How easy or difficult are A-Levels

A-level or high school diploma for medical studies? England / Germany?

nora1993  📅 06.05.2010 11:41:06
A-level or high school diploma for medical studies? England / Germany?
Aaaalso!
I'm currently facing a huge decision and really don't know what to do anymore.
I moved abroad with my parents two years ago and am currently doing my IGCSE's (11th grade).
Now for the 12th and 13th grade I would have the opportunity to move back to Germany and do my German Abitur or simply finish my A-levels here.
I would also really like to study medicine either in Germany or England, but more in Germany because I think it's easier to get in, right?
And yes of course Oxbridge would be really tough or Imperial London, but I don't know whether it's even worth applying because they only take the very best anyway and a beautiful German university is not bad either ... It's worth it anyway, German universities are also well respected and living in Germany is not that bad either .. (it's just a bit stupid, because I really want something new)
Above all, I don't know whether it's just stupid daydreaming about actually being able to work in England later on!

So:
Would you recommend A-levels or Abi? (Especially with which one I could get a better cut)
And studying medicine in England or Germany? And if Germany: Is there a possibility for a specialist or something to go to England?
Is England really that great?

Oh yeah, I'm excited!
xxx
Re: A-level or high school diploma for medical studies? England / Germany?
I'm just finishing my A levels this year and think I'll get an NC of 2.4-2.8. So some subjects are, I think, a little more difficult than in D, such as math, but I think it is much better for Medzin to do his Abitur in Germany, even if the demands on the universities are quite high. Otherwise, if that doesn't work with the real NC in Germany, you can also start your medical studies in German after Hungary and then later enroll at a German university.

hope that helps a little
D.H.A.  📅 25.05.2010 11:14:59
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Please do me a favor and don't write the way you think.
Carrera  📅 27.05.2010 15:46:06
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To study medicine at A Levels in Germany, you have to do math, chemistry and bio or physics.
The subjects are pretty hard and absolute learning subjects!
KA00000  📅 31.05.2010 16:04:58
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So if you do your A-Levels in England, you need e.g. AAA to get into a good university. You get na at 80%. In comparison, you need a high school average of around 1.3 to get into a good English university ... So I think three A's are easier?
Re: A-level or high school diploma for medical studies? England / Germany?
So I would say, if you want to study in England, then do A-Levels and if you want to study in Germany, then stop high school.

Even if I would say in general that A-Levels may be easier (if only because there are so few subjects), you have to keep in mind that it is easier to be accepted with a good Abitur than with 3 As in England (especially because now A * s are introduced).
That's because it's not just about grades, but also after the selection interview, the personal statement, internships that you have already done, etc. whereas in Germany you are guaranteed a place if you have the grades.
nora1993  📅 12.07.2010 10:51:42
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Hello again,

So I've now decided to just do the Abitur, even though Alevel's school is really something chic!
But I still think a high school diploma is much easier to achieve, also simply because the lessons are much more active and you don't have the long exam phase like after the AS and then the A levels, because they are really tough, I think.

So, if you have any other tips, thank you
Anonymous  📅 25.11.2010 05:13:02
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A-levels are definitely a lot easier than graduating from high school.
In terms of scope, content and requirements.
Anonymous  📅 25.11.2010 23:32:53
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I sign that 100%.
A-level -> maybe secondary school leaving certificate. But Abi (Gym)? -> laughable.
seb  📅 01.12.2010 01:09:00
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Hi,

whether A levels or Abitur? I think the more important question is this:
Where do you feel more comfortable? In the UK or Germany? You should aim for a good average grade for studying medicine in both cases. But when you go to Germany, are you separated from your family or where do they live? Make your school where you feel best and where you have the most support from friends and family.

Kind regards,

Sebastian
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