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    (Original post by H_Aple)
    Haha, well my family and careers advisor recommends it also, and I enjoy the subject, so yeah probably :P
    Yes! You won't regret it I told you French >>> Classics :mmm:
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    (Original post by alice_c_97)
    Ah have fun! yep or nursing, not sure which yet leaning towards medicine though. I'd really love to work in either paediatrics (children), gerontology (elderly) or maybe as a Neurologist. What about you?
    I'm really interested in paediatrics as well! I think it would be amazing to work with kids! otherwise i'm thinking about sports medicine or psychiatry maybe...
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    Yes! You won't regret it I told you French >>> Classics :mmm:
    Lol. What are you planning to do?
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    (Original post by H_Aple)
    Lol. What are you planning to do?
    Chemistry
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    Predicted GCSE grades: A*A*A*A*A*A*A*A*A*A*A*A
    A-levels you plan on taking:
    Maths, Further Maths, Chemistry, Physics, German
    University plans (if any) :
    I'm not really sure what subject I'm going to study, although it'll almost certainly be one of Engineering, Mathematics or Physical Sciences
    Which university:
    It's slightly ridiculous to name specific universities you're planning to get into at this early stage. Like most others here, I'll probably be applying to the main top science universities in the UK, e.g. Cambridge, Imperial, Warwick etc.
    Work experience:
    None yet!
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    (Original post by PINKFLEUR)
    Haah, thanks I guess.

    If you don't mind me asking, what are your predicted grades? ( I sort of skimmed through all the posts)
    Hehe no worries :P I'm predicted 9A*/A's and I already have an A* in my English language IGCSE. Hoping for around 6/7 A*'s but it all depends on the day really! Have you started revising yet?
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    Predicted Grades:

    A*A*A*A*A*A*A*AAAA (GCSE)

    Achieved Grades:

    A*A (GCSE)

    A Level Options:

    Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths and AS General Studies

    Uni:

    Vet med, or medical physics at somewhere like Nottingham, Liverpool or UCL :-)


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    (Original post by alice_c_97)
    Aww thanks for this! Birmingham/Bristol would probably be me top choices (if I get the grades!) because I know the courses there are highly regarded, but in all honesty aren't nearly all medicine courses!?:P Thanks I've already looked a bit but I'll have another proper look tonight. I'll definitely use that tip, sounds useful! aww unlucky, I know that it's something like 60% of applicants get 4 rejections:/ what's GEM?:L hope you get in!! Yep over a year before applying (Thank god!) ah that's a tough question, especially when I'm considering both!!

    Thank you!!
    GEM is graduate entry medicine- I'm doing a biomedical sciences degree now, that I'll finish in may 2015 Going to apply in my final year Can't wait! GEM is only 4 years too, compared to the standard 5 or 6. I know, I came so close! Had an interview, then got put on the waiting list before finally being rejected

    I'm sure you'll get the grades It's the A levels that are the hard bit! haha don't underestimate how much of a step it is from gcse to a level would be my advice. It's true when people say uni is easier than a level!
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    (Original post by lilixxx1000)
    I'm really interested in paediatrics as well! I think it would be amazing to work with kids! otherwise i'm thinking about sports medicine or psychiatry maybe...
    yeah that's probably my dream job! I definitely wouldn't be strong enough to work in oncology or palliative care:/ A&E would be a bit to stressful for me as well I think! ah psychiatry sounds really interesting! Sports medicine isn't one I've really considered but sounds like it could be interesting. I don't think we can really decide though, have to get in to study medicine first!! Are you considering any other career or are you set on medicine?
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    Chemistry
    Nice. At least your doing the best science
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    Anyone else want to be doing law? Why does everyone seem to want to do medicine lol
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    (Original post by OneDayDoctor)
    GEM is graduate entry medicine- I'm doing a biomedical sciences degree now, that I'll finish in may 2015 Going to apply in my final year Can't wait! GEM is only 4 years too, compared to the standard 5 or 6. I know, I came so close! Had an interview, then got put on the waiting list before finally being rejected

    I'm sure you'll get the grades It's the A levels that are the hard bit! haha don't underestimate how much of a step it is from gcse to a level would be my advice. It's true when people say uni is easier than a level!
    Is gem like normal medicine but shorter??
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    predicted GCSE grades: 5A*, 3A, 2B
    A-levels you plan on taking:
    Maths, Biology, Chemistry, German
    University plans (if any):
    I think I want to study either Dentistry or Biochemistry. Not certain yet, though!
    Which university:
    The ones I like the sound of are; Warwick, Durham, UCL, Imperial College.
    Work experience:
    I'm going to spend a week with a professor of Medical Research at UCL.
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    (Original post by H_Aple)
    Nice. At least your doing the best science
    I guess so

    I like maths, languages and chem...
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    (Original post by H_Aple)
    Anyone else want to be doing law? Why does everyone seem to want to do medicine lol
    I hope to eventually do Law, but I don't want to study it at uni, lol. It's a pretty limiting degree so to speak ^_^.
    And hospitals are fun? Aha; they actually are I spent two weeks in a liver department, saw liver transplants and shadowed doctors, it was really fun. It made me consider medicine as a career option for a while.
    But I think half the people on TSR want to do it because it's a competitive prestigious career and want to prove they can achieve it, surpassing all other applicants etc, rather than actually practicing. Hospitals are nothing like Holby City, and some people on here aren't exposed enough to realise this.
    But yeah, team law
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    (Original post by H_Aple)
    Anyone else want to be doing law? Why does everyone seem to want to do medicine lol
    ME! maybe lol .. deciding between the sciences or arts
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    (Original post by unique_freak)
    ME! maybe lol .. deciding between the sciences or arts
    Why choose between then?

    Mathematics
    Physics
    Chemistry
    1/2 Arts
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    Why choose between then?

    Mathematics
    Physics
    Chemistry
    1/2 Arts
    i hate maths so thats a defo no:rolleyes: hmm not really sure its either i do the three sciences and rs or english history rs and chem
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    (Original post by unique_freak)
    law is such a risky career, its so hard to get a training contract after your degree, and apparently you need all a's/a*'s at a level
    You need AAB at A Level as an official min for some training contracts, though I have been asked why I don't have A*s myself before (firm clearly did their research, I was the last year where you couldn't get A*s).

    Training contracts I would roughly equate to getting into Medicine, maybe a bit harder, pupillage is like nothing else I've heard of other than maybe consultancy. Saying that, if you don't buy a ticket you can't win the lottery


    Also, I'm terrified that A) people born in 1997 are now Yr. 11, FML I'm old and B) you all seem to know what you want to do for careers, I'd swear half my mates still don't know what they want to do at 22!
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    You need AAB at A Level as an official min for some training contracts, though I have been asked why I don't have A*s myself before (firm clearly did their research, I was the last year where you couldn't get A*s).

    Training contracts I would roughly equate to getting into Medicine, maybe a bit harder, pupillage is like nothing else I've heard of other than maybe consultancy. Saying that, if you don't buy a ticket you can't win the lottery


    Also, I'm terrified that A) people born in 1997 are now Yr. 11, FML I'm old and B) you all seem to know what you want to do for careers, I'd swear half my mates still don't know what they want to do at 22!
    thanks alot! now im not that worried and aha ill feel like that soon too its normal
 
 
 
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