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    Hi there,

    I am currently in year 12 doing my A-levels. I am studying Maths, Biology, Chemistry and Economics. I am planning on becoming a dentist. I picked Economics because I heard it was liked by universities. I also picked 4 A-levels instead of 3 because I wanted to stand out from the rest of applications. However, I've come to realize that I might not get a good grade in Economics but could get a C so I was wondering whether I should drop it or not (worth my time or not). Economics isn't affecting my other subjects but I just don't have enough time for it. I could also swap it for Business and get a B or above but I've heard that universities see Business as a "soft" subject and prefer Economics over it. So in short: should i a) stick with my subjects and come out with good grades in the other 3 but get a C in Eco b) swap Eco for Business and get a A/B or above (while getting good grades in the other 3) or c) just drop it and come out with three good grades (hopefully AAA)?

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    Hi there,

    I am currently in year 12 doing my A-levels. I am studying Maths, Biology, Chemistry and Economics. I am planning on becoming a dentist. I picked Economics because I heard it was liked by universities. I also picked 4 A-levels instead of 3 because I wanted to stand out from the rest of applications. However, I've come to realize that I might not get a good grade in Economics but could get a C so I was wondering whether I should drop it or not (worth my time or not). Economics isn't affecting my other subjects but I just don't have enough time for it. I could also swap it for Business and get a B or above but I've heard that universities see Business as a "soft" subject and prefer Economics over it. So in short: should i a) stick with my subjects and come out with good grades in the other 3 but get a C in Eco b) swap Eco for Business and get a A/B or above (while getting good grades in the other 3) or c) just drop it and come out with three good grades (hopefully AAA)?

    Thanks.
    Maths, Biology and Chemistry are excellent A Levels for Dentistry and if you can get in to the unvieristy you want and achieve the grades in these subjects. Then definitely drop Economics. It is not as highly valued as those other 3 and is more 'softer'. Business is not only 'softer', but is a very boring subject. Dropping Economis and sticking to three will give you more time to revise them and possibly get even an A* in one or two. And give you less stress! If the top university's for dentistry only require and want 3 A Levels then yes get rid of Economics. The idea of four I've heard but may be wrong does not make a difference. Goodluck and research more into it before deciding. Hope your exams go well!!
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