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Would I be disadvantaged applying for medicine with a business A level?

Im picking my A level subjects soon, with hopes of doing medicine. I wanted to pick an "easy" subject for my 3rd a level to help me to get an A in it but people are telling me that Universities wont accept me with business as it isnt respected.
(the same applies for geography).
Is this true? Should I do something like maths instead?
Won't make a difference for any medical school except cambridge (which requires 3 STEM subjects). All others have no preference and those with a STEM subject and those wirh a non-STEM subject for their 3rd choice are similarly successful.
Original post by artful_lounger
Won't make a difference for any medical school except cambridge (which requires 3 STEM subjects). All others have no preference and those with a STEM subject and those wirh a non-STEM subject for their 3rd choice are similarly successful.

Thanks so much!
Original post by School_Student99
Thanks so much!


i did chem bio and business and i got 4/4 med offers this year !!
Original post by ncsokjkjdcjk
i did chem bio and business and i got 4/4 med offers this year !!

Wow, nice job on getting those offers! What unis did you apply to? and what grades did you get for A levels and GCSEs
i applied to newcastle, kcl ARU and aston!! as i was retake i had limited options but i got AAA and i had 998888877 at GCSE, if you need any help with your application let me know!!
Original post by School_Student99
Wow, nice job on getting those offers! What unis did you apply to? and what grades did you get for A levels and GCSEs


thank you!!!
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Original post by School_Student99
Im picking my A level subjects soon, with hopes of doing medicine. I wanted to pick an "easy" subject for my 3rd a level to help me to get an A in it but people are telling me that Universities wont accept me with business as it isnt respected.
(the same applies for geography).
Is this true? Should I do something like maths instead?

Hey, you might find this post useful it certainly helped me a lot: https://cloudlearn.co.uk/article/best-a-levels-for-medicine. It covers a list of essential and supplementary subjects, along with entry requirements for some universities. Best of luck!

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