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    I'm thinking about doing medicine at uni.
    I currently take Maths, Physics and Computer Science but I must do Chem and Bio on top. I really enjoy my subjects at the moment. And I like chem and bio.
    I got an A in chem at gcse and a B in bio.

    Is 5 A levels too much?
    Advice pls.
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    I just said "whyyyyyyyy" out loud lol
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    yes it is , people struggle with 4 let alone 5
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    If i were you I would drop computer science and then take up chemistry and biology if you want to do medicine. Computer science will be no benefit to you and 5 A levels is a lot to handle. Doing 5 A levels will make your grades overall slip so I would advise doing 4 at most.
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    I don't recommend as if you got all A* it will help but it's up to you . no one should doscorage you
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    no, not worth it

    thats the first mistake with a-levels options for medicine, some go for bio chem maths phys further maths but end up dropping further maths and phys as they dont really need it

    i will say though a-level physics may be useful in terms of bmat but in terms of uni no.

    unless you're aiming for oxbridge, 3 sciences, maths and computer science is so not worth to effort, you will be under so much masses of work. maths will require time and practice, chemistry needs to be understood fully, bio is a lot of remembering, my friend does physics and she says its very confusing and a lot of work, idk about computer science, its not really a popular option at my school


    EDIT: gcse grades don't necessarily reflect a-levels too much, the fact you got AB in chem/bio doesnt tell me much as a-level is so much more in depth than gcse. in gcses you get away with cgp guides but for a-levels you need to FULLY understand chem
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    (Original post by munish259)
    I'm thinking about doing medicine at uni.
    I currently take Maths, Physics and Computer Science but I must do Chem and Bio on top. I really enjoy my subjects at the moment. And I like chem and bio.
    I got an A in chem at gcse and a B in bio.

    Is 5 A levels too much?
    Advice pls.
    Drop CS.

    It takes up a disproportionate amount of time thanks to the project coursework which only counts towards 20% of your final grade. You need as much time as possible with the number of A-Levels you're planning to do.
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    Yh that's exactly what I was thinking
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    (Original post by sfaraj)
    no, not worth it

    thats the first mistake with a-levels options for medicine, some go for bio chem maths phys further maths but end up dropping further maths and phys as they dont really need it

    i will say though a-level physics may be useful in terms of bmat but in terms of uni no.

    unless you're aiming for oxbridge, 3 sciences, maths and computer science is so not worth to effort, you will be under so much masses of work. maths will require time and practice, chemistry needs to be understood fully, bio is a lot of remembering, my friend does physics and she says its very confusing and a lot of work, idk about computer science, its not really a popular option at my school


    EDIT: gcse grades don't necessarily reflect a-levels too much, the fact you got AB in chem/bio doesnt tell me much as a-level is so much more in depth than gcse. in gcses you get away with cgp guides but for a-levels you need to FULLY understand chem
    I really enjoy physics tho, computer science i can drop
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    (Original post by munish259)
    I really enjoy physics tho, computer science i can drop
    if you enjoy it theres not much anyone can say or do to stop you tbf

    btw, are you allowed to drop a-levels in yr 13?
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    (Original post by munish259)
    I'm thinking about doing medicine at uni.
    I currently take Maths, Physics and Computer Science but I must do Chem and Bio on top. I really enjoy my subjects at the moment. And I like chem and bio.
    I got an A in chem at gcse and a B in bio.

    Is 5 A levels too much?
    Advice pls.
    Quality not quantity... A*A*A > AAABC

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    (Original post by munish259)
    I'm thinking about doing medicine at uni.
    I currently take Maths, Physics and Computer Science but I must do Chem and Bio on top. I really enjoy my subjects at the moment. And I like chem and bio.
    I got an A in chem at gcse and a B in bio.

    Is 5 A levels too much?
    Advice pls.
    Yes. It is. For medicine, Physics and Computer Science are not necessary and probably have little impact on your chances at getting into medicine. Remember that A*AA is technically better than AAAAA.
 
 
 
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