What's better to take at A-Level history or further maths?

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I've decided on taking biology, chemistry and maths I would either like to do medicine or accountancy?

Posted Thu 31st May, 2012 @ 22:00 by SS

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TBH i think taking maths and further maths at the same time is useless. You're just putting more pressure on yourself. I don't think history will do you any good in medicine. But it's your life. Whatever you enjoy most! Why don't you do further maths at A-levels for the first year and if you don't like it drop it, if you do carry on.

For Medicine, It is necessary to do Biology, Chemistry and Maths. You can do Physics or Further Maths for the 4th option. 

Answered Thu 31st May, 2012 @ 22:05 by LP-FTW
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Thanks, that's what i was going to do. If I chose further maths then I would have dropped it. However, if I choose history won't it possibly show that I'm versatile?

Answered Thu 31st May, 2012 @ 22:07 by SS
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Yes it could actually. But the other options will make it easier for you to follow your career.  

Answered Thu 31st May, 2012 @ 22:10 by LP-FTW
Edited by LP-FTW on Thu 31st May, 2012 @ 22:10
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I'm doing the exact same as you! I'm taking biology, chemistry and maths, but i couldn't decide for a fourth between english lit and history or further maths. The reason english lit or history is good is because it does show you're versatile apparently, but apparently history is even more regarded for medicine. As for further maths, it does say that uni's really like it but I don't know whether for myself I would prefer to take a break with a different subject like history instead of loading myself for two heavy maths subjects. So overall I think I will take history, but I'm still not 100% sure **

Answered Fri 1st June, 2012 @ 11:04 by Terrie
Edited by Terrie on Fri 1st June, 2012 @ 11:05
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i read that medicine universities don't like you to do maths and further maths, because they are too similar for them to be counted as two separate subjects.

Answered Fri 1st June, 2012 @ 12:46 by dimestorepoet
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According to www.bestcourse4me.com if you wanted to study accountancy more people take history than they do further maths. However most people who choose further maths and do an accountancy degree get a better grade than those who choose history.

Howver if you wanted to study to study medicine most people also take history and get a higher grade in it than those who did a medicine course and chose further maths.

These are just the stats - I find it's always useful to know them!

My advice would be with go for history I think the people who have commented above have given pretty good reasons for it

Hope this helps have a further look into it and good luck :)

Answered Fri 1st June, 2012 @ 14:36 by Georgia
Edited by Georgia on Fri 1st June, 2012 @ 14:37