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I'm currently in year 10, ive picked my options and one of them is a college course. The college course is small animal care and long story short, i knew i wanted to be a vet since i was in year 6. i am now coming toward my GCSE's and after that i cant work out whether doing college courses level 1+2 animal studies and then going onto level 3 veterinary nurse, or staying at 6th form. the only reason i would have to stay at 6th form is if my GCSE grades arent high enough. does anyone reccomend whether 6th form or college is more beneficial. (uni would be after either one of them anyway so im not worried about uni).
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I can't say much about college. I did geography, bio and chemistry and then applied to vet med. I'm starting in September and I think my a level courses gave me a good basis for the course and was a better environment for me. I don't know what college courses you need to do to be accepted by unis so I would search it on their admissions pages.

It's really up to you. If you are on courses at sixth form or college that get you into uni then its all about the environment that you would work better in. You are only year 10 you dont need to worry too much now. When it does come to applying I would apply to college and sixth form to keep options open
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I suggest you look at some Uni courses to see what they do actually want before you make this decision - or you could find yourself qualified at such a low level that you are not able to do either Vet or Vet Nursing. If you want to be a Vet you need to be doing science GCSEs followed by three sensible A levels. Level 2 is the same level as GCSEs - you will need to be aiming higher than that to be a Vet.

Vet at Surrey Uni - https://www.surrey.ac.uk/undergradua...d-science/2021
Vet Nursing at Middlesex Uni - https://www.mdx.ac.uk/courses/underg...nursing-degree
Or you might like to aim at a 'below degree' course at Hartpury Uni - https://www.hartpury.ac.uk/college/c...ctareas=animal
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(Original post by flamingolover)
I can't say much about college. I did geography, bio and chemistry and then applied to vet med. I'm starting in September and I think my a level courses gave me a good basis for the course and was a better environment for me. I don't know what college courses you need to do to be accepted by unis so I would search it on their admissions pages.

It's really up to you. If you are on courses at sixth form or college that get you into uni then its all about the environment that you would work better in. You are only year 10 you dont need to worry too much now. When it does come to applying I would apply to college and sixth form to keep options open
thats actually a really good idea.... thank you, i really appreciate your advice x
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I suggest you look at some Uni courses to see what they do actually want before you make this decision - or you could find yourself qualified at such a low level that you are not able to do either Vet or Vet Nursing. If you want to be a Vet you need to be doing science GCSEs followed by three sensible A levels. Level 2 is the same level as GCSEs - you will need to be aiming higher than that to be a Vet.

Vet at Surrey Uni - https://www.surrey.ac.uk/undergradua...d-science/2021
Vet Nursing at Middlesex Uni - https://www.mdx.ac.uk/courses/underg...nursing-degree
Or you might like to aim at a 'below degree' course at Hartpury Uni - https://www.hartpury.ac.uk/college/c...ctareas=animal
thanks
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thats actually a really good idea.... thank you, i really appreciate your advice x
you're welcome let me know if you need any more help in the future even if its when you apply to uni (I'll probably still be here!)
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