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Medicine or Geography at university? Please help!!

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    I know I'm only in lower sixth form, and I've still got a year to go but I want to start getting work experience/extra curriculars to help wih my UCAS application next year so hear me out!

    So I am taking Chemistry, Biology and Geography for a levels. My GCSE results were:
    6A*'s (chemistry,biology,physics,geogr aphy,English lit and PE)
    6A's (maths, Spanish, English language, RE, graphic design, art)

    My a level predicted results are in ALPS band 1 (what our school use to predict a level results using GCSE results score) which is A*AA.

    I am currently tossing between apply for medicine or geography at uni. Below are the reasons for and against why I think I should/shouldn't do them.

    I have always been interested in science and the sciences are my strongest subjects at school. Human anatomy particularly interests me and I like helping people.

    However there are 2/3 main reasons that are stopping me applying. One is I don't think my GCSE results are 'good enough' for an average medical school applicant so I'm worried this would hold me back. Also I'm worried that I would get rejected for all the place I apply to (possibly due to results etc) and would have to take a gap year which I really don't want to do! Also I don't study maths a level so I'm not sure if medical schools would look down at me on this?

    I am equally interested in geography as I am in science and love both physical and human aspects of it! Lots of universities have interesting courses for geography too, especially Cambridge (although I don't think I'd have a chance of getting in).

    However my main concern with geography is there isn't a specific job to go into after (unlike medicine where you become a doctor or something else in the field). I know this shouldn't influence it but I was wondering what field of work most geography graduates go into? If anyone could shed some light on this I'd be pleased to know!

    The other course I was considering would be physiotherapy (mainly sports) as I love sports and compete to a high level (international).

    If anyone could give me any advice on this please reply! Thank you.

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