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Okay, so lets first give you all a bit of context. I am at the end of my first year of AS, studying Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics. I achieved 4As in our recent AS Exams but I am not sure whether I want to carry on with all 4 A Levels. Particularly, I think Physics will be somewhat of a drag because, from the personal experience of having taken it this year, it can take up a disproportionately large amount of time.

I want to study Medicine at Uni and my first choice uni will either be Imperial or Cambridge. As for predicted grades, my school is probably happy to predict me 4 A* for A Levels, should I carry on with all the A Levels next year.

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If you want to drop physics drop it. It won't disadvantage you in any way.
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My last A-level exam is tomorrow morning but this year I studied Biology, Chemistry, Maths and Physics. Since the subjects lend to each other I din't feel like it was too much extra work (we'll have to wait till August to know for sure). In the end University offers are for 3 A-levels and the only reason I did 4 was to apply to Uni in Ireland.
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My only worry was that I am applying to some seriously competitive uni for a fiercely competitive course (i.e. Medicine) and I have heard that for Cambridge having 4A* prediction is better than 3A*. But, and I forgot to mention this in the post, I already have done an EPQ and got an A* (51/54) but waiting for external moderation). Do you think I can still produce a competitive application even without Physics?
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If you want to drop physics drop it. It won't disadvantage you in any way.
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My only worry was that I am applying to some seriously competitive uni for a fiercely competitive course (i.e. Medicine) and I have heard that for Cambridge having 4A* prediction is better than 3A*. But, and I forgot to mention this in the post, I already have done an EPQ and got an A* (51/54) but waiting for external moderation). Do you think I can still produce a competitive application even without Physics?
Not at all. Universities, including Oxbridge and Imperial, do not at all care about a 4th subject. It won't improve your application whatsoever. This is a false rumour spread by misguided and/or misinformed students and teachers. For medicine, the most important things are: grades in Bio and Chem + 1 more subject, aptitude tests like BMAT etc, interview and personal statement. That's it.

Don't risk your future in Medicine by doing 4 A levels and potentially not getting a good grade. Doing 3 A levels will be as competitive as doing a 4 because universities won't even look at an extra A level. It'll just be a non-factor.
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