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    Hi all,

    I have chose the A levels I wish to take, but have now realised I need to change 1 of them again I wish to change English to Chemistry but its not a strong subject for me and I need it for the career path I want to go down which it the Veterinary route.

    My chose A Levels are: Maths, Biology, Physics & English.

    I have taken my GCSE's and I'm pretty sure I have bagged an A in biology & Physics 'BUT' hashed up in Chemistry and may only get a 'C'.

    My questions is for example: If I have achieved A Physics, A Biology and C Chemistry, that I think would average out as BB. As I need a B minimum to take A Level Chemistry, would they allow it as an average of the 3 sciences or each science on its own merit?

    Sorry its long winded guys but I really hope some of you can give me an idea. Thanks in advance.


    I think they might consider it if you get the A in both physics and biology .. might require some pestering! But i would also like to mention that A level chemistry is a lot of work and isn't easy. So you should be aware of what you're getting yourself into.

    A level chemistry is really difficult I got a u at as and dropped it so only do it if you either really want to do it or you're prepared to put in a lot of effort.
    I think the main problem for me was that I didn't enjoy it and I was only doing it to go down a certain career path. (But I changed my mind in the end anyway)

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    A level chemistry is very difficult
    I also want to be a vet and have just finished AS. I had to work very hard before the exams and still not sure if I am going to get a good grade.
    Some places only require it to AS (i think Liverpool lets you), so if you suffer through it then that might be an option
    But if you are likely to get a C at GCSE it is going to be very difficult to get a good grade at AS, so would consider this when making a decision.
    If you want to see some of the topics here are my notes:

    If you show your chemistry teachers that you are very dedicated to the subject e.g. offer to retake GCSE or read around Chem AS or chemistry related books (can find reading lists online) then they may let you.
    Will require good persuasion tactics though
    good luck
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