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    Hey, erm, I have a little problem.

    I've spent so much time worrying about getting good enough results for medicine at GCSE, I forgot that AS/A-Levels is what counts much much, more. So my question is, what do you advise people to do for A-Levels to get 5 A's? :/ The reason I'm asking, despite the numerous threads about it, is that having concise, bullet point answers are quicker and more easy to follow.

    I'm sorry for being picky but thanks in advance.
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    Revise and revise early!
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    You don't need to do 5 As and you'd hardly be advantaged over someone with 4. In fact you'd probably be somewhat disadvantaged because you wouldn't do as well per A level... that said:

    -Start revision from the start
    -Look up what you're doing tomorrow in school each day, even if it's only for 5 minutes
    -Revise heavily and properly for your mocks
    -Increase revision starting from 3 months away from your exams up to 1 month away, to several hours a day. (depending on how you do normally this could be from anywhere to 3 hours on days where you're busy to 8 hours on weekends, although you can get As with less revision it's better to be safe then sorry.)
    -Spider-diagrams are invaluable
    -Do homework to a high standard

    Just checking but you need to do chemistry and generally need an A at AS to get any offers, with few universities accepting less. I recommend you do biology. Remember to get work experience as well (you don't need that much. I recommend volunteering at a hospice as soon as you can and ideally getting to shadow a doctor. If you can't don't worry. Some work experience is still massively better than none!)

    Good luck

    Edit: Just read your profile. Highly recommend you cancel taking further maths. It's up to you but that's my opinion.
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    -Don't do 5 A levels.
    -Don't do 5 A levels.
    -Don't do 5 A levels.
    -Don't do 5 A levels.
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    Don't do 5 a levels
    It's not going to get you an advantage
    And it's so rare that people get 5A's tbh
    Do 4!!


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    Forget further maths!!!


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    (Original post by Docjones1)
    You don't need to do 5 As and you'd hardly be advantaged over someone with 4. In fact you'd probably be somewhat disadvantaged because you wouldn't do as well per A level... that said:

    -Start revision from the start
    -Look up what you're doing tomorrow in school each day, even if it's only for 5 minutes
    -Revise heavily and properly for your mocks
    -Increase revision starting from 3 months away from your exams up to 1 month away, to several hours a day. (depending on how you do normally this could be from anywhere to 3 hours on days where you're busy to 8 hours on weekends, although you can get As with less revision it's better to be safe then sorry.)
    -Spider-diagrams are invaluable
    -Do homework to a high standard

    Just checking but you need to do chemistry and generally need an A at AS to get any offers, with few universities accepting less. I recommend you do biology. Remember to get work experience as well (you don't need that much. I recommend volunteering at a hospice as soon as you can and ideally getting to shadow a doctor. If you can't don't worry. Some work experience is still massively better than none!)

    Good luck

    Edit: Just read your profile. Highly recommend you cancel taking further maths. It's up to you but that's my opinion.
    The only reason I was planning to do further maths was because I enjoyed maths. I might tell my maths teacher that I don't want to do it then...

    Thanks for the tips!

    I shadowed a few doctors this week and should be doing more work experience soon hopefully.

    Yeah, I don't want to jeopardise my chances I suppose. I need to do the BMAT and UKCAT too :/ Probably won't do it.
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    (Original post by MNem)
    -Don't do 5 A levels.
    -Don't do 5 A levels.
    -Don't do 5 A levels.
    -Don't do 5 A levels.
    Yeah, I feel that I may tell my Maths teacher that I won't do 5 A-Levels then...
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    (Original post by M0nkey Thunder)
    The only reason I was planning to do further maths was because I enjoyed maths. I might tell my maths teacher that I don't want to do it then...

    Thanks for the tips!

    I shadowed a few doctors this week and should be doing more work experience soon hopefully.

    Yeah, I don't want to jeopardise my chances I suppose. I need to do the BMAT and UKCAT too :/ Probably won't do it.
    Nothing wrong with FM, if you're good at maths you'll be fine. I had to work much much harder for an A in Chemistry than in FM.

    Also don't take 5 a levels.

    Also do every past paper 3 times, if you haven't got full marks in it you can do it again in a few weeks.
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    (Original post by Rabadon)
    Nothing wrong with FM, if you're good at maths you'll be fine. I had to work much much harder for an A in Chemistry than in FM.

    Also don't take 5 a levels.

    Also do every past paper 3 times, if you haven't got full marks in it you can do it again in a few weeks.
    Yeah, but I want to do Med, so FM is sort of like the extra one.

    Yeah, I'll tell my teacher when school starts that I'll stick to 4.

    Thanks for the tip!
 
 
 

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