Like everyone in year 12, I am studying the new A Level Biology and Chemistry courses (which are a lot more challenging!). My school has opted for us to take the AS Levels as a 'practice' even though they don't count, but 98% of my year can barely pass them. I am predicted A/A* in Biology and Chemistry for the end of Year 13 but currently they are proving demanding. I was wondering if medical schools are altering their entry requirements in light of the new A Levels, due to their difficulty and the fact the AS Levels are not a proper grade compared to previous years. However, I do understand the A Levels are changing for a reason and therefore lowering the entry requirements possibly defeats this purpose. Medical schools I am interested in are Cardiff, Exeter, King's College London, St George's, Brighton and Sussex, UCL, Imperial and Southampton.
Oh and I am studying the new OCR Advancing Biology B (everyone is doing Biology A which isn't a good sign) and OCR Chemistry A. The first Biology exam was hard but Chemistry wasn't too bad...
And my other AS Levels are Edexcel Maths (old A Level) and the new Edexcel English Literature if that's any help!
I would appreciate it if people could let me know their opinions
Good luck for your remaining exams!
New A Levels and applying to Medical schools 2017
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