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    I have wanted to do medicine since year 9 I did work experience during the summer holidays in a hospital and now I have started my a levels (i am doing biology,chemistry and maths).I feel like a levels are just impossible I don't know how i will receive A*AA minimum if I am honest I don't see myself even receiveing BBB in AS.I am finding them quite tough and I feel like my motivation is quite low right now.I don't see myself doing anything else but medicine.I have received 7A*'s and 3A's for my gcse's.
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    if you dont study you ll end up working low paid retail jobs and suffering for the rest of your life
    lol
    anyways
    you could do a medicine foundation year some of them need BBC / BBB / ABB / AAA
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    (Original post by qam)
    if you dont study you ll end up working low paid retail jobs and suffering for the rest of your life
    lol
    anyways
    you could do a medicine foundation year some of them need BBC / BBB / ABB / AAA
    I always wanted to do to Cambridge or imperial I had it all figured out just needed those a level results I am so close yet so far.I feel overwhelmed I feel extreme sadness I went to the gp to speak about it but they were quite useless and did not really say anything let alone understand my distress on a daily basis.I find maths lessons physically and psychologically painful I don't understand the teachers explanations.I find it hard to get an overall image of chemistry and I keep doing so badly on those weekly assessments.It just feels impossible and it is all going wrong.

    I thought that I will do well at my a levels and that most of all I will enjoy it as I will only do 3 subjects and I am not enjoying them as much as I thought I would,The biology and chemistry content is bland and is a poor representation of what science is and what it can be it just takes away all that is great about science.

    Sorry about ranting I just feel so overwhelmed by negative feeling I feel hopeless and upset.
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    (Original post by qam)
    if you dont study you ll end up working low paid retail jobs and suffering for the rest of your life
    lol
    anyways
    you could do a medicine foundation year some of them need BBC / BBB / ABB / AAA
    I don't want to get a low paid job I always told myself I never want to be poor I don't have to be wealthy but I never want to be in a position where I have to live well within my means.I always wanted to have the ability to go to the shop and buy what I want without having to worry whether I can pay the rent or put food on the table.I just want to live a comfortable life and do a job I love which is being a doctor I would never want to be a nurse or any other health care profession they are all important but it is just not for me.I can only see myself being a doctor nothing else
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    (Original post by Anonymous1502)
    I have wanted to do medicine since year 9 I did work experience during the summer holidays in a hospital and now I have started my a levels (i am doing biology,chemistry and maths).I feel like a levels are just impossible I don't know how i will receive A*AA minimum if I am honest I don't see myself even receiveing BBB in AS.I am finding them quite tough and I feel like my motivation is quite low right now.I don't see myself doing anything else but medicine.I have received 7A*'s and 3A's for my gcse's.
    I found the step up to A levels tough as well. Year 12 was terrible for me. By December my grades were BDDE for some context. I got my AS results and they were AABB but the B grades were in biology and chemistry. At the start of year 13 I knew I had to up my game so I kept up with work from day 1. Just 3 hours a day outside of school made exam season much easier to deal with and now I'm studying medicine.

    Work hard is my advice. Whatever method suits you, just work and make sure you don't leave yourself too much to do and you end up regretting what could've been.
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    (Original post by Anonymous1502)
    I always wanted to do to Cambridge or imperial I had it all figured out just needed those a level results I am so close yet so far.I feel overwhelmed I feel extreme sadness I went to the gp to speak about it but they were quite useless and did not really say anything let alone understand my distress on a daily basis.I find maths lessons physically and psychologically painful I don't understand the teachers explanations.I find it hard to get an overall image of chemistry and I keep doing so badly on those weekly assessments.It just feels impossible and it is all going wrong.

    I thought that I will do well at my a levels and that most of all I will enjoy it as I will only do 3 subjects and I am not enjoying them as much as I thought I would,The biology and chemistry content is bland and is a poor representation of what science is and what it can be it just takes away all that is great about science.

    Sorry about ranting I just feel so overwhelmed by negative feeling I feel hopeless and upset.

    dont worry about it , you can always pm me when things get hard , i understand because i have been in that position last year. maybe you could apply to other universitys? such as kings ? because there are plenty of foundation years you can do and its good to get the experience and theres always the option of a gap year too.
    about the gp , maybe try booking a different person or try reffering yourself to a talking therapist
    NEVER feel bad about ranting and that you have to hold it in, it will only hurt you in the long term
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    (Original post by SGHD26716)
    I found the step up to A levels tough as well. Year 12 was terrible for me. By December my grades were BDDE for some context. I got my AS results and they were AABB but the B grades were in biology and chemistry. At the start of year 13 I knew I had to up my game so I kept up with work from day 1. Just 3 hours a day outside of school made exam season much easier to deal with and now I'm studying medicine.

