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    I have 16 GCSEs: 11A* and 5A. I attend state sixth form, doing my AS. I am top of classes in maths and in psychology.(I also took biology, and English literature which I am dropping for year 13.)

    Am I too smart to do diagnostic radiography? As in, should I be trying for something harder? Am I letting myself down if I do this less academic degree?
    It's just that any people tell me I should be doing something "higher" and I'm worried, so wanted some other opinions?
    Thanks, Amy
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    (Original post by Teaoncolddays)
    I have 16 GCSEs: 11A* and 5A. I attend state sixth form, doing my AS. I am top of classes in maths and in psychology.(I also took biology, and English literature which I am dropping for year 13.)

    Am I too smart to do diagnostic radiography? As in, should I be trying for something harder? Am I letting myself down if I do this less academic degree?
    It's just that any people tell me I should be doing something "higher" and I'm worried, so wanted some other opinions?
    Thanks, Amy

    Dont you think you might be too smart to go to university? You can go into an apprenticeship programme and become a joiner or carpenter.

    Diagnostic radiography is less cerebral. You can read biology/anatomy with animal psychology and become a gym instructor for pets.
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    What a r00d thread
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    (Original post by Teaoncolddays)
    I have 16 GCSEs: 11A* and 5A. I attend state sixth form, doing my AS. I am top of classes in maths and in psychology.(I also took biology, and English literature which I am dropping for year 13.)

    Am I too smart to do diagnostic radiography? As in, should I be trying for something harder? Am I letting myself down if I do this less academic degree?
    It's just that any people tell me I should be doing something "higher" and I'm worried, so wanted some other opinions?
    Thanks, Amy
    Yeah. Try out something else

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    I'm really sorry. I didn't mean to brag - I was trying to explain that basically I'm really quite academic. I really do apologise if I sounded rude, as reading it back I can see I did. Basically I just do do quite well at school and that people had told me I should try aiming for very excelling things etc etc.From looking into it a bit I am interested in radiography and just wanted second opinions on whether I would find it fulfilling, and if it would be suitable (or if you truly think I would be better suited to a different course, on the basis of academics, as radiography is a less academic degree - not to say it isn't hard! Just that it is less academic.)
    Though thank you for your response all the same I will be more considerate (and less snobbish!) in future - I really am sorry that I was kind of rude x
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    (Original post by Teaoncolddays)
    I'm really sorry. I didn't mean to brag - I was trying to explain that basically I'm really quite academic. I really do apologise if I sounded rude, as reading it back I can see I did. Basically I just do do quite well at school and that people had told me I should try aiming for very excelling things etc etc.From looking into it a bit I am interested in radiography and just wanted second opinions on whether I would find it fulfilling, and if it would be suitable (or if you truly think I would be better suited to a different course, on the basis of academics, as radiography is a less academic degree - not to say it isn't hard! Just that it is less academic.)
    Though thank you for your response all the same I will be more considerate (and less snobbish!) in future - I really am sorry that I was kind of rude x
    I do think radiography is quite a respected degree academically, out of things like Nursing, Occupational Therapy etc it seems the most knowledge required allied health profession to me personally?

    You can become a consultant radiographer later on in your career too, it's up to you though, don't let other people decide your degree for you!
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    If you're concerned about the academic levels, why not do medicine? If you're interested in interacting with patients, anyway. You could go into radiology that way. Depends why you're interested in radiography though- is it the technical aspect? Or is it the diagnosis?


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    (Original post by Teaoncolddays)
    I have 16 GCSEs: 11A* and 5A. I attend state sixth form, doing my AS. I am top of classes in maths and in psychology.(I also took biology, and English literature which I am dropping for year 13.)

    Am I too smart to do diagnostic radiography? As in, should I be trying for something harder? Am I letting myself down if I do this less academic degree?
    It's just that any people tell me I should be doing something "higher" and I'm worried, so wanted some other opinions?
    Thanks, Amy
    You could study Medicine and then specialise in Radiology. Do you want to become a Radiologist?
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    Instead of worrying about whether you are "too smart" and what other people think you should be, what do you want to do?
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    (Original post by Teaoncolddays)
    I'm really sorry. I didn't mean to brag - I was trying to explain that basically I'm really quite academic. I really do apologise if I sounded rude, as reading it back I can see I did. Basically I just do do quite well at school and that people had told me I should try aiming for very excelling things etc etc.From looking into it a bit I am interested in radiography and just wanted second opinions on whether I would find it fulfilling, and if it would be suitable (or if you truly think I would be better suited to a different course, on the basis of academics, as radiography is a less academic degree - not to say it isn't hard! Just that it is less academic.)
    Though thank you for your response all the same I will be more considerate (and less snobbish!) in future - I really am sorry that I was kind of rude x
    I think it depends on what YOU find interesting and fulfilling - we can't answer that for you. There's potential to earn a fairly decent salary down the line (one radiographer who specialized in ultrasound told me there are locum jobs out there for £50/hr but obviously it'll be less when working full time on a permanent contract). It does require a level of background knowledge (theory) and I see it as a very hands-on, practical job. Perhaps shadowing a radiographer would be useful so you can see more of what their day to day life is like and what their job involves.

    Don't do a career just based on what others say you should do. Find what you think motivates you.
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    If you are considering a degree in diagnostic radiography, you should brush up on your grammar - don't worry about being too smart.
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    what alevels have you done or plan to do. the level between a level and gcse is quite high. until youve aced 4 or 5 a levels you not going to uni. lots of folks do well at gcse level and struggle at higher level. if you look down on a job maybe you need to review your motivation. because if you start any course with your attitude from your first post your not going to enjoy any health related course including medicine. you may be bright and very gifted and bea straight a student. but if you enter one of the more demanding fields like medicine or dentistry or even vet medicine your fellow students will be just as smart if not smarter.if your uni statement was to follow your im clever route you wont even get an interview. they are looking for well rounded candidates not ego maniacs. your young spend some time asking yourself why i want to do this. what will you gain and offer.
 
 
 
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