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Can I still do Medicine?

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    I have made a mistake this year y12 and taken As levels I don't like, since then I have greatly developed an interest in Medicine. If I scrap this year and do different A-levels next year (Biology, Chemistry and Maths) would I be considered for a medical course? (My GCSE results are 10A* and 1A in English literature).
    Thanks for any help

    Most won't accept taking a levels over 3 years so you might be better off finishing your current a levels then doing an access course.

    If you can persuade your school to let you do Chem AS and A2 next year you could apply for Medicine while on a gap year. You ought to contact some unis and inquire directly because if you were to do completely different subjects for the next two years they might not see it as taking A-levels over 3 years (since you wouldn't be spending any more time than anyone else on each A-level).
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