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    I'm starting my first year of a levels tomorrow and I'm really worried about the options I've picked. At the moment I've chosen biology, chemistry, psychology and philosophy for my as level.
    I'm pretty sure I want to do a psychology degree at university but I also have a slight interest in maybe doing medicine. Would these a levels be suitable for doing a medicine degree at a Russell group university? What are my chances of being accepted without physics or maths? Thanks
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    those a levels are fine, don't worry.

    maths and physics aren't compulsory for medicine nor favoured, only biology and chemistry are. dont underestimate your a levels though, they're tough.
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    (Original post by grassntai)
    those a levels are fine, don't worry.

    maths and physics aren't compulsory for medicine nor favoured, only biology and chemistry are. dont underestimate your a levels though, they're tough.
    Ok, thank you. It's just that I've heard loads of people saying that it's practically impossible to do medicine at a Russell group university without doing biology, chemistry and maths/physics?
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    (Original post by arabella37)
    Ok, thank you. It's just that I've heard loads of people saying that it's practically impossible to do medicine at a Russell group university without doing biology, chemistry and maths/physics?
    That's ridiculous, maths and physics are by no means mandatory nor necessary for a course in medicine. I think actually a subject like psychology or sociology would fit better for a career in health care.


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    (Original post by arabella37)
    I'm starting my first year of a levels tomorrow and I'm really worried about the options I've picked. At the moment I've chosen biology, chemistry, psychology and philosophy for my as level.
    I'm pretty sure I want to do a psychology degree at university but I also have a slight interest in maybe doing medicine. Would these a levels be suitable for doing a medicine degree at a Russell group university? What are my chances of being accepted without physics or maths? Thanks
    Those are great choices - you'll definitely be fine to study Psychology (I'm actually about to start uni to study this ) or Medicine.

    I have a friend doing medicine who took Biology, Chemistry and Psychology to A2 - Maths/Physics definitely aren't compulsory for Medicine!!
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    I would argue that possibly maths would have been a good choice, its generally looked on favourably and i have a friend doing psychology who uses stats quite a lot. Although, when i started my course (chemistry), those who didn't have a maths A level just had to do extra maths modules to make up for it.
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    I think I recommend taking mathematics over philosophy, reason being that mathematics is a favourable subject for both medicine and psychology and if you were to perhaps change your mind, mathematics may become really handy, since a lot of subjects require mathematics. If you don't take maths, although maths is not a required subject, you might be at a disadvantage over other medicine applicants.
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    Thank you for everyone's help. I will have a think about it and let you know what I decide
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    (Original post by arabella37)
    I'm starting my first year of a levels tomorrow and I'm really worried about the options I've picked. At the moment I've chosen biology, chemistry, psychology and philosophy for my as level.
    I'm pretty sure I want to do a psychology degree at university but I also have a slight interest in maybe doing medicine. Would these a levels be suitable for doing a medicine degree at a Russell group university? What are my chances of being accepted without physics or maths? Thanks
    some top universities ask for chemistry and 2 subjects from bio/phys/maths but most only ask for chemistry and biology it depends. so not doing maths/physics can limit your options but not by a lot. it DOES mean however that you cannot apply to oxbridge, but idk if you wanted to in the 1st place.
 
 
 
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