Okay so..I'm currently deciding my A - level subjects and I am really torn on whether or not I should do physics or maths , considering I want to go into medicine. I am not particularly good in either and I would rather not want to take them as an A-Level subject but if required then there's not much I can do. I want to do biology, chemistry,psychology and history or philosophy and ethics. But if I really need maths of physics then I am willing to do biology,chemistry,physics and psychology. I've been told that physics is extremely hard and I don't want to take a subject I know I'm not going to do good in. Realistically speaking what are the chance of me getting into medicine without physics or maths? I've been told by a lot of teachers that many students get turned down. I really want to get into a Russell group university and two of my teachers without looking at my grades said it's almost impossible for me to get into medicine let alone into oxford and Cambridge despite being an A-A* student and I am determined to prove them wrong. So yes, what are the chance of me getting into a top end university for medicine without maths or physics ? Do you know any people who have gotten in?
Can I get into medicine with just physics and maths? watch
- Thread Starter
- 14-01-2015 23:58
- 15-01-2015 01:30
I'm not applying for this myself but I know physics and maths aren't essential. The only essential subject is chemistry. However medicine is very competitive so I'd imagine any additional sciences would be extremely useful. Maybe try emailing a few admissions offices and asking? I know for a lot of universities even have GCSE requirements (rather than just A level), fairly sure it was Birmingham (might have been another, not too sure) that ask you to have achieved 5 A*'s at GCSE because of how competitive it is.
So there is probably some truth in what your teachers are saying, don't just immediately set out to prove them wrong, research it first then make an informed decision. The last place you want to be is with the wrong set of A levels for the subject you want to study (it can happen a lot easier than you think).