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Hey guys so im currently in yr 11 and will need to pick my A levels by april. So for my GCSE i am doing (options)-Triple science, geography, business, French, (compulsory) - religious education, Maths, English lit and lang.

Im want to do something within science or math. I would prefer a career in medicine such as being a GP. What A levels and grades would i need to be a self employed GP?
I want to pick biology, chemistry, maths and economics... are these good options?
Also does anyone know what is the average salary a self employed GP makes in London, England compared to somewhere like in California, USA?

Thank you in advance.
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You'll need to have a profile of A*/A GCSE grades as well as a minimum of AAA at A-level to study medicine.

The rest of the questions I do not have an answer for.

Edit: But those A-level choices look more than fine. For medicine, it's usually expected that you study biology and chemistry.
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(Original post by Aty100)
Hey guys so im currently in yr 11 and will need to pick my A levels by april. So for my GCSE i am doing (options)-Triple science, geography, business, French, (compulsory) - religious education, Maths, English lit and lang.

Im want to do something within science or math. I would prefer a career in medicine such as being a GP. What A levels and grades would i need to be a self employed GP?
I want to pick biology, chemistry, maths and economics... are these good options?
Also does anyone know what is the average salary a self employed GP makes in London, England compared to somewhere like in California, USA?

Thank you in advance.
Those A Level options are fine.
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Thanks for the help guys
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Top tip universities now want to see some variation within a level choices. Facilitating subjects would be good.
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AS Levels I would do Biology and Chemistry (essential), but then as your other two I would include something that shows a different side to your academic ability, for example, a report from the University of Leeds showed that they preferred someone that is all round skilled and not just medically capable. For this reason, having something that shows you can write well and think constructively such as English (preferably Lit - a lot more respected), Religious Studies or History, and then something else to show different skills... maybe a language? or Maths

In the second year it'd be up to you what you drop if you want to that is, but it would be essential to keep on with Biology and Chemistry at a high grade.

But all in all, all I can say is try not to be a sheep and follow the rest of Medical applicants with the 3 sciences and Maths, you want to be able to stand out to the tutor for that course and show how and why you are different and why you are more capable than other applicants
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Firstly you need to be accepted by medical school. 5/6 years. F1 F2 years as a very junior doctor. 3/4 years GP post graduate training including post grad exams (MRCGP etc) Leaves you as a qualified as a GP about 12 + years after A level. A level grades are pretty irrelevant once you are qualified and going into post grad training for GP or a hospital specialty.

Regarding remuneration hugely variable. GPs are a mix of salaried and partners in the business. Bottom of salaried might be £65K FTE top of partners earnings may be around £150K ish
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