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changing to med subjects in yr13

I am starting yr13 in sept and i currently i study maths, further maths, computer science, economics a level and epq.
I am hopeful that my school will at least allow me to take chemistry, maths, econ, epq instead.
However, after some though, I want to push for my school to allow me to take chem, bio and econ, epq instead as more schools seem to prefer both chem and bio than chem and maths (please let me know if you agree/disagree with this).

I wanted to know if realistically I could get high grades (A* in chem and A in bio) by studying the entire a level before my exams in may/june.
I was a hard working student at gcse, with 9s in all sciences and am predicted A* in econ. I am willing to work hard. But, is studying the whole of chem and bio possible before june?

Appreciate any advice. Thanks
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I personally wouldn't recommend it. I don't want to be a pessimist but doing 2 whole 2-year long A-Levels in one year seems very hard to manage especially if you have little to no clue about both subjects and their content. There is a lot of content in both but more so in Biology and it's very different from what you are used to in maths/computer science. I've done both and they are pretty difficult subjects (found Chemistry way easier, to be honest).
If you work hard I think you can get an A* in Chemistry probably. I think if you do both I fear you'll get burnt out or something as you'd have to be very intensive and then all your grades overall could suffer too. It is true that Biology is preferred in Medical schools but there are some Medical schools out there that don't require Biology. You should do some research to find which ones do and which ones don't. Once again, I don't want to be the bearer of bad news - others may disagree with me and give you different advice I just don't think you should make what in my eyes seems like a regretful choice in the long run :/

Goodluck with whatever you end up doing

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