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I am going to be choosing my GCSE options in a few weeks but I need some advice. Is wish to become a GP when I get older but I don't know what to choose. I understand that triple science is a lot of work and I am willing to to it if it means I'll be able to take medicine. But does taking triple science help to get there?
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Triple science is very difficult, be prepared to revise it for several hours a day
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I don't think it's an essential but taking it can be beneficial as a lot of it will link to a level. Also if you're capable of doing double science, I don't think that triple will be too difficult for you!
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I am going to be choosing my GCSE options in a few weeks but I need some advice. Is wish to become a GP when I get older but I don't know what to choose. I understand that triple science is a lot of work and I am willing to to it if it means I'll be able to take medicine. But does taking triple science help to get there?
Hi! It isn't necessarily a requirement as you can still go onto A-level science with just double, HOWEVER you will be at a major disadvantage as most of the people in that room will have done triple as triple contains more information so you will learn more things so be at an advantage but thats not to say that you can't! I really enjoy all three of the sciences & I think if you enjoy them then go for it as then you'll be willing to revise and put in the hard work! They are hard & confusing sometimes but if you are willing to put the work in then ultimately you will succeed!! Good luck
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I am going to be choosing my GCSE options in a few weeks but I need some advice. Is wish to become a GP when I get older but I don't know what to choose. I understand that triple science is a lot of work and I am willing to to it if it means I'll be able to take medicine. But does taking triple science help to get there?
If you're going on to do science A-Levels, which I assume you are because you want to do medicine, then I would strongly recommend you take it. Although I don't do science A-Level, having spoken to my friends, they have told me that they didn't really go over the triple science content that much, and they would have been at a big disadvantage if they hadn't done it. So I would do it, as you clearly want to do something sciency-related, so you should be prepared to put the work in.
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Triple science is very difficult, be prepared to revise it for several hours a day
What are you on about?It's not that dofficult,I did it and got an A* in all my sciences and 100 ums marks for my triple exams.I found it easier then core and additional because the grade boundaries were low and the content was more interesting.Triple chemistry helps quite a lot with chemistry a level.Would definitely recommend it OP.
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I am going to be choosing my GCSE options in a few weeks but I need some advice. Is wish to become a GP when I get older but I don't know what to choose. I understand that triple science is a lot of work and I am willing to to it if it means I'll be able to take medicine. But does taking triple science help to get there?
Lol you won’t get rejected from med school for not doing triple science at GCSE hahah :lol:
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Yes, triple science is just building on combined/double science depending on your school, whereas doing a different GCSE is learning a whole new topic. Also if you want to go into medecine and do A level science, I would VERY strongly reccomend it. But think about if you enjoy it, because you'll be motivaated to try har and it won't feel like a lot of work.
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I loved triple science at GCSE so I would 100% recommend it if you want to go into a career like that.
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I am going to be choosing my GCSE options in a few weeks but I need some advice. Is wish to become a GP when I get older but I don't know what to choose. I understand that triple science is a lot of work and I am willing to to it if it means I'll be able to take medicine. But does taking triple science help to get there?
Yes, I think you should take it. It'll look much better on your applications when you will have done bio, chem and physics rather than 'science'. I don't think it's THAT much more work either, I took it and didn't revise loads but still ended up with an A* in all of them. Also, if you want to go into medicine, more work is something that you should get used to. Good luck!
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Thank you so much. Let's hope that not much has changed about it because of the new curriculum though
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Me thinks that if they were revising for several hours a day and still finding it difficult, they were either revising inefficently or got to the point where they should have asked for help, but didn't.
I agree. A levels are a lot harder if they struggled with a levels I would understand but not GCSE's,it's just regurgitation.
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I am going to be choosing my GCSE options in a few weeks but I need some advice. Is wish to become a GP when I get older but I don't know what to choose. I understand that triple science is a lot of work and I am willing to to it if it means I'll be able to take medicine. But does taking triple science help to get there?
It's not essential, but certainly will assist you later on. Even though not all med schools see it as a requirement, certainly some do.
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Which ones?
According to my teacher, most Cambridge colleges generally look for triple science, but I'm not too sure.
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Hi! It isn't necessarily a requirement as you can still go onto A-level science with just double, HOWEVER you will be at a major disadvantage as most of the people in that room will have done triple as triple contains more information so you will learn more things so be at an advantage but thats not to say that you can't! I really enjoy all three of the sciences & I think if you enjoy them then go for it as then you'll be willing to revise and put in the hard work! They are hard & confusing sometimes but if you are willing to put the work in then ultimately you will succeed!! Good luck
wouldn't say major :/
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wouldn't say major :/
Okay maybe not major but you'd still be at an disadvantage, I know some friends that have strugggled with A-level because they haven't done triple
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Okay maybe not major but you'd still be at an disadvantage, I know some friends that have strugggled with A-level because they haven't done triple
triple only touches the tip of the iceberg :]
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Triple science is very useful because if you do combined, you need to be good at all sciences because say you are really good at biology and chemistry but you are really bad at physics, the the physics mark will significantly lower your overall grade. It's tough but worth it! Hope you make the right decisions
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If you enjoy science so much that you want to do a career in it, i don't see why you wouldn't take triple. It's not harder than double, it just covers more content, but if you find triple science too hard at gcse, how could you do it at A level?
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Take it. We didn't have a choice and only some people who were considered not in a position to take it were given double. It is good to have 3 separate GCSEs in physics, biology and chemistry.
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