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    I would love to go on to study medicine after A-levels and I was wondering if Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Classics were good options? I am currently doing GCSE Classical Greek so Classics might follow on nicely?
    Have you studied them/studying them now? Do you think it would be too much work?
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    Physics might be difficult without maths, but classics would be a nice contrasting subject. My friend does maths, chemistry, biology and Latin and wants to apply for medicine and she isn't finding it too much work at the moment. What's stopping you from taking maths?
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    (Original post by Sonechka)
    Physics might be difficult without maths, but classics would be a nice contrasting subject. My friend does maths, chemistry, biology and Latin and wants to apply for medicine and she isn't finding it too much work at the moment. What's stopping you from taking maths?
    I'm not the best at maths and my teacher advised me against taking it
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    (Original post by CR02)
    I would love to go on to study medicine after A-levels and I was wondering if Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Classics were good options? I am currently doing GCSE Classical Greek so Classics might follow on nicely?
    Have you studied them/studying them now? Do you think it would be too much work?
    That's pretty similar to what I did except I did maths rather than bio and Latin rather than classics. I really enjoyed studying my a levels, but it was a lot of work and I know I would've got better a level results if I hadn't done latin. (I applied for chem btw)
    However because you want to do medicine you'll need the highest grades possible because it's so competitive. So if you have the choice to do 3 a levels rather than 4 then do 3 as you'll have so much more time to study hard and less to revise at the end of the day. It's really nice having one subject that is different from the rest, but in terms of a tactical application, it's a bad move. STEM degrees don't really care that much if you're well rounded, so taking classics will just be for your interest and enjoyment. For me this made me feel really conflicted in the run up to study leave as my firm had included Latin in my offer so I couldn't fail it but it didn't feel as important as my other three subjects.
    It's a really personal decision though and if you really enjoy and are good at these subjects then it's probs a good choice xx
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    (Original post by CR02)
    I'm not the best at maths and my teacher advised me against taking it
    In that case, I'd advise against A-level physics, unless you really like physics and are prepared to put in a lot of work on the maths. Biology, chemistry and classics would be fine; you don't need more than 3 A-levels or more than 2 sciences.
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    I would suggest considering dropping Physics entirely. Only three subjects are required in general, and Biology and Chemistry cover the requirements of the vast majority of Medicine courses. If Maths is a weakness for you, particularly to the point where you've been advised to not take it to A-level, then Physics is probably not going to be a much better option. If you do take it, be prepared to put in considerably more time than you may for your other subjects to keep your Maths skills up to scratch - while you won't need to learn new Maths you will need to practice what you know consistently.
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    classics we are really out here


    lowkey though anyone saying you can't do physics without maths is fake news, AS Physics won't really go above and beyond just your standard GCSE maths, the equations look intimidating at first but you'll realise all you do is rearrange and plug in. If you aren't all that good at Maths i'd still advise you keep an open mind, and if you follow up on Physics most teachers may set you extra work if you don't do Maths just to ensure you grasped at the basics.


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    (Original post by CR02)
    I'm not the best at maths and my teacher advised me against taking it
    How is your maths for Physics questions? There is a lot of GCSE level maths involved but at the same time remember that it isn’t all just maths and there is a lot of science to it (duh)
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    (Original post by CR02)
    I would love to go on to study medicine after A-levels and I was wondering if Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Classics were good options? I am currently doing GCSE Classical Greek so Classics might follow on nicely?
    Have you studied them/studying them now? Do you think it would be too much work?
    I study biology, chemistry, maths and ancient history and I'm applying for veterinary medicine. I've found that if I keep up with the workload, then it's definitely manageable if you have any more questions, feel free to ask me and I'll try and help.
 
 
 
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