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    I have to make my final choice for the subjects I want to study at A levels, the day after my GCSE results. So, I'm definitely doing chemistry, biology, maths, and possibly further maths. I'm hoping to get into medicine. However, I'm unsure as to whether to choose economics or psychology as the fourth subject.

    Friends and family have told me economics has more prospects and more career options. But, I want to also do psychology because its very interesting, although universities don't consider it as strict science.

    So, a little advice please?


    You have already chosen three subjects that are perfect for medicine. You don't need any more A-levels, so if you choose any additional subjects just go for maximum interest or enjoyment.

    I would say Psych is more sciencey and related to medicine than Economics.

    I don't think it really matters that much, tbh. Just pick the one you find the most interesting and thus more likely to do well in.

    Do whichever one you think you would enjoy more. Personally I would find psychology a lot more enjoyable than economics even if it is less respected but it depends on what you like. It's you who will be doing the subject so only you know which is best for you.
    • Thread Starter

    Hmmm..I'm thinking psychology it is, which was my initial choice.
    Thanks guys!


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