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I’m selecting my A levels and I’m really unsure as to weather I should go in the direction of law/politics or medicine and I know they require completely different A level choices....
I don’t know weather I’d be able to secure good enough results to get into a good uni for medicine so I wondered is anyone had some advice?
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I’m selecting my A levels and I’m really unsure as to weather I should go in the direction of law/politics or medicine and I know they require completely different A level choices....
I don’t know weather I’d be able to secure good enough results to get into a good uni for medicine so I wondered is anyone had some advice?
Thanks!
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...good uni for medicine...
No medical school is "bad". Please get this "good med school" idea out of your head. All med schools are GMC accredited and you don't get disadvantaged for graduating from Keele instead of Cambridge, or Anglia Ruskin instead of Oxford.

Here are the entry requirements for Medicine: https://www.medschools.ac.uk/media/2...al-schools.pdf

Have you done any work experience for either career?

My personal opinion (as a medic) is: if you're thinking of medicine or something else, do something else.
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Oh, I wasn't expecting that. The binary, 'Law Or Medicine' thing is a bit TSR.

I agree with ecolier. If you're considering seriously something other than medicine, that tells me that you shouldn't be doing medicine.

There are more careers, of course...
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Oh, I wasn't expecting that. The binary, 'Law Or Medicine' thing is a bit TSR.

I agree with ecolier. If you're considering seriously something other than medicine, that tells me that you shouldn't be doing medicine.

There are more careers, of course...
I have recently just started thinking of medicine but I’m just unsure as I’ve sort of been ‘ set on’ law for so long I haven’t really considered anything else so I’m a bit unsure what A levels to chose :/
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I have recently just started thinking of medicine but I’m just unsure as I’ve sort of been ‘ set on’ law for so long I haven’t really considered anything else so I’m a bit unsure what A levels to chose :/
Medicine is the one with specific requirements: you can do law with pretty much anything. So chemistry plus biology and an essay-based subject like English or history would keep your options open and allow you to apply for either subject. Note that you could do three sciences and still make a competitive application for law: chemistry, biology and maths or physics is a common combination for medicine.

Either way, you've picked two of the most competitive courses, so you should be aiming for A*A*A/A*AA.
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I have recently just started thinking of medicine but I’m just unsure as I’ve sort of been ‘ set on’ law for so long I haven’t really considered anything else so I’m a bit unsure what A levels to chose :/
For Medicine A-Level queries, read the first post of https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=5611422.

Hopefully it has all the answers you wanted (and do what @RC said above me ^^)
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Medicine is the one with specific requirements: you can do law with pretty much anything. So chemistry plus biology and an essay-based subject like English or history would keep your options open and allow you to apply for either subject. Note that you could do three sciences and still make a competitive application for law: chemistry, biology and maths or physics is a common combination for medicine.

Either way, you've picked two of the most competitive courses, so you should be aiming for A*A*A/A*AA.
Do you think that maths is essential for medicine? Or would biology, chemistry and politics be suitable to keep my options open for both law and medicine?
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Do you think that maths is essential for medicine? Or would biology, chemistry and politics be suitable to keep my options open for both law and medicine?
Have you actually read the thread that I linked? Or are you ignoring me?!
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Do you think that maths is essential for medicine? Or would biology, chemistry and politics be suitable to keep my options open for both law and medicine?
I'm sorry but if you cared that much you would have researched it before
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Do you think that maths is essential for medicine? Or would biology, chemistry and politics be suitable to keep my options open for both law and medicine?
Please do as ecolier suggests - that thread is there to help applicants like you. Also, I've already answered that question in my earlier reply to you. Did you not read it properly? If I'm suggesting that history or English would be OK as a third A level, then obviously politics would be too...
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Have you actually read the thread that I linked? Or are you ignoring me?!
Oh sorry I don’t need that
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Oh sorry I don’t need that
*didnt see
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I'm sorry but if you cared that much you would have researched it before
Agreed.

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Please do as ecolier suggests - that thread is there to help applicants like you. Also, I've already answered that question in my earlier reply to you. Did you not read it properly? If I'm suggesting that history or English would be OK as a third A level, then obviously politics would be too...
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*didnt see
That's OK. Make sure you read that thread!
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