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    (Original post by aprocrastinator)
    Bit random, but is it true you have to write essays for Medicine?
    I would assume so as you have to write them for vet med :P


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    (Original post by Elcor)
    No subject is harder/easier than any other subject for an individual; difficulty is subjective.
    This is a smart mans reply ☝️. Some clever words being used.


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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    Lol as someone who takes further maths, physics, chem A2, I can tell you languages and History are way harder :lol:

    Need to learn content, need to learn how to analyse, wider reading, and you need a brain of yourself. Opinions.

    Science you can just rote learn some facts. Conceptually it may be harder to learn how and why things are the way they are, but it can be done without understanding

    So meh, not true at all


    Although I kind of agree with you about the rote learning point, particularly for subjects like biology and maths where you need to memorise terminology and derivations et cetera, you do still need to have some understanding of what is going on. At least, you do if you want to to well at A2, and you certainly will need to at university-level.
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    Lol as someone who takes further maths, physics, chem A2, I can tell you languages and History are way harder :lol:

    Need to learn content, need to learn how to analyse, wider reading, and you need a brain of yourself. Opinions.

    Science you can just rote learn some facts. Conceptually it may be harder to learn how and why things are the way they are, but it can be done without understanding

    So meh, not true at all
    Lol that's exactly what I said - languages and artsy stuff is harder than science and maths, but because science involves a lot of rote learning you have to devote more time to do that learning. Understanding science is a joke, memorising the facts is erroneous and time consuming. With languages and history you either own it or you don't, and I would assume that those studying them at Cambridge of all places own it big time. Hence, the logical conclusion would be that sciences are slightly more time-consuming, which is pretty evident at A level.

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    Although I kind of agree with you about the rote learning point, particularly for subjects like biology and maths where you need to memorise terminology and derivations et cetera, you do still need to have some understanding of what is going on. At least, you do if you want to to well at A2, and you certainly will need to at university-level.
    You memorise maths? :facepalm:

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    (Original post by physicsmaths)
    This is a smart mans reply ☝️. Some clever words being used.


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    But not the point of the discussion.

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    (Original post by umutalberts)
    But not the point of the discussion.

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    Chill out, don't go after me just because you just got roasted.


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    (Original post by umutalberts)
    You memorise maths? :facepalm:
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    Well yeah I memorised Simpson's rule so I didn't have to go to the formula booklet to copy it out during the exam.
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    (Original post by aprocrastinator)
    Bit random, but is it true you have to write essays for Medicine?
    Yeah, but they're not very long. There's a first year medic on my floor in college and she has a few each week I think but they're nothing like what I have for MML. It seems to be more about explaining different things, and making sure you understand a particular aspect or whatever.
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    (Original post by Clai)


    Although I kind of agree with you about the rote learning point, particularly for subjects like biology and maths where you need to memorise terminology and derivations et cetera, you do still need to have some understanding of what is going on. At least, you do if you want to to well at A2, and you certainly will need to at university-level.
    Well I know people who just memorise a set way to do things.

    They'll probably get As, although idk will see
    (Original post by umutalberts)
    Lol that's exactly what I said - languages and artsy stuff is harder than science and maths, but because science involves a lot of rote learning you have to devote more time to do that learning. Understanding science is a joke, memorising the facts is erroneous and time consuming. With languages and history you either own it or you don't, and I would assume that those studying them at Cambridge of all places own it big time. Hence, the logical conclusion would be that sciences are slightly more time-consuming, which is pretty evident at A level.

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    Meh, science you just get taught it. And don't really forget it, it's logical. So don't really need to revise sciences. Same with maths.
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    Yeah, but they're not very long. There's a first year medic on my floor in college and she has a few each week I think but they're nothing like what I have for MML. It seems to be more about explaining different things, and making sure you understand a particular aspect or whatever.
    Ah that sounds alright then! I never liked writing artsy essays
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    (Original post by aprocrastinator)
    Ah that sounds alright then! I never liked writing artsy essays
    Hahaha, well, they're not tooooo bad but I didn't do any literature based study during A-Level, so it's a new concept for me. I haven't exactly struggled but things like picking things from secondary reading and structuring are new skills I've certainly learnt how to use better!

    If you want more of an idea of the life of a medic, there's a second year medic in our #CambTweet accounts, @cambtweetmedic. There are about 12 subjects at the moment, but we're hoping to add more soon! And there should be a Q&A hour in a few weeks on twitter too, though that's yet to be confirmed. In the meantime, feel free to tweet at us for any queries!
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    (Original post by physicsmaths)
    Have u got an offer or are you waiting to apply for 2016 entry?


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    Have an offer
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    (Original post by Paralove)
    Hahaha, well, they're not tooooo bad but I didn't do any literature based study during A-Level, so it's a new concept for me. I haven't exactly struggled but things like picking things from secondary reading and structuring are new skills I've certainly learnt how to use better!

    If you want more of an idea of the life of a medic, there's a second year medic in our #CambTweet accounts, @cambtweetmedic. There are about 12 subjects at the moment, but we're hoping to add more soon! And there should be a Q&A hour in a few weeks on twitter too, though that's yet to be confirmed. In the meantime, feel free to tweet at us for any queries!
    Ah well, I generally like to avoid them completely (hence doing a full science A-Level set). That's why I was a little worried when I heard that they set essays for Medicine, but scientific essays sound more fun and probably something I should get used to should I ever become an academic!

    I follow the medic already actually! But I didn't know a Q&A was coming up, I shall definitely keep my eyes peeled for that!! :O
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    Wooh.
    Cambridge has been firmed abd warwick as insurance. This is exciting!



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    (Original post by physicsmaths)
    Wooh.
    Cambridge has been firmed abd warwick as insurance. This is exciting!
    Imperial?
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    (Original post by Elcor)
    Imperial?
    Got rejected yesterday ! Shocked but oh well.


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    (Original post by physicsmaths)
    Got rejected yesterday ! Shocked but oh well.


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    It was the chem and drama

    Why did it shock you though?
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    It was the chem and drama

    Why did it shock you though?
    Lol
    I thought i got around 70 in the MAT after looking at the official solutions which gets atleast an interview at oxford and 71 was the average mark for all people with offers at oxford. Also because I wanted one lol.
    I am awaiting my feedback, lets see what they say.


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    (Original post by physicsmaths)
    Got rejected yesterday ! Shocked but oh well.


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    Unlucky! You're meeting your STEP offer for Cambridge anyway... no matter what.
 
 
 
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