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    *******************It's alright everyone! I'm doing two sciences and thankfully, i got great GCSE's ******************







    Hii guys, I'm in year 11 and basically my school won't let me take two sciences for my A-Levels next year and I would like to get into medicine. My original plan was to take Biology, Chemistry, Psychology and an EPQ, but after speaking to a member of staff I was told that I can't take two sciences because its 'Too unrealistic". Now I can only take ONE science when I need Biology AND chemistry for medicine. During the year, I do particularly well in my end of topic tests so I have no idea why they're saying this to me? Any advice on what I can say to the school?

    I was considering applying to a different Sixth Form college but I reckon its a bit too late for that.
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    (Original post by remie-elf)
    Hii guys, I'm in year 11 and basically my school won't let me take two sciences for my A-Levels next year and I would like to get into medicine. My original plan was to take Biology, Chemistry, Psychology and an EPQ, but after speaking to a member of staff I was told that I can't take two sciences because its 'Too unrealistic". Now I can only take ONE science when I need Biology AND chemistry for medicine. During the year, I do particularly well in my end of topic tests so I have no idea why they're saying this to me? Any advice on what I can say to the school?

    I was considering applying to a different Sixth Form college but I reckon its a bit too late for that.
    Ok, so, are they saying it's 'too unrealistic' for YOU. Or just in general? If they are saying it in general then I would apply somewhere else as they clearly are brain dead.
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    It sounds like they think your grades and capability are not up to this. Take an honest look and your work and consider if they are right
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    (Original post by supernerdural)
    It sounds like they think your grades and capability are not up to this. Take an honest look and your work and consider if they are right
    I work hard for my grades and the usual grades i get are A's and B's and the entry requirements for biology and chemistry are both A's and my teachers said that i'm capable of doing A level Chem and Bio so idk why my head of year is not letting me do them? My predicted grades are A's for both sciences so I really don't know why they're being so annoying
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    (Original post by zetamcfc)
    Ok, so, are they saying it's 'too unrealistic' for YOU. Or just in general? If they are saying it in general then I would apply somewhere else as they clearly are brain dead.
    they're saying that its 'too unrealistic' for ME (and one other girl thats in the same situation as me)
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    Fight your corner more - they are absurd if they think you can't do both of them despite your good academic record. Tell them how absolutely fundamental it is for medicine and that they are seriously jeopardising your future by not letting you take them.
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    (Original post by remie-elf)
    I work hard for my grades and the usual grades i get are A's and B's and the entry requirements for biology and chemistry are both A's and my teachers said that i'm capable of doing A level Chem and Bio so idk why my head of year is not letting me do them? My predicted grades are A's for both sciences so I really don't know why they're being so annoying
    Go to them and ask what specifically makes them think you can't do this. Use your grades and motivation as examples for you case, and really press them for an answer. It's probably just lazy teaching
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    (Original post by remie-elf)
    they're saying that its 'too unrealistic' for ME (and one other girl thats in the same situation as me)
    Well, for me, people who do well with 2 science A-levels did triple science GCSE and got a B or higher in the 2 they want to do at A-level.
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    (Original post by supernerdural)
    Go to them and ask what specifically makes them think you can't do this. Use your grades and motivation as examples for you case, and really press them for an answer. It's probably just lazy teaching
    Yeah i'm definitely going to do that. We have to submit our final a level choices by the 6th of March and we're supposed to do this online so i'm not going to regard their opinion because at the end of the day ITS MY LIFE. its just disappointing how inconsiderate the teachers are.
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    (Original post by Inexorably)
    Fight your corner more - they are absurd if they think you can't do both of them despite your good academic record. Tell them how absolutely fundamental it is for medicine and that they are seriously jeopardising your future by not letting you take them.
    I've told them how highly regarded these two sciences are for medicine but they won't listen to me. They're trying to make me take Media Studies but I don't enjoy it and nor will it help me get into medicine!
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    (Original post by remie-elf)
    I've told them how highly regarded these two sciences are for medicine but they won't listen to me. They're trying to make me take Media Studies but I don't enjoy it and nor will it help me get into medicine!
    I sense a troll...
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    You can take take the other science privately. isn't it?
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    (Original post by remie-elf)
    I work hard for my grades and the usual grades i get are A's and B's and the entry requirements for biology and chemistry are both A's and my teachers said that i'm capable of doing A level Chem and Bio so idk why my head of year is not letting me do them? My predicted grades are A's for both sciences so I really don't know why they're being so annoying
    As and Bs at GCSE are very different from As at A-level. B at GCSE is approximately the same level as a D at A-level.
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    (Original post by ♥Samantha♥)
    B at GCSE is approximately the same level as a D at A-level.
    Wot.
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    (Original post by jneill)
    Wot.
    That is what we were told at school bc we had to do some ASs alongside GCSEs so we could convert whatever we were getting to GCSE equivalents.

    AS - GCSE
    A - A*+
    B - A*
    C - A
    D - B
    E - C

    my point was she/he was saying that as they are getting As and Bs at gcse that means they will be getting the same (actually, higher) at a level which is not necessarily true as they are completely different scales.
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    (Original post by ♥Samantha♥)
    That is what we were told at school bc we had to do some ASs alongside GCSEs so we could convert whatever we were getting to GCSE equivalents.

    AS - GCSE
    A - A*+
    B - A*
    C - A
    D - B
    E - C

    my point was she/he was saying that as they are getting As and Bs at gcse that means they will be getting the same (actually, higher) at a level which is not necessarily true as they are completely different scales.
    Subject attainment from GCSE to A-Level for Biology GCSE Grade B:
    3% achieve A/A* in the same subject at A-level
    17% get B
    28% get C
    28% get D
    19% get E

    Chemistry is simliar.

    https://www.gov.uk/government/upload.../DFE-RR195.pdf
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    (Original post by zetamcfc)
    I sense a troll...
    i feel ya dude... it's just not cool
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    (Original post by NachoPhilosopher)
    You can take take the other science privately. isn't it?
    yeah i could but i don't know anyone that would teach me the other science and i don't know where i'd sit the paper?
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    (Original post by ♥Samantha♥)
    As and Bs at GCSE are very different from As at A-level. B at GCSE is approximately the same level as a D at A-level.
    Yeah I know, i was told that when we had our Sixth Form taster day
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    (Original post by jneill)
    Subject attainment from GCSE to A-Level for Biology GCSE Grade B:
    3% achieve A/A* in the same subject at A-level
    17% get B
    28% get C
    28% get D
    19% get E

    Chemistry is simliar.

    https://www.gov.uk/government/upload.../DFE-RR195.pdf
    My predicted grades are much higher than the grades i'm getting now like I've been a bit stressed out with everything rn and thats why I'm getting B's :C
 
 
 
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