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Next week Thursday is the deadline for picking our GCSE'S.
I am thinking of Choosing: Geography, French, ICT and Sociology
I want to be a Doctor and am perfectly academically capable.
Here are my levels I will list important ones only

Maths 6B
Geography 6B
English 6C
French 6C
RS 7C
Science 7C
ICT 6C
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In my experience french and geography are great subjects. I'de highly recommend taking them. As far as what you need to take goes, you have all compulsory ones already that are all you really need to become a doctor.
Don't really worry about what you take in GCSE for your career path as it's not going to affect it at this point of time.
Take what you think goes well with these compulsory subjects and which you prefere and you'll do great!
At first sight, what you've chosen looks fine!
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[QUOTE=Lottie006;46644688]In my experience french and geography are great subjects. I'de highly recommend taking them. As far as what you need to take goes, you have all compulsory ones already that are all you really need to become a doctor.
Don't really worry about what you take in GCSE for your career path as it's not going to affect it at this point of time.
Take what you think goes well with these compulsory subjects and which you prefere and you'll do great!
At first sight, what you've chosen looks fine!

Ok thanks
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yeahh, looks fine I guess. when doing gcses don't constantly worry about what grade you think you will get but more of how hard you are working.
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still try to get best grade that you can. good luck
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+ one final fun subject (in your case probably ICT)
ICT? Fun?! Do you even do ICT?

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Take:

History
Geography or Economics
Modern Language
+ one final fun subject (in your case probably ICT)

This option set keeps as many doors open as possible. Because you cannot study History/Geography/Language at A-level without the GCSE equivalent, but I believe you can with subjects like Product Design, DT, ICT, etc...

So you can either have 2 years of slightly less work with easier subjects and keep your doors closed, or go that extra few steps and keep your A-level choices as open as possible. I don't see any reason why people would choose easier subjects at a GCSE stage - you're going to have to work regardless.
I probably won't pick geography and history as they are 2 heavy writing subjects and the subjects I have chosen so far are not "easy"
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No, but I do computing which is supposed to be harder, but I find it fun and a relaxing break from the rest of my GCSEs - but I suggested it because the OP said that he was interested in choosing ICT. But by 'fun' I just mean less laborious / intense in comparison to History, Geography, Languages, etc...
Haha, I would have done Computing or Computer Science if they were offered at my school, but I was stuck with ICT.

It really isn't that easy, the exam isn't hard but the coursework is terrible and takes ages to do compared to other subjects I take, it's definitely not a relaxing break!

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ICT? Fun?! Do you even do ICT?

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I took GCSE AND A level ICT! I agree it isn't always fun...but it's a subject you can take skills away from you whichever career. I'm sure you will use them when you become a Doctor! But I would say it's of most value for any jobs you do in the mean time. For example businesses where you could do part-time work will LOVE the fact that you know the ropes of a computer! And I believe ICT is essential for work and to keep up with technology!
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I took GCSE AND A level ICT! I agree it isn't always fun...but it's a subject you can take skills away from you whichever career. I'm sure you will use them when you become a Doctor! But I would say it's of most value for any jobs you do in the mean time. For example businesses where you could do part-time work will LOVE the fact that you know the ropes of a computer! And I believe ICT is essential for work and to keep up with technology!
I don't want to be a doctor, medicine doesn't really interest me .

Perhaps, but you can show your computer proficiency in other ways. I haven't really learnt anything from IT myself except some very basic database skills which I could have picked up myself it required, but maybe that's just my experience

I agree with the last bit, keeping up with modern tech is essential, but IT is not the way to go for that. This is the reason I picked IT as well and because I thought it would be good for future jobs, but now I've realized it's really not that important for what I want to do anyway

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Your choices are really good but what do you think about taking triple science(if it's offered)? It's just more science but the last unit of B7, a unit that you can take in triple science studies about some things related to medicine. Or so that's what OCR offers anyway.


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I don't want to be a doctor, medicine doesn't really interest me .

Perhaps, but you can show your computer proficiency in other ways. I haven't really learnt anything from IT myself except some very basic database skills which I could have picked up myself it required, but maybe that's just my experience

I agree with the last bit, keeping up with modern tech is essential, but IT is not the way to go for that. This is the reason I picked IT as well and because I thought it would be good for future jobs, but now I've realized it's really not that important for what I want to do anyway

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Sorry I was referring to Najiib!

I agree that you could easily pick up database skills like that! But the only way you can really prove you can is to take a GCSE in it! That's why I chose it! I wanted the qualification to say that I can basically use a computer!! Haha
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Your choices are really good but what do you think about taking triple science(if it's offered)? It's just more science but the last unit of B7, a unit that you can take in triple science studies about some things related to medicine. Or so that's what OCR offers anyway.


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Triple Science is offered in my the school I go to Alperton Community School
I don't want to take it even though the head of science and everyone else wants me to take it as I'm somewhat Gifted in science
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No, but I do computing which is supposed to be harder, but I find it fun and a relaxing break from the rest of my GCSEs - but I suggested it because the OP said that he was interested in choosing ICT. But by 'fun' I just mean less laborious / intense in comparison to History, Geography, Languages, etc...
I'm in year 9, and taking computing, is it hard? I enjoy programming and the work we're doing on python,although its relatively easy. But I have heard alot about how difficult computing is?


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Triple Science is offered in my the school I go to Alperton Community School
I don't want to take it even though the head of science and everyone else wants me to take it as I'm somewhat Gifted in science
Why don't you want to take it? Your A-Levels are going to be heavily science based.
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Yes you should take triple science to take A-level sciences (even if you don't take physics it will be a great help I believe...that's what my teachers always say) which WILL be needed to get in scientific course at a university to become a doctor that you want to be...


Other than that, I'd recommend history. It will be very hard work involved, and I hated the subject when I first started in Year 10...but now I absolutely love it. My grade jumped from D to A in a matter of year! I'm aiming for an A in final exams in 2 months..damn..only 2 months.
It's just my personal opinion, but ICT at GCSE level is something you could cover on your own in your hobby time. Some of the syllabus is common sense too.


Well still I think you choices look good
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if you're interested in becoming a doctor id say taking triple science is very very important. you will need biology and chemistry at a level, and possibly physics/maths too, so id suggest doing triple to make the jump up to a level less.

Also, if you're considering medicine id imagine sciences must be one of your strong subjects, and if teachers are saying you should- then go for it!
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(Original post by Najiib)
Hello all at TSR

Next week Thursday is the deadline for picking our GCSE'S.
I am thinking of Choosing: Geography, French, ICT and Sociology
I want to be a Doctor and am perfectly academically capable.
Here are my levels I will list important ones only

Maths 6B
Geography 6B
English 6C
French 6C
RS 7C
Science 7C
ICT 6C
I can't really advise you on geography, sociology and ICT but french is great. Your grades are quite good in the main subjects you'll need in order to go one to become a doctor. So yh those subjects are a good choice
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If you want to be a doctor, biology and chemistry is a must, maths is important too. And by the looks of it, your grades at the moment seem very good.

however, i do sociology gcse at the moment and i can say that it is my favourite subject and is interesting and enjoyable.
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