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    I've just finished GCSEs and status ring school in a week, with hopes of applying for medicine I'm taking maths, further maths, biology, chemistry and physics. I'm reconsidering and am planning on trailing a week of physics as before changing to economics if I find it really bad. The problem is I have never studied economics before and I'm terrified of the other forums saying that physics as is the worst. Any idea of which it is to be physics or economics?
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    Don't be worried about how difficult it is, just work as hard as you can and you should do well assuming you're a good student and also if you're doing medicine I don't think having further maths makes you any better, medical schools often do not see it as another a-level. Also physics looks stronger than economics. But tbh maths bio and Chem + a 4th (facilitating subject) is competitive enough considering you have work experience and a good personal statement. But if you enjoy economics then pick it. An A* in economic is better than a B in physics. But beware that 5A-Levels is hard work so prepare yourself well for it and good luck on your decision and future


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    (Original post by AdeptDz)
    Don't be worried about how difficult it is, just work as hard as you can and you should do well assuming you're a good student and also if you're doing medicine I don't think having further maths makes you any better, medical schools often do not see it as another a-level. Also physics looks stronger than economics. But tbh maths bio and Chem + a 4th (facilitating subject) is competitive enough considering you have work experience and a good personal statement. But if you enjoy economics then pick it. An A* in economic is better than a B in physics. But beware that 5A-Levels is hard work so prepare yourself well for it and good luck on your decision and future


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    okay that makes sense, i was reading up on the syllabus and economics seems to work primarily on essays is this something that would be good for medicine?
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    okay that makes sense, i was reading up on the syllabus and economics seems to work primarily on essays is this something that would be good for medicine?
    To be honest, physics is better for medicine but just do what you think you'll do best in along with biology chemistry (maybe maths too)

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    I'm not sure how much they like essay subjects, but just do maths bio and chem at least and your a strong candidate assuming you get stellar grades in those
 
 
 
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