My DC has her sights on studying Medicine at Uni obviously depending on her final AS and A2 results. She has just received her GCSE results - A's in the main subjects she wants to study at sixth form (Chem, Biology, Maths)
(couldn't find a smilie for "What a relief"), 3 A*s (ICT and Statistics), 6A's, 4 B's and 1C (Music!!). She is looking at taking Geography as her 4th AS subject and also wants to try the Extended Project. She has so far had two weeks' work experience at two GP surgeries, is a member of St John's Ambulance and volunteers in a Demelza charity shop on a Saturday for 3 hours.
My worry at the moment is whether, based on her GCSE results (the B's and C and not many A*), she still has a chance of taking Medicine, She will obviously need to do extra well in her AS and A2. I appreciate she will probably not make the big unis and am not too fussed about that. My own opinion is that you can study Medicine anywhere and with hard work still come out a doctor.
Should she should still make Medicine her goal or would it be best at this stage to start thinking of a Plan B? If she can still go ahead, what unis could she consider?
It is probably very early years to start thinking about all this but it has been the first thing on my mind on waking each morning since results day. I really need to move on.
As an aside, is Psychology at AS, with Chem, Biology and Maths considered a soft subject? DD thinks so. As she is not too keen on essay writing, she has opted for Geography rather than RE. Having not taken Geography myself, I am not sure if it requires a fair bit of essay writing. I feel that Psychology would be a better fit with her other three subjects. What do you think? Thanks all.