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    Posted by pinky (U15214729) on Thursday, 31st January 2013

    hi guyssmiley - winkeye
    i'am a bit confused.my GCSE is getting started now.... so what subjects could i take for be a doctor.
    i just need you suggestion.....
    please help me
    from fatima smiley - hug

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    Posted by The Bitesize Science Teacher (U14392404) on Thursday, 31st January 2013

    Good grades in Maths and the sciences will be important (triple is ideal but double will be OK too). The link in this earlier answer (message 3) is worth following for detailed career advice: www.bbc.co.uk/dna/mb...

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    Posted by U15195313 (U15195313) on Friday, 1st February 2013

    I also want to be a doctor.
    You need A* in biology, chemistry and physics( triple science). You also need an A in maths and english. A humanities is an extra bonus ( geography or history0. Also try to choose religious studies and ICT as you will need it when you become a doctor. I hope this helps.

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    Posted by pinky (U15214729) on Friday, 1st February 2013

    I also want to be a doctor.
    You need A* in biology, chemistry and physics( triple science). You also need an A in maths and english. A humanities is an extra bonus ( geography or history0. Also try to choose religious studies and ICT as you will need it when you become a doctor. I hope this helps. 
    apparently i'm doing triple science but most of the people said that physics is not that important as biology and chemistry. and i want to ask that what other subjects do i need as in an optional....
    from fatima smiley - rose

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    Posted by Hannah (U14882745) on Saturday, 2nd February 2013

    Physics is probably not as important but as it's GCSE you still need to get a good grade. Take a creative subject as well as related subject because this leaves you more open doors. I took music because I was good at it and it is generally well respected (just don't take this if you don't play an instrument and don't read music, you will probably find it sounds like double dutch)! I also took science, french and history. Oh, and if you do Edexcel history and your school is doing the history of medicine and surgery course this could help you!

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    Posted by pinky (U15214729) on Saturday, 2nd February 2013

    Physics is probably not as important but as it's GCSE you still need to get a good grade. Take a creative subject as well as related subject because this leaves you more open doors. I took music because I was good at it and it is generally well respected (just don't take this if you don't play an instrument and don't read music, you will probably find it sounds like double dutch)! I also took science, french and history. Oh, and if you do Edexcel history and your school is doing the history of medicine and surgery course this could help you!  alright.......
    thanks for help
    from fatimasmiley - rose

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    Posted by pinky (U15214729) on Monday, 4th February 2013

    Physics is probably not as important but as it's GCSE you still need to get a good grade. Take a creative subject as well as related subject because this leaves you more open doors. I took music because I was good at it and it is generally well respected (just don't take this if you don't play an instrument and don't read music, you will probably find it sounds like double dutch)! I also took science, french and history. Oh, and if you do Edexcel history and your school is doing the history of medicine and surgery course this could help you!  alright.......
    thanks for help
    from fatimasmiley - rose 
    but i'm a bit confused in modern language. i don't know french is easier or German help me.........
    from Fatima smiley - rose

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    Posted by pinky (U15214729) on Friday, 8th February 2013

    Physics is probably not as important but as it's GCSE you still need to get a good grade. Take a creative subject as well as related subject because this leaves you more open doors. I took music because I was good at it and it is generally well respected (just don't take this if you don't play an instrument and don't read music, you will probably find it sounds like double dutch)! I also took science, french and history. Oh, and if you do Edexcel history and your school is doing the history of medicine and surgery course this could help you!  actually i took health and social care,I.C.T,business and textiles.
    is that okay for be a doctor
    from fatima smiley - rose

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    Posted by The Bitesize Science Teacher (U14392404) on Friday, 8th February 2013

    You said earlier that you were taking Triple Science. With your Maths and English, these GCSEs will be your most important for your career aims, so that's great.

    Your options are less important but I'm curious - why didn't you choose a foreign language and a humanity such as History or Geography? You'd have the GCSEs covered by the English Baccalaureate (not a qualification as such, but a recognition that you've taken academic subjects that the government think are important).

    Remember that your A Level choices will be vital when you get to the Sixth Form.

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    Posted by Lottie (U15546693) on Saturday, 9th February 2013

    hi guyssmiley - winkeye
    i'am a bit confused.my GCSE is getting started now.... so what subjects could i take for be a doctor.
    i just need you suggestion.....
    please help me
    from fatima smiley - hug 
    chemistry is the most important science to be a doctor but they advise you to take biology too. Alos phyics and maths are seen as good options so try to do the best you can in these subjects. you need above a c in english and maths but you dont need humanities, languages or ICT. Also, latin is seen as a good option becuase many medical terms come from the latin, hope this helps smiley - smiley

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    Posted by pinky (U15214729) on Saturday, 9th February 2013

    You said earlier that you were taking Triple Science. With your Maths and English, these GCSEs will be your most important for your career aims, so that's great.

    Your options are less important but I'm curious - why didn't you choose a foreign language and a humanity such as History or Geography? You'd have the GCSEs covered by the English Baccalaureate (not a qualification as such, but a recognition that you've taken academic subjects that the government think are important).

    Remember that your A Level choices will be vital when you get to the Sixth Form. 
    yeah,i took Baccalaureate english,triple science,maths,I.C.T ,textile, health and social care, business.so i think that good for be a doctor...
    my dad and i think that i don't foreign language.

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    Posted by pinky (U15214729) on Saturday, 9th February 2013

    hi guyssmiley - winkeye
    i'am a bit confused.my GCSE is getting started now.... so what subjects could i take for be a doctor.
    i just need you suggestion.....
    please help me
    from fatima smiley - hug 
    chemistry is the most important science to be a doctor but they advise you to take biology too. Alos phyics and maths are seen as good options so try to do the best you can in these subjects. you need above a c in english and maths but you dont need humanities, languages or ICT. Also, latin is seen as a good option becuase many medical terms come from the latin, hope this helps smiley - smiley 
    yeah,its really helpful....
    from fatimasmiley - hug

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