Is Chemistry Needed For Biomedical Science?Watch
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Aside from what you need to get in I would recommend some post-GCSE chemistry for biomed as it will make it a hell of a lot easier. There is chemistry in the course and the more prepared you are for it the easier it will be.
is it ok if i dont have chemistry as an alevel and retake AS chemistry to do biomedical science at uni?
Point is, basically - you need 2 sciences and it's preferrably Bio and Chem. Chemistry is usually the one that's "required" and Biology is usually only "preferred". At Nottingham for Neuroscience though they only required Biology. Just the 1 science, as I remember, and it's Biology essential. But as I remember, Nottingham was the only uni to have Biology as essential. All the other unis wanted Chemistry as essential and Biology only preferred. If you have Maths or Physics next to Biology - then you stand a chance with Biomedical Sciences at uni cus the minimal requirement tends to be 2 sciences, but you will have limited yourself a great deal as to what unis will accept you. Like I said, only Nottingham did not require Chemistry.
What did you get in Chem? If you can carry on with it at A-Level, carry on with it. I got C at AS Chem and I carried on with it, to eventually end up with C at A2 Chem. I held 5 offers from Bristol, Nottingham, Manchester, Leeds and Reading - the first 3 some of the top in the country and the last 2 respectable unis. I'd applied to 5 different courses as well - Pharmacology, Neuroscience, Pharmacology, Medical Sciences and Pathobiology, respectively. I had Biology at grade A in AS though. My offers were all BBB except for Manchester, who wanted AAB, which is kinda why I turned their offer down lol. So all my courses were Biomedical Sciences - Neuroscience is in the School of Biomedical Sciences certainly. (I ended up with ABC in the end, Art, Biology, Chem respectively, and my firm took me namely Notts)
Not all unis require it, but i would strongly recommend that you do it if at all possible. Even people with chemistry A-levels found the chemistry quite challenging because it goes straight into degree level. If you don't do it and you do biomed at a decent uni, be prepared to do a LOT of extra work!