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I am choosing my GCSEs next week and one of my main job options is to be a doctor. I still want to keep my options open as I also like geography, history and business studies so I'm thinking of studying English (lit and lang), Maths, French, RE, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geography and then either History or Business Studies.
Would this be good enough to become a doctor? I was also wondering, is it better to do triple award science (which I'm thinking of) or double award? I've heard that they like it better if you do all three separate, is this true?!
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(Original post by kyliep36)
I am choosing my GCSEs next week and one of my main job options is to be a doctor. I still want to keep my options open as I also like geography, history and business studies so I'm thinking of studying English (lit and lang), Maths, French, RE, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geography and then either History or Business Studies.
Would this be good enough to become a doctor? I was also wondering, is it better to do triple award science (which I'm thinking of) or double award? I've heard that they like it better if you do all three separate, is this true?!
Triple is better and it's soo helpful when you do your A levels

Your choices sound good enough I don't see anything wrong with them..
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Hi there!

If you are doing three separate science courses involving all three sciences (e.g. Double, Triple), then Sixth Forms normally focus on your Double Science grade, and Triple is a decent step-up of knowledge.

English Literature and Language are both not exactly significant if you want to become a Doctor, but since they are both GCSE's, if you can get at least an A grade in them, then they are definitely worth taking. Maths is one of the fundamental A Levels required if you are planning to go to University, so it would be useful if you know you can achieve a B/C in Maths, as this would help a lot.
French, okay, it's decent, of course having a language is not a drawback - since it is a small addition, but if you can get a good grade in it, then it is a good addition to your application.
Bio/Chem/Phys are all required! Make sure you get the best possible grades in all of these. As far as A Levels, Chemistry is the definitely required, and Biology/Physics/Maths are nice additions.
Geography, as far as I know, Universities prefer History over Geography, but since they are both Humanities subjects, then they are both good additions.
Business is definitely a nice addition to have with your resume, it's practically good everywhere.

In the end, choose what you are good at! Get as many top grades as you can. But if you want to be a doctor, you should do the three sciences and mathematics at A Level.

Good luck! You can message me if you want to talk further.

Leo
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