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I want to become a doctor and I want to take four subjects. I will definitely pick math, bio, and chem. However, I am unsure whether to pick economic, politics, or psychology as the fourth one. Perhaps my reasoning behind my choices could give u a clear idea.
Economic: I think it could help me manage my taxes and future financial situation.
Politic.:my father wants to be involved in politics in his country which I Bangladesh but I am worried politics in the UK will only teach laws in the UK.
Psychology: understanding the human mind can help me how to deal with patients.Guys which one shall I choose?
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They're all nice, respectable essay subjects, really. I'm doing Economics as of right now, and I love it, and I'd recommend it to absolutely anyone, but I bet tons of people in this thread could come and say the exact same for Politics and Psychology.

Economics is sort of mildly maths-based, which does feed into your other subjects well, and I know a lot of people in my Economics class who have a similar A-Level combination to you.
Personally, I'd say either Psychology or Economics, as I think they may be more useful if pursuing a medical field. Consider which one you think you can get the highest grade in, and look at the specifications for each exam board to see which one interests you most.
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I'd suggest psychology. I did psychology and liked how it had a nice balance between essays, science and a bit of maths. The fact that you are doing biology means you may find the biopsychology chapter (AQA) easier and there were quite a few people in my psychology class and the other class who took biology.
Hope this helps and I'm happy to answer any questions you have about psychology
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(Original post by JUST WANNA STUDY)
I want to become a doctor and I want to take four subjects. I will definitely pick math, bio, and chem. However, I am unsure whether to pick economic, politics, or psychology as the fourth one. Perhaps my reasoning behind my choices could give u a clear idea.
Economic: I think it could help me manage my taxes and future financial situation.
Politic.:my father wants to be involved in politics in his country which I Bangladesh but I am worried politics in the UK will only teach laws in the UK.
Psychology: understanding the human mind can help me how to deal with patients.Guys which one shall I choose?
Having done the top 3 subjects do you really want to do 4 subjects I fully understand your passion but most medical schools have offers for 3 subjects and a 4th won't do much as far as it looks I'd say switch maths for psychology if you aren't a mad maths fan because it does get icky
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Having done the top 3 subjects do you really want to do 4 subjects I fully understand your passion but most medical schools have offers for 3 subjects and a 4th won't do much as far as it looks I'd say switch maths for psychology if you aren't a mad maths fan because it does get icky
yes .I do.iliek maths.I just want to know which one out of psychology and economic sound appealing?
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There is an entire section of TSR about Applying for Medicine - read it all - https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki/medicine

General Guide to Choosing 6th Form subjects - https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/a-l...-your-subjects
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(Original post by JUST WANNA STUDY)
I want to become a doctor and I want to take four subjects. I will definitely pick math, bio, and chem. However, I am unsure whether to pick economic, politics, or psychology as the fourth one. Perhaps my reasoning behind my choices could give u a clear idea.
Economic: I think it could help me manage my taxes and future financial situation.
Politic.:my father wants to be involved in politics in his country which I Bangladesh but I am worried politics in the UK will only teach laws in the UK.
Psychology: understanding the human mind can help me how to deal with patients.Guys which one shall I choose?
I think Psychology is good
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(Original post by JUST WANNA STUDY)
I want to become a doctor and I want to take four subjects. I will definitely pick math, bio, and chem. However, I am unsure whether to pick economic, politics, or psychology as the fourth one. Perhaps my reasoning behind my choices could give u a clear idea.
Economic: I think it could help me manage my taxes and future financial situation.
Politic.:my father wants to be involved in politics in his country which I Bangladesh but I am worried politics in the UK will only teach laws in the UK.
Psychology: understanding the human mind can help me how to deal with patients.Guys which one shall I choose?
I would recommend choosing 3 A Levels at most. Universities don't care if you got 3 A's or 5 A*'s at A Levels as long as you get AAA at A Level most universities will be fine with that.

Plus it's better to do 3 A Levels and get AAA or higher than 4 and get AABB which will not get you a place in medicine. The added workload is also something to consider, as it can be a lot as well.
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Having done the top 3 subjects do you really want to do 4 subjects I fully understand your passion but most medical schools have offers for 3 subjects and a 4th won't do much as far as it looks I'd say switch maths for psychology if you aren't a mad maths fan because it does get icky
I did the taster session and i realise 3 is better.4 will be the end of me
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I'd suggest psychology. I did psychology and liked how it had a nice balance between essays, science and a bit of maths. The fact that you are doing biology means you may find the biopsychology chapter (AQA) easier and there were quite a few people in my psychology class and the other class who took biology.
Hope this helps and I'm happy to answer any questions you have about psychology
how many hours did you study for psychology after school every day?
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They're all nice, respectable essay subjects, really. I'm doing Economics as of right now, and I love it, and I'd recommend it to absolutely anyone, but I bet tons of people in this thread could come and say the exact same for Politics and Psychology.

Economics is sort of mildly maths-based, which does feed into your other subjects well, and I know a lot of people in my Economics class who have a similar A-Level combination to you.
Personally, I'd say either Psychology or Economics, as I think they may be more useful if pursuing a medical field. Consider which one you think you can get the highest grade in, and look at the specifications for each exam board to see which one intera
as u did economics can u tell me whether the people who did not do economics alevel would be able to manage themselves financially?
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how many hours did you study for psychology after school every day?
I never did a set schedule of a set number of hours for revision but I probably worked too much as I'm a bit of a workaholic. Overall, as I tried to divide my time equally between my subjects, in terms of frees, I probably around 6 of them revising psychology, I would do at least 4 hours after school every third day (I liked to dedicate each day to a specific subject unless I had assessments coming up or assignments), which increased during lockdown, in Summer holidays (only because my end of year 12 exams had been postponed to the first week back) and throughout year 13, and if I had dedicated a day in the weekend to psychology then I would start between 9 and 11 and finish at the same time as a school day
Sorry if this is really confusing but I hope it helps
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Biology and psychology a levels will really complement each other. I'm currently studying medicine and also did 4 a levels but my extra one was further maths purely out of interest. Overall I'd say choose a 4th a level that you'll really enjoy as it'll get VERY tough in year 13.
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as u did economics can u tell me whether the people who did not do economics alevel would be able to manage themselves financially?
I mean...yes? The vast majority of people don't do Economics A-Level, but it doesn't mean they all spiral into crippling debt. There's other online resources which can advise people on how to manage their day-to-day finances.
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