I'm 16 and in six form studying biology, chemistry, physics and latin. I'm doing well and predicted A in all but physics which I will drop at the end of the year as I no longer have any passion for the subject. I have one weeks work experience and have volunteered at my friends stables in the past year. I also have 2 more vet practise weeks and three animal shelter weeks planned. I was thinking about doing a maths as level outside of school as I loved the subject and wish I had taken it instead of physics. I also have a level 3 psychology diploma.
What do you think my chances are at getting into UK vet universities, would it be worth doing maths outside of school and any tips on getting work experience as everywhere near me seems to only accept over 18's??
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- 08-02-2017 19:21
Little Tail Chaser
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- 10-02-2017 00:44
Hi Lucia12, welcome to the forum
You're making good progress with your work experience so far, good job. Keep up the good work and make sure that you get experience in lots of different environments.
Personally I would advise against doing maths outside of school. Your current subjects will allow you to apply to all UK vet schools if you get the right predicted grades, and as vet school applications are so multifaceted (they consider your work experience and personal statement too), doing another subject won't really offer an advantage. It's better that you spend your time to really nail your three A2 subjects
As for letting places let you do work experience under 18; you might just have to try different places. If it's down to their insurance then there's really not a lot you can do. Keep persisting and applying to new practices; not all of them are so strict. I was able to get placements at both small and large animal practices and a variety of animal husbandry placements when I was under 18, so it can definitely be done!