Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by hellodave5)
    Generally speaking Law courses, from my limited knowledge, are very selective for Law LLB courses... and so would take some consideration of GCSE's. For law you could definitely bring up your application through good A levels and some experience in a law related environment.
    Applications to medicine sort of expect a bit of experience in medicine before starting the course - though they accept that it is often difficult to attain direct experience with patients.
    thanks for this, but isn't law really long
    Offline

    17
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Zeroic)
    thanks for this, but isn't law really long
    A law degree (LLB) is three years I think. Medicine is 5.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    thanks for the replies so based on the things i've said so far, what do you think would be the perfect career for me
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    Don't pick a career at this stage unless you know that you want to work at it for the rest of your life - few 16/17 year olds have much of a clue about their future (me included). You should do what YOU enjoy and are good at, rather than satisfying teachers because it is your life and you will want to live with the consequences of your own actions. If you're good at the humanities, do them, medicine by the sounds of it wouldn't suit you.
    Offline

    9
    ReputationRep:
    Getting told to pick a career at 15 is absolutely stupid.
    Offline

    13
    ReputationRep:
    Remember, there are plenty of opportunities in life for different jobs. You don't have to decide something now, but know that you don't have to carry on with the same career for the rest of your life. I know of a surgeon who gave up his career because he knew he would enjoy animation more, now he works for disney, designing and animating games.
    Don't think that your life is a one track plan. Also, if you don't have the grades you want, there is still time to improve. Perhaps medicine isn't for you though, if you are good at humanities then study humanities if you like it. There are many uni courses for humanity subjects. What you do at uni doesn't have to be what career you do.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by C_G)
    Getting told to pick a career at 15 is absolutely stupid.
    thanks for the replies guys and lol yeah but everyone says jobs are dying out, and it's pressure from school alot
    • PS Helper
    Offline

    15
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Zeroic)
    thanks for the replies guys and lol yeah but everyone says jobs are dying out, and it's pressure from school alot
    I highly doubt your school are actually saying 'pick your future career right now or else'. Think of a vague subject area. You already said medicine, but it seems like you only want that because it's 'prestigious' rather than because you have any real skill in useful subject areas (like maths) or have any real vested interest in it. You can get good jobs with history and english degrees, they're just not going to be as 'obvious' as those from a medicine degree.

    Pick what you like and are good at.
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Zeroic)
    thanks, ill try to use this as motivation
    you are very likely not to get into med/dent

    i know myriads of straight a graders ( naturally, not the revise for gcse types) who got rejected for med.

    I suggest you aim for med but dont be dissapointed if you dont make it.

    I would look at different careers, ask others in them
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    Yeah I guess I should look into another field, anyone got any ideas, I like history and sociology
    • PS Helper
    Offline

    15
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Zeroic)
    Yeah I guess I should look into another field, anyone got any ideas, I like history and sociology
    Then consider history and sociology. History is a good degree to have, lots of transferable skills.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by TheWorldEndsWithMe)
    Then consider history and sociology. History is a good degree to have, lots of transferable skills.
    into what, one thing i dont wanna do is get into teaching
    • PS Helper
    Offline

    15
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Zeroic)
    into what, one thing i dont wanna do is get into teaching
    Into any generic grad job - which is what I believe most people do. Or there's ways to get from other degrees into Law and Accounting and stuff like that.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by TheWorldEndsWithMe)
    Into any generic grad job - which is what I believe most people do. Or there's ways to get from other degrees into Law and Accounting and stuff like that.
    thanks
    • Very Important Poster
    • Study Helper
    Offline

    21
    (Original post by Zeroic)
    And I didn't know what to do
    I'm now going into year 11 and I guess I always wanted to do something in medicine or something, but i'll be honest with you, i don't have strong grade, i'm a b- student at best, i don't motivate myself to do any form of good work or revise however it struck me that i really need to up my game in year 11, though that being said i might have to do foundation for maths, so please tell me honestly, do i even stand a chance

    subjects that i am good at are humanity subjects like sociology and history though
    Firstly, you don't need to decide on a career that you want to do right now, you still have some time to decide and change, school just want you to think of possibilities for future career choices.

    If you want to go into medicine, you'll have to work really really hard and you need to work on your maths too, the highest you can get in foundation is a C. I'd suggest get the MathsWatch CD to help you with maths (it's brilliant!) or/and revision guide + textbook and work from that, get extra help from teacher if possible. Otherwise just get a tutor if that doesn't work.

    If that fails, you can think about your other options, you said you wanted to do practical work, you do well at humanties and you seem to want to go into health care/science. There are many things you can look into with those in mind
 
 
 
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Poll
    Did TEF Bronze Award affect your UCAS choices?
    Useful resources

    Study tools

    Rosette

    Essay expert

    Learn to write like a pro with our ultimate essay guide.

    Thinking about uni already?

    Thinking about uni already?

    See where you can apply with our uni match tool

    Student chat

    Ask a question

    Chat to other GCSE students and get your study questions answered.

    Creating

    Make study resources

    Create all the resources you need to get the grades.

    Planner

    Create your own Study Plan

    Organise all your homework and exams so you never miss another deadline.

    Resources by subject

    From flashcards to mind maps; there's everything you need for all of your GCSE subjects.

    Papers

    Find past papers

    100s of GCSE past papers for all your subjects at your fingertips.

    Help out other students

    Can you help? Study help unanswered threads

    Groups associated with this forum:

    View associated groups
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

    Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

    Quick reply
    Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.