If I have a medicine offer, what should I be doing during this time?

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Should I continue to revise for A-Levels, even though we are not doing any exams or is there something that would be a better use of my time? I know I should definitely chill, but it looks like the current situation of staying at home isn't going to change for a while so I might as well develop some skills or learn something that will help me down the line. What would you recommend?

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The Sudanese Prince,
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Should I continue to revise for A-Levels, even though we are not doing any exams or is there something that would be a better use of my time? I know I should definitely chill, but it looks like the current situation of staying at home isn't going to change for a while so I might as well develop some skills or learn something that will help me down the line. What would you recommend?

Many thanks in advance,

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The Sudanese Prince,
You could finish your A level content if you haven't already
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I've seen you around here for a few years. Congrats on getting the offer!

Will your predicted grades meet your offer requirements?
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Up to you, read some medicine books? (like factual stuff from doctors experiences versus textbooks)
Maybe learn a skill- learn a language? or do some online courses- I'm doing a few that I just find interesting versus for any other reason
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(Original post by SudanesePrince)
Should I continue to revise for A-Levels, even though we are not doing any exams or is there something that would be a better use of my time? I know I should definitely chill, but it looks like the current situation of staying at home isn't going to change for a while so I might as well develop some skills or learn something that will help me down the line. What would you recommend?

Many thanks in advance,

With gratitude,

The Sudanese Prince,
Finish the A level spec and do the work teachers are setting.

Are you sure you'll get the grades you need? If not then carry on revising - otherwise maybe do some volunteering?
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I've seen you around here for a few years. Congrats on getting the offer!

Will your predicted grades meet your offer requirements?
Thank you, Its' been kind of crazy and I know I have bothered a lot of people on here with the constant questions. In the end, I only got one offer, thank God, but one is all you need and I feel extremely privileged to given the chance to attend.

I think I am quite lucky in terms of predicted and offer grades, hopefully, I should be able to get in, but who knows what could happen. I'm just glad I have proven to myself that I was capable of getting an offer.
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Finish the A level spec and do the work teachers are setting.

Are you sure you'll get the grades you need? If not then carry on revising - otherwise maybe do some volunteering?
My school has been quite light in terms of work assignment. I did finish the spec anyway just to see all the stuff, the genetics stuff at the end of biology is particularly good and probably very relevant with stuff like PCR etc.

Thank you for the suggestion,
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Thank you, Its' been kind of crazy and I know I have bothered a lot of people on here with the constant questions. In the end, I only got one offer, thank God, but one is all you need and I feel extremely privileged to given the chance to attend.

I think I am quite lucky in terms of predicted and offer grades, hopefully, I should be able to get in, but who knows what could happen. I'm just glad I have proven to myself that I was capable of getting an offer.
If you think you don't need to worry about meeting your grades, I'd just maybe finish off any relevant parts of the syllabus left and then maybe focus on other things to keep your mind sharp? I know people may suggest looking back over things until you start but I think it's good to remember that any other year you would have the summer holiday for a brain dump of any knowledge rote-learned and you'll go over the basics when you start med school anyway.

Enjoy being 'free'. Learn a language, read some books, keep fit. Do some volunteering if you can. Keep your mind as fresh as possible for when you do start because six months off doing anything productive or that involves hard thinking, and then starting university, will be unpleasant to say the least lol.
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If you think you don't need to worry about meeting your grades, I'd just maybe finish off any relevant parts of the syllabus left and then maybe focus on other things to keep your mind sharp? I know people may suggest looking back over things until you start but I think it's good to remember that any other year you would have the summer holiday for a brain dump of any knowledge rote-learned and you'll go over the basics when you start med school anyway.

Enjoy being 'free'. Learn a language, read some books, keep fit. Do some volunteering if you can. Keep your mind as fresh as possible for when you do start because six months off doing anything productive or that involves hard thinking, and then starting university, will be unpleasant to say the least lol.
Thank you for the advice. I need to improve on the fitness front, and also maybe think about some volunteering.

Thank you again for the kind and helpful words,
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3rd year medic here. don't bother with the a levels. use this time to learn other skills.
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(Original post by Gluecagone)
If you think you don't need to worry about meeting your grades, I'd just maybe finish off any relevant parts of the syllabus left and then maybe focus on other things to keep your mind sharp? I know people may suggest looking back over things until you start but I think it's good to remember that any other year you would have the summer holiday for a brain dump of any knowledge rote-learned and you'll go over the basics when you start med school anyway.

Enjoy being 'free'. Learn a language, read some books, keep fit. Do some volunteering if you can. Keep your mind as fresh as possible for when you do start because six months off doing anything productive or that involves hard thinking, and then starting university, will be unpleasant to say the least lol.
I agree with this.

Generally we advise people not to prepare for medical school in the summer holidays as everything will be taught from scratch, so there's no point trying to teach yourself anatomy etc six weeks before you're due to start. However, this is something of an unusual situation and you would normally still be learning and revising at this point in the year, so I would try and keep up with things over the next few weeks. Completing the syllabus and any outstanding work at a comfortable pace sounds like a good idea
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I agree with this.

Generally we advise people not to prepare for medical school in the summer holidays as everything will be taught from scratch, so there's no point trying to teach yourself anatomy etc six weeks before you're due to start. However, this is something of an unusual situation and you would normally still be learning and revising at this point in the year, so I would try and keep up with things over the next few weeks. Completing the syllabus and any outstanding work at a comfortable pace sounds like a good idea
Thank you. If I have finished the syllabus stuff is there anything that would be particularly beneficial?
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Do I keep revising my A level work? Learn some biology? Do nothing? Thanks in advance 😊
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Maybe get work experience?
Get things for uni?
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Best to do nothing. Take this time to relax, so you can hit the ground running when you start. However, since you have ended school a lot earlier than expected it would be a good idea to keep going over your human biology a couple times so that it remains in your memory. After you're happy with this, just chiiilllll
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Hi
I have gained a place to study medicine in September. As school is off and A-Levels have been cancelled I have quite a bit of free time. I was wondering whether anyone could give any advice on whether to prepare for medical school, and if so what sort of topics I could prepare for/read up on to get slightly ahead.
ecolier could you help?

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Hi
I have gained a place to study medicine in September. As school is off and A-Levels have been cancelled I have quite a bit of free time. I was wondering whether anyone could give any advice on whether to prepare for medical school, and if so what sort of topics I could prepare for/read up on to get slightly ahead.
ecolier could you help?

Thankyou
Nothing special, just relax. If you feel that you must do something, read some of the above posts for inspiration.
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Hi,

I was wondering if anyone had any resources that I could use as bridging work for medicine before starting in September, or any idea of what I should look at before I start.

Thanks.
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Hi,

I was wondering if anyone had any resources that I could use as bridging work for medicine before starting in September, or any idea of what I should look at before I start.

Thanks.
There is no need to do anything. Read the above.

Just think about it, not everyone would come straight from A Levels. There are people who have had a gap year, graduates, healthcare workers. They couldn't expect anyone to have done any prep work.
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Coming from a first year medic, relax I wish I had taken a long break before starting university so just take the time to chill and maybe work on yourself, find things you enjoy etc. Do things you want to do rather than things you think you should be doing because you will be starting completely afresh in September with content.
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