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    Hello, I'm new to this forum, so I don't know whether I am posting in the right bit, but I am interested in trying to aim to become a Speech and Language Therapist when I'm older.

    I am currently in Year 11, studying for my GCSE's (Predicted grades are A-C's) and want to continue to do A levels. I am choosing to study English Language, Biology, Psychology and Sociology. Are these A levels suitable to study Speech and Language for a degree? Is there any other careers that relate to all these A level subjects? :confused:

    Also, what sort of voluntary work can you do to become a speech therapist? :cool:

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    (Original post by amyyalice)
    Hello, I'm new to this forum, so I don't know whether I am posting in the right bit, but I am interested in trying to aim to become a Speech and Language Therapist when I'm older.

    I am currently in Year 11, studying for my GCSE's (Predicted grades are A-C's) and want to continue to do A levels. I am choosing to study English Language, Biology, Psychology and Sociology. Are these A levels suitable to study Speech and Language for a degree? Is there any other careers that relate to all these A level subjects? :confused:

    Also, what sort of voluntary work can you do to become a speech therapist? :cool:

    Thanks
    Though most SLT courses don't specify exact A levels to do, except maybe to request a science subject or similar, the ones you have chosen can be applied to all areas of the SLT degree and career, so they give you the perfect basis for studying it.

    Any career in healthcare would complement those A levels, but if you have your heart set on SLT, go for it!

    Direct SLT shadowing experience is the ideal experience you can have, but universities understand that some PCTs no longer allow non-students to shadow their clinicians. If this is the case in your area, then you can volunteer in care homes, special schools, stroke groups, after school clubs etc. to gain relevant experience with potential client groups.
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    (Original post by PhoenixFortune)
    Though most SLT courses don't specify exact A levels to do, except maybe to request a science subject or similar, the ones you have chosen can be applied to all areas of the SLT degree and career, so they give you the perfect basis for studying it.

    Any career in healthcare would complement those A levels, but if you have your heart set on SLT, go for it!

    Direct SLT shadowing experience is the ideal experience you can have, but universities understand that some PCTs no longer allow non-students to shadow their clinicians. If this is the case in your area, then you can volunteer in care homes, special schools, stroke groups, after school clubs etc. to gain relevant experience with potential client groups.
    Yes, I have tried to choose A levels that relate to SLT! I'm going to search for some voluntary work in the summer to maximise my chances of going to university, thank you for all your help!
 
 
 
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