Can I still do Optometry?Watch
So I've been thinking about doing optometry at university for quite some time but I have a few questions regarding university entry requirements for the course. I currently study Biology, Chemistry, Psychology and IT at AS level now and due to Chemistry being my least favourite subject I'll probably drop it after AS. So that would leave me with Biology, Psychology and IT at A2. The entry requirements for optometry is AAA with two sciences but I've heard that some universities are lenient with their entry requirements? Could somebody please explain this? It would be great to hear people's suggestions of how I could gain entry to the course. Does anyone know why the entry requirements are so demanding also?
Not all universities will consider psychology as a science so you'll have to look into that. I believe it is high due to how competitive it is to get into, if there arent many places available i wouldnt rely on them being lenient. So apply to the universities that accept psychology and maybe consider doing it with a foundation year which i believe cardiff does.
I've looked at Cardiff's foundation year course. It says that only one science should be offered on UCAS so I've emailed them to see whether they consider psychology a science or not.
you are in the same situation as me lol i plan to drop chem after AS its so difficult and annoying, that will then leave me with biology economics and psychology.. have a quick question though are you allowed to apply for different courses at different unis ? if so i'll definitely give Plymouth a shot even though that means i will have to take accommodation at Plymouth uni .... have you considered doing that ?
Don't worry when i was doing my AS i hated chemistry too but then i knew i needed it to get into uni and you soon realise that once you have the knowledge from AS chem a2 is not that difficult. However it is still hard and your will have to dedicate a lot of time into it