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    I'm considering studying Zoology when I leave school, and choosing A levels around that, but I really don't enjoy Chemistry, and tend to get C/D's in it. Is it a large part of studying/being an Zoologist?
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    (Original post by 221BBakerstreet)
    I'm considering studying Zoology when I leave school, and choosing A levels around that, but I really don't enjoy Chemistry, and tend to get C/D's in it. Is it a large part of studying/being an Zoologist?
    You can just do Biology? Choose a stem subject with this such as Maths, and another A level of your choice
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    (Original post by iKiss.)
    You can just do Biology? Choose a stem subject with this such as Maths, and another A level of your choice
    Thanks, but also, do you know if the uni course involves much Chemistry? Obviously there will be some degree of it, but is it a large part of the course?
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    Thanks, but also, do you know if the uni course involves much Chemistry? Obviously there will be some degree of it, but is it a large part of the course?
    I recommend you look at universities who offer zoology and check out what you learn in their Zoology course.

    It's more about the biology of animals, and of course there will be some chemistry such as biochemical pathways.
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    (Original post by 221BBakerstreet)
    Thanks, but also, do you know if the uni course involves much Chemistry? Obviously there will be some degree of it, but is it a large part of the course?
    Definitely not, for zoology the essential requirements are that you have to secure a good grade Biology. Chemistry is not a compulsory subject and is not suggested by most universities to have an A- level in for Zoology and that's because there's probably no Chemistry involved.
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    Trust me, I feel you! I'm doing IB and I chose not to study Chemistry because I don't really enjoy the subject either. I also plan on studying Zoology. I did some research and apart from a few, most unis in the UK don't require Chemistry. However, they often require a second science/secondary science subject alongside (of course) Biology. That means Maths, Physics, Geography, Psychology... Personally, I'm doing Biology and Geography at HL. I also do Maths at SL but I don't think unis care that much about SL subjects.
    So I don't think it's necessary to force yourself to study a subject you hate. You choices will be a tiny bit limited but Chemistry is definitely not a must! Just try to include Biology and at least one other science/secondary science.
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    I've applied for Zoology for this September and I am currently doing an access to biomedical science course which includes chemistry and biology, all the universities I've applied for have only mentioned about my biology grades in their offers, so chemistry isn't really super important.

    Having gone to a few open days though, I've found out that the modules do involve some biochemistry and some optional units can be pretty maths heavy, so maybe choosing maths at A level would be a good idea and another science.
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    I study Biological Sciences and have done a fair few Zoology modules and none have really had much chemistry at all

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