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Hello, currently I am in year 11, and I would really love to become a midwife when I’m older as it’s my dream job. It would just be so amazing if I could fufill my goal of becoming a midwife as a career.

For my A-levels I chose to take: Health&Social care (a double award so it’s worth 2 alevels) and Sociology. I was considering biology instead to replace one of them, but I was concerned that the pressure would be too much for me and that it would be ridiculously hard (this is what i’ve heard from people who have taken Biology at A level). I got “76” in my double science GCSE mock result in December, but I fear that it wouldn’t be good enough to take me onto Biology at A level. Do you think that Health&social care and Sociology together are seen as “soft” subjects and that taking them would put me at less of an advantage to get into a midwifery course opposed to if I took Biology instead? I would just like to know if taking these two subjects would put me at a disadvantage of getting into a very competitive midwifery course at university. What’s your opinions? What in your mind would be the best A level options to take to get into this course at uni? Thanks😊
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Have a look at some requirements for the courses you are interested in- you might find that some require biology but some just say a science, so health and social care might qualify???? I’d take another academic subject though, even if you don’t go for biology.
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Have a look at some requirements for the courses you are interested in- you might find that some require biology but some just say a science, so health and social care might qualify???? I’d take another academic subject though, even if you don’t go for biology.
So do you think that I should reconsider taking Sociolgy along side Health&Social care then?
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Hello, currently I am in year 11, and I would really love to become a midwife when I’m older as it’s my dream job. It would just be so amazing if I could fufill my goal of becoming a midwife as a career.

For my A-levels I chose to take: Health&Social care (a double award so it’s worth 2 alevels) and Sociology. I was considering biology instead to replace one of them, but I was concerned that the pressure would be too much for me and that it would be ridiculously hard (this is what i’ve heard from people who have taken Biology at A level). I got “76” in my double science GCSE mock result in December, but I fear that it wouldn’t be good enough to take me onto Biology at A level. Do you think that Health&social care and Sociology together are seen as “soft” subjects and that taking them would put me at less of an advantage to get into a midwifery course opposed to if I took Biology instead? I would just like to know if taking these two subjects would put me at a disadvantage of getting into a very competitive midwifery course at university. What’s your opinions? What in your mind would be the best A level options to take to get into this course at uni? Thanks😊
Look on a few unis websites to see what their entry requirements are for midwifery courses.
If you have any particular unis you may be interested in then look on their websites.
Once you have looked at their entry requirements, make your decisions from there.
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So do you think that I should reconsider taking Sociolgy along side Health&Social care then?
Ah, I didn’t realise you were doing 2 a-levels rather than 3. In that case, I would do sociology and health and social care if that’s what you enjoy and get good grades in them, unless biology is a requirement. Make sure you get some good work experience too.
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Hello, currently I am in year 11, and I would really love to become a midwife when I’m older as it’s my dream job. It would just be so amazing if I could fufill my goal of becoming a midwife as a career.

For my A-levels I chose to take: Health&Social care (a double award so it’s worth 2 alevels) and Sociology. I was considering biology instead to replace one of them, but I was concerned that the pressure would be too much for me and that it would be ridiculously hard (this is what i’ve heard from people who have taken Biology at A level). I got “76” in my double science GCSE mock result in December, but I fear that it wouldn’t be good enough to take me onto Biology at A level. Do you think that Health&social care and Sociology together are seen as “soft” subjects and that taking them would put me at less of an advantage to get into a midwifery course opposed to if I took Biology instead? I would just like to know if taking these two subjects would put me at a disadvantage of getting into a very competitive midwifery course at university. What’s your opinions? What in your mind would be the best A level options to take to get into this course at uni? Thanks😊
Some universities will ask for one science, and many do include sociology in that. If you can get your best grades in those subjects then go for it, you also need to get as much work experience as you can under your belt as that's very important for midwifery.
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Ah, I didn’t realise you were doing 2 a-levels rather than 3. In that case, I would do sociology and health and social care if that’s what you enjoy and get good grades in them, unless biology is a requirement. Make sure you get some good work experience too.
Ah okay thanks for the advice. And well I’ve chosen 2 subjects, but health and social is a double award so it’s the equivalent of 2 a levels. So in total if I did well I would get the equivalent of 3 a levels. If it was health and social was only 1 a level award I would probably take biology with the other two subjects aswell.
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Some universities will ask for one science, and many do include sociology in that. If you can get your best grades in those subjects then go for it, you also need to get as much work experience as you can under your belt as that's very important for midwifery.
Ok thankyou. Regarding work experience, where do you think the best place to get it for this course would be? Obviously a maternity unit strikes my mind first but is it hard to get work experience there? Also, if you just had work experience in a health and social atmosphere (like nursery etc)would that be just as good or do u think that I should find work experience more relevant? I presume u would say relevant but I don’t know how hard it is to get work experience in the NHS hospital and so specific as well.
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Ok thankyou. Regarding work experience, where do you think the best place to get it for this course would be? Obviously a maternity unit strikes my mind first but is it hard to get work experience there? Also, if you just had work experience in a health and social atmosphere (like nursery etc)would that be just as good or do u think that I should find work experience more relevant? I presume u would say relevant but I don’t know how hard it is to get work experience in the NHS hospital and so specific as well.
I think yes generally hospital experience is hard to get but it's worth trying. I think people do get experience in caring areas like a nursery if they can't get experience elsewhere, some people are healthcare assistants and i think its recommended that you speak to a midwife if you can't get experience in a hospital somehow.
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Ok thankyou. Regarding work experience, where do you think the best place to get it for this course would be? Obviously a maternity unit strikes my mind first but is it hard to get work experience there? Also, if you just had work experience in a health and social atmosphere (like nursery etc)would that be just as good or do u think that I should find work experience more relevant? I presume u would say relevant but I don’t know how hard it is to get work experience in the NHS hospital and so specific as well.
Id definitely try and get work experience in a maternity unit if at all possible. That would be the most ideal.
Or something similar in a hospital if you cant get anywhere in the maternity side.
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Hello, currently I am in year 11, and I would really love to become a midwife when I’m older as it’s my dream job. It would just be so amazing if I could fufill my goal of becoming a midwife as a career.

