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    ok, so my GCSEs have been an absolute disaster due to family problems and I have been denied to do A level chemistry although I've provided evidence that I've maintained A*s in my mocks...
    Anyway, the college i have applied to have agreed to offer me A level biology, history and philosophy since I got an A* in English lit and language + a B in biology.
    My plan is to apply for pharmacology then apply for medicine...I'm just wondering are there any other courses I can apply to where I can switch to medicine? PLEASE HELP!
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    (Original post by Outlawblues)
    ok, so my GCSEs have been an absolute disaster due to family problems and I have been denied to do A level chemistry although I've provided evidence that I've maintained A*s in my mocks...
    Anyway, the college i have applied to have agreed to offer me A level biology, history and philosophy since I got an A* I'm English lit and language + a B in biology.
    My plan is to apply for pharmacology then apply for medicine after my first year... I'm just wondering are there any other courses I can apply to where I can switch to medicine after the first year? PLEASE HELP!
    Not to put you off or anything but you need chemistry for pharmacology.
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    do you know what else I could take?
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    Not to put you off or anything but you need chemistry for pharmacology.
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    (Original post by Outlawblues)
    do you know what else I could take?

    http://www.dorcan.co.uk/media/career...gree_Areas.pdf

    Hope this helps you to choose your A Levels!!
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    (Original post by Outlawblues)
    do you know what else I could take?
    But if you really want to do medicine try GEM (Graduate entry to medicine)

    Read more about it here:

    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/cont...dicine-a-guide

    http://www.medschools.ac.uk/Students.../Graduate.aspx
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    (Original post by Workangel_24)
    http://www.dorcan.co.uk/media/career...gree_Areas.pdf

    Hope this helps you to choose your A Levels!!
    thank you! I'm thinking of doing biomedicine since I'm not doing a level chemistry
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    (Original post by Outlawblues)
    thank you! I'm thinking of doing biomedicine since I'm not doing a level chemistry
    What did you get in chemistry GCSE? Can you push back on this - have your parents spoken to the college? You could look into adult colleges in your area which may offer evening classes for chemistry.

    I think some unis let you enrol for biomedical science and then have the chance to transfer to medicine in your first year (St Georges does this if I recall correctly) but obviously it will be very competitive
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    (Original post by Outlawblues)
    thank you! I'm thinking of doing biomedicine since I'm not doing a level chemistry
    Good luck with your a levels and work hard and it will surely pay off :goodluck:
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    (Original post by infairverona)
    What did you get in chemistry GCSE? Can you push back on this - have your parents spoken to the college? You could look into adult colleges in your area which may offer evening classes for chemistry.



    I think some unis let you enrol for biomedical science and then have the chance to transfer to medicine in your first year (St Georges does this if I recall correctly) but obviously it will be very competitive
    unfortunately I only got a C due to family problems + there are very few colleges in my area which allowed me to take a levels. They offered me btec applied science instead... but most unis don't consider btec
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    (Original post by Outlawblues)
    unfortunately I only got a C due to family problems + there are very few colleges in my area which allowed me to take a levels. They offered me btec applied science instead... but most unis don't consider btec
    Ok, so you got a C in chem and a B in bio but A* in english - have you considered maybe your strengths lie in humanities/other subjects? What other subjects did you take and what were your grades like in them? If you can't take chemistry A level and your sciences were your weaker subjects this might be a good opportunity for you to reconsider medicine/something science based at all
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    (Original post by infairverona)
    Ok, so you got a C in chem and a B in bio but A* in english - have you considered maybe your strengths lie in humanities/other subjects? What other subjects did you take and what were your grades like in them? If you can't take chemistry A level and your sciences were your weaker subjects this might be a good opportunity for you to reconsider medicine/something science based at all
    I would love to take "humanities based" a levels, but I don't know what I could do at uni if I took a level English lit, history and philosophy. Obviously my GCSEs are terrible for medicine so I have no chance of getting a place, but I got: A* English lit, A* English language, B biology, C chemistry, C physics, C maths, C German, B geography, BB health and social, B religious studies

    what if I applied for "medicine with preliminary year"? would I still have a chance?
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    (Original post by Outlawblues)
    I would love to take "humanities based" a levels, but I don't know what I could do at uni if I took a level English lit, history and philosophy. Obviously my GCSEs are terrible for medicine so I have no chance of getting a place, but I got: A* English lit, A* English language, B biology, C chemistry, C physics, C maths, C German, B geography, BB health and social, B religious studies

    what if I applied for "medicine with preliminary year"? would I still have a chance?
    Well done for the A* in lit and lang! You can do those three subjects and remember they are also hard and eng lit and history are facilitating subjects so they give you more options when you choose your university course.
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    The essay subjects you've mentioned seem perfect for something like law. Have you considered this as an option?

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    (Original post by Outlawblues)
    I would love to take "humanities based" a levels, but I don't know what I could do at uni if I took a level English lit, history and philosophy. Obviously my GCSEs are terrible for medicine so I have no chance of getting a place, but I got: A* English lit, A* English language, B biology, C chemistry, C physics, C maths, C German, B geography, BB health and social, B religious studies

    what if I applied for "medicine with preliminary year"? would I still have a chance?
    You can't switch to medicine after the first year of pharmacology.

    I was under the impression that Biomed also required two sciences but I can't advise on whether this is the case everywhere.

    As you'd only have one science A-level, you may be eligible for some 'access to medicine' courses. Look into this.

    There are foundation years in some courses. Manchester has a 6 year medicine programme so one year foundation before to accommodate for the lack of Chemistry. However, I'm not sure you'd be eligible as they do still require at least 4 A's at GCSE. Do look into other medicine courses with foundation years and see if you are eligible:

    http://www.medschools.ac.uk/Students...nicalyear.aspx
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    I think it's Brighton where you can do biomed sciences and switch to medicine after 1st year. But it's very, very difficult and you basically need to top of the year.
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    Foundation Year Entry Medicine maybe????
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    (Original post by Nottie)
    I think it's Brighton where you can do biomed sciences and switch to medicine after 1st year. But it's very, very difficult and you basically need to top of the year.
    Bradford have Clinical Sciences where you can transfer to Leeds Medicine.

    Newcastle also have Biomed to Medicine transfers.

    Same as what you said, very difficult/top of the year

    But again, NCL require Chem at least at AS level unless I'm mistaken.
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    You'll find it difficult for pretty much any biology/life science based course without AS chemistry
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    (Original post by Outlawblues)
    I would love to take "humanities based" a levels, but I don't know what I could do at uni if I took a level English lit, history and philosophy. Obviously my GCSEs are terrible for medicine so I have no chance of getting a place, but I got: A* English lit, A* English language, B biology, C chemistry, C physics, C maths, C German, B geography, BB health and social, B religious studies

    what if I applied for "medicine with preliminary year"? would I still have a chance?
    Well obviously you could do english, history or philosophy at uni, you could also take politics, ancient history, law. You could take geography A level as you got a B in the GCSE? Have you considered other healthcare professions that aren't medicine also?
 
 
 
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