A-levels upcoming...Watch this thread
I am currently at the start of Y11...I am concentrating on my GCSE's but we have to pick our A-level options very soon...(We are allowed to pick 4-6)...
Is the following suitable for medicine:
Are these good?If i were to do 6,what would you recommend as the sixth one...
Also currently as the START OF Y11 this is what i have done in prep. for Medicine...
Extra- Curricular - Non medicine Related…
1)Piano-Grade 1,2,3,4 and doing 5
3)Music Theory-Grade 5
Extra- Curricular’s-Medicine Related…
1)Blogging about Medicine
3)Wider Medical Reading…
1)4 Months British Heart Foundation
2)Applying for hospital work experience…
3)Applying to care home for volunteering
Is this good?
What else can i do to improve my chances of being accepted...
In terms of grade,i am predicted t get 9A*'s and 3 A's in University...IS THIS DECENT?
To improve your application, you'll want to get as much work experience as you can. Try to do a long-term placement in a caring environment (e.g. care home) and a shorter clinical one if you can get it (it's hard to do, and medical schools recognise that so won't hold it against you). For medicine, you're much better getting 3As and lots of relevant work experience than getting 5As and none (likewise 3As will meet entry requirements, 2As and 3Bs probably won't).
Hope that helps!
You have loads of extra curriculars both medicine related and not medicine related - that's great! Universities love to see that you're taking initiative outside the classroom with medicine, but they also like to see that you do other stuff as well, like you don't only do medicine, you have other qualities to you too. Work experience with medicine will help you greatly, you've applied for a hospital placement which is great.
Your predicted grades are fantastic, I'd say you have really good chances of getting where you want to go
i suggest only take 3 (bio, chem plus one you like) at most take 4 ( if you do maths and further some unis only count that as one)