For my A-levels I chose to take: Health&Social care (a double award so it’s worth 2 alevels) and Sociology. I was considering biology instead to replace one of them, but I was concerned that the pressure would be too much for me and that it would be ridiculously hard (this is what i’ve heard from people who have taken Biology at A level). I got “76” in my double science GCSE mock result in December, but I fear that it wouldn’t be good enough to take me onto Biology at A level. Do you think that Health&social care and Sociology together are seen as “soft” subjects and that taking them would put me at less of an advantage to get into a midwifery course opposed to if I took Biology instead? I would just like to know if taking these two subjects would put me at a disadvantage of getting into a very competitive midwifery course at university. What’s your opinions? What in your mind would be the best A level options to take to get into this course at uni? Thanks😊
Hiya, final year student midwife here. I chose Health and social care, Biology and Psychology at A level which were reccommended on my uni's website for midwifery entry requirements. A 76 sounds pretty darn good to me, but I find its a lot more helpful if you enjoy Biology too. I don't think Sociology is a soft subject but in terms of relevance to midwifery, I believe Psychology is more relevant as some of the things I learnt in Psychology e.g. a lot of the research has come in handy for some of the modules on the course. As I mentioned, Health & social care was reccommened as a course for entry into midwifery and it helps you learn about the structure of the NHS and how hospitals operate which again is useful. I think studying Biology was very helpful for me now I am doing midwifery as unsurprisingly there is a lot of biology to learn about the women and the foetus/neonate. For the course you will learn about genetics, embroyology, the fetal circulation system, the muscles of the uterus, the bones of the female pelvis, the bones of the fetus etc. so it can be quite intense and I know some of the girls on the course who didn't do Biology can sometimes find it overwhelming, especially at degree level. So based on my experience I would highly reccommend Biology and if it's an option then Human Biology.
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Ok thankyou. Regarding work experience, where do you think the best place to get it for this course would be? Obviously a maternity unit strikes my mind first but is it hard to get work experience there? Also, if you just had work experience in a health and social atmosphere (like nursery etc)would that be just as good or do u think that I should find work experience more relevant? I presume u would say relevant but I don’t know how hard it is to get work experience in the NHS hospital and so specific as well.
I would say a maternity unit would be what to aim for as, since the course is competitive (as you probably already know). You want to show that you really understand the role of the midwife, a caring environment would be good too but chances are most of the other candidates will have that experience too. I was able to get work experience in my local hopsital by emailing but I had too email quite a few hospitals to find one that would take me on. I would contact as many hospitals as you can.
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Hiya, final year student midwife here. I chose Health and social care, Biology and Psychology at A level which were reccommended on my uni's website for midwifery entry requirements. A 76 sounds pretty darn good to me, but I find its a lot more helpful if you enjoy Biology too. I don't think Sociology is a soft subject but in terms of relevance to midwifery, I believe Psychology is more relevant as some of the things I learnt in Psychology e.g. a lot of the research has come in handy for some of the modules on the course. As I mentioned, Health & social care was reccommened as a course for entry into midwifery and it helps you learn about the structure of the NHS and how hospitals operate which again is useful. I think studying Biology was very helpful for me now I am doing midwifery as unsurprisingly there is a lot of biology to learn about the women and the foetus/neonate. For the course you will learn about genetics, embroyology, the fetal circulation system, the muscles of the uterus, the bones of the female pelvis, the bones of the fetus etc. so it can be quite intense and I know some of the girls on the course who didn't do Biology can sometimes find it overwhelming, especially at degree level. So based on my experience I would highly reccommend Biology and if it's an option then Human Biology.
Thank you so much for your apply I appreciate it so much and I’m so happy that an actually midwife commented onto my thread! Would it be okay if I could pm you for some questions that I have?
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Thank you so much for your apply I appreciate it so much and I’m so happy that an actually midwife commented onto my thread! Would it be okay if I could pm you for some questions that I have?
You're very welcome. Yes that's fine ask away.
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You're very welcome. Yes that's fine ask away.
Thankyou I will ask tomorrow because it’s quite late now and I’m going to head of to bed!
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Thankyou I will ask tomorrow because it’s quite late now and I’m going to head of to bed!
No worries, I should go to bed to admittedly but (i'm not going to). Night night, speak soon.
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I've applied and im doing chem bio psych but many unis dont mind as long as they're relevant so health and social care is fine and sociology. As long as yo can get the good grades
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I've applied and im doing chem bio psych but many unis dont mind as long as they're relevant so health and social care is fine and sociology. As long as yo can get the good grades
Thankyou for this information. And good luck! I hope all is successful for you and your future. Chemistry and Biology a levels I would imagine are quite demanding and very academic? How r u coping with them? Also if all’s successful for you, when would you get your interviews for the uni. Also what year are you in?
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Thankyou for this information. And good luck! I hope all is successful for you and your future. Chemistry and Biology a levels I would imagine are quite demanding and very academic? How r u coping with them? Also if all’s successful for you, when would you get your interviews for the uni. Also what year are you in?
Thank you and hopefully you too. Yes those subjects are quite hard but im enjoying them and coping well. Im in yr13 and have have most of my interviews dates selected.You'll hear back within a couple of weeks/months depending on the uni.Midwifery is very competitive to get in to but as long as its what you want and your motivated you'll get in just fine.
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