If your not back at school, you’ll be going back to school. If your in year 12, welcome to sixth form, the next two years will probably drain you if you put in the effort, or they will leave you unfulfilled and in a place you don’t want to be in if you don’t focus.
If your going for high flying courses, or are generally aspiring for something, now is the time to really put the effort in, if you do you will be left with a sense of achievement and will be able to look back and be all like: “BOO-YEAH!”.
Just, good luck everyone, this next year/ two years will make or break you. Aspire, and work!
2nd December, 2011.
Words cannot begin to describe how happy i am right now, this is a gooooood thiiiinnnggg!!!!!!!!!!
A medical school is actually interested in me!
AAB at Newcastle for Biomedical Science with Medical Microbiology, I am very happy, someone wants me :). At the time last year when i had no choice but Biomedical Science this was my first choice.
I’m meeting so many people who could be in my course next year, absolutely brilliant!
Basically my application is finished, i imagine that by tomorrow it will be gone, its hard to believe that my involvement is basically over in my application, so one schools’ interviews start in November, so i could be getting a response for them soon. Another sends out an online interview that has to be completed, so that will be good, at least i will be doing something! And my last choice doesn’t even do interviews, so it will be interesting to see what happens from them. Wish me luck people!
When going round your Universities on visit days, just think to yourself, do i match what they want, for instance, i think I’m the perfect case for a PBL based course, i think the personality of a doctor is very important , so i match perfectly with PBL (problem based learning) and to some extent integrated courses, but my approach would be completely incompatible with say a traditional course.
When you’ve decided what kind of applicant you think you are, try tailor your statement to those kind of places, i’ll get back to you if it works!
The start to my A2 year has been stressful at best, in hindsight, booking my UKCAT on pretty much the first week back was a terrible call (i got 2570 in the end). But its had a severe effect on my homework. The worst came today where my chemistry homework came back with the comment:
"Your going to have to try harder if your serious about your grade"
Message received, from now on i’ll be doing homework straight away, i’m not giving up this opportunity!!!!
Asking about their UKCAT cutoff, lets hope the news is good!