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MsTyrell
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I'm looking to study Chemistry at university and currently study Chemistry, Biology, English Literature and Maths at AS. If I were to drop Biology next year, would universities look down on me for dropping a science and choosing to carry on an arts subject?
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I've managed to get three offers with two sciences and media for biology.

Chemistry and Maths consist of two sciences, which is sufficient for most universities (however, you may get lower offers with three sciences, but for the sake of a single grade lower in an offer you may as well drop your least favoured subject and stick with chem, maths and eng lit)
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Don't forget that your A Levels only show one side to you and that you also have the personal statement via UCAS to show other interests and how 'well rounded a student you are'.

Also check the prospectus about what subjects are required and which are relevant - if they ask for two science subjects then that might answer your questions - if its just Chemistry and others as long as you x number of point then concentrate on getting the points so you can confirm your place either way.

If in doubt you can always contact them directly and ask them for some advice.

Good Luck
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Not at all- Maths often counts as a science in unis' eyes. I do Biology, Chemistry and English Lit (and Maths to AS) and have offers for Pharmacy so English certainly isn't looked down on either! (Unless the uni specifically said it wants 3 science subjects).
It's mainly about your personal statement to show any well-roundedness you want.
Good luck with AS levels
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