Wow!(Original post by george..)
I am currently in year 11 and have to decide on a sixth form to go to. I want to do medicine after A Levels.
I have received offers from my current school (a comprehensive) and a grammar school to study Biology, Chemistry, Maths and History.
The grammar school also makes you take general studies as a full A Level and runs some enrichment scheme. The comprehensive is a lot more relaxed, the head of sixth form wouldn't mind if I changed my courses in the first few weeks as long as they are suitable.
I am just wondering whether going to the grammar school will help or hinder me when I apply for uni. Also, are my A Level choices appropriate? I could change them if I go to the comprehensive.
My GCSE's are as follows:
English Lang. A (already taken)
- the rest are expected grades -
English Lit. A
Food Technology anywhere from a C to A* (my school is a technology college, some tech GCSE is compulsory)
I'm also in year 11 and hoping to study medicine one day.
We've taken exactly the same GCSE subjects(Apart from I have RS to add onto your list), we've also chosen to do exactly the same A level subjects.( I must say, you have good choices in which subjects to study )
I'm also moving to a grammar school for sixth form lol...
At the end of the day, it's completely down to the person. I personally believe that if you work hard anywhere and you're able, you'll get your grades. Although, it may be slightly easier to do so in a grammar school because almost everyone is aiming for those higher grades and you really don't want to be the one to fall behind, you know what I mean?
So yeah, if you look at things asides from grades, where do you think you'd enjoy yourself the most?
I go to an excellent comprehensive, it's in amazing school and I really do thank them for the opportunities they've given me... but, I'm ready to move on and it just so happens I've been accepted into a couple of the best grammar schools in the city. Also, I think I need the competitive edge, I work best under pressure and if I stayed at my comp were the A levels aren't great and most students aren't aiming to study medicine or similar courses, I could possibly become quite complacent and fail. But that's just me....
Just do a little soul searching I guess....lol
I mean, regardless of which school you go to, if you get the top grades, loads of work experience, extra curricular activities and you have a real passion for medicine- what's there to stop you?
I mean, a lot of grammar school students go on to study law/medicine/dentistry etcetcetc, so it certainly didn't hinder their application. I think you should just go into an environment where you're confident you'll succeed, which seems to be both...
Good luck, wish you all the best where ever you decide to go
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- 26-03-2011 14:03