Okay, so a few years ago I decided that at university I wanted to study Physics. I've always loved science and maths and all that stuff so I thought it would be a super cool route to take and therefore started pursuing these kind of career paths.
I completed my GCSE's; I got 4 A*s, 8 As and 2 Bs.
I decided to take Physics, Chemistry, Maths and Further Maths at AS Level.
I am now approaching the end of Year 12 and have therefore been thinking about University courses more recently, and have started seriously doubting my decision to study Physics. Even though I really like it, I don't think that I will be able to progress as it is something that I do find very challenging and don't think it naturally suits me very well. I am also someone who needs to have a job involving lots of human interaction as I am a real people person.
I think that studying medicine would be absolutely incredible and I believe that I would really enjoy it and would work extremely hard however, I am aware that compared to a lot of other people applying to take Medicine, I may have made this decision very late.
Whilst looking at courses I see that a lot of universities like applicants to have taken Biology to at least AS Level (if not A Level) and I completely understand why. This means that I would be lacking on this part of my application. Also my GCSE grades would drag me down as I know they're not as high as many of the people I would be against during the application process.
I wanted to know peoples thoughts on my whole situation.
I was considering maybe dropping further maths at A Level and studying Biology in my own time(?)
If anyone has any advice or information or tips or questions, please help me out.
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Last edited by lilp0p; 05-06-2016 at 22:47.
- 05-06-2016 22:44
- 05-06-2016 22:59
Well, there are a few things you could do here,
You could do AS biology when you start year 13 because some universities allow you to only have biology at AS level, so you could get away with it.
You could continue with your A levels now and apply for physics or whatever, and perhaps apply to Medicine as a postgraduate??
You could take a gap year, this way you can get all the relevant work experience, voluntary placements etc, done in a year so you have something medical related to put on your personal statement.
Personally I would do Bio as an AS level in year 13, if that is possible with your school, or take a gap year to sort everything out.
Hope this helps, and good luck with everything