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    im abit above average at school and I really really want to be a doctor. I don't know how important it is to have a language but I am not the best at them but I can do French if its necessary. I am thinking of picking
    English, maths, furthermaths, triple science, history, child development and P.E.
    I have put geography as my reserve. I find school abit difficult so this is why. all opinions are welcome, thank you
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    (Original post by sophie.beatyy)
    im abit above average at school and I really really want to be a doctor. I don't know how important it is to have a language but I am not the best at them but I can do French if its necessary. I am thinking of picking
    English, maths, furthermaths, triple science, history, child development and P.E.
    I have put geography as my reserve. I find school abit difficult so this is why. all opinions are welcome, thank you
    Definitely. I would say do french because a lot of universities (UCL for example) require a language now. So to prevent possible future problems do french! You've got more than enough time to revise for it aswell so if you put in the effort you should be fine. I did English Lan, Lit, Maths, Triple Science, French, Citizenship, Geography and Textiles and am currently doing AS Biology Chemistry and Physics and currently my GCSES aren't a barrier. Also for medicine a lot of universities are unfortunately dismissing gcses as a whole! Imperial (the one i really want to get in to) doesn't even regard GCSES for medicine anymore. I think this is due to the amount of entrance exams. Good luck!
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    You should take what you enjoy and will do well at. The specific choices don't matter anywhere near as much as the results (and even not so great results at this stage can be overcome by applying smartly and doing well in other areas).

    (Original post by Ms.leena)
    Definitely. I would say do french because a lot of universities (UCL for example) require a language now.
    That's literally only UCL, as far as i'm aware. And even for UCL its not technically a requirement - you can get in without it and do a short language course whilst there.

    Speaking a second language is a good life skill, though.
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    (Original post by Ms.leena)
    Definitely. I would say do french because a lot of universities (UCL for example) require a language now. So to prevent possible future problems do french! You've got more than enough time to revise for it aswell so if you put in the effort you should be fine. I did English Lan, Lit, Maths, Triple Science, French, Citizenship, Geography and Textiles and am currently doing AS Biology Chemistry and Physics and currently my GCSES aren't a barrier. Also for medicine a lot of universities are unfortunately dismissing gcses as a whole! Imperial (the one i really want to get in to) doesn't even regard GCSES for medicine anymore. I think this is due to the amount of entrance exams. Good luck!
    How hard is triple science?
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    I'm in year 12 now and would just recommend you do subjects that you enjoy AND are very good at. I did media and IT at GCSE, which aren't really your typical 'medicine' subjects. But I ended up with 11A*s so I'm so glad I chose subjects that I knew I would do well in and enjoyed at the same time. Bear in mind that most top medical schools now require at least 7A*s at gcse.

    I also did French as I was good in y7-y9 but it is a LOT of work. The vocab isn't too bad but in my opinion, the listening exams were very tough- but if you are willing to work, it would be a good subject to take Good luck
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    from someone who knows entry requirements well, they mainly require a b-A* in cores like bio chem, some want phys, english lang, math and then just passes in the rest. places like cardiff or oxford want majority A*, although there are places that dont select on the basis of A* this is incorrect information that a lot of people receive. but basically for gcse you should take subjects you enjoy, i mean you wont be disadvantaged if you took music dance drama triple science etc, language is useful if you enjoy it, so far only ucl require it.

    so basically your gcse subjects have no effect whatsoever but your grades do remember that

    your choices are a lot more important at a-level tbh
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    (Original post by streetdude28)
    How hard is triple science?
    To be honest i only found it hard as i don't believe i had adequate teachers but with out them i still managed to get A's, theres quite a bit of AS incorporated in to triple science now which kind of gave me a brief headstart in a level (moles, esters, X-rays, reflections etc) but with enough revision i don't see it being hard at all
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    (Original post by Ms.leena)
    To be honest i only found it hard as i don't believe i had adequate teachers but with out them i still managed to get A's, theres quite a bit of AS incorporated in to triple science now which kind of gave me a brief headstart in a level (moles, esters, X-rays, reflections etc) but with enough revision i don't see it being hard at all
    Thanks
 
 
 
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