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    So for GCSE I got 7 As and 3 Bs, so I was quite pleased. I took Biology, Chemistry, Sociology, Maths and EPQ for A Levels with the hope of becoming a psychiatrist, as its something I have always been passionate about. My only problem was that I struggled incredibly with maths even at GCSE and only got a B with a paid for maths tutor. After three a level maths lessons (we were still on GCSE style questions), I decided to drop maths, and felt like it was the right decision as I would have ended up with a fail and possibly screwed up my other subjects too as they would have suffered with how stressed maths makes me.

    So anyway Im now doing English Literature, which I love and know I am good at.
    So Im happy that now i have the chance of getting AAAA+ rather than a fail and three bad grades, however, could I still get into uni to study psychiatry with this, or is maths needed?

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    So for GCSE I got 7 As and 3 Bs, so I was quite pleased. I took Biology, Chemistry, Sociology, Maths and EPQ for A Levels with the hope of becoming a psychiatrist, as its something I have always been passionate about. My only problem was that I struggled incredibly with maths even at GCSE and only got a B with a paid for maths tutor. After three a level maths lessons (we were still on GCSE style questions), I decided to drop maths, and felt like it was the right decision as I would have ended up with a fail and possibly screwed up my other subjects too as they would have suffered with how stressed maths makes me.

    So anyway Im now doing English Literature, which I love and know I am good at.
    So Im happy that now i have the chance of getting AAAA+ rather than a fail and three bad grades, however, could I still get into uni to study psychiatry with this, or is maths needed?

    t h a n k y o u !
    To become a psychiatrist you need to become a Dr, so you need to complete a medicine degree and after FY's specialise in your chosen field.

    The A levels you are sitting are fine and those GCSE grades should be competitive enough for entry into a med school

    You'll be applying to med school so you need to start looking into ukcat/bmat and also some work experience if possible.

    Biology and especially chemistry are important for medicine and you've got those covered.
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    (Original post by ApplyYourself)
    To become a psychiatrist you need to become a Dr, so you need to complete a medicine degree and after FY's specialise in your chosen field.

    The A levels you are sitting are fine and those GCSE grades should be competitive enough for entry into a med school

    You'll be applying to med school so you need to start looking into ukcat/bmat and also some work experience if possible.

    Biology and especially chemistry are important for medicine and you've got those covered.
    thank you so much! a lot of people have told me I will most probably need maths,so I was worried. Ive done some work experience however nothing necessarily to do with psychiatry, I did a year of work experience at my local vets as I thought this would be a good idea in preparation for med school and seeing operations, sorting prescriptions etc.
    Thank you so much for your response
 
 
 
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