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anoymous77
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I'm taking Chemistry, Biology, Maths and Physics and I'm in year 12. I was considering taking as AS in physics then dropping it. However, I also wanted to do the EPQ but my school only lets a small number of people do it and I wasn't chosen. Is it better if I carry on with all four or is there no point? Will it give me an advantage when applying to unis like Cambridge and UCL if I get 3A*'s and an A or 4 A*'s over someone with just 3? Or would I just be wasting my time? Is year 13 a lot harder and a lot more work than year 12 and is it very difficult for me to get 4 very high grades. Thanks
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Hey, I'm doing the same subject as you. And as you know 4 A levels are tough as it is. Look think realistically yes it is more than welcome to aim high but there's a few that get 4A* and 3 a* is way more than enough. Do what you think is best if physics is stressing you out than say bye to it sis/bro. Literally 3 a* is excellent and on top of the 3 a* you have extracurricular so that's an amazing application overall. Im sure you will get the 4 A* if you give it your best. All the best luck x
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I'm taking Chemistry, Biology, Maths and Physics and I'm in year 12. I was considering taking as AS in physics then dropping it. However, I also wanted to do the EPQ but my school only lets a small number of people do it and I wasn't chosen. Is it better if I carry on with all four or is there no point? Will it give me an advantage when applying to unis like Cambridge and UCL if I get 3A*'s and an A or 4 A*'s over someone with just 3? Or would I just be wasting my time? Is year 13 a lot harder and a lot more work than year 12 and is it very difficult for me to get 4 very high grades. Thanks
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4 A levels is not necessary for medicine and doesn't make you stand out by having 4 compared to 3. The main thing is the grades as well as your motivation to study medicine. Most if not all medical schools only require 3 A-levels. Year 13 is more challenging and yes the workload will be a lot more than Year 12 especially as all your exams are at the end of Year 13. I would say it is your choice. I was doing 4, dropped one in Year 12 as I realised it was a huge workload and got into medicine having done 3. Doing 4 isn't mandatory but it is up to you.
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I'm taking Chemistry, Biology, Maths and Physics and I'm in year 12. I was considering taking as AS in physics then dropping it. However, I also wanted to do the EPQ but my school only lets a small number of people do it and I wasn't chosen. Is it better if I carry on with all four or is there no point? Will it give me an advantage when applying to unis like Cambridge and UCL if I get 3A*'s and an A or 4 A*'s over someone with just 3? Or would I just be wasting my time? Is year 13 a lot harder and a lot more work than year 12 and is it very difficult for me to get 4 very high grades. Thanks
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