So im year 12 and im unsure what I want to do!!
Im doing AS Maths and Psychology...and GCSE Double Science (Which I didnt take in Years 10 and 11)
Next year im planning on picking up two Sciences, most likely Biology and Chemistry...
but im unsure what I want to do....
Ever since I was small I've been thinking Airline pilot...then recently Medicine cropped up! Thing is, im quite shy...and I think maybe I can't do any of these!
Pilot? Medicine? OR SOMETHING ELSE!?
The decision is killing me!
My family don't seem to approve of the former...plus it would be hard because I want to get married when im older. Medicine seems abit more secure..etc....then again IDK!!
Turn on thread page Beta
HELP! Im unsure about what to do in Uni/in the future! watch
- Thread Starter
- 26-10-2011 20:40
- 26-10-2011 20:43
Just a suggestion but; You could try and line up some work experience in your local Hospital, Care Home, Pharmacy, School's Medical room or with a First aid organisation such as St. John Ambulance in order to see if Medicine is for you or not?
- 27-10-2011 19:42
The first question to ask yourself is am I going to enjoy doing these jobs if you are unsure you need to do some work experience or go for a flying lesson to see whether you are going to enjoy these jobs that you will be doing for the rest of your life.
If the answer is yes to the above you need to work out weather your grades are suitable for the subject. Medicine I believe you need a good set of GCSE's and straight A's atleast in three subjects at A Levels with good predicted grades from your AS work and your current performance in those subjects. You will need to look on the uni websites for subjects they require.
However to become an airline pilot no specific grades are required apart from 5 GCSE's at atleast C or above with english, maths and a science. However most of the major airlines like you to have A Levels and say that maths and physics is very useful as the ATPL theory is very much maths and physics based. To get onto the course you have to pass an assesment day to get onto the course. The major problem becoming a pilot is that there are no sponsored courses on the market they are require you to put up at least 84k however i believe flybe mpl course is slightly less and self funding on an intergrated course is also about the same. However you can gain the appropriate qualifications through a modular course which is cheaper. If you need extra help you can go to oaa or ctc or cabair's website to gain more knowledge if you need anymore advice please dont hesitate to ask.