Asking about careers in Medicine and is Physics necessary?Watch
I think it would be safest to actually email some medical schools about this, OP.
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Hello, I'm currently a year 11 student almost done with my GCSEs and about to choose my A levels. I have been interested in doing a career in Medicine and came to ask about the need for Physics. I don't take GCSE Physics, I do take GCSE Biology and Chemistry though and am considering taking Maths, Biology, Chemistry and Further Maths at A level. Will these A level options keep most Medical courses at university open for me? Do most of them require any Physics background? Thanks.
Some physics yes, but you don't need a seperate GCSE Physics. There's a big jump from general GCSE science to A-level Biology and Chemistry, so long as the OP focuses on making sure his/her AS Biology and Chemistry grades are good, s/he shouldn't have a problem/
This is for A-Level requirements, but some specify their GCSE requirements quite clearly as well. (Some mention Physics or Double Science at GCSE, some do not.)
No I didn't take any Physics at GCSE at all. In hindsight I should have though its too late to change that now.
I personally taught myself Additional Science in the last couple of months before the exam (started seriously in March-ish) and got a B grade overall, which was not helped by a D grade in the ISA, haha. I used BBC bitesize a hell of a lot, this textbook/workbook
to learn the content and then past paper'd myself to a decent grade.