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    (Original post by Jonty99)
    True in this specific example, but your post made it sound as if you considered anyone doing 5 A Levels as a smarmy swot.

    "If I were an admissions tutor and I saw you'd taken two unnecessary A levels, I'd reject you for being a smarmy swot." I highly doubt if you were an admissions tutor, you'd have read his TSR post. So, it sounded like you said "anyone applying to medschool with 5 A Levels is a smarmy swot".

    Which is a bit unfair I think.
    I don't think that
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    (Original post by Democracy)
    If I were an admissions tutor and I saw you'd taken two unnecessary A levels, I'd reject you for being a smarmy swot.

    Besides, there are other factors involved too, it's not just about grades...
    im with democracy on this one.. I'm not sure it's advantageous - it proves you're a geek.. not a good applicant - go and do other usefull stuff instead..
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    Like everyone has said, 5 A levels will not give you any extra advantage over someone with 3 A levels. Only us students find it impressive because we can empathise the gruelling hard work behind doing them. :p: But admission tutors see a whole range of applicants with a different number of A levels, and so it doesn't really matter.

    I would only say do it if you sincerely enjoy the subjects and you feel you can handle doing 5. People in my college have started off doing 5 or more and then realise they couldn't cope with that many and so dropped one or two subjects. Know your limits. You'll be already very busy doing other things anyway!
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    At my interview, on of the first questions I was asked was 'So, why do you do so many A levels (5)'.... they didn't seem too keen on the idea!
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    (Original post by James2009)
    At my interview, on of the first questions I was asked was 'So, why do you do so many A levels (5)'.... they didn't seem too keen on the idea!
    I was asked this too! (not at imperial, but at other med school interviews)
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    (Original post by najeezy)
    thats why ure not an admissions tutor. mr.debat0r
    well, no, in fact.


    hes not an admissions tutor becos he chooses not to be one.


    you're not a medstudent though.
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    (Original post by Gizmo!)
    well, no, in fact.


    hes not an admissions tutor becos he chooses not to be one.


    you're not a medstudent though.
    ROFL

    even if he did choose, he doesnt have a medical degree to do so nor the age, and even then he will have to apply to the uni..... etcc..

    GTFO

    p.s. how do you know im not a med student? :eek3:
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    (Original post by najeezy)
    ROFL

    even if he did choose, he doesnt have a medical degree to do so nor the age, and even then he will have to apply to the uni..... etcc..

    GTFO
    seeing as the vast majority of admissions staff ARENT medically qualified, this GTFO comment of yours is pretty appropriate for yourself.
 
 
 
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