i have a lot of time to choose my a levels but i need some help, as idk the best ones to study some form of biology at university (either medicine or some form of neuroscience). i want to go into research.
so far ive picked chemistry for definite (as apparently thats the one you MUST have) psychology as it interests me and its an essay subject (i might swap it for history or eng lit, but probably not) but then idk whether to pick biology or maths. biology because it'd make more sense if im doing medicine, and the topic on genetics is interesting to me. but maths i think would make my subjects more varied because that focuses on problem solving skills, and im better at maths anyway.
or does it not matter? is biology necessary for medicine/neuroscience (or any other branch of neurology like neuropsychology or smth) or do you just need chemistry + one other subject from bio, physics or maths?
I think biology is more important because straight away you said you wanted to study some form of biology at university, but maths is also very important for many degrees in case you change your mind. You could consider doing four if you feel that you could take on the immense workload, or swapping out psychology to do maths, chemistry and biology because those are the 'standard' for degrees such as medicine. At the end of the day it's what you want to do the most and what you feel will help you in the future so it is probably good to go with any gut feelings after considering course requirements at university from researching the different uni degrees.
Yes, chemistry is always required for medicine, so biology and maths without chemistry at a level, would not work.
I love psychology it's my favourite subject- is so interesting and helpful if you want to do neuroscience. Chemisty, biology and psychology sound like a good trio.