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    So my GCSEs are 2A* 1A 6Bs 4Cs
    My AS results are AABB

    Biology- A
    Economics- A
    Maths- B
    Chemistry- B

    Now I want to study Chemistry at Uni, over the summer ive written a pretty good personal statement, read an array of chemistry related books/articles and undertook chemical work experience (that i have all mentioned in my personal statement obviously)

    And im looking to apply for Unis such as Loughborough, Bath, Bristol, York, Leeds still deciding.

    And my predicted grades are AAAA from what i know, all grades were pretty solid except chemistry where i got a C in my coursework that pulled it down but i should be able to retake this and get a A no problem really (at AS)

    So my question is a) are my results good enough for them sort of Unis, and are they even a good set anyway im kinda having mixed feelings on them.

    and b) what should i drop, as i need chemistry and maths at A2 but got Bs, i planned on dropping economics but i got an A in that, or should i do all 4 at A2 thats what im thinking.
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    (Original post by joe1545)
    So my GCSEs are 2A* 1A 6Bs 4Cs
    My AS results are AABB

    Biology- A
    Economics- A
    Maths- B
    Chemistry- B

    Now I want to study Chemistry at Uni, over the summer ive written a pretty good personal statement, read an array of chemistry related books/articles and undertook chemical work experience (that i have all mentioned in my personal statement obviously)

    And im looking to apply for Unis such as Loughborough, Bath, Bristol, York, Leeds still deciding.

    And my predicted grades are AAAA from what i know, all grades were pretty solid except chemistry where i got a C in my coursework that pulled it down but i should be able to retake this and get a A no problem really (at AS)

    So my question is a) are my results good enough for them sort of Unis, and are they even a good set anyway im kinda having mixed feelings on them.

    and b) what should i drop, as i need chemistry and maths at A2 but got Bs, i planned on dropping economics but i got an A in that, or should i do all 4 at A2 thats what im thinking.
    I can't answer your question since I'm kind of in the same dilemma, but where did you find chemical work experience?! I'm also planning to undertake a Chemistry degree
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    I'm quite sure them grades will be fine for an offer from them universities. Obviously you will be then given requirements to make at A2, which for them unis will be AAB/A*AA i think. Look at what the unis want, if you are able to choose between economics and biology, i would suggest choosing the one you like the most as I would guess it will be the one you'll do best in at A2.
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    Personally I would focus on getting 3 A's at A2 in the science subjects as that would give you a very strong chance at getting into all of those unis, they tend to only look at 3 grades anyway so I'd drop economics. It's your choice though, the work experience should give you a significant advantage anyway.


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    (Original post by SyedaK)
    I can't answer your question since I'm kind of in the same dilemma, but where did you find chemical work experience?! I'm also planning to undertake a Chemistry degree
    My god father works for a chemical firm so im spending the day or 2 with him, more of a work shadowing placement, that i can put down. And my mums old college friend works for GlaxoSmithKlyne and shes going to try and get me some there, if im lucky. Getting work experience at GSK... would be great
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    I'm doing engineering at leeds and had maths physics and business, wish i took chem now but cant go back 2 years. I got offers from leeds, sheffield, loughborough and liverpool. All are russel group uni and were only concerned with maths and physics. i doubt they would mind which one you took as long as you have maths and chem, if you are worried ring the admissions and ask which a-level they would prefer.
 
 
 
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