Getting in to a medical school to study medicine is not easy. Most medical schools and universities require a minimum of three As at A level, usually specifying science subjects.
And once you're in, the work really starts. Most medical students will study for a minimum of five years. Then there are years of training and experience as a junior doctor. If you want to become a GP, there will be three more years' training in General Practice. It can take around ten years to become a fully qualified GP.
It is on these people - highly educated, highly motivated, dedicated and hard-working - that the Health Secretary seeks to impose a new contract of employment. This despite their deep disquiet about the provisions implicit in the details.
We wonder what impact this is having on the school students now only weeks away from their A levels, with aspirations to qualify as doctors in our NHS and to serve our community?
The last thing we need is to demotivate our own doctors-to-be. So, let us reassure you - we value your hard work, we need your commitment and we urge you to maintain your vocation.
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Identifying and locating grammar schools. Grammar schools are located in 36 English local authorities. Almost half of these are considered 'selective authorities' (eg Kent and Buckinghamshire), where around one in five local children are selected for grammar school entry based on ability. The others are areas such as Barnet or Kingston, with only a few grammar schools.
As proud parents, we all know our children are unique. They're smarter than anyone else's, funnier, certainly more attractive, better behaved and above all bursting with the kind of talent that would leave Daniel Radcliffe, Jamie Bell and Charlotte Church standing. And for some extraordinary - though totally understandable - reason, everyone but us seems blind to our offspring's God-given artistic gifts.
The headmaster/mistress runs the school but boarding houses are usually the domain of either houseparents or, in smaller schools, the head of boarding. Whilst the housemaster/mistress oversee the house, the day-to-day running is usually under the supervision of a matron.
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