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*MEGATHREAD* - The Ultimate 'Am I Good Enough For Medicine?' Angst Thread Mk II

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    History? Normally a good a-level

    Probably just pull anything that looks half good off the respectable list
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    (Original post by Myth717)
    Something light and different hmm Sociology ? English ? Just to show your an all rounder candidate.
    really, you think english is light?

    do soemthing like business studies
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    (Original post by Myth717)
    Something light and different hmm Sociology ? English ? Just to show your an all rounder candidate.
    I was thinking something along the lines of a Humanities or Arts-kind of subject to have a diverse range of subjects to show I'm all rounder candidate.

    Would Philosophy & Ethics be a good choice? You know, with the medical ethics and everything?
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    (Original post by tanv91)
    really, you think english is light?

    do soemthing like business studies
    I wouldn't say English is a light subject either, actually. But, I wouldn't find business studies remotely interesting. So, that's a no go, too.
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    (Original post by tanv91)
    really, you think english is light?

    do soemthing like business studies
    hmm I find English really light lol :P
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    In all honesty you could do anything (although try to avoid soft subjects). Just find something you enjoy and do it, you have all the A-levels that matter.
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    (Original post by Myth717)
    hmm I find English really light lol :P
    believe me at a level that isnt the case
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    (Original post by tanv91)
    believe me at a level that isnt the case
    lol I'm doing English lit at A-level and trust me it is the case. For English I realised all you do is chat waffle and as long as you can convince the Examiner you know what your chatting about, thats it tbh. I pulled of an A and I'm pleased with it
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    (Original post by Myth717)
    lol I'm doing English lit at A-level and trust me it is the case. For English I realised all you do is chat waffle and as long as you can convince the Examiner you know what your chatting about, thats it tbh. I pulled of an A and I'm pleased with it
    well i'm doing it too and u must be a pretty fly guy
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    (Original post by tanv91)
    well i'm doing it too and u must be a pretty fly guy
    hmm fly guy ? I doubt it lol... as a kid I read alot fantasy books, LOTR etc meh :p:
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    (Original post by tanv91)
    really, you think english is light?

    do soemthing like business studies
    I take both, English is lighter than Business, in my opinion. You can blag English, you can't with Business, you need to have appropriate knowledge. Maybe that's just the teaching at my school though :P

    OP: What interests you? Languages are tricky, but very highly valued by Unis
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    I have 2 A*, 2 A's, 5 B's and 2 C's and i'm going to medical school and had two offers.
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    along the lines that everyone else said, I had something like 1 A* 4 A's and the rest B's and C's

    It meant some uni's (Birmingham, Cambridge, Penninsula(?)) where just not an option for me, but there is definitely more than 4 medical schools that didn't just write me out due to my GCSE's!
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    Thanks for everything guys you really have put my fears to rest so thanks again.
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    is 3A*,4A,1B good enough? [B in eng lit..]
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    (Original post by Ihategcse)
    is 3A*,4A,1B good enough? [B in eng lit..]
    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki...E_Requirements

    Yes and No
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    hey guys,

    i got 4A*'s 4A's and 2B's. Three of my A*'s where in seperate science(bio,chem,phy) just wondering if this is good enough for Cardiff or Imperial? Any help would be awesome, thanks
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    Well, does anybody else have any suggestions? Still can't make up my mind...
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    (Original post by doctormoley)
    hey guys,

    i got 4A*'s 4A's and 2B's. Three of my A*'s where in seperate science(bio,chem,phy) just wondering if this is good enough for Cardiff or Imperial? Any help would be awesome, thanks
    Cardiff:You are good enough GCSE-wise
    Imperial: your GCSE's are good enough.

    ok?
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    Whatever you got good grades in at GCSE and enjoy, or think you will enjoy.

    Philosophy and Ethics will certainly be interesting, although not always directly relevant. A language or a humanity would also be fine if it's something you enjoy and are likely to get a good grade in.
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