happycatty
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#1
Report Thread starter 4 years ago
#1
What alevels should i take if i want to go into mental health? I'm not very good at science, does this mean i'm going to end unabl? I can't really see myself in any other kind of job
0
reply
macpatgh-Sheldon
Badges: 20
Rep:
?
#2
Report 4 years ago
#2
Most mental health professionals are previous nurses (SRN - State Registered Nurse OR SEN - State Enrolled Nurse) who then specialize in mental health (if you are not good at sciences, perhaps rule out becoming a psychiatrist, as you need to do medicine first, and that requires excellent grades in chemistry and/or biology at A level).

Specializing in mental health as a nurse means becoming a RMN - Registered Mental Nurse, where you would learn more about that aspect of medicine/nursing.

Just because you are not currently good at sciences does not mean you can never be so. I have had students at GCSE or A level who absolutely hated science (biology at A level), but got As and A*s after I taught them how to approach the subjects so that they become easy, and great fun when prevuiously they appeared boring and tough because students think of science as big books to memorize, when that is a complete fallacy. Science drives the world, and if you believe in the guy upstairs (I don't mean your baby bro in his bedroom playing playstation lol !!!), he did not create the universe without logic, intelligence beyond belief, absolute precision and lots of common sense.

If you need some tips on how to approach science, let me know - otherwise find an excellent tutor.

IT ALL DEPENDS ON YOU - Where there's a will, there's a way - sorry old-fashioned proverb!

BEST OF LUCK!

Mukesh (A Level Biology Tutor [Specialist for Entry to Medicine])
0
reply
happycatty
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#3
Report Thread starter 4 years ago
#3
(Original post by macpatelgh)
Most mental health professionals are previous nurses (SRN - State Registered Nurse OR SEN - State Enrolled Nurse) who then specialize in mental health (if you are not good at sciences, perhaps rule out becoming a psychiatrist, as you need to do
medicine first, and that requires excellent grades in chemistry and/or biology at A level).

Specializing in mental h
ealth as a nurse means becoming a RMN - Registered Mental Nurse, where you would learn more about that aspect of medicine/nursing.

Just because you are not currently good at sciences does not mean you can never be so. I have had students at GCSE or A level who absolutely hated science (biology at A level), but got As and A*s after I taught them how to approach the subjects so that they become easy, and great fun when prevuiously they appeared boring and tough because students think of science as big books to memorize, when that is a complete fallacy. Science drives the world, and if you believe in the guy upstairs (I don't mean your baby bro in his bedroom playing playstation lol !!!), he did not create the universe without logic, intelligence beyond belief, absolute precision and lots of common sense.

If you need some tips on how to approach science, let me know - otherwise find an excellent tutor.

IT ALL DEPENDS ON YOU - Where there's a will, there's a way - sorry old-fashioned proverb!

BEST OF LUCK!

Mukesh (A Level Biology Tutor [Specialist for Entry to Medicine])
Thank you so much! So does that mean it's not going to be possible without science?
0
reply
macpatgh-Sheldon
Badges: 20
Rep:
?
#4
Report 4 years ago
#4
These days, there is a lot of flexibility for admission into uni as far as choice of A LEVEL Subjects is concerened, so it is conceivable that you might gain entry into nursing with other subjects. Having said that:

1. You will need higher grades in the non-sciences you do
2. You will struggle at uni because psychology/mental health is mainly science; not only that, if you don't like science, which is the impression I get, you will not enjoy uni!

The other option would be to either do a psychology degree (which can progress to a career in medical psychology [related to mental health]) AND in psychology most unis have 90%+ girls in this course (I am somehow assuming you are one!) (negative side: you will have to go to computer science or engineering depts to meet boys!) OR you could aim a bit lower and go into care work in mental health, but I am sure you are more ambitious than that.

Having said that, have tuition with me (if I can find a slot [I teach on Skype, too]), and I can assure you, that you will get into nursing or psychology. In my case, failure is not an option - the ball simply has to be in the net, whatever you do in life!!

Best regards!
0
reply
X

Quick Reply

Attached files
Write a reply...
Reply
new posts
Back
to top
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise

How would you feel if uni students needed to be double vaccinated to start in Autumn?

I'd feel reassured about my own health (24)
16.78%
I'd feel reassured my learning may be less disrupted by isolations/lockdowns (48)
33.57%
I'd feel less anxious about being around large groups (14)
9.79%
I don't mind if others are vaccinated or not (14)
9.79%
I'm concerned it may disadvantage some students (7)
4.9%
I think it's an unfair expectation (33)
23.08%
Something else (tell us in the thread) (3)
2.1%

Watched Threads

View All