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    Right, I'm getting quite worried so I'd ask you lot.

    I've noticed in a few places that people say that when they're applying to medicine, they don't have a social life for their A2 year.

    So how many of you are literally just gonna work solidly until June?

    I feel like this year is a year where I need to socialise more than ever - it's the last year I'm gonna see all of my friends in one place together and of course, turning 18 - with all of this, how could you possibly become a social recluse?

    I feel like I'm being a bit undedicated by having a social life. Maybe that's just how this forum makes me feel.

    So what're your plans, socially and academically, for this coming year?
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    Unless your AS grades were horrific or something/ you don't have two brain cells to rub together, then I can't quite see why you'd need to have no social life just to get AAA.
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    (Original post by colabottles)
    Right, I'm getting quite worried so I'd ask you lot.

    I've noticed in a few places that people say that when they're applying to medicine, they don't have a social life for their A2 year.

    So how many of you are literally just gonna work solidly until June?

    I feel like this year is a year where I need to socialise more than ever - it's the last year I'm gonna see all of my friends in one place together and of course, turning 18 - with all of this, how could you possibly become a social recluse?

    I feel like I'm being a bit undedicated by having a social life. Maybe that's just how this forum makes me feel.

    So what're your plans, socially and academically, for this coming year?
    That's not true.. you might have to forgo it until 15 October unless you are doing bmat in which case early nov... but after that there is no problem i don't think. [i am y. 13 as well]
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    well, i'm not a fine example nor am i taking medicine but sacrificing your social life for a year (not even that) so you can do medicine at a good uni is worth the sacrifice. it's not like youll lose your friends.
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    Find a balance ffs.
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    You underestimate the time available in 24hrs.
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    Everyone seems to think that I said I'll have no time to work, of course I will! I was just wondering what everyone else is planning on doing. :p:
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    I can't imagine you will need to forgo your entire social life, 18th birthday parties come up all the time. Now IB that is another matter.
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    At the risk of pissing on parades...if you can't cope with A2, even the first year might surprise you...Having said that, you do adapt to the new pace - remember pirates law: He who falls behind, is left behind.
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    I agree with the comments above. Find a balance, which isn't that hard.
    Wait until you're studying a Law degree, working two jobs and trying to get into med school to worry about a social life.
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    I've given up on all social/extra-curricular stuff until after BMAT.

    Thereafter, :cool:
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    To be honest, if you don't have a social life working for your A levels, you're gonna struggle when you get to Uni.

    Degrees are so much harder than A levels. My 3rd year biochemistry revision consisted of about 8 separate 24 hour shifts of revision in 3 months. Overall, I averaged 12+ hours revision a day over 3 months before my exams. My life was wake up 9am, breakfast and 1 hour of fun, then get into uni for 11, revise till midnight or later (with breaks of course), go to bed at 3 and repeat. Funnily enough I actually didn't mind it too much, I was working with 3 really great mates so we had fun as well. I still went out a couple of nights a fortnight as well.

    You need to learn quickly how to balance your work with your play because at Uni you need to have some release from work, but can't let it affect your work.
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    Oh dear christ, schoolkids think they have no time? Try working 74 hour weeks of nights. :curious:
 
 
 
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