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    I'm kinda new to studentroom, but i need answers to a question in regards to how the GCSE/BTEC courses i chose will affect university entries. In year 9 i chose to do the following courses for GCSE:
    - BTEC First Diploma in Business - which i attained a Distinction* which i have been told is the equivalent to 4x A*'s...but i'm not too sure
    - GCSE Psychology
    - National Diploma in ICT - where i attained a distinction which, again, i have been told is the equivalent of 2x A's, and again, i'm not too sure about that.

    So...back in year 9 i fancied a career in business or a related field, however over the past two years i have had a massive reconsideration about what i want to do in later life, i now really, really want a career in medicine. However, will the GCSE choices, and the fact i did BTEC's instead, hinder my applications for a medicine related course/degree? i'm really worried that it will. The other GCSE's which i took, im predicted to get A's and a few A*'s.

    Finally, my As Level choices are as follows:
    - Economics
    - Psychology
    - Biology
    - Maths
    - Chemistry

    Not necessarily, no. With English, sciences, and a few other courses (at As and A*s) your chances shouldn't be affected significantly at all. Certainly not generally and, I would guess, not medicine either.

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