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    My current subject in IGCSE are eng, math,phy, chem and biology.
    I would like to pursue medicine. My subject choices in A level are math, phy ,chem and bio.. what should I chose in A level math, will taking mechanics (M1) in first year and taking statistics (S1) in second year will make sense? (I will also be doing AS level english)

    5 a levels? 😅
    Hold your horses.

    What are your predicted grades for IGCSE? If you are expected to get less than half A*s (8s and 9s) 5 A Levels isn't advisable and you will really struggle with it. You only need 3 to get into University, and while a fair amount of people do 4, 5 is honestly pointless.

    (Original post by SyedHB)
    5 a levels? 😅
    Hold your horses.
    Hes a GCSE student he doesnt know what hes talking about
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    1. Universities only care about your top 3 A levels. Doing 5 puts you at a disadvantage since for a normal AAA offer; AABBB = Rejected, AAA= Accepted. They don't work like its UCAS points.
    2. Doesn't matter what you choose in maths, no-ones really that bothered. Just pick whatever you think you can get an A/A* in.
    3. After doing the compulsory subjects (chem, bio (varies)) your grade is more important than the subject you decide to chose.
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    Don't do five, it's just not worth it. Do four if you really want to but they're a lot harder than GCSE and you need the time. As someone else said a higher grade in fewer is far far more important. In terms of stats or mechanics, stats will be more useful to you in medicine probably. But mechanics crosses over with physics so you might find easier. It really doesn't matter, which ever you'd prefer

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