, which at A level is pretty fatal in terms of grades.
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    (Original post by 42915)
    I was looking at some medicine uni courses and some of them require 4 as levels however I am unsure whether this was for the old syllabus. I am going to take Chemistry, Biology, Maths and Physics, however I really don't want to do physics and I can't see myself doing any other a levels. If I drop physics after two or three weeks, will the unis know? And does it look bad if I only take 3 as levels or should I do 4?
    Do 4 as levels and make sure you pick a subject you can do well in as your fourth as level. And then carry on bio Chem and maths to A2
 
 
 
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