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    I want to study medicine and am still confused about whether to do A levels or IB. I received my GCSE results yesterday and achieved:

    Maths- A*
    English Lit-A*
    English Lang-A*
    Computer Science- A*

    So I got 10 A*s this year (and an A from POR last year..)
    My teachers say either route would be fine and my school has amazing results for both IB and A levels.

    If I did A levels, I would do: Biology, Chemistry, Maths and Spanish
    At IB, I would do: HL Biology, Chemistry and Spanish, SL Maths (NOT maths studies), Economics and English Literature

    I want to do the best I can so which do you think is the best option and can I get into medicine with these GCSE results?
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    Sorry you've not had any responses about this. Are you sure you've posted in the right place? Here's a link to our subject forum which should help get you more responses if you post there.

    You can also find the Exam Thread list for A-levels here and GCSE here. :dumbells:

    Just quoting in Fox Corner so she can move the thread if needed
    (Original post by Fox Corner)

    All my friends that are now studying Medicine did A-levels....I am not sure if this helps, but I thought I would just say anyways.
    I personally don't know anyone that went onto to do Medicine with IB.

    There are people at my school who do both that want to do medicine. I think it's a personal choice as to what to do. I don't want k do medicine bu chose A levels over ib as I no longer wanted to do English. If you love all subjects then do the ib (being good at them all doesn't mean much as this may no longer be the case and even if you're good at it doesn't mean you'll enjoy it). The workload is similar but A levels personally I find more focused as you can cover more in each subject as you have less. I don't think either is better or worse so it is entirely up to you. Just check certain places (I believe it may only be certain colleges at Cambridge) but some prefer for you to do a levels over ib if you had the choice but that's not really a widespread thing to worry too much about! Hope I could be of some help!!

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