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    (Original post by Etomidate)
    Nahh - I did it without having studied biology (or chemistry for that matter), beyond GCSE.

    Medicine isn't hard, theres just a lot of it.
    It is doable without biology, but having biology to A2 helped so so much!


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    (Original post by maggiedavies)
    As said previously, with those 3 options, you would be able to apply to MOST med schools. Having Biology would entitle you to apply to EVERY med school. Honestly, my advice would be to drop either Physics or Maths and do Biology instead, but really, just choose 3 (science-based) subjects you're most confident you would achieve AAA in.

    Good luck!
    Thank you so much! <3
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    (Original post by Etomidate)
    Nahh - I did it without having studied biology (or chemistry for that matter), beyond GCSE.

    Medicine isn't hard, theres just a lot of it.
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    (Original post by Natalierm2707)
    My honest advice would be to drop maths of physics and carry on with biology. Biology doesnt really escalate in difficulty between AS and A2 but maths and physics really do, you may be more likely to get the A in bio (I know thats what most people here at my uni got an A* in as its generally easier) and its more relevant. Just a thought though.
    Or turn that argument the other way - most of the biology will be covered again in medical school, but physics and maths won't. So there's more value of doing additional related subjects.
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    Or turn that argument the other way - most of the biology will be covered again in medical school, but physics and maths won't. So there's more value of doing additional related subjects.
    There's a reason why most universities require biology. Even though it will be covered again the foundation knowledge will make it easier. It shows that they can grasp biological concepts. If they can't grasp it at a level how are they meant to understand it along with harder stuff when studying medicine?


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    (Original post by mliela)
    There's a reason why most universities require biology. Even though it will be covered again the foundation knowledge will make it easier. It shows that they can grasp biological concepts. If they can't grasp it at a level how are they meant to understand it along with harder stuff when studying medicine?


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    It's barely harder. The question here isn't whether OP is able to A-level biology or not, but whether it they'd rather do another subject.
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    (Original post by Asklepios)
    It's barely harder. The question here isn't whether OP is able to A-level biology or not, but whether it they'd rather do another subject.
    It'll definitely limit their choice. Sometimes meeting the minimum requirement isn't enough. From what I've seen and heard its safer to do bio.


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