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    (Original post by anatomical frog)
    http://www.study.cam.ac.uk/undergrad...rses/medicine/
    http://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/under..._entrance.html
    http://www.shef.ac.uk/medicine/prosp...g/entryrequire

    Biology is only recommended, so long as you have maths or physics. As far as I'm aware, this is because biology looks also at plant biology, which is irrelevant in medicine.

    Obviously though biology is useful to see if you're actually going to be interested in the topics in medicine. I agree with you, it's the OP's decision at the end of the day, and maths as an A Level is useful in more careers and courses than biology.
    yeah I didn't mean there wasn't any it is just that it would restrict where they can apply quite a lot
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    (Original post by nick d terrier)
    Sorry I didn't actually think you were insane more using it as a figure of speech however I understand it was a bit harsh. I am not normally like that I promise

    I do agree with your point that parents should have a say but only if they are reasonable and do not sound like as in the OP situation trying to force them to do something if they have an actual worthwhile goal themselves. If they had the potential to study a worthwhile degree at uni but instead just wanted to sit at home playing xbox for example then it would be different but the OP was being reasonable so therefore the mother had no need to choose for him

    It is fine. You are absolutely right. I apologise again for my post, my meaning was not clear. I hope the OP also understands my intended meaning.


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    Your mum is off her head
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    (Original post by DashingHero)
    Thought I might just say that I studied Maths, Further Maths, Chemistry and German at AS, dropped German in A2 and am now studying Mechanical Engineering at Aston Uni. I know it's not cambridge or oxford but Aston's brilliant for engineering I was told that studying a language amongst the maths and science added 'spice' to my application and that it's generally an unusual mixture, which helps to make me stand out amongst other applications. Languages are good for businesses anyway so depending what you want to do at the end of uni a language would be good
    Might I ask what grades you got at the end of A2? My ASs were pretty underaverage but seeing the requirements at Aston being ABB-BBB I'm hoping I can get in!
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    French is fine but as a fifth subject; if you really enjoy you're likely to do well in it. I would definitely recommend doing physics if you want to study maths. And don't do biology if you really don't enjoy because you're unlikely to get a good grade and you really need to be focussing on getting all As at AS level and high UMS if you want to go to Cambridge.

    So my recommendation would be: maths, further maths, physics, chemistry and french if you feel you can cope with 5.
    Hope that helped!
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    (Original post by PickwickianGeek)
    Might I ask what grades you got at the end of A2? My ASs were pretty underaverage but seeing the requirements at Aston being ABB-BBB I'm hoping I can get in!
    I was offered BBB and acheived ABC (Maths, chem, further). It might have also helped that the A was quite high. In AS I acheived BCC (maths, chem, further). How did your ASs go? Are you looking to do engineering as well then?
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    French is bad, do Russian or Mandarin.
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    (Original post by DashingHero)
    I was offered BBB and acheived ABC (Maths, chem, further). It might have also helped that the A was quite high. In AS I acheived BCC (maths, chem, further). How did your ASs go? Are you looking to do engineering as well then?
    What were your predicted grades? I got BCDD, I've dropped one of the subjects I got the D and the other D was two marks off a C! Yeah, are you liking it so far? Did you have to do an interview as well?
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    (Original post by PickwickianGeek)
    What were your predicted grades? I got BCDD, I've dropped one of the subjects I got the D and the other D was two marks off a C! Yeah, are you liking it so far? Did you have to do an interview as well?
    On my uni application I put down ABB, which my teachers supported. Aston is really good It's quite small in terms of numbers but I think that helps to form the good community we have. It's generally quite hard to not be stopped by someone you know on you're way to a lecture I didn't have to do an interview. I'm pretty sure Aston replied quite quickly as well but can't remember.

    What other unis are you looking at?
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    (Original post by DashingHero)
    On my uni application I put down ABB, which my teachers supported. Aston is really good It's quite small in terms of numbers but I think that helps to form the good community we have. It's generally quite hard to not be stopped by someone you know on you're way to a lecture I didn't have to do an interview. I'm pretty sure Aston replied quite quickly as well but can't remember.

    What other unis are you looking at?
    Oh had no idea you replied! Looking at Exeter, Coventry and Leicester, among some other low requirement ones.

    What do you think of the accommodation at Aston? Spacious? And is the library any good? Aston is going to be my first choice I think
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    I did Physics, Chemistry, Maths, Further Maths and French at AS (+ Critical Thinking + General Studies, but they don't really count) and got into Natural Sciences at Cambridge without any issues. I dropped French after AS - just because it wouldn't physically fit in my timetable, but I really enjoyed studying it. It was nice to have a more sociable and varied subject rather than just maths/ science, and I like to think that my language skills will be useful in the future. It was a hard subject, but probably more useful than biology (you can study Biology at Cambridge without the A level - and at most unis you only need A level Chemistry to study Biology, and as I think someone mentioned earlier languages are great when looking for internships/ jobs/ travelling etc.).
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    (Original post by PickwickianGeek)
    Oh had no idea you replied! Looking at Exeter, Coventry and Leicester, among some other low requirement ones.

    What do you think of the accommodation at Aston? Spacious? And is the library any good? Aston is going to be my first choice I think
    I'm off campus (ham-cam.com) but my mates' places seem more spacious than my room. The library's good. They've just refurbished the top two floors and reopened them. I'm yet to go up there but the bottom two floors are good. They have a learning development centre on floor 1, mainly for maths as far as i know. It can get quite busy and can be hard to find a computer or somewhere to sit, but there is also the birimgham new library about a 15 mins walk away. I'm glad I went for Aston, it's a good choice. I can't remember if you said what you're thinking of studying but Aston is a good choice for business, engineering, applied science and languages. There may be more but people mainly study something from those categories (or a mixture).
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    (Original post by DashingHero)
    I'm off campus (ham-cam.com) but my mates' places seem more spacious than my room. The library's good. They've just refurbished the top two floors and reopened them. I'm yet to go up there but the bottom two floors are good. They have a learning development centre on floor 1, mainly for maths as far as i know. It can get quite busy and can be hard to find a computer or somewhere to sit, but there is also the birimgham new library about a 15 mins walk away. I'm glad I went for Aston, it's a good choice. I can't remember if you said what you're thinking of studying but Aston is a good choice for business, engineering, applied science and languages. There may be more but people mainly study something from those categories (or a mixture).
    Ah that's good to hear, I doubt I'd be getting private accommodation. Awesome stuff, I'm planning to apply to MechEng by the way! I've heard Aston has really good employability rates. Do you think their placement programs are any good? Since they seem to talk about it a lot on their website.
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    (Original post by PickwickianGeek)
    Ah that's good to hear, I doubt I'd be getting private accommodation. Awesome stuff, I'm planning to apply to MechEng by the way! I've heard Aston has really good employability rates. Do you think their placement programs are any good? Since they seem to talk about it a lot on their website.
    I've not really heard a lot about placements being a first year but I know they do have services and that they do workshop sessions to help with looking for placements and writing a specialised CV.
 
 
 
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