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    I'm currently in year 11 (2nd year of GCSEs), meaning I'm in the process of picking A levels. In my school we are no longer doing AS exams, so I only have to (and can only) pick 3 subjects for A level instead of 4.

    I want to do medicine at university (somewhere like Edinburgh) so I've already chosen to take biology and chemistry. For my 3rd choice I was thinking of doing either Spanish or psychology but I was concerned because psychology is often considered a 'soft' subject by universities. Also, if I were to do Spanish, I might be showing more versatility and be a more desirable candidate.

    Would Spanish be a better choice than psychology for A level?
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    do whichever you prefer.
    Studying a subject you don't have a passion for can be difficult, so pick what you want, you have your bio and chem which is what unis want for medicine.
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    (Original post by coco279)
    I'm currently in year 11 (2nd year of GCSEs), meaning I'm in the process of picking A levels. In my school we are no longer doing AS exams, so I only have to (and can only) pick 3 subjects for A level instead of 4.

    I want to do medicine at university (somewhere like Edinburgh) so I've already chosen to take biology and chemistry. For my 3rd choice I was thinking of doing either Spanish or psychology but I was concerned because psychology is often considered a 'soft' subject by universities. Also, if I were to do Spanish, I might be showing more versatility and be a more desirable candidate.

    Would Spanish be a better choice than psychology for A level?
    I agree with @Qinge I think the classic combination tends to be maths, biology, chemistry, but there's no reason why, providing you have biology and chemistry a-levels, you shouldn't choose any other subject. My best friend has done german aside from the biology and chemistry; i personally believe a language puts you in a good, favourable position, as it shows that you can be in another environment entirely, with the language knowledge you have, when undertaking a work placement or work experience or anything of the sort. It's quite difficult to get work experience/placements here, especially for medicine, so you would be at an advantage
 
 
 
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