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I want to take Chemistry, Law and either History or Biology at a-level. However, as I am at a private school that I want to remain at, I’m only allowed to take 3 subject. I take both at GCSE and am prodicted A/A* in both. I really love both and want to study medicine, law, politics or business at uni. Currently I am leaning towards history as I enjoy it slightly more but that’s means I can’t go into medicine ( I don’t think). What is your advice as to what I should do/take?
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depends on what your college is doing for history, if its mainly medieval topics like anglo-saxons, then i would take bio, but it its more recent topics like America, there is a lot of law and economics topics in there so i would pick that. ask your teachers if you can take both bio and history at AS and then pick which one you want to carry on with at A2 and uni.
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Okay so:
Study Biology, Chemistry and History.

Don't bother with A-level in law. It is not needed for a law degree and it is actually not even seen positively when applying to study law. Also studying biology should be of great interest to you if you're considering studying medicine even though it's not strictly an entry requirement at many universities.
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You gotta decide what u wanna take at uni. That's the crucial thing.

If you think there's a good chance that you want to do medicine then Biology is the way
If u think it's likely to be not medicine then History is the choice

All depends on what course u wanna do. U gotta decide.
I guess taking Biology means u still can do Medicine if u want. But taking History will mean u definitely can't do medicine. Biology seems the safer option as you don't have to decide now.
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Law isn't needed for a law degree, and many schools now won't offer it due to it not being needed, therefore take history, biology, and chemistry.
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I would also just like to say that I really want to take law and with the a-levels I sit, we don’t have an exam after the first year, only when we finish sixth form as they are two year courses.
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(Original post by Hollyemeric)
I would also just like to say that I really want to take law and with the a-levels I sit, we don’t have an exam after the first year, only when we finish sixth form as they are two year courses.
All the reformed A levels are linear so have only an exam at the end of Y13. A question, why do you want to take law at A-levels?

Personally, I'd say do chemistry and biology, and either history or law at A-levels. That way you're hitting the entry requirements for medicine as well as humanities subjects in case you change your mind.

Besides, you can always self-study subjects you like. I was unable to do English as an A-level since my school doesn't offer it, but I'm doing an EPQ related to English anyway. (I'm applying to medicine so it isn't relevant for my course, but it's still fun)

Whatever you do, CHECK ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR WHAT COURSES YOU ARE CONSIDERING FOR UNI. I can't stress how important that is.
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Definitely biology, there is no job future in history.
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take Bio,Chem,Language
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sorry Maths Bio Chem
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i'd take bio, chem and history if i were you. leaves the doors open for both medicine and law. a-level law's not needed to get into law.
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Focus on maths, biology, chemistry, forget history and humanties!
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Focus on maths, biology, chemistry, forget history and humanties!
Perhaps if you had studied some humanities, you'd know that English is a West Germanic language and not a Romance one!
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Definitely biology, there is no job future in history.
Even if that were true OP didnt say they wanted to study history at uni and do it as a career, i took history A2 and biology at AS and am doing a design degree.
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(Original post by Hollyemeric)
I want to take Chemistry, Law and either History or Biology at a-level. However, as I am at a private school that I want to remain at, I’m only allowed to take 3 subject. I take both at GCSE and am prodicted A/A* in both. I really love both and want to study medicine, law, politics or business at uni. Currently I am leaning towards history as I enjoy it slightly more but that’s means I can’t go into medicine ( I don’t think). What is your advice as to what I should do/take?
Biology as a subject is pretty piss. You can memorise the book a few weeks before the exam and come out with an A. The grade boundaries are super low. As long as you have a pretty good memory and can cram well you'll be fine. I don't take History but it seems like it requires a lot of essay based skills which take longer to learn. Pick biology - it's so easy that I used to refer to it as my second forgotten A level
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I took history of oppression and equality which included South Africa, the British empire and American history from when it was founded till current day. Long story short it sucked but it was easy, biology at alevel is extremely hard. A's are around 60% of a paper and students still struggle, so take that into consideration, many of my friends failed the as and found the alevel super challenging.
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For design and similar subjects history and art are more than enough then!
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Yes there is , sort your facts right .
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Just realised how old this thread is! Bet CoolCavy didn't expect to get a rep from me for a post she made 8 months ago
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