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    I'd only do 4 a levels but I would like to get an as in further maths as well. Other a levels would be physics,maths, chem and biology. I'd like to keep my options open for both physics and medicine at top unis, maybe even Oxbridge.

    I'm probably top in my year for all sciences and maths, and these are subjects I find easy. I'd also be able to drop the as if it proved too much.
    Is it reasonable to expect myself to do this and get good grades? I'd rather be told if it's ridiculous . I wouldnt get any frees in year 12 in this case either because of the way they do timetabling.
    Any advice? Or alternatives I could do? Thanks x
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    I can understand why for physics at a 'top uni' I guess, but honestly if you're going to go into medicine it wont benefit you at all. 3 A levels at a higher grade are more highly valued than 4 or 5 at B and if you do end up getting A*/A in all, it wont really help in the selection process unless you're applying to Barts who score ucas tariffs!
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    I took 5 AS level and my scores were all A's but I only did it because I'm not sure what I will be taking yet. To answer your question, yes it is possible, but if I'm not wrong, even top unis like Oxbridge will only consider three of your highest subjects, so I guess taking less will be better. But if you want a scholarship some may require four.
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    (Original post by futuremedic34)
    I can understand why for physics at a 'top uni' I guess, but honestly if you're going to go into medicine it wont benefit you at all. 3 A levels at a higher grade are more highly valued than 4 or 5 at B and if you do end up getting A*/A in all, it wont really help in the selection process unless you're applying to Barts who score ucas tariffs!
    Yeah I've heard that, but the point is I don't Know what course I want to end up doing, physics is my best subject and I find it fascinating, but ultimately it doesn't pay well. Medicine is also really interesting and I've taught myself a ton of obscure medical knowledge, and there's a good well paid job at the end. I'm very swithery, so I'd rather not have to choose between the two now.
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    (Original post by Jenblankz)
    I took 5 AS level and my scores were all A's but I only did it because I'm not sure what I will be taking yet. To answer your question, yes it is possible, but if I'm not wrong, even top unis like Oxbridge will only consider three of your highest subjects, so I guess taking less will be better. But if you want a scholarship some may require four.
    Thanks, that's the reason I would take five, I know it's not needed, but I'd like to keep my options open for both courses.
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    well the only reason really for doing further maths AS is if you wanted to do maths at uni, maybe for physcis as well but you wont be at a disadvantage if you didnt do further maths AS and applied for physics, even at oxbridge

    altoguh i TOTALLY see the appeal of further maths

    coming from a maths applicant
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    (Original post by MankyShoe)
    Thanks, that's the reason I would take five, I know it's not needed, but I'd like to keep my options open for both courses.
    I totally understand you. I absolutely love physics and maths like hell and don't rlly like bio but I sort of took it in case I might like bio in the future I was also scared to take five since my classmates sort of judged me for it haha..

    I personally think that my results wouldn't have changed since the effort I placed would probably still be the same even if I only took 3 because taking five keeps me from getting bored. Like, if I get bored with one subject I can just switch
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    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...-A-levels.html

    Shame I have to quote the Daily Snail.
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    (Original post by MankyShoe)
    Thanks, that's the reason I would take five, I know it's not needed, but I'd like to keep my options open for both courses.
    i'm doing 5, further maths, maths, chem, bio and physics. Its not bad but you always have to be ahead of your subjects and give up a lot of time,
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    Drop biology you dont need it for medicine ...
 
 
 
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