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    Hello, I want to become a doctor hopefully when I'm older. I want to choose Triple Science (which counts as one option), History and French. If I do Double Science it won't take an option up and it is compulsory for me to do Double Science as I am in top set.

    My IT teacher told me to choose Computer Science as it will deem very useful for me in my job when I'm older as I will be dealing with machines (as I will be a surgeon etc) and in the future in general. However, another teacher said it is not worth doing computer science as it is considered that you are already good at IT. IT is not compulsory.

    I don't know what to do?
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    Follow your interests at GCSE.
    Double Science rather than triple is no obstacle to doing medicine.
    IT is not the same as Computer Science so that teacher is wrong however, if you have no interest at all in coding, don't opt for Computer Science.

    The best qualified Doctor I know at GCSE did Double Science with History Art and Music as options. They qualified from Cambridge for both Medical Science and Clinical School and they are now a registrar (i.e well on the way to being a consultant).
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    (Original post by nerak99)
    Follow your interests at GCSE.
    Double Science rather than triple is no obstacle to doing medicine.
    IT is not the same as Computer Science so that teacher is wrong however, if you have no interest at all in coding, don't opt for Computer Science.

    The best qualified Doctor I know at GCSE did Double Science with History Art and Music as options. They qualified from Cambridge for both Medical Science and Clinical School and they are now a registrar (i.e well on the way to being a consultant).
    Thank you so much.
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    Hi there!

    It's very nice to hear that you want to become a doctor - I wish you good luck with your path! As far as I can tell, you should probably have at least 5 A* GCSE's if you would like to study Medicine at one of the top UK universities (e.g. Oxbridge). Once you finish school, I suggest you go to Sixth Form to study A Levels. I am also doing Additional Science (I guess you call it Double Science). Sixth Form's care about if you have your GCSE grade in Double Science, Triple Science is a sort of additional patch of knowledge.

    As far as I know for Computer Science, I do that as well. As far I know, it is not required to study Medicine at University, but since it is a very complex subject, it can look great on a CV. I would recommend that if you want to invest time into CompSci - do it! But all I am telling you is that Triple Science is also pretty complex - so taking both GCSE's in the same year would be pretty difficult.

    Good luck!

    Leo
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    (Original post by FIR3STOMP3R)
    Hi there!

    It's very nice to hear that you want to become a doctor - I wish you good luck with your path! As far as I can tell, you should probably have at least 5 A* GCSE's if you would like to study Medicine at one of the top UK universities (e.g. Oxbridge). Once you finish school, I suggest you go to Sixth Form to study A Levels. I am also doing Additional Science (I guess you call it Double Science). Sixth Form's care about if you have your GCSE grade in Double Science, Triple Science is a sort of additional patch of knowledge.

    As far as I know for Computer Science, I do that as well. As far I know, it is not required to study Medicine at University, but since it is a very complex subject, it can look great on a CV. I would recommend that if you want to invest time into CompSci - do it! But all I am telling you is that Triple Science is also pretty complex - so taking both GCSE's in the same year would be pretty difficult.

    Good luck!

    Leo
    Thank you so much for your reply! I have decided that I would take Triple Science, French and History. Thanks for your help.
 
 
 
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