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My plan is to take Biology, Chemistry and Maths but I found the last maths paper quite hard. Would it still be okay for me to do Biology, Chemistry and Psychology instead?
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Depends what you want to go into within the medicinal area
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My plan is to take Biology, Chemistry and Maths but I found the last maths paper quite hard. Would it still be okay for me to do Biology, Chemistry and Psychology instead?
No problem with those choices unless your heart is set on Cambridge/Oxford who prefer Maths/Physics.
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Depends what you want to go into within the medicinal area
I want to eventually become a paediatrician
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No problem with those choices unless your heart is set on Cambridge/Oxford who prefer Maths/Physics.
Okay then!! I was hoping for some in London like imperial and ucl
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My plan is to take Biology, Chemistry and Maths but I found the last maths paper quite hard. Would it still be okay for me to do Biology, Chemistry and Psychology instead?
OP a thread has been created specifically for stuff like that https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=5611422

As @laycity said, there is no preference for vast majority of medical schools - just choose any subject which you think you are most likely to get an A* in!

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Depends what you want to go into within the medicinal area
No it doesn't! No one in specialty training looks at your A-Level subject choices!
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No it doesn't! No one in specialty training looks at your A-Level subject choices!
Oh interesting! I was told to be a doctor you have to have maths, chemistry and biology A levels 😕
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Oh interesting! I was told to be a doctor you have to have maths, chemistry and biology A levels 😕


Whoever told you that is wrong.

Read this for the actual information: https://www.medschools.ac.uk/media/2...al-schools.pdf
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Whoever told you that is wrong.

Read this for the actual information: https://www.medschools.ac.uk/media/2...al-schools.pdf
It must be recommended then if it’s not a necessary thing. I thought you had to have at least chemistry and biology though
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It must be recommended then if it’s not a necessary thing. I thought you had to have at least chemistry and biology though
Yes, at least Chem or Biology (or both).

Have you read the PDF file or the TSR thread that I linked? All the information is there so there's no need for debate.

Cambridge would prefer Maths - but it's a preference not a requirement.
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Oh yeah I’m not debating just wondering out loud, sorry! That’s great then, didn’t know that
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check uni websites.. some require bio chem + maths/science whereas others don’t
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hey I'm in U6 and I applied to medicine (firm choice is st Andrews):

- most, if not all, uni will ask for chemistry and at least an A. I haven't come across a UK uni that doesn't ask for an A in chem
- Biology is incredibly useful, quite hard work but if you're into medicine it will give you some essential foundations
- most unis ask for chemistry plus one other science, this can be maths/physics/biology or some accept psychology as a science, they will specify if they do or don't. but if you're not sure email admissions
- if you're on the fence about maths, *don't do it*, just some personal advice. maths this year has been a bit of a disaster. I was really confident in GCSE maths and I did ad maths as well, yet U6 maths has just been very difficult. if you want to spare yourself, definitely take psychology instead.
- some uni like your third to be a humanities (e.g. Brighton and Sussex) but that's not necessary if it's not your thing

personally I am taking chem, bio, maths and PE. PE has been a godsend as it's biology but a bit simplified plus some basic movement physics and some history/politics which makes it interesting.
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My plan is to take Biology, Chemistry and Maths but I found the last maths paper quite hard. Would it still be okay for me to do Biology, Chemistry and Psychology instead?
not sure, i suspect it will be fine but you could always email some Uni admissions tutors and ask their opinion (just be careful how you word the message, and they will be honest and let you know exact implications).

I would say medical degrees aren't easy and i wouldn't recommend picking a levels just because you struggle now, pick the path for best preparation and put the extra work in, if you want it enough you can make it happen, push through adversity not side step it. good luck!
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hey I'm in U6 and I applied to medicine (firm choice is st Andrews):

- most, if not all, uni will ask for chemistry and at least an A. I haven't come across a UK uni that doesn't ask for an A in chem
- Biology is incredibly useful, quite hard work but if you're into medicine it will give you some essential foundations
- most unis ask for chemistry plus one other science, this can be maths/physics/biology or some accept psychology as a science, they will specify if they do or don't. but if you're not sure email admissions
- if you're on the fence about maths, *don't do it*, just some personal advice. maths this year has been a bit of a disaster. I was really confident in GCSE maths and I did ad maths as well, yet U6 maths has just been very difficult. if you want to spare yourself, definitely take psychology instead.
- some uni like your third to be a humanities (e.g. Brighton and Sussex) but that's not necessary if it's not your thing

personally I am taking chem, bio, maths and PE. PE has been a godsend as it's biology but a bit simplified plus some basic movement physics and some history/politics which makes it interesting.
U6 maths? What’s that if you don’t mind me asking..? 🥺
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upper sixth, last year of UK secondary education before university
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U6 maths? What’s that if you don’t mind me asking..? 🥺
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upper sixth, last year of UK secondary education before university
lol didn’t know it was called that, thanks!
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haha that's ok, some schools call it year 13 if that helps
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lol didn’t know it was called that, thanks!
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haha that's ok, some schools call it year 13 if that helps
yeah that’s what i know it as, just generally called sixth form with year 12 and 13
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