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    Is it a very big jump from A levels to medicine at university? If so which in particular modules require more attention. I heard that many med students find it easier to study at university as compared to when they were studying A levels.
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    (Original post by Bryan Appu)
    Is it a very big jump from A levels to medicine at university? If so which in particular modules require more attention. I heard that many med students find it easier to study at university as compared to when they were studying A levels.
    It's a big jump in terms of volume - there's a lot more to learn and remember.

    It's not a particularly big jump in terms of difficulty - they're not teaching you highly advanced theoretical physics. In terms of difficulty, it's probably slightly harder than A levels, but not really that much.
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    It's a big jump in terms of volume - there's a lot more to learn and remember.

    It's not a particularly big jump in terms of difficulty - they're not teaching you highly advanced theoretical physics. In terms of difficulty, it's probably slightly harder than A levels, but not really that much.
    If you don't mind me asking, which uni did to apply to and how's the teaching quality there like are there any notes provided or it is primarily focused on self study?
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    (Original post by Bryan Appu)
    Is it a very big jump from A levels to medicine at university? If so which in particular modules require more attention. I heard that many med students find it easier to study at university as compared to when they were studying A levels.
    There's a lot more to learn, the quantity of work you do at medical school is far more than in your A Levels. I find that anatomy takes a lot of time to learn as does a lot of the physiology and pharmacology we cover, but it differs between people.
    I think what makes it slight easier (for me anyway) is that I'm interested in the topics whereas with A Levels not all aspects of the syllabus may be interesting to you so it makes revision a little more tedious.


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    I found it a pretty big jump. A-levels were easy by comparison, and i did 5 of them.
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    (Original post by emem2011)
    There's a lot more to learn, the quantity of work you do at medical school is far more than in your A Levels. I find that anatomy takes a lot of time to learn as does a lot of the physiology and pharmacology we cover, but it differs between people.
    I think what makes it slight easier (for me anyway) is that I'm interested in the topics whereas with A Levels not all aspects of the syllabus may be interesting to you so it makes revision a little more tedious.


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    I do agree with you that some A levels topics can be a bit boring whereas at university more things to learn which could be very interesting. Thx for the feedback anyways!
    If you don't mid me asking which university did you apply to?
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    I found it a pretty big jump. A-levels were easy by comparison, and i did 5 of them.
    I see. Which university did you apply to and how's the teaching like there if you don't mind me asking?
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    (Original post by Bryan Appu)
    I do agree with you that some A levels topics can be a bit boring whereas at university more things to learn which could be very interesting. Thx for the feedback anyways!
    If you don't mid me asking which university did you apply to?
    No problem! I'm at Cardiff University currently and the course is brilliant!


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