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    I am wondering if someone could help me. I am stuck as to whether I should be taking 4 A-Levels or 3 A-Levels. I am looking to do medicine at university and the subjects that I plan to take are Maths, Biology and Chemistry. In maths, I am predicted an 8, likewise with chemistry and in biology, I am predicted a 7 at GCSE. I am unsure as to whether I should also take physics as a 4th option (predicted a 7 at GCSE) or just stick with the three (maths, biology, chemistry).

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    You need to do 4 AS to get on to any decent medicine course
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    You need to do 4 AS to get on to any decent medicine course
    That's not true. Most universities aren't looking specifically for 4 A Levels. Everyone I know who has an offer for medicine take three A Levels. Take three, there's little point in creating more pressure by doing four and it's much more important to get good grades in the 3 A Levels
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    That's not true. Most universities aren't looking specifically for 4 A Levels. Everyone I know who has an offer for medicine take three A Levels. Take three, there's little point in creating more pressure by doing four and it's much more important to get good grades in the 3 A Levels
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    Just stick with three- you only need three, taking a fourth as is not necessary, it would only increase your workload. It wouldn’t make you seem better than other applicants. Good luck on your GCSE’s x
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    (Original post by ajayma)
    You need to do 4 AS to get on to any decent medicine course
    Not true. I only took 3 AS subjects - chemistry, biology and english literature - and I've had three offers. They don't care as long as you're predicted the grades their course requires. I can't guarantee this for all medical schools, but this is the case for most of them.

    Seriously, unless you love physics, don't take four. It's unnecessary extra stress and pressure when no medical school will demand four a levels of you - the only pro is you have a higher chance of meeting their required grades with four.
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    Not true. I only took 3 AS subjects - chemistry, biology and english literature - and I've had three offers. They don't care as long as you're predicted the grades their course requires. I can't guarantee this for all medical schools, but this is the case for most of them.
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    (Original post by freefalling_)
    Not true. I only took 3 AS subjects - chemistry, biology and english literature - and I've had three offers. They don't care as long as you're predicted the grades their course requires. I can't guarantee this for all medical schools, but this is the case for most of them.
    Which universities were you offered
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    Sheffield, Birmingham, Manchester.
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    Hi
    I am wondering if someone could help me. I am stuck as to whether I should be taking 4 A-Levels or 3 A-Levels. I am looking to do medicine at university and the subjects that I plan to take are Maths, Biology and Chemistry. In maths, I am predicted an 8, likewise with chemistry and in biology, I am predicted a 7 at GCSE. I am unsure as to whether I should also take physics as a 4th option (predicted a 7 at GCSE) or just stick with the three (maths, biology, chemistry).

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    Three A levels is completely fine - don't overload yourself. AAA will get you an offer; AABB won't.
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    Manchester, Leeds, Newcastle, i.e. v good ones
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    In the past when exams were not linear, most universities liked four subjects, three at A2 level and 1 AS. With the new A-Levels, universities don't really look at AS as they acknowledge not everyone will do them. All they want is 3 A-Levels, though it is up to you if you want to do more.
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    Hi
    I am wondering if someone could help me. I am stuck as to whether I should be taking 4 A-Levels or 3 A-Levels. I am looking to do medicine at university and the subjects that I plan to take are Maths, Biology and Chemistry. In maths, I am predicted an 8, likewise with chemistry and in biology, I am predicted a 7 at GCSE. I am unsure as to whether I should also take physics as a 4th option (predicted a 7 at GCSE) or just stick with the three (maths, biology, chemistry).

    Many thanks
    Hi there,

    Most medical schools base their offers on three A-Levels so doing three is fine!

    You can find out what each UK med school's A-Level requirements are on our What A-Levels do I need to be a doctor? page.

    Hope this helps!
    The Medic Portal
 
 
 
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