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    As a kid I wanted to get into medicine or pharmacy but my A Level has proven to be tougher than what I expected. I took a mock exam for each subject a few weeks ago that would heavily contribute to my predicted uni grade that will go on my application and I got a B in psychology, but Es in biology and chemistry. I don't know what my next step is. Is there still any way I can get into medicine? And if not, what other course options do I have?
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    (Original post by Gerrard8Legend)
    As a kid I wanted to get into medicine or pharmacy but my A Level has proven to be tougher than what I expected. I took a mock exam for each subject a few weeks ago that would heavily contribute to my predicted uni grade that will go on my application and I got a B in psychology, but Es in biology and chemistry. I don't know what my next step is. Is there still any way I can get into medicine? And if not, what other course options do I have?
    There are two main ways this could go.

    Firstly, both pharmacy and medicine are hugely competitive, and you will need to get very good A-levels. Don't worry about predictions etc at this stage, since you can apply to university in the September after you have finished your A-levels - your main focus should be on identifying what work you still need to do to improve your grades. Competitive courses can be quite sniffy about retake candidates, although if there is a valid reason for retakes, you would still be considered. Remember that you will also need suitable work experience before you apply.

    Alternatively, if your grades mean that you cannot get into medicine/pharmacy, there are other options for work in the health service that would remain open to you. For instance, radiography, nursing etc. Have a browse here:
    https://www.hesa.ac.uk/component/con...imit=1&start=3 and for those courses that might interest you, look at the course structure and likely A-level grades required on UCAS search and on the university course websites.
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    What about a cognitive neuroscience degree (you seem to like psychology, as well as bio and chem), and then medicine or a related field from there? (I'm biased, as I'm in that field atm).
    If you aren't scoring extremely high at A levels, direct entry from A levels may not be feasible.
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    this might prove helpful if you wish to stay in a medical environment. Other universities will also do some of these courses
    http://www.swansea.ac.uk/humanandhealthsciences/
 
 
 
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