I was wondering if anyone else was stuck between A-Level choices like me.
I hope to take Biology and Chemistry for A-Level but have recently realised I really don't need to take maths alongside these as Universities like UofB only require you to do the two sciences if you wish to pursue a career in medicine.
I'm pretty much equally good at every subject so therefore i am by no means weak or bad at maths (I'm predicted an 8/9) but after talking to some sixth formers, I'm doubting whether I should instead take another A-Level like Psychology which is quite essay based where I feel like in some ways it is easier to get a better grade at A-Level as my highest grade for Yr 11 mock was an 8 in RS or Economics as I find it extremely interesting.
Any advice would be appreciated, Thank you.
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- Thread Starter
- 02-03-2018 00:16
- 02-03-2018 00:18
Do something you are interested in. That you know you will pass.
I would pick maths over psychology since I am not really interested.
But if you like a course choose it if you already have the requirements for medical through the other courses.
- 02-03-2018 00:26
if you're applying for medicine itself you should definitely take maths, medicine is incredibly competitive and the most competitive candidates are those with bio chem and maths. with other courses such as biomedical sciences, maths is not essential but again I would recommend it just as the course itself with be very mathematical and it is good to have a background in maths beforehand.
- 02-03-2018 01:58
The only subject that you HAVE to do at a level for medicine is chemistry. They want people with the highest grades so take the ones which you think you can get the highest grades in and chemistry
- 02-03-2018 02:05
Strong grades in maths is always impressive.