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    Hi. Im older than most people on here probably, but Im thinking of switching careers into medicine. I understand than mature students can take an Access to Medicine course if they do not have A-level qualifications (which I dont) but only some courses in the UK accept these A2M programmes while all accept A-levels. As I plan on applying to schools in Ireland and overseas as well as in the UK, does anyone recommend A-levels over A2M? Also, do colleges not let people above the 16-18 year old student take A-levels in chemistry and biology? Thanks.
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    I think A levels are probably a "safer" route than A2M. I would rather do A levels than A2M.

    Colleges should have A level classes for adults, often in the evenings, and at some places you can do the AS and A2 in one year
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    Further education colleges will accept you. It's sixth forms that only allow people under 19.
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    I'm at a sixth-form college, and we have student who is 21
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    I am hoping to go back to sixth form college and do A levels, Ill be 25 by the time I go.
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    I am hoping to go back to sixth form college and do A levels, Ill be 25 by the time I go.
    Same age as me then
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    (Original post by zxczxc12345)
    Hi. Im older than most people on here probably, but Im thinking of switching careers into medicine. I understand than mature students can take an Access to Medicine course if they do not have A-level qualifications (which I dont) but only some courses in the UK accept these A2M programmes while all accept A-levels. As I plan on applying to schools in Ireland and overseas as well as in the UK, does anyone recommend A-levels over A2M? Also, do colleges not let people above the 16-18 year old student take A-levels in chemistry and biology? Thanks.
    do Alevels.
    AtoM is better suited to thoes who have degrees in the wrong subject (eg history) or have a lot of years experiance in healthcare.
    you can take Aleves at college as a mature student but you usually have to ask at a few colleges before one will say yes.
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    thanks for all your help!
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    The Leeds Widening Access to Medicine website will definitely be useful, OP. Good luck
 
 
 
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