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Hey guys,
I am currently doing french, english lit., biology and art for my A levels. I have just finished AS, and the initial plan was to drop art this year and apply for anthropology. I have however, had a change of mind and now want to apply for medicine. I am aware that i need to have chemistry in order to do this. So, my question is would it be reasonable for me to do a one year fast course for chemistry during A2 and apply for medicine as per normal this year? or should i start over and do AS again with chemistry, physics, maths and continue with A2 biology, applying next year?

Also, if i was to go for the second option, would the universities consider it as finishing A levels in three years ?

Thanks, any help would be much appreciated.
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Honestly? Your best bet is to drop not just art, but another AS, and carry on with biology and the other A-level, whilst studying chemistry A-level. That way you'll have the A-levels you need, you'll have a minimum of 3 A levels, and you'll have reduced your workload. Be under no illusion, chemistry is a very hard subject to do over two years for A level, let alone condensing it into one single year. You don't need 3 A2s on top of doing a whole A level.
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Chemistry was the subject that killed me off, all I could get was a B and though I didn't give it my 100% I still gave it more than bloody enough. Like Navarre said, don't underestimate it, I would advise you follow his/her/its advice.
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I was in exactly the same situation as you two years ago, what I ended up doing was dropping one of my AS subjects and doing 3 A2s and AS Chemistry in my second year of college. Then I spent a 3rd year at college doing only A2 Chemistry.

I rang up a lot of universities around the time I was applying and with the exception of Oxford they all said it was fine as long as it was made clear in my reference that my 3rd year was nothing to do with having to resit exams and that in my personal statement I had to acknowledge why I had a change of heart.

I know it's an usual way of doing things but it worked out for me, good luck
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