A Level Choices!

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For A- Levels I want to take Chemistry, Biology and Maths but for my 4th option I'm stuck between Pschology, History and French. Ive really enjoyed History and French at GCSE but Pschology would be really interesting so anyone who has done any of these courses, help would be much appreciated e.g the amounts of work and exams at AS level. I also want to be a doctor so its important that I take full A levels in Biology, Chemistry and Maths. Thanks:)

Posted Mon 15th October, 2012 @ 15:47 by Chlo

5 Answers

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You don't need to take A level Maths to do medicine, that's a myth. Not all universities require A2 Biology either - some are happy with an A at AS level. Chemistry is the only essential one.

What I would say to you is that you need to choose a subject where you're most likely to achieve an A grade. Both French and history would be subjects that are different to what other candidates for medicine tend to pick so this would give you a varied background, which medical schools tend to like, or alternatively you could not take maths and take 2 out of the 3 you've proposed. History would also give you a strong essay writing subject, which is something that universities like to see with students offering all science A levels.

Answered Mon 15th October, 2012 @ 16:13 by Emma (admin)
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psychology is great, i really enjoy it and find it really interesting, i'm only in my first year so i can't really say what the exam is like, but the practice questions I've done arn't to difficult if you revise and think about what the question is asking you.

Answered Mon 15th October, 2012 @ 16:29 by Thegirlwhoknewtoomuch - Team GR
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I have always been told to pick one subject just for fun and I think that's great advise.

I would personally recommend History, as although psychology is very interesting the first topic often disengages a lot of students and there's lots of stress and memorising case studies. If you like learning languages then there's no reason not to take french, just ensure you can learn all the grammar and feel you can work towards speaking fluently. History, as Emma said, will be a good essay subject and different from the options you've already picked as it lets you explore topics that can't be assessed numerically, and you can discuss and have no right or wrong answer.

Good luck!

Answered Mon 15th October, 2012 @ 19:58 by Salisa Kaur
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im sure the 6th form or college you are going to will give you a taster or induction day where you can go to the classes and see if you would enjoy the subject... i choose history and seriously i love it but thats because i enjoy history alot and i like learning about the worlds history.... i never liked french so cant say anything about that but psychology in my 6th form i didnt like due to the teacher and the fact she was going too fast not at a pace where it suited everyone... and after i decided to drop out its an interesting subject but it depends if you would like it also because your doing it for the first time it might be a massive jump... give it a shot and if you dont like it im sure they would allow you to choose another subject

Answered Mon 15th October, 2012 @ 23:04 by sharaan
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Thankyou! This really helped!

Answered Wed 17th October, 2012 @ 16:02 by Chlo