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    So I have just recently entered year 12 which was daunting and still is a bit with the work load I realised I will have for the next 18 months or so.
    For my GCSES I got 1A* 5As and 4Bs which were okay... I had hoped to do better but with the rise in grade boundaries and apparently harsher marking I am content and I was only a few marks off the next grades for most of my subjects.
    For A levels I have picked Bio, Chem, Ancient History and English Lang. I am happy with my choices apart from Chemistry - at an already early stage I am not enjoying it in any way and I am intending on dropping it and changing it to psychology (which I also did for GCSE).I hope to go into research after university preferably medical e.g. drug and disease research; I am incredibly interested and find it really rewarding. For the past 4 years or so I have been wanting so badly to do medicine even building on my voluntary work for awhile but I have decided it may not be for me.

    So anyway long story short does anyone know of any Russell Group universities that offer Life Sciences or similar courses that would allow me to do a postgraduate/masters to carry on into preferably medical research without a Chemistry A level? Or anyone with similar experience?
    I have rang Manchester uni and checked on their website and they would accept me if I could get an A in biology A in psychology and at least a B in the other subject(s).
    I think the major thing that is scaring me about A levels is the new spec and how we have to sit all exams at the end of the two years. Obviously we did do this for GCSE but that was different the work load is 10x as much.
    Thank you I appreciate the help immensely

    Hi! I would imagine most universities are similar to Manchester. From personal experience, I am just about to start at Warwick to study Biomed and they have a system that means you can get in without chemistry but you have to take a module of chemistry within the degree to get you up to the same level as those who did the A-Level

    The only thing I would say is that quite a few universities ask for two sciences as a requirement, but I'm sure that not all have that requirement.

    My best advice would be to find which universities you're interested in and see what they say. Sorry I haven't been much help

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