Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    No way is Chemistry easier than Physics. No way.
    Anyway, the OP said medicine related degrees as well, a lot of which say they require biology (neuroscience usually does, biomedical science usually does...etc)
    Offline

    5
    ReputationRep:
    I would say biology as the 5th choice (but perhaps I'm biased!). Biology may not always be an essential requirement for biomedical degrees, but it will certainly be helpful.
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by im so academic)
    I say biology, because I doubt you can do medicine without biology, and even if you can, I say it would be really helpful.

    tbh, you don't need economics to do economics, however; further maths is better for economics - which is good as you're taking it.

    so do:

    maths
    further amths
    chemistry
    physics
    biology
    Biology is not compulsory.
    As long as you have chemistry and two other sciences to AS, the you meet the entry requirements even for Cambridge.
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by A Stranger in Moscow)
    No way is Chemistry easier than Physics. No way.
    Anyway, the OP said medicine related degrees as well, a lot of which say they require biology (neuroscience usually does, biomedical science usually does...etc)
    I suppose it depends on the relative exam boards, but I can only speak from my own experience. For chemistry, you need GCSE-level maths skills and be able to memorise complex concepts. The questions -- and therefore answers -- are highly conventional and predictable in chemistry. Physics is much less straight forward, and success is more dependent upon natural ability; revision by itself is not good enough.
    Offline

    13
    (Original post by Ben77mc)
    Biology is not compulsory.
    As long as you have chemistry and two other sciences to AS, the you meet the entry requirements even for Cambridge.
    I didn't say it was.

    However, compulsory or not, if you're gonna do medicine, personally I would expect at least Biology AS - regardless of what unis say.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    excuse my bluntness

    but you sound like a bit of an arse
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by im so academic)
    I didn't say it was.

    However, compulsory or not, if you're gonna do medicine, personally I would expect at least Biology AS - regardless of what unis say.
    So, the tutors at Cambridge are wrong?

    you really piss me off.
    Offline

    17
    ReputationRep:
    i could only do four (not that i mind) though i couldnt do physics and chemistry at the same time so i had to do biology, and my school didnt do further maths so that wasnt an option...

    basicaly you have it good
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    If you might want to be a dr surely u'd be better off taking 4 spending p.s doing homework and getting ALOT of work experience because you cant get in without very high grades and proof of your interest so volunteer work reguarly at a hospital would be useful - plus i dont think you have to have biology just 3 science related subjects which is maths chem and physics - concentrate on getting those grades into the 90% region and then you will still get into economics courses if that is what you decide you want to do
    Offline

    15
    ReputationRep:
    Biology... if you are even considering medicine, it's vital anyway. And you'll be okay for finance courses with Maths/Further maths, but you won't be okay for medicine without biology.
 
 
 
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Poll
    Brussels sprouts
    Help with your A-levels

    All the essentials

    The adventure begins mug

    Student life: what to expect

    What it's really like going to uni

    Rosette

    Essay expert

    Learn to write like a pro with our ultimate essay guide.

    Uni match

    Uni match

    Our tool will help you find the perfect course for you

    Study planner

    Create a study plan

    Get your head around what you need to do and when with the study planner tool.

    Study planner

    Resources by subject

    Everything from mind maps to class notes.

    Hands typing

    Degrees without fees

    Discover more about degree-level apprenticeships.

    A student doing homework

    Study tips from A* students

    Students who got top grades in their A-levels share their secrets

    Study help links and info

    Can you help? Study help unanswered threadsRules and posting guidelines

    Sponsored content:

    HEAR

    HEAR

    Find out how a Higher Education Achievement Report can help you prove your achievements.

    Groups associated with this forum:

    View associated groups
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

    Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

    Quick reply
    Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.