Alisha999
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Hi
I have a lot of careers in mind but I don't know what degree to take.

I'm in my first year of Alevels and I'm studying: Chemistry Psychology English Lit and Btec Health and Social Care.
Will my alevels allow me to have a variety of options available?

I recently wanted to do Midwifery/Adult Nursing but I don't know what to do.
The thing that kind of put me of Midwifery is that if I don't like the course once I've had the degree it's difficult to get another career with a Midwifery degree is that true?

I want to go into a health related career but I don't actually know which career or degree to take.
I was recently thinking of doing a Chemistry degree because I heard it's a good degree to have and it will allow me to get into some good health related careers. 😃

Is it best to wait and see what I get for my AS levels and then decide? If I get a high grade in Chemistry shall I go ahead and do a Chemistry degree or stick to something like nursing/midwifery?

Any help will be appreciated. Thank you. 😃
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Hiya,
You could always go down the pharmaceutical route if you're enjoying chemistry. There's also medicine obviously with the chemistry, but if you don't have biology it could be a little trickier. With psychology, you could go into psychiatry, but that involves getting a medicine degree too. There's also therapy/social work?
One course that really interested me when I wanted to do what you're describing was this course here at Exeter:
BSc Biological and Medicinal Chemistry
http://www.exeter.ac.uk/undergraduate/degrees/biosciences/biomed/
If you're worried about not having the right a levels, you can always take a foundation year.
Let me know if there's anything I can help with more specifically. Sorry! ^^"
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Thank you!
I have applied for Midwifery, yet if I do well in Chemistry I am hoping to go onto Optometry. I am aware that I'm not doing Biology so I'm hoping to do a foundation year (that will cover the basics biology that I need to help me onto the course right?)
Then after the foundation year I'm hoping to go onto the three year Optometry course.

If that's the case I hope the foundation year is not very difficult as I'm not the best at maths!

Thank you.
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99% sure you don't need biology to do medicine - just chemistry and another science.

Apparently A-Level biology doesn't really focus much on human biology, which is what you need in medicine. They teach you it in the first year I think (please should someone else check if this is correct?)
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