I want to hopefully study medicine in the future. Will doing 4 a levels (including 2 sciences) increase my chances of getting into a good university?
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doing 3 or 4 a levels watch
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- 04-11-2017 18:42
- 04-11-2017 18:43
- 04-11-2017 18:47
Even Oxbridge only want 3 good a levels, so you're better just doing three and getting great grades than doing four and getting okay grades. Medicine is a highly competitive course so you'll need A/ A*s to be a strong candidate, so only do four if you're really passionate or you're doing both maths and further maths.
- 04-11-2017 19:18
Doing 4 A Levels is not better than doing 3 A Levels, as even the most prestigious universities (e.g. Oxbridge) only want 3.
In fact, I’d say it’s better to do extremely well in 3 subjects, than to spread yourself too thin and do okay in 4 subjects, as the 4th subject will probably just be ignored.
- 04-11-2017 19:19
all the 6th formers at my school take 4 or 3 AS then 3 A2. they've all been telling me to take 4 AS if you can because if one goes completely pear-shaped you can drop one, but you can't drop from 3 to 2.
we're forced to drop to 3 at A2 because of timetabling.
as others have said, uni's really don't care about having more than 3 a-levels. it's better to get AAA than AABB, as @Fonzworth has said.Last edited by lisseyjj; 04-11-2017 at 19:21.