I have a keen interest in studying Medicine or Biomedical studies once I leave College. I'm looking for advice on the A Levels I have chosen. Are they suitable?
Biology, Chemistry, Sociology and English Lit.
Are they fine, or do you suggest another Science/Maths subject?
A Levels & Medicine. Watch
- Thread Starter
- 21-12-2010 13:58
- 21-12-2010 14:05
definitely biology and chemistry are good, keep those. for medicine, unis tend to look for a respected third subject at a level, so providing you keep english lit for A2, you should be fine. some unis will want a third science/maths, some just want a respected third subject, for which english lit is fine.
the best tip is to have a look at a few uni websites that you might be interested in going to, and see what they want
- Thread Starter
- 21-12-2010 14:24
I'll look into it
- 21-12-2010 23:06
they should be fine but chem and bio are a must however you need to be comfortable studying them for 2 years and be confident that you will like them enough to get good A grades in all. Your third and fourth arent the norm as usually the third is maths or physics and the fourth being any respected subject at all, though I dont know you and cant make assumptions about your reasons for choosing them because theyre probably subjects youre good at and enjoy but I do urge you to maybe research further science based subjects.
I assume also that you are in 2nd year of GCSE, you need to be certain medicine is for you it is a big decision and it will affect the rest of your life so you should research it more because if you dont know whether biomed or med is best for you, you need more research, they are completely different, different types of careers, ones purely academic, the other medicine requires ethics, morals, communication, public interaction with people of all levels etc.
I hope you look upon this as merely helpful advice bearing in mind im pushing you to look into medicine more because of the compitition and commitment involved and youll need to start working now for all sorts of things, it took me 7 months to arrange work experience and you will need lots of it and maybe you havent thought about voulenteering yet, remember your application will need to shine>> great workexperience (not necessarily in hospital ie care homes and day groups are brilliant experience)