I'm what you call ( international student )
I will start A level in this Jan
I used to be medical student in my country BUT NOW I have to pass A level befor start medicen here
I DO need some informations about the system here the colleges , subjects , etc
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- Thread Starter
- 28-11-2010 21:48
- 29-11-2010 13:46
To study medicine, you want to be take Chemistry and Biology.
Basically, our education system is split into two once you finish compulsory schooling: Further Education and Higher Education. Further Education is A-Levels, but also other qualifications, such as NVQs, BTEC Diplomas, etc. Higher education is Degrees and Masters. In almost every instance, you will have to complete a course at Further Education to progress onto Higher Education, and the course most reputed is the A Level.
A Levels consist of 4 subject areas in the first year, then 3 in the second (you drop one subject, but carry the rest on). The subject range from English Literature to Statistics, but are mainly academic and therefore quite difficult. There is the option of vocational courses in many subject, I'm not sure if medicine is one of them, but it would be worth looking at if you was already a med student.
NB: Further education courses last, on average, two years.