    Work hard is my advice. Whatever method suits you, just work and make sure you don't leave yourself too much to do and you end up regretting what could've been.
    If you don't mind me asking what grades did you end up receiving and where did you end up studying?It is really inspirational to her that someone has made such a big progress most medical students seem to have breezed through a levels.How are you finding medical school?What is it like?Is it a big step up from a level?
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    (Original post by Anonymous1502)
    If you don't mind me asking what grades did you end up receiving and where did you end up studying?It is really inspirational to her that someone has made such a big progress most medical students seem to have breezed through a levels.How are you finding medical school?What is it like?Is it a big step up from a level?
    I got A*A*AA with the A*'s in biology and maths. At the moment we are going over A level content with some added detail - just foundation knowledge like basic biochemistry and some anatomy. Lots of content though. So far, I would say the step up in difficulty is smaller the jump from GCSE to A level. That said, I'm only in the first week.
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    (Original post by qam)
    dont worry about it , you can always pm me when things get hard , i understand because i have been in that position last year. maybe you could apply to other universitys? such as kings ? because there are plenty of foundation years you can do and its good to get the experience and theres always the option of a gap year too.
    about the gp , maybe try booking a different person or try reffering yourself to a talking therapist
    NEVER feel bad about ranting and that you have to hold it in, it will only hurt you in the long term
    How can I be positive?I want to tell myself if I work hard I can go to a top university but each time I get s*** grades I just feel disheartened and inadequate.I try to wake up 5 am most days to study as after school studying is quite hard while before school I will highly likely study as there is not much to do at 5am.
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    (Original post by SGHD26716)
    I got A*A*AA with the A*'s in biology and maths. At the moment we are going over A level content with some added detail - just foundation knowledge like basic biochemistry and some anatomy. Lots of content though. So far, I would say the step up in difficulty is smaller the jump from GCSE to A level. That said, I'm only in the first week.
    That is amazing if I got grades like yours it would be life-changing.You can apply to any university with such grades.Congratulations on your amazing results.

    1.What did you do when your motivation was long?
    2.What exam board are you doing?
    3.What study techniques did you use?
    4.What books for medicine did you read or you would recommend?
    5.What to do to stand out from other medical applicants?

    I did work experience in hospital (haematology department) and I am hoping to do more in a more general speciality in hospital as haematology is very specialised.I started a medical society and I am a science magazine editor.I am hoping to start volunteering at an elderly people's home.I read another day in the frontal lobe and the immortal life of Henrietta Lacks.I am hoping to read other books as well.

    What else can I do?What did you do to boost your personal statement?
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    (Original post by Anonymous1502)
    That is amazing if I got grades like yours it would be life-changing.You can apply to any university with such grades.Congratulations on your amazing results.

    1.What did you do when your motivation was long?
    2.What exam board are you doing?
    3.What study techniques did you use?
    4.What books for medicine did you read or you would recommend?
    5.What to do to stand out from other medical applicants?

    I did work experience in hospital (haematology department) and I am hoping to do more in a more general speciality in hospital as haematology is very specialised.I started a medical society and I am a science magazine editor.I am hoping to start volunteering at an elderly people's home.I read another day in the frontal lobe and the immortal life of Henrietta Lacks.I am hoping to read other books as well.

    What else can I do?What did you do to boost your personal statement?
    1. Could you rephrase that
    2. OCR for everything
    3. UNDERSTAND what the concept is and then condense the notes into bullet points which was the best way for me to remember
    4. The only book I had was Applying to Medicine 2017 entry https://www.amazon.co.uk/Getting-int.../dp/1911067052
    Had good tips for interview and recent issues etc.
    5. I included 3 things on my PS: GP week experience, work shadowing and one year voluntary work in the ward along with playing cricket for school. Didn't have anything else

    Your work experience and interests look good. I'd focus on the academics for now.
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    (Original post by SGHD26716)
    1. Could you rephrase that
    2. OCR for everything
    3. UNDERSTAND what the concept is and then condense the notes into bullet points which was the best way for me to remember
    4. The only book I had was Applying to Medicine 2017 entry https://www.amazon.co.uk/Getting-int.../dp/1911067052
    Had good tips for interview and recent issues etc.
    5. I included 3 things on my PS: GP week experience, work shadowing and one year voluntary work in the ward along with playing cricket for school. Didn't have anything else

    Your work experience and interests look good. I'd focus on the academics for now.
    Sorry I was mean to write low not long.Did you use textbooks to understand the concepts, Wikipedia, class notes or something else?I am using biofact sheets and ma chem guy.For maths I am thinking of asking this other a level maths teacher for help instead I will try and see how it works out.
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    (Original post by Anonymous1502)
    Sorry I was mean to write low not long.Did you use textbooks to understand the concepts, Wikipedia, class notes or something else?I am using biofact sheets and ma chem guy.For maths I am thinking of asking this other a level maths teacher for help instead I will try and see how it works out.
    I just told myself if I didn't get the grades I'll just be making things harder for myself if I wanted to study medicine i.e. going to Eastern Europe or graduate entry. Both options were not the best hence I used that to work.

    For biology and chemistry I just the endorsed textbooks to understand and then used the textbooks, CGP guide and specification to make the notes. For maths and further maths I just used past papers. My maths teachers were good and I was naturally good at maths anyway. I just needed to practice.
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    (Original post by SGHD26716)
    I just told myself if I didn't get the grades I'll just be making things harder for myself if I wanted to study medicine i.e. going to Eastern Europe or graduate entry. Both options were not the best hence I used that to work.

    For biology and chemistry I just the endorsed textbooks to understand and then used the textbooks, CGP guide and specification to make the notes. For maths and further maths I just used past papers. My maths teachers were good and I was naturally good at maths anyway. I just needed to practice.
    I am naturally good at the humanities but I would not enjoy the careers offered by the humanities and i know I want to do medicine.i like science and maths but it is a lot of hard work while for English and History I did barely any revision and received 3A*'s easily.I received A*'s in science is well but it was so much work compared to the humanities.
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    (Original post by Anonymous1502)
    I am naturally good at the humanities but I would not enjoy the careers offered by the humanities and i know I want to do medicine.i like science and maths but it is a lot of hard work while for English and History I did barely any revision and received 3A*'s easily.I received A*'s in science is well but it was so much work compared to the humanities.
    I was the same but I found science far more interesting.

    Anyway, work hard and good luck
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    (Original post by SGHD26716)
    I was the same but I found science far more interesting.

    Anyway, work hard and good luck
    Thank you very much good luck with your studies too.
 
 
 
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