I want to be a surgeon when I grow up. So what GCSE subjects should I be choosing?
Please help me to choose my GCSE subjects Watch
- Thread Starter
- 30-01-2017 19:53
- 30-01-2017 19:55
Just make sure you do triple science and as much maths as you can. Other than that subject choices don't really matter at gcse, just try to stick to facilitating subjects.
- 30-01-2017 19:56
French OR Spanish OR German
- 30-01-2017 19:59
Hope this helps!
- 30-01-2017 20:42
DON'T WORRY, i am also at this stage - just go with what you like best and what you are good at, be sure to take biology and pe though!
- 30-01-2017 21:14
Literally, take what you think will be the easiest for you to get a good grade and that you'll enjoy. As silly as that sounds, that way, you can pay the most attention to it while not feeling stressed. If you get a few subjects which don't come naturally to you, you will find yourself stressed. Working hard at a couple to revise is fine, but I made the mistake of picking something I thought might be difficult - Law. I'm almost towards the end of that course and I can hand on heart say I was right. It's difficult and I don't enjoy it and there's nothing worse than that.
I want a career in medicine too but GCSEs themselves don't really matter - which subject it is definitely doesn't. The high grades count for such a well respected career - so take ones you enjoy, don't worry about what colleges and Unis look for - they in honesty don't really care what actual subject it was in most cases.
- 30-01-2017 21:37
The most important subjects for Medicine are Biology, Chemistry and Maths - so picking triple science would be excellent. Languages are also well respected!
- 30-01-2017 21:41
1/2 'Passion subjects' i.e. Latin, Greek, Computing, Drama, Art...
- 30-01-2017 23:52
Honestly your GCSEs don't matter too much. Triple Science is useful but is not a necessity, it just makes the A Level transition easier. I would suggest taking subjects you like and are good at. I would suggest taking at least one humanity, a language and a creative or "non-facilitating" subject such as Drama or Music or Sociology, something you like that gives you a break from all of your academic subjects. I also want to be a surgeon (or maybe oncologist) and take the compulsory (English Lang and Lit, Maths, Maths-Numeracy (Wales only), Triple Science, Religious Studies, Welsh Bacc, Welsh) and opted to do Geography, Spanish and Drama - there I have a humanity, a language and a creative subject. If Religious Studies isn't compulsory in your school, I would suggest it if you get a fourth/fifth choice, but obviously it isn't needed.