Do you think my A-Level choices are too ‘easy’ or not ‘challenging’ enough?? I would like to go into Medicine. Any help would be really appreciated. I’m thinking of choosing- Chemistry, Biology, English Literature and Psychology.  x x x

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A LEVEL OPTIONS

Posted Tue 8th January, 2013 @ 19:38 by Lullu

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I'm still at GCSE but I chose Chem and Bio too, my cousin also chose these and she said that they are very challenging and you need to be focused on getting work done.

Hope that helps :)

Also she wants to go into VetMed and chose these two options :)

Answered Tue 8th January, 2013 @ 19:45 by :) PurpleJaguar (: - Team GR
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Yeah should be fine! Just check certain unis that you're thinking of applying to and what they require in case you need something else like maths, but those should be fine and trust me - they are challenging enough!

Answered Tue 8th January, 2013 @ 21:08 by Joanne
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Hi there, I've applied to medical school this year and just received a place :) I think your choices are excellent! I chose biology, chemistry maths and physics, which is good but very limited to the sciences. Many places love a humanity like English, but bare in mind it could limit your chances of getting into oxbridge/imperial because the interviews are often very science based and the BMAT test required for Oxbridge contains a lot of physics. But if your not dead set on Oxbridge I think they're good choices. Biology and chemistry are a must, and psychology will also help for many interview questions, like ethics. Good luck! It's a really hard stretch to get into medical school but im sure it'll be a great career to go into :)

Answered Tue 8th January, 2013 @ 21:09 by Ross Edwards
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I'm doing the same a levels as you! :O

I'm also intending to apply for medicine this year. I agree with Ross up there - go for it! As long as you have done your research into medical schools  etc and get an AAA at the end of year 13 you'll do great :D

Answered Tue 8th January, 2013 @ 22:47 by Priya Farmah
Edited by Priya Farmah on Tue 8th January, 2013 @ 22:48
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Kelly-Daisy is right - all alevels are hard. I went into alevels thinking - I did well at GCSE and everyone says alevels are hard but I think they were just lazy. I was so wrong. I learnt it the hard way too. My first class tests were like Ds and Es. But if you really put some effort in, you'll be ok. Biology and Chemistry are generally best for medicine so you should be fine. They are quite challenging though, and you have to have patience because you won't just get good grades straight away. 

Answered Wed 9th January, 2013 @ 17:00 by Tilly - Team GR
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Well biology and chemistry are musts, but psychology and english literature are great too because they show that you're well rounded, and very academic (not gonna lie, they're really hard, and English Literature, despite what silly journalists say, is one of the traditional "academic" subjects that universities really love). Maybe if i put it this way... Medical schools in universities are constantly getting Maths/Science students. If you do Science AND the arts, you stand out because you've got what they've got and more :P

Answered Sat 12th January, 2013 @ 16:25 by Bethan
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all a levels are challenging, I have learnt that the hard way

Answered Wed 9th January, 2013 @ 09:52 by Kelly-Daisy
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Thank you alL for the really helpful comments!! I really apreciate it. I've been to a few sixth-form/ collage open evenings, and after looking at different subjects, I've decided to finalise the following- bio, chem, physic and english lit. Physics seemed much more interesting than psychology as I had originally planned! x

Answered Sun 13th January, 2013 @ 10:53 by Lullu
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AND CONGRATUALATIONS ROSS!

Answered Sun 13th January, 2013 @ 10:54 by Lullu
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Physics is very interesting. A challenging subject, but a good choice. Good luck, with your Alevels.

Answered Sun 13th January, 2013 @ 10:55 by Tilly - Team GR
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I would suggest taking three science A levels because it will increase your chances of getting in to medical school

Answered Sun 13th January, 2013 @ 11:13 by Hannah