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    Hi all,
    I have a dilemma at the moment. I am currently at the start of my second AS year, by second I mean I am retaking the year due to poor performance due to a lack of revision last year. I am now on top of my work and motivated to work hard.
    I am keen to study Neuroscience at university, and it is a huge aspiration of mine. However, I am not taking Chemistry again. Most universities are fine with Psychology as the second subject, and I am currently taking bio and psych (I got a U in Biology last year). HOWEVER I got an E in my AS Chemistry last year which I will have to declare on my UCAS form. Will I be at a disadvantage and should I retake Chemistry instead of one of my other subjects? I've emailed Manchester Uni and they are fine with the situation but I'm still worried that the fact I got an E at AS will disadvantage me. I need advice quickly as the forthcoming week is the last week to switch subjects!!

    (FYI, I am now studying BIOLOGY, PSYCHOLOGY, ENGLISH LITERATURE & GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS. Last year I did BIOLOGY, CHEMISTRY, ECONOMICS AND ENGLISH LITERATURE, achieving UEEC respectively).
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    I would take Chemistry in order to maximise your options.
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    (Original post by creative_lad28)
    Hi all,
    I have a dilemma at the moment. I am currently at the start of my second AS year, by second I mean I am retaking the year due to poor performance due to a lack of revision last year. I am now on top of my work and motivated to work hard.
    I am keen to study Neuroscience at university, and it is a huge aspiration of mine. However, I am not taking Chemistry again. Most universities are fine with Psychology as the second subject, and I am currently taking bio and psych (I got a U in Biology last year). HOWEVER I got an E in my AS Chemistry last year which I will have to declare on my UCAS form. Will I be at a disadvantage and should I retake Chemistry instead of one of my other subjects? I've emailed Manchester Uni and they are fine with the situation but I'm still worried that the fact I got an E at AS will disadvantage me. I need advice quickly as the forthcoming week is the last week to switch subjects!!

    (FYI, I am now studying BIOLOGY, PSYCHOLOGY, ENGLISH LITERATURE & GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS. Last year I did BIOLOGY, CHEMISTRY, ECONOMICS AND ENGLISH LITERATURE, achieving UEEC respectively).
    Hi there,

    If you contacted the university and they have said you will be fine with the subjects you are taking now, then you are at no disadvantage. However, if you would like to enquire your school directly I would suggest you either email [email protected] or call +44 (0)161 275 5032 to confirm the entry requirements.

    Hope this helps!

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    Sophie
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    (Original post by creative_lad28)
    Hi all,
    I have a dilemma at the moment. I am currently at the start of my second AS year, by second I mean I am retaking the year due to poor performance due to a lack of revision last year. I am now on top of my work and motivated to work hard.
    I am keen to study Neuroscience at university, and it is a huge aspiration of mine. However, I am not taking Chemistry again. Most universities are fine with Psychology as the second subject, and I am currently taking bio and psych (I got a U in Biology last year). HOWEVER I got an E in my AS Chemistry last year which I will have to declare on my UCAS form. Will I be at a disadvantage and should I retake Chemistry instead of one of my other subjects? I've emailed Manchester Uni and they are fine with the situation but I'm still worried that the fact I got an E at AS will disadvantage me. I need advice quickly as the forthcoming week is the last week to switch subjects!!

    (FYI, I am now studying BIOLOGY, PSYCHOLOGY, ENGLISH LITERATURE & GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS. Last year I did BIOLOGY, CHEMISTRY, ECONOMICS AND ENGLISH LITERATURE, achieving UEEC respectively).
    For neuroscience your subjects are fine. If you want to take Chemistry that's up to you because your going to have to put in more work and personally if you can handle and do well at it, why not re-take Chemistry?
 
 
 
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