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    Hi - i'm in yr 11 and i want to study medicine at university. i have heard that you need to have upto A2 in chemistry and some universities also ask for upto AS in biology.

    my school works on a system where you have to get a 'recommendation' from your subject head in order to study that subject at a-level.

    unfortunately i just found out today that i haven't been given a recommendation in biology , but i do have them in chemistry, physics, maths and a few other subjects like french and german .

    at the moment i'm thinking of studying biology out of school and do maths, chemistry, physics and german in school (my teachers said it'd be a walk in the park for me to get an A* in maths, chemistry and german).

    can you please give me any advice on what to do now - pay for a tutor or not take biology outside of school.

    thanks in advance
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    (Original post by thegodofgod)
    Hi - i'm in yr 11 and i want to study medicine at university. i have heard that you need to have upto A2 in chemistry and some universities also ask for upto AS in biology.

    my school works on a system where you have to get a 'recommendation' from your subject head in order to study that subject at a-level.

    unfortunately i just found out today that i haven't been given a recommendation in biology , but i do have them in chemistry, physics, maths and a few other subjects like french and german .

    at the moment i'm thinking of studying biology out of school and do maths, chemistry, physics and german in school (my teachers said it'd be a walk in the park for me to get an A* in maths, chemistry and german).

    can you please give me any advice on what to do now - pay for a tutor or not take biology outside of school.

    thanks in advance
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    Ask if they'll offer you biology on a contractual basis - i.e. you get above a certain percentage in every mock/test.
    Doing Physics instead of Biology might be okay for some unis, you'd have to check their individual prospectuses.
    Here's a table that has information about subjects, you can see a 'No' in the columns for medical courses that don't require biology:
    http://www.medschoolsonline.co.uk/index.php?pageid=78
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    (Original post by Vim216)
    Ask if they'll offer you biology on a contractual basis - i.e. you get above a certain percentage in every mock/test.
    Doing Physics instead of Biology might be okay for some unis, you'd have to check their individual prospectuses.
    Here's a table that has information about subjects, you can see a 'No' in the columns for medical courses that don't require biology:
    http://www.medschoolsonline.co.uk/index.php?pageid=78
    Thanks - i've already asked them about the contract but the biology dept don't do contracts (a few depts in our school don't, most do)
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    A lot of unis will except Chemistry, Maths and Physics. Check it out as above though.
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    What grade are you predicted in biology?
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    Go to a different school.
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    (Original post by thegodofgod)
    Hi - i'm in yr 11 and i want to study medicine at university. i have heard that you need to have upto A2 in chemistry and some universities also ask for upto AS in biology.

    my school works on a system where you have to get a 'recommendation' from your subject head in order to study that subject at a-level.

    unfortunately i just found out today that i haven't been given a recommendation in biology , but i do have them in chemistry, physics, maths and a few other subjects like french and german .

    at the moment i'm thinking of studying biology out of school and do maths, chemistry, physics and german in school (my teachers said it'd be a walk in the park for me to get an A* in maths, chemistry and german).

    can you please give me any advice on what to do now - pay for a tutor or not take biology outside of school.

    thanks in advance
    thegodofgod
    your teachers need firing
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    your teachers need firing
    This too.
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    your teachers need firing
    thanks for the support - some really do need firing

    For GCSEs i'm predicted A,A,A in sciences (it's the weakest out of the three sciences, chemistry being the strongest)
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    Go to a different school.
    I would, but the teachers at my school for some of the subjects i want to take at a-level (maths, chem, physics and german) are amazing, only the bio ones are bad
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    (Original post by thegodofgod)
    thanks for the support - some really do need firing

    For GCSEs i'm predicted A,A,A in sciences (it's the weakest out of the three sciences, chemistry being the strongest)
    no disrespect to your ability its the that the teachers said its a walk in the park when it isn't, certainly not the case for A-levels in science.

    Getting a A in business studies at A-level doesn't require as much work as getting grade D in physic's at A-level.
 
 
 
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