(Original post by LenaLights)
I've done my AS levels. Just waiting my results next week.
Then onto the A2's.
I study Biology, Chemistry, Maths and Theology/Philosophy for my A Levels.
I enjoy them all really. But I know my strongest two subjects are Chemistry and Maths.
I got 4A*s, 5As and 1B at GCSE level, (and I had 6 months off school during the GCSE year due to a LOT of operations/illness)
I'm predicted for my AS Levels to get AAAA in all of them. But I've superbly messed up my Maths, to the point where I reckon I will have a C (because I KNOW I did terrible in a module - couldn't answer anything really!)
I was going to apply for Medicine at university, as it has been my dream ever since I was about 4. I have no family pressure for this.
Literally given up on this because I have not been able to get any work experience anywhere until AFTER the deadline for applications/interviews. Also, I couldn't even get in a hospice/care home/volunteer work or anything. Literally spent a whole month on the phone to be told i'm either too young (I'm 17) or that I don't live in the right area, or that they don't take volunteers.
So I gave up on that.
Then I decided Pharmacy. I did do a two day work experience placement, which I throughly enjoyed. I could honestly see myself doing somethign like this.
But, then I think about doing a Chemistry or Biology or Biomedical Sciences or Theology degreee, because I am so undecided...
I have no idea what to do now.
I'm slightly panicking, because on Pharmacy, they say they want me to have experience of working in a *caring role*. But I haven't been able to get in anywhere! The best I have done is some communitry action, helping out at my primary school with yr's 6 and 4 with ict and art class. I also am a peer mentor (anti-bullying stuff), academic mentor, form helper, prefect and I participate lots in choirs and orchestras.
I try and get as involved as I can, but it's difficult to have gotten into nurserys or care homes, so I think that maybe I couldn't get into Pharmacy?????
I did have a sort of caring role, which will always be with me which is my grandfather was diagnosed with terminal cancer. I along with my grandmother cared for him. I was the one to help give him his drugs everyday, setting out times and everything. It did make me realise the important of the drugs and how they helped to in a way, comforrt him on his passing.
I know that I can freely talk about my own experiences in being in hospital, not through work experience and shadowing, but personally, because of all of my sickness and operations. It did make me realise how many sides there are to working in a hospital and all of the roles etc.
I'm so confused about what on earth to do as a degree.
My family said maybe to pick a university I like and find a degree within it I want to do, but I'm so confused with what to pick, because I realise this decision is going to affect me, not just for the next 5 years whilst in university, but also with what job I am going to do and everything!!
I'm super worried I don't have enough experience. I know I can get the three A's I need if I set my mind to it, and possibly an A* in chemistry.
But how did you pick your degree? My friends just *know* what to pick, but I'm so confused.
My college want my personal statement in for checking by the end of September, and I'm getting more and more worried, because I can't even look at universities until I have my degree.
Any help appreciated. Thanks
- Lena x