Optometry A-Level Requirements and extra-curricular

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    Hi guys
    I'm doing Maths, Physics and Economics for my A-Levels and thinking about doing Optometry at uni. Pretty much all the unis that do optometry say minimum 2 science subjects but I'm wondering how much of a disadvantage I'll have because I've only done 2 instead of 3. Also, I haven't done any optometry taster courses etc as I only thought about doing it pretty recently, but I have gone to a few physics and engineering days which might hopefully be helpful as they both include a lot of science/maths.
    So any advice, preferably from experience, about what to do and whether it's worth applying for optometry would be much appreciated.
    Thank you very much.
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    (Original post by mok2k14)
    Hi guys
    I'm doing Maths, Physics and Economics for my A-Levels and thinking about doing Optometry at uni. Pretty much all the unis that do optometry say minimum 2 science subjects but I'm wondering how much of a disadvantage I'll have because I've only done 2 instead of 3. Also, I haven't done any optometry taster courses etc as I only thought about doing it pretty recently, but I have gone to a few physics and engineering days which might hopefully be helpful as they both include a lot of science/maths.
    So any advice, preferably from experience, about what to do and whether it's worth applying for optometry would be much appreciated.
    Thank you very much.
    My daughter got in Manchester Optom with biology , maths and psychology so 2 is fine . She also got offers from Bradford and Aston. Some of her friends only have 2 sciences and third subject like RE , geography , psychology etc
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    (Original post by mok2k14)
    Hi guys
    I'm doing Maths, Physics and Economics for my A-Levels and thinking about doing Optometry at uni. Pretty much all the unis that do optometry say minimum 2 science subjects but I'm wondering how much of a disadvantage I'll have because I've only done 2 instead of 3. Also, I haven't done any optometry taster courses etc as I only thought about doing it pretty recently, but I have gone to a few physics and engineering days which might hopefully be helpful as they both include a lot of science/maths.
    So any advice, preferably from experience, about what to do and whether it's worth applying for optometry would be much appreciated.
    Thank you very much.
    Minimum of two sciences means two or more, so you will be fine and should not be at a disadvantage at all.

    Physics and engineering taster days will certainly not be beneficial on an optometry application and should not be included in your personal statement. Try and get some related experience, even if it is just shadowing an optometrist for an afternoon before applying.
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    Hi im intressted in optomotery too, but havent seen any optomotery courses anywhere


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    Hi im intressted in optomotery too, but havent seen any optomotery courses anywhere


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    List of Optometry course providers:
    http://search.ucas.com/search/provid...uery=optometry
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    (Original post by Charlotte49)
    Minimum of two sciences means two or more, so you will be fine and should not be at a disadvantage at all.

    Physics and engineering taster days will certainly not be beneficial on an optometry application and should not be included in your personal statement. Try and get some related experience, even if it is just shadowing an optometrist for an afternoon before applying.
    Can i get into optomotery with bio chem and psycolgy


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    (Original post by Anonymous1226)
    Can i get into optomotery with bio chem and psycolgy


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    You need to look on the entry requirements for the individual universities that you are interested in on their websites. I'm assuming these are A Levels you're referring to, in which case they would likely be fine, however you would still need to consider your predicted grades and the required grades of the universities you might like to go to.
 
 
 
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