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    So I recently got my gcse results and thankfully I have a good enough grade in biology and maths to be able to do them at a level. Unfortunately i got a c in chemistry because of 1 bad exam and now my college is giving me an option to either do 4 as levels without chemistry or 3 including chemistry. I really want to go to medicine so my question is if I take biology, chemistry and maths, is that enough to get me to medical school? Also it would help if I could get a source from where your getting your information, thank you!
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    3 a-levels is fine for most medical schools. However I would be more worried about your C in GCSE Chemistry. A-level is much harder and you need to get an A in order to get into medical school.
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    Bio Chem and Maths are fine to get into Med school. As long as your grades are good in your AS year I don't see why you couldn't get a place, but maybe 4 is necessary now that you have a GCSE Chem C? If it isn't, I wouldn't recommend taking 4, unless you're very confident you can manage the workload.

    Just a warning though, almost everyone finds A level harder than GCSE. Even people who got A* at GCSE often find Chemistry very difficult to get an A or above in. Just be aware that if you struggled with GCSE chemistry, medicine may not be a realistically attainable goal.
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    (Original post by Chronokeeper)
    Bio Chem and Maths are fine to get into Med school. As long as your grades are good in your AS year I don't see why you couldn't get a place, but maybe 4 is necessary now that you have a GCSE Chem C? If it isn't, I wouldn't recommend taking 4, unless you're very confident you can manage the workload.

    Just a warning though, almost everyone finds A level harder than GCSE. Even people who got A* at GCSE often find Chemistry very difficult to get an A or above in. Just be aware that if you struggled with GCSE chemistry, medicine may not be a realistically attainable goal.
    Thanks for the advice, but honestly it was just one exam in chemistry gcse that i hadn't revised for that i messed up on.
    So are you saying if i've got a c on my chem gcse that med schools wont accept me with 3 a levels?
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    To do medicine, you HAVE to do chemistry, so take 3.
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    (Original post by drivzombie)
    So I recently got my gcse results and thankfully I have a good enough grade in biology and maths to be able to do them at a level. Unfortunately i got a c in chemistry because of 1 bad exam and now my college is giving me an option to either do 4 as levels without chemistry or 3 including chemistry. I really want to go to medicine so my question is if I take biology, chemistry and maths, is that enough to get me to medical school? Also it would help if I could get a source from where your getting your information, thank you!
    Nearly everywhere is fine with 3. I'm not sure why you're asking this on TSR when a quick glance at an entry requirements page would give you all the answers you need.

    Also, a lot of medical schools require at least B grade in science GCSEs, typically including chemistry. Be careful where you apply.
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    (Original post by drivzombie)
    Thanks for the advice, but honestly it was just one exam in chemistry gcse that i hadn't revised for that i messed up on.
    So are you saying if i've got a c on my chem gcse that med schools wont accept me with 3 a levels?
    No, I expect that they would, but make sure to ask your tutor, or phone up some Universities directly. Whatever you do, don't 100% trust an answer on TSR.

    Some med schools may reject you on the chemistry C alone, but there will be plenty that do not.
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    I think if you do well in your chemistry a-level that would out weigh your GCSE result you can defiantly get in with those 3as's but they will most likely give you an offer of a*aa and you will probably need AAA at as to be considered for interview


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