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    I absolutely love science, and I have a passion for medicine - I adore it. Due to my schools new ghastly A Level policy, when I get to Yr 12, I have to take 4 A Levels, and I am not allowed to drop one. I am certain I want to do Biology (❤️❤️), Chemistry and Physics. I am told to do Mathematics, but it looks so boring and tedious. Apart from the sciences, my other favourite is Geography, and I’d love to do it A Level, but I fear that medical schools will be greatly displeased at my seemingly irrelevant A Level. Should I take Geography? Or should I spend two years crying 2 times a day at how I hate the tediousness of maths.
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    Maths would probably be the best option, and it will help you understand work in physics much better. However if you really dislike it Geography should be ok and if you have the option to take psychology that would be a good option.
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    I could take Psychology, but I never really thought about it.
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    (Original post by WillPhillips)
    I could take Psychology, but I never really thought about it.
    Just go to another school that does 3 a levels and not 4. The 3 subjects you chose are hard enough.
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    (Original post by WillPhillips)
    I absolutely love science, and I have a passion for medicine - I adore it. Due to my schools new ghastly A Level policy, when I get to Yr 12, I have to take 4 A Levels, and I am not allowed to drop one. I am certain I want to do Biology (❤️❤️), Chemistry and Physics. I am told to do Mathematics, but it looks so boring and tedious. Apart from the sciences, my other favourite is Geography, and I’d love to do it A Level, but I fear that medical schools will be greatly displeased at my seemingly irrelevant A Level. Should I take Geography? Or should I spend two years crying 2 times a day at how I hate the tediousness of maths.
    What did you get at GCSE maths out of interest?
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    If you don't like maths you won't like the universities where maths is highly preferred.

    If you are able to drop one subject as an AS, definitely do AS maths. Pure maths isn't that difficult at AS, and the mechanics and stats will have a lot of crossover between other subjects (Physics and Biology respectively). If on the other hand you have to take it to year 13 then do Geography without a doubt.
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    physics and maths are a pair, if you're taking physics it's kinda mandatory you take maths
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    (Original post by WillPhillips)
    I absolutely love science, and I have a passion for medicine - I adore it. Due to my schools new ghastly A Level policy, when I get to Yr 12, I have to take 4 A Levels, and I am not allowed to drop one. I am certain I want to do Biology (❤️❤️), Chemistry and Physics. I am told to do Mathematics, but it looks so boring and tedious. Apart from the sciences, my other favourite is Geography, and I’d love to do it A Level, but I fear that medical schools will be greatly displeased at my seemingly irrelevant A Level. Should I take Geography? Or should I spend two years crying 2 times a day at how I hate the tediousness of maths.
    Geography is fine, definitely don't do a subject which you actively dislike. There are no medical schools which state a preference for maths A level.

    I would also try very hard not to do four A levels. You need three A levels to get into medical school and you need AAA as a minimum. You therefore might find that if you're taking on unnecessary work you'll become overstretched. Why is your school making you do four A levels? "Policy" doesn't really seem like a good enough explanation...
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    I am currently studying Chemistry, Biology and History and I am wishing to pursue a career in medicine. Chemistry is a must and normally universities want you to choose one out of the following biology, maths or physics for a second A-Level and then most strongly encourage more essay based subjects to broaden subject knowledge hope this helped
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    So basically, as of Monday, my school randomly stated to us that they’d no longer accept dropping an A-level. So you have to stick with 4 all the way through to the end. Apparently they got data from some source I’d never heard of that it increases your chance of getting higher grades.
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    (Original post by WillPhillips)
    I absolutely love science, and I have a passion for medicine - I adore it. Due to my schools new ghastly A Level policy, when I get to Yr 12, I have to take 4 A Levels, and I am not allowed to drop one. I am certain I want to do Biology (❤️❤️), Chemistry and Physics. I am told to do Mathematics, but it looks so boring and tedious. Apart from the sciences, my other favourite is Geography, and I’d love to do it A Level, but I fear that medical schools will be greatly displeased at my seemingly irrelevant A Level. Should I take Geography? Or should I spend two years crying 2 times a day at how I hate the tediousness of maths.
    Hi there!

    Most med schools make their offers from three A-Levels, so we'd suggest if you need to do a fourth then it's something you enjoy!

    You can see which A-Levels different med schools require which A-Levels on our What A-Levels do I need to be a doctor? page.

    Hope this helps!
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