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    I just started taking Biology, Chemistry, History and Psychology for my A-levels. Its been 2 weeks so far and i'm already struggling with Chemistry :/ So i did some research on some universities that offer the course on BioMed and loads of them didn't need Chemistry. Thing is, the universities i was planning on applying to (Bristol, Birmingham + the London ones) all need Chemistry, but i also found out that 3 other Russell Group uni's don't need chemistry! (Queen Mary's, Warwick & Newcastle).
    Do you think i should drop Chemistry since a load of other uni's don't need it, even though it closes some doors for other Universities?

    Btw, do you know if Cardiff will accept Psychology as a 'second science' for BioMed? (i know Chemistry is preferred).-
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    (Original post by ldrm1523)
    I just started taking Biology, Chemistry, History and Psychology for my A-levels. Its been 2 weeks so far and i'm already struggling with Chemistry :/ So i did some research on some universities that offer the course on BioMed and loads of them didn't need Chemistry. Thing is, the universities i was planning on applying to (Bristol, Birmingham + the London ones) all need Chemistry, but i also found out that 3 other Russell Group uni's don't need chemistry! (Queen Mary's, Warwick & Newcastle).
    Do you think i should drop Chemistry since a load of other uni's don't need it, even though it closes some doors for other Universities?

    Btw, do you know if Cardiff will accept Psychology as a 'second science' for BioMed? (i know Chemistry is preferred).-
    i don't know much so don't take my word, but for a lot of universities, chemistry is a must for anything to do with medicine. even more than biology. but its your choice. its only been two weeks - i took it for a level too and I'm my fourth lesson in and it is harder. just ask the teacher for help and go through it in your own time
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    I felt like this when I first started doing chemistry but I ploughed through and now i am in my A2 year. Trust me, it gets a lot more enjoyable once you've covered the starting chapter.
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    (Original post by hello654321)
    i don't know much so don't take my word, but for a lot of universities, chemistry is a must for anything to do with medicine. even more than biology. but its your choice. its only been two weeks - i took it for a level too and I'm my fourth lesson in and it is harder. just ask the teacher for help and go through it in your own time
    Thanks, i think it would be best for me to drop Psychology since i basically don't have any free periods (so i can go through the work) and i find it so hard to study at home.
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    Someone please help me. I am currrently doing 4 a levels at a2 and i want to drop one because i cant deal with the stress anymore. I am doing Biology, Maths, Chemistry and psychology. My predicted grades are B in bio and chem and A in maths and psychology. Im thinking of dropping either chemistry or psychology and i need advice on which one to drop. Chemistry is getting really hard and in my recent assessments ive been getting Cs whereas psychology have been A's what shall i do? Im thinking of doing optom at uni.
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    (Original post by thefailurelife)
    Someone please help me. I am currrently doing 4 a levels at a2 and i want to drop one because i cant deal with the stress anymore. I am doing Biology, Maths, Chemistry and psychology. My predicted grades are B in bio and chem and A in maths and psychology. Im thinking of dropping either chemistry or psychology and i need advice on which one to drop. Chemistry is getting really hard and in my recent assessments ive been getting Cs whereas psychology have been A's what shall i do? Im thinking of doing optom at uni.
    Psychology is the least academic one, and Biology, Chemistry and Maths is a good strong set of A levels which would allow access to pretty much any scientific undergraduate course. I would thus drop psychology, particularly if you want to do Optometry.
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    (Original post by Reality Check)
    Psychology is the least academic one, and Biology, Chemistry and Maths is a good strong set of A levels which would allow access to pretty much any scientific undergraduate course. I would thus drop psychology, particularly if you want to do Optometry.
    But the entry requiremente are pretty high and of i drop chem it will allow me to focus on bio
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    In that case I'd check with some universities to which you plan to apply that they will consider Psychology, Biology and Maths as an acceptable set of A levels and, importantly, that they would be a competitive application. By all means drop chemistry if you feel it would help your biology but recognize that you are potentially reducing your options by not studying chemistry.
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    But optom doesnt require chem, the only courses that i would probably be interested in that require chem is dentistry and pharmacy but i know i dont want to do either of those anymore. I just know that i will probably end up with a C or a B in chem which means i wont be able to get into optom. I also have maths and biology which will give me a wide range already. Do you still think its worth keeping chem?
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    I also know that psychology will not really benefit me besides that fact that its probably my most easiest subject to get an A in, in terms of grades i think its my better chance.
 
 
 
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