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    Hi there, I'm in grade 11 and recently decided that I might want to do medicine.

    But there is one problem . In year 9 my teacher put me in maths foundation and when it was year 10 my teachers wouldn't let me move, insisting that I would not be able to catch up. I tried so hard to move but my teachers just said no and so I stopped trying and stayed in foundation throughout year 10, now its year 11.

    Obviously in foundation you can only get a C, but I know that it will be almost impossible getting into med with a C in maths-, well maybe not impossible but there would be no point in trying as everyone else would have As to A*s, so they would immediately rule me out.
    I'm really really lost at this point, this is so terrible because I was actually considering med but most of the entry requirements are like you need a B or above, also think it's worth mentioning I do IGCSE, which is kind of harder than GCSE

    What should I do? Should I completely forget about medicine? Or is there another option? I was thinking about maybe trying to self study and doing it in oct/nov this year but I'm not too sure how well that'd work out, especially since I'd be starting my As year. I also really don't want to be forced to take a gap year because of this, please give me some insight as to what is best to do in this situation

    Thank you!

    All I can say is your teachers are a bunch of so and so. Try so practise some Higher maths papers and see what your average and then ask your tecahers why you cant do higher. Also about the fact that you need an A or an A* in maths is correct. There is another course which you could and its Biomedicine. Its three years in university compared to the five years of medicine. After the three years of biomedicine you can become a biomedical scientist and these are the people that come up with the diagnosis, in other words they are the people that work behind the scenes in the hospital. I think this job personally and how it sound is better than becoming a doctor. If you still persist on becoming a doctor and you don't get into medicine for whatever reason you can take tis course and then after do the whole five years of medicine on top of the three years that you have done in biomedicine. You might be thinking whats the point? What I say is again, biomedical scientist is better than a doctor. I see a doctor as a megaphone because the biomedical scientists tell the doctors the diagnosis who then go and tell the patients. But its up to you though.

    Sorry about the whole essay

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