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    Hi guys! For A-levels, which I have just started this week, I am studying chemistry, biology, French and English literature, all on the new linear system of exams, thus I will take all 4 to A-level - all AQA exams, by the way. Would you say that these are suitable for a medical applicant? I'm in a strong position from GCSEs, and am about to start weekly volunteering in a hospital in a couple of months (November intake), plus have already had two placements (one in a hospital and one in a hospice), and hope to do more including perhaps a placement abroad next summer. I'm also doing an EPQ this year, about something dialysis related (I did one placement on a dialysis ward). Do you reckon I'm in a position to do medicine at university, so long as A-levels go well - (I got A*s in all of the subjects I am taking at GCSE, and full marks in both English and French exams, and a biology exam, so predicted grades are A/A*s). Thank you!
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    Hi guys! For A-levels, which I have just started this week, I am studying chemistry, biology, French and English literature, all on the new linear system of exams, thus I will take all 4 to A-level - all AQA exams, by the way. Would you say that these are suitable for a medical applicant? I'm in a strong position from GCSEs, and am about to start weekly volunteering in a hospital in a couple of months (November intake), plus have already had two placements (one in a hospital and one in a hospice), and hope to do more including perhaps a placement abroad next summer. I'm also doing an EPQ this year, about something dialysis related (I did one placement on a dialysis ward). Do you reckon I'm in a position to do medicine at university, so long as A-levels go well - (I got A*s in all of the subjects I am taking at GCSE, and full marks in both English and French exams, and a biology exam, so predicted grades are A/A*s). Thank you!
    Bio - check.
    Chem - check.

    You're pretty much set - if doing 4 subjects + EPQ gets too much for you though, don't be afraid to drop something. You've got a lot going on there with all your work experience on top of that, and if you're trying to make yourself do too much you risk burning out and having your grades suffer as a result (take it from someone who did 5 AS levels, haha). If you find you're happy and coping then by all means carry on, but ultimately you only need 3 A levels (and maybe an EPQ at a certain grade, but honestly it depends on the uni) so don't push yourself unnecessarily.

    Honestly though, overall it looks like you're doing just fine. Good luck with everything!
 
 
 
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