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    I want to do Pharmacy/Optometry in University. I have picked Biology, Chemistry, Psychology and I.T. Manchester University (for example) wants ABB/AAB A-Level grades in Biology and Chemistry plus 1 "rigorous academic subject". I've recently found out that neither Psychology or I.T are considered this.
    So what do I do? Have I picked the wrong subjects?


    Also: For anyone who is at uni, do GCSE's REALLY count?? I am told that I need a B in English Language yet I got a C. Is that okay?
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    (Original post by JorahMormont)
    I want to do Pharmacy/Optometry in University. I have picked Biology, Chemistry, Psychology and I.T. Manchester University (for example) wants ABB/AAB A-Level grades in Biology and Chemistry plus 1 "rigorous academic subject". I've recently found out that neither Psychology or I.T are considered this.
    So what do I do? Have I picked the wrong subjects?


    Also: For anyone who is at uni, do GCSE's REALLY count?? I am told that I need a B in English Language yet I got a C. Is that okay?
    You will be fine for other universities if Manchester won't accept either of your other two as rigorous, so don't worry too much about your A levels

    However, if the university states they want a B in English Language, you'll need that B I'm afraid! In this case, they do matter.
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    (Original post by JorahMormont)
    I want to do Pharmacy/Optometry in University. I have picked Biology, Chemistry, Psychology and I.T. Manchester University (for example) wants ABB/AAB A-Level grades in Biology and Chemistry plus 1 "rigorous academic subject". I've recently found out that neither Psychology or I.T are considered this.
    So what do I do? Have I picked the wrong subjects?


    Also: For anyone who is at uni, do GCSE's REALLY count?? I am told that I need a B in English Language yet I got a C. Is that okay?
    I know a student which did Chemistry/Biology/Maths

    and got offers from Kings, Bath, Reading, UCL and Nottingham
    (I do not know her English GCSE but it was not C)
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    (Original post by JorahMormont)
    I want to do Pharmacy/Optometry in University. I have picked Biology, Chemistry, Psychology and I.T. Manchester University (for example) wants ABB/AAB A-Level grades in Biology and Chemistry plus 1 "rigorous academic subject". I've recently found out that neither Psychology or I.T are considered this.
    So what do I do? Have I picked the wrong subjects?


    Also: For anyone who is at uni, do GCSE's REALLY count?? I am told that I need a B in English Language yet I got a C. Is that okay?
    If a university goes to the trouble of specifying a particular grade at GCSE, then they really want that, and it would be a waste of time applying if you don't have it and are not resitting to get it. They are usually very much less flexible about GCSEs than A levels, which tends to surprise applicants. Your A level choices are fine for most places.
 
 
 
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