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I'm currently in secondary school I've chosen to do Psychology, Biology and Chemistry for my A-levels wanting to do something related to medicine, but I also wanted to try and do engineering... I was going to change my A-levels to Maths, Biology and Chemistry or Physics, Biology and Maths, as I was told I was limiting myself with what universities I can get into with my previous options and I tried using UCAS but I'm still unsure, but I'm afraid I won't enjoy those.

If I do keep the options of biology, chemistry and psychology, what good career can you go into with these subjects?
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Dentistry it involves a lot of design and art like engineering. Constant use of hands as well.
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Lots of universities say the required a-levels or helpful subjects for the specific course! The complete university guide is also a really good website for things like this.
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I’ve had a little look and it says that biology and chemistry are essential which might mean that you can be a little flexible with your third subject. Don’t forget that you can take 4 subjects if you want!
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Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing and Allied Health courses.
Biomedical Science, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Biology, Plant Science, Environmental Science, Marine / Ocean Science.
Zoology, Animal Science, Veterinary Science, Vet Nursing, Animal Behaviour
Psychology, Neuroscience.
Sports Science, Nutrition, Dietetics.
Etc, etc.
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You could try to do 4 A Levels: Biology, Chemistry, Maths and Physics. That way you keep your options open.
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(Original post by emek4official)
You could try to do 4 A Levels: Biology, Chemistry, Maths and Physics. That way you keep your options open.
Its recommended that you don't do 4 A level subjects. No University wants more than 3, and doing more is likely to lead to lower grades all round. AAA will always look better than ABBB
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Thank you so much for the responses! I’ll review what was said and ask for advice again.
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(Original post by Celzo7)
I'm currently in secondary school I've chosen to do Psychology, Biology and Chemistry for my A-levels wanting to do something related to medicine, but I also wanted to try and do engineering... I was going to change my A-levels to Maths, Biology and Chemistry or Physics, Biology and Maths, as I was told I was limiting myself with what universities I can get into with my previous options and I tried using UCAS but I'm still unsure, but I'm afraid I won't enjoy those.

If I do keep the options of biology, chemistry and psychology, what good career can you go into with these subjects?
I do biology, chemistry and psychology and I want to study dentistry. It's quite a common combination for med and healthcare applicants in my school as well! Also there is no 'good' career - it's all up to what things you're looking to get out of a career (e.g. do you like hands-on work, do you like communicating with people etc.) Good luck! If you have any questions I can try to help
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(Original post by Celzo7)
I'm currently in secondary school I've chosen to do Psychology, Biology and Chemistry for my A-levels wanting to do something related to medicine, but I also wanted to try and do engineering... I was going to change my A-levels to Maths, Biology and Chemistry or Physics, Biology and Maths, as I was told I was limiting myself with what universities I can get into with my previous options and I tried using UCAS but I'm still unsure, but I'm afraid I won't enjoy those.

If I do keep the options of biology, chemistry and psychology, what good career can you go into with these subjects?
Hey

Most Universities state online their requirements for each subject, so you may be able to find a few different subject variations that fit your A-Levels around them.

I really recommend the WhatUni website (https://www.whatuni.com/) as it lets you put in a degree subject and it tells you what A-Levels are needed, and what Universities run the course too.

Despite fitting subjects around future careers which is sometimes required, I also think it is really important to pick subjects you will enjoy as A-Levels are in depth and it will help a lot

Hope this helps,
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