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    Hey,
    I'm currently a Year 11 student preparing for my GCSEs. I'm currently doing Double Award Science, having already done my Core Science last year. With my predicted and achieved grades, do you think it will be a good idea to take these A-Levels? I really do enjoy Maths and Science at GCSE, but I am still undecided on what to do at University.

    A-Level Choices:
    Maths (Mechanics)
    Biology
    Chemistry
    Physics (AS)

    Predicted Grades:
    Maths - A
    Biology - A
    Chemistry - A
    Physics - A

    Achieved Grades:
    Core Science - A
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    (Original post by Mahee2499)
    Hey,
    I'm currently a Year 11 student preparing for my GCSEs. I'm currently doing Double Award Science, having already done my Core Science last year. With my predicted and achieved grades, do you think it will be a good idea to take these A-Levels? I really do enjoy Maths and Science at GCSE, but I am still undecided on what to do at University.

    A-Level Choices:
    Maths (Mechanics)
    Biology
    Chemistry
    Physics (AS)

    Predicted Grades:
    Maths - A
    Biology - A
    Chemistry - A
    Physics - A

    Achieved Grades:
    Core Science - A
    your grades are fine so go with whatever you enjoy. one warning is that maths + 3 sciences is a very tough and time consuming combination which you may find to be a lot of work, often it is best to have a subject with is slightly less demanding but enjoyable to give you a break.

    any idea of the career you want?
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    (Original post by Natalierm2707)
    your grades are fine so go with whatever you enjoy. one warning is that maths + 3 sciences is a very tough and time consuming combination which you may find to be a lot of work, often it is best to have a subject with is slightly less demanding but enjoyable to give you a break.

    any idea of the career you want?
    Hey,
    Thanks for your reply. I'd like to become a Doctor or do something either Science based or Maths based at University. I've also heard that in the BMAT you require some knowledge of AS Physics, that's why I have chosen to do AS Physics.
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    (Original post by Mahee2499)
    Hey,
    Thanks for your reply. I'd like to become a Doctor or do something either Science based or Maths based at University. I've also heard that in the BMAT you require some knowledge of AS Physics, that's why I have chosen to do AS Physics.
    Im a medical student currently and I can tell you that around 80% of us didnt do physics as our 4th AS level, most did another subject such as english, language, history or geography, some even did psychology. and most often than not people dropped maths at AS and carried on with this non-science subject to A2 as they found it easier and more enjoyable.

    you only need to understand basic GCSE physics for the BMAT so I wouldnt worry, also a very very small amount of medical schools (oxbridge, UCL, imperial, lancaster and a couple others) require the BMAT, the rest require the UKCAT which does not require any prior knowledge (just a lot of practice).

    in medicine I can say its 75% biology, 20% chemistry and 5% maths, there is literally no physics in medicine at all, and if there is it is so so simple (GCSE physics style) so that shouldnt be a worry if you chose not to take it.

    if medicine is really your passion its important to get good grades in bio chem and another subject, not to do all the sciences and maths, some people think that is what is required and that is not true!

    hope this helps.
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    (Original post by Natalierm2707)
    Im a medical student currently and I can tell you that around 80% of us didnt do physics as our 4th AS level, most did another subject such as english, language, history or geography, some even did psychology. and most often than not people dropped maths at AS and carried on with this non-science subject to A2 as they found it easier and more enjoyable.

    you only need to understand basic GCSE physics for the BMAT so I wouldnt worry, also a very very small amount of medical schools (oxbridge, UCL, imperial, lancaster and a couple others) require the BMAT, the rest require the UKCAT which does not require any prior knowledge (just a lot of practice).

    in medicine I can say its 75% biology, 20% chemistry and 5% maths, there is literally no physics in medicine at all, and if there is it is so so simple (GCSE physics style) so that shouldnt be a worry if you chose not to take it.

    if medicine is really your passion its important to get good grades in bio chem and another subject, not to do all the sciences and maths, some people think that is what is required and that is not true!

    hope this helps.
    Thanks a lot, this has really helped me and has given me an insight into what you need, to do Medicine. I hope I could get the grades at GCSE and A-Levels to further pursue my ambition at Universities such as Imperial College London.
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    (Original post by Mahee2499)
    Thanks a lot, this has really helped me and has given me an insight into what you need, to do Medicine. I hope I could get the grades at GCSE and A-Levels to further pursue my ambition at Universities such as Imperial College London.
    with medicine its not about the university prestige, remember everyone comes out as a doctor and competes for the exact same jobs, coming from a higher ranked uni doesnt make a difference in medicine so make sure you look around at the courses and see which one suits you best, they are all taught very differently.

    for medicine you need at least AAA in bio, chem and another subject and ideally at GCSE all A's in maths, english language and sciences, you should aim for at least 6/7A*/A grades to be competative.
 
 
 

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