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Picking Advanced highers

Going into s6 next year and going for medicine. I got 5As in prelims with 3 being physics chemistry and maths. I dont do biology and its required for glasgow so i think ill take it at higher next year, it seems at least 2 adv highers are required so im thinking of maths adv and physics adv but we have the opportunity to take 4 subjects and a lot of english unis value advanced higher the same as a levels so want advanced chemistry. Im not the best at chemistry but i got my A in the prelim, is it worth taking advanced physics, maths, chemistry and higher biology in order to keep the option of english unis available pr will it be overwhelming. Im very strong in maths but physics and chemistry and bio would need attention to get As
As someone who’s doing Ah bio and chem two advanced highers is plenty especially if you’re taking a higher as well, I think you would spread yourself thin doing all those.
Unless you are very confident in your physics and chemistry I don’t recommend.
Also usually for English schools they are happy with 5highers and two advanced highers or at least the ones I applied to were
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Original post by Anonymous139
Going into s6 next year and going for medicine. I got 5As in prelims with 3 being physics chemistry and maths. I dont do biology and its required for glasgow so i think ill take it at higher next year, it seems at least 2 adv highers are required so im thinking of maths adv and physics adv but we have the opportunity to take 4 subjects and a lot of english unis value advanced higher the same as a levels so want advanced chemistry. Im not the best at chemistry but i got my A in the prelim, is it worth taking advanced physics, maths, chemistry and higher biology in order to keep the option of english unis available pr will it be overwhelming. Im very strong in maths but physics and chemistry and bio would need attention to get As

I'd recommend you look at the entry requirements for medical schools you are interested in. From a quick look, some of the English unis are fine with two AH. The ones I found that looked for three were looking for Biology as one of the subjects, so no use to you.

I think most schools would recommend 3 AH or 2 plus highers (and might not be able to timetable more). You'll need top grades so don't spread yourself too thin.
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Original post by S1098
I'd recommend you look at the entry requirements for medical schools you are interested in. From a quick look, some of the English unis are fine with two AH. The ones I found that looked for three were looking for Biology as one of the subjects, so no use to you.

I think most schools would recommend 3 AH or 2 plus highers (and might not be able to timetable more). You'll need top grades so don't spread yourself too thin.

https://www.medschools.ac.uk/studying-medicine/making-an-application/entry-requirements-for-2024-start

Found this webpage where you can see the entry requirements for all medical schools.

There's also useful threads in student room where you can get advice on schools to apply to, depending on your grades/test scores etc.

https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=7399844
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Original post by S1098
Original post by S1098
I'd recommend you look at the entry requirements for medical schools you are interested in. From a quick look, some of the English unis are fine with two AH. The ones I found that looked for three were looking for Biology as one of the subjects, so no use to you.

I think most schools would recommend 3 AH or 2 plus highers (and might not be able to timetable more). You'll need top grades so don't spread yourself too thin.

https://www.medschools.ac.uk/studying-medicine/making-an-application/entry-requirements-for-2024-start

Found this webpage where you can see the entry requirements for all medical schools.

There's also useful threads in student room where you can get advice on schools to apply to, depending on your grades/test scores etc.

https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=7399844


Thankyou
Original post by Saffronnn•
As someone who’s doing Ah bio and chem two advanced highers is plenty especially if you’re taking a higher as well, I think you would spread yourself thin doing all those.
Unless you are very confident in your physics and chemistry I don’t recommend.
Also usually for English schools they are happy with 5highers and two advanced highers or at least the ones I applied to were


This is helpful. Thankyou
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Original post by Anonymous139
Going into s6 next year and going for medicine. I got 5As in prelims with 3 being physics chemistry and maths. I dont do biology and its required for glasgow so i think ill take it at higher next year, it seems at least 2 adv highers are required so im thinking of maths adv and physics adv but we have the opportunity to take 4 subjects and a lot of english unis value advanced higher the same as a levels so want advanced chemistry. Im not the best at chemistry but i got my A in the prelim, is it worth taking advanced physics, maths, chemistry and higher biology in order to keep the option of english unis available pr will it be overwhelming. Im very strong in maths but physics and chemistry and bio would need attention to get As


hey i’m in the same boat, never done biology but crashing higher next year. going to take AH chem physics and maths, from what I’ve gauged from entry requirements I think it’s a pretty good idea to take ah chemistry especially if you don’t have biology yet as it’s probably just as important
Original post by jacgr


hey i’m in the same boat, never done biology but crashing higher next year. going to take AH chem physics and maths, from what I’ve gauged from entry requirements I think it’s a pretty good idea to take ah chemistry especially if you don’t have biology yet as it’s probably just as important


Yeah crash higher bio doesnt sound the worst, i did it n5 A but when i did the higher for like a month before swapping it for physics it wasnt that hard and was just complete memorisation bar some nat 5 level maths, where you trying to get in?
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Original post by Anonymous139
https://www.medschools.ac.uk/studying-medicine/making-an-application/entry-requirements-for-2024-start

Found this webpage where you can see the entry requirements for all medical schools.

There's also useful threads in student room where you can get advice on schools to apply to, depending on your grades/test scores etc.

https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=7399844


Thankyou
This thread shows you the A level requirements for medical schools - you'd need to check the up to date requirements and also the AH requirements but certainly looks like AH Chemistry would be most useful for you for English unis when you don't have Biology.

https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=5611422

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