University & College entry - Science, Engineering, Medicine, Dentistry, Horticulture, Agriculture etc

Some useful links for further information about getting into courses in medicine, science, engineering etc. :

Here is an interesting search tool from UCAS where you can search for the type of course you want to apply for and find out more about the likely entry requirements
http://search.ucas.com/

Some advice for parents or for pupils themselves with some tips about what to do once you have your results - and its best to plan in advance so you are ready:
http://www.myworldofwork.co.uk/content/exam-results-your-questions-answered

Another interesting article from Which about entry requirements: http://university.which.co.uk/advice/ucas-application/the-real-story-behind-entry-requirements

Course and University comparison websites (although remember these may only give you a flavour of a course and the results may depend on who was surveyed etc and what questions were asked so don't believe everything). If you have further questions about a course, ask the University either via telephone or at an Open Day :
and University League tables for Scotland and elsewhere :
http://www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/league-tables/rankings?r=scotland

National Careers Service : https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/

Scotland's Colleges : http://www.scotlandscolleges.ac.uk/development-networks/cdn-home

Science

Life Sciences
Remember there are a huge variety of science degrees in areas you might not even have heard of !  For example the following degrees are all involved in hospital medicine or research : microbiology, pharmacology, pharmacy, virology, anatomy, physiology, physiotherapy, immunology, haematology, occupational therapy, psychology, biochemistry, radiography (x-rays etc.), physics and medical physics (radiotherapy, scanning etc), nuclear medicine, epidemiology etc. all very much can lead to you working in a hospital environment or a medical research environment and are worth thinking about. http://www.nhscareers.nhs.uk/explore-by-career/healthcare-science/careers-in-healthcare-science/careers-in-life-sciences/biomedical-science/

Natural Sciences
Materials Sciences, Chemistry, geology, environmental science, marine science, astronomy etc.
http://www.topuniversities.com/courses/natural-sciences/guide

Sport Science
http://www.topuniversities.com/courses/natural-sciences/guide

Engineering

Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Aeronautical engineering, electronic engineering etc
Find out more about some of the different brances of engineerings :
http://www.topuniversities.com/courses/engineering/guide

read about different engineering careers here on Education Scotland website:
http://www.educationscotland.gov.uk/stemcentral/careers/index.asp

Medicine
http://bma.org.uk/developing-your-career/medical-student/entry-to-medical-school/entry-requirements  - BMA - medical school entry requirements

and this too from the BMA - How to become a Doctor http://bma.org.uk/howtobecomeadoctor

http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki/Applying_to_Medical_School_using_your_Strengths

http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki/Where_to_Study_Medicine

http://www.medschools.ac.uk/Students/howtoapply/Pages/UCAS.aspx

Dentistry

http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki/Dentistry_Entry_Requirements

http://www.nhscareers.nhs.uk/explore-by-career/dental-team/entry-requirements/

Nursing

http://www.nhscareers.nhs.uk/explore-by-career/nursing/

Horticulture / Forestry / Agriculture etc

If you fancy an outdoor life then there are numerous careers in this area - some can be accessed via some excellent apprenticeships eg with the botanic gardens or can be accessed via college and university courses.

https://www.rhs.org.uk/education-learning

http://www.inverness.uhi.ac.uk/research/whats-new/partners-1/the-scottish-school-of-forestry-ssf-inverness-college-uhi  - Inverness College (Univ of Highlands and Islands) has an excellent forestry section

Scotland's Rural College - many campuses - many courses - agriculture /farming etc
http://www.sruc.ac.uk/courses