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My A levels are Biology, Chemistry, & Music Technology.
I am thinking of applying to medicine with these subjects, to unis such as Southampton or Exeter.
I have lined up some pretty good placements in hospitals (In surgical theatres).
I also have previous medical history, which I could use in my statement.

However, I fear that Music Technology could be a factor that may reduce my chances of getting accepted to an interview.

Would this be the case? Would I be able to get in?
(edited 8 months ago)
Original post by chris.dddd
My A levels are Biology, Chemistry, & Music Technology.
I am thinking of applying to medicine with these subjects, to unis such as Southampton or Exeter.
I have lined up some pretty good placements in hospitals (In surgical theatres).
I also have previous medical history, which I could use in my statement.

However, I fear that Music Technology could be a factor that may reduce my chances of getting accepted to an interview.

Would this be the case? Would I be able to get in?

Are you in year 13? If so, have you done the UCAT?
(edited 8 months ago)
Original post by chris.dddd
My A levels are Biology, Chemistry, & Music Technology.
I am thinking of applying to medicine with these subjects, to unis such as Southampton or Exeter.
I have lined up some pretty good placements in hospitals (In surgical theatres).
I also have previous medical history, which I could use in my statement.

However, I fear that Music Technology could be a factor that may reduce my chances of getting accepted to an interview.

Would this be the case? Would I be able to get in?

https://www.exeter.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/medicine/medicine/#entry-requirements
Exeter requires AAA, with 2 A Levels being biology and chemistry
Once you meet entry requirements, you meet it
Music and technology will not disadvantage you
Your personal statement does not contain anything about your A Level subjects: you contain (from https://www.undergraduate.study.cam.ac.uk/writing-a-great-personal-statement)

What do I know about the course and its modules?
Why do I want to study the subject?
What do I like about the subject?
What do I already know?
What have I read, watched or attended that is relevant to the subject?
What excites me about the subject?
What are my academic strengths?
What makes me a good fit for studying this course?

You have your personal statement, your entrance exam score (UCAT, or BMAT, last year for BMAT will be discontinued from 2024) which will be used to shortlist for interview (some medical schools use your gcse’s as well for the ‘academic’ weighting)

See: https://www.exeter.ac.uk/media/universityofexeter/recruitmentsites/docs/BMBS_admissions_policy_2022-23v5.pdf
For Exeter’s selection process
(edited 8 months ago)
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Original post by BankaiGintoki
Are you in year 13? If so, have you done the UCAT?

I'm about to start Y13, and and I'm taking my UCAT soon, my school is hosting it in september (before the 21st)
(edited 8 months ago)
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Original post by BankaiGintoki
https://www.exeter.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/medicine/medicine/#entry-requirements
Exeter requires AAA, with 2 A Levels being biology and chemistry
Once you meet entry requirements, you meet it
Music and technology will not disadvantage you
Your personal statement does not contain anything about your A Level subjects: you contain (from https://www.undergraduate.study.cam.ac.uk/writing-a-great-personal-statement)

What do I know about the course and its modules?
Why do I want to study the subject?
What do I like about the subject?
What do I already know?
What have I read, watched or attended that is relevant to the subject?
What excites me about the subject?
What are my academic strengths?
What makes me a good fit for studying this course?

You have your personal statement, your entrance exam score (UCAT, or BMAT, last year for BMAT will be discontinued from 2024) which will be used to shortlist for interview (some medical schools use your gcse’s as well for the ‘academic’ weighting)

See: https://www.exeter.ac.uk/media/universityofexeter/recruitmentsites/docs/BMBS_admissions_policy_2022-23v5.pdf
For Exeter’s selection process


I read somewhere that MT is a soft subject, and that unis such as oxford and cambridge will accept less people who take MT & other soft subjects, and that other unis may be doing the same but are not transparent about it
link: https://policyexchange.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/the-hard-truth-about-soft-subjects-dec-08.pdf
Original post by chris.dddd
I read somewhere that MT is a soft subject, and that unis such as oxford and cambridge will accept less people who take MT & other soft subjects, and that other unis may be doing the same but are not transparent about it
link: https://policyexchange.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/the-hard-truth-about-soft-subjects-dec-08.pdf

That report is 15 years old
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Reply 6
Original post by BankaiGintoki
That report is 15 years old
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