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    Hi, I was wondering if you guys could help me? As I'm not good with exams and so much better with course work, could I take BTEC Applied science 90 credit diploma and still study medicine at university?
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    (Original post by Emmy1371)
    Hi, I was wondering if you guys could help me? As I'm not good with exams and so much better with course work, could I take BTEC Applied science 90 credit diploma and still study medicine at university?
    Not in the UK as far as i'm aware. Medical school will have lots of exams too, much harder than A-levels as well so that's something to consider.
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    (Original post by HopelessMedic)
    Not in the UK as far as i'm aware. Medical school will have lots of exams too, much harder than A-levels as well so that's something to consider.
    Should I take A Levels then? And which, Biology, Chemistry and can psychology?
    Many thanks
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    Medicine courses are extremely competitive in the UK, and most courses won't accept applicants with less than AAA at a level as far as I'm aware, I don't think they allow BTECs either unfortunately, if you want to take medicine your best bet is probably doing A-Levels and putting the work in to nail your exams! Good luck!
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    Almost certainly not. Chemistry A level is a requirement for medicine in the U.K. and to be honest a BTEC won't prepare you adequately for medical school. It is very exam intensive and having done coursework for 2 years you will be seriously under equipped. Do Chemistry, Biology a levels for certain. Maths will perhaps put you at an advantage but to be honest any subject you can get an A* in is just as valuable because it's grades that matter. As long as it is something relevant or facilitating.
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    (Original post by Emmy1371)
    Should I take A Levels then? And which, Biology, Chemistry and can psychology?
    Many thanks
    If you're taking A-Levels, Chemistry is a MUST

    Biology is only necessary at some universities.
    However I recommend taking it because it really does help you
    But have a glance at the unis you might think of going to, and also only do it if you want to

    Psychology is perfectly fine. Lots of people do maths. It helps you by 0%. No need to do maths.
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    (Original post by lw8)
    most courses won't accept applicants with less than AAA at a level as far as I'm aware
    Try AAB or even ABB

    :colone: :colone:
    It's happened
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    (Original post by telepathicnine)
    Try AAB or even ABB

    :colone: :colone:
    It's happened
    What unis? They must have had a crazy good personal statement! I know people that have gotten 4As and got rejected due to lack of work experience/ having an average personal statement
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    (Original post by lw8)
    What unis? They must have had a crazy good personal statement! I know people that have gotten 4As and got rejected due to lack of work experience/ having an average personal statement
    Heard it for people I know who got offered at Leicester and Birmingham. Personal statements were practically saturated with Work Experience and what they learned

    It also happens on results day, know people predicted 3As, A*AA heck ***
    then comes doomsday and results are below AAA

    And yet they're in medical school
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    (Original post by Emmy1371)
    Should I take A Levels then? And which, Biology, Chemistry and can psychology?
    Many thanks
    Take Biology and Chemistry, for the third one just take any subject that you can get an A/A* in (unless you want to apply to Cambridge taking Maths/Physics will give you zero advantage )

    Have a read through this https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki/Medicine, some of it is slightly outdated but it helped me loads when thinking about applying for med.
 
 
 
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