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    just wondering, that's all if there's anyone out there actually did it, and if they regret not taking chemistry. what do you want to do after a-levels? if you enjoy biology a level? what careers can you get with biology without chemistry, because it seems to me anything in medicine is with chemistry, but what about ecologists, and other biology things?
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    just wondering, that's all if there's anyone out there actually did it, and if they regret not taking chemistry. what do you want to do after a-levels? if you enjoy biology a level? what careers can you get with biology without chemistry, because it seems to me anything in medicine is with chemistry, but what about ecologists, and other biology things?
    So I began sixth form doing biology, psychology, German and geography but after visiting a lecturer at QMUL I realised how awesome sciences are and how being a doctor seemed cool for me, so I switched in November to chemistry from psychology. This was obviously a mixed choice because A) there were clashes, so I didnt go to every class, and B) I missed quite a lot f the course, and chemistry really isnt my strength tbh. The school was so helpful realising my situation and not wanting to close any doors for me, so I'm sitting the AS next year and keeping it with that.

    I wanna do genetics at uni (UEA and swansea are faves, im in year 12 btw) and most courses only require biology. I'm looking into grad entry medicine, and that usually requires a science-based 2:1 degree w/ experience, so if I can gt onto a course I doubt my chem a level willl pull me back. I've got 2 weeks King's hospital work experience, wider reading, German tutoring, Ecuador expedition up my sleeve so I'm hoping for an offer!

    In all honesty, I don't regret my choices at all. I originally really wanted to do psych, so if I went straight into chem and bio and didnt do psych I'd be living my life maybe with regrets or wondering what its like. It was interesting but time consuming, but my career comes first.

    Without chemistry your doors aren't closed at all. Check on UCAS, I've seen bioscience courses without needing chemistry. Usually the offers are AAB-ABB, so without chem we'd probably be AAB.

    Currently I'm really struggling with biology, but I've gone from a U-B in past papers so hoping all will be good! If I get projected an A/B next year then I'll cry ahahah
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    (Original post by jupitersly)
    just wondering, that's all if there's anyone out there actually did it, and if they regret not taking chemistry. what do you want to do after a-levels? if you enjoy biology a level? what careers can you get with biology without chemistry, because it seems to me anything in medicine is with chemistry, but what about ecologists, and other biology things?
    80% of people who do Biology at my 6th Form don't do Chemistry - so it's really not that unheard of
 
 
 
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