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I'm in year 11 and next year I 100% without a doubt wanna do chemistry and maths, however, i do not want to do biology because i feel like i will not do well by the end of the two year, so i might do economics or something, but i'm unsure right now. I know that biology isn't essential, but if i decided i was going to do medicine by the end of the two years is it possible to get accepted to russell group unis?
Btw, i'm still not sure if i 100% wanna do medicine, but i wanna keep my options open
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If you didn't do biology, then perhaps do something else that is somewhat science based or maths based. Psychology would be a good option too I think
i'm going to do chem maths and the other option im not sure, i'll think about pyschology. thank you
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But if you struggle with A level Biology then surely Medicine is much more difficult?
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Biology isn't mandatory for medicine but chem and maths are but bio is highly recommended to take for medicine. If you dont like bio then you probably shouldnt be taking medicine but dont let that discourage you
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Hi! You don't need biology and it is possible to do medicine without it. However, the course is so so popular that you're putting yourself at a major disadvantage if you don't take biology, simply because if they are picking between two identical applications but you have psychology and the other person has biology, they will accept the other person 99 times out of 100.

Of course, I'm sure you will find people who got onto medicine without biology, however in order to give it a serious shot and maximise your chances at getting an offer I'd highly suggest you do biology. From having friends going through the application process, its seems to be a game of not necessarily what the unis say you need, but what will get you an offer, as many people meet the minimum requirements so its what makes your application look as good as it possibly could!

I don't mean to dishearten you at all here- go and ask your teachers and maybe speak to some unis and ask if it would put you at a disadvantage if you didn't take biology! Also, make sure you get started on the work experience as if you don't take biology you will probably have to make up for it elsewhere on your application. Best of luck whatever you decide to do
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(Original post by saltyanisa)
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Maths and chemistry will not meet the requirements for the vast majority of medical schools, you need to take either physics or biology as well, prerably biology. You don't need maths at all as it's not a requirement for medical school, but you seem adamant on taking it. Biology is preferable to physics because the vast majority of medical schools explicitly state biology as a requirement or a preferred subject.

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Biology isn't mandatory for medicine but chem and maths are but bio is highly recommended to take for medicine. If you dont like bio then you probably shouldnt be taking medicine but dont let that discourage you
Complete rubbish, maths is not needed for any medical school in the entire country, whereas biology is a compulsory or preferred subject for most.

'Required subjects Chemistry and Biology.'
http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/undergrad...cine-mbbs.aspx

'Entry requirements A-Levels: AAA to include Biology and Chemistry'
https://www.bsms.ac.uk/undergraduate/index.aspx

'A Levels: A Levels: AAA including Chemistry and one subject from Biology, Mathematics and Physics (Biology preferred)'

http://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/undergr...view&code=A100
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I think biology is mandatory for most universities, maths isn't.
Btw, if you don't mind me asking, what did you get for the gcse maths exams, and what exam board do you do?
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I'm in year 11 and next year I 100% without a doubt wanna do chemistry and maths, however, i do not want to do biology because i feel like i will not do well by the end of the two year, so i might do economics or something, but i'm unsure right now. I know that biology isn't essential, but if i decided i was going to do medicine by the end of the two years is it possible to get accepted to russell group unis?
Btw, i'm still not sure if i 100% wanna do medicine, but i wanna keep my options open
It is possible because Chemistry is a requirement unlike Biology, Chemistry you have to have. If you do not have A-Level Biology, most medical schools will be asking for an A/A* in GCSE Biology or A/A* in both Double Science Award.
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Your options will be reduced significantly without biology.
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I'm in year 11 and next year I 100% without a doubt wanna do chemistry and maths, however, i do not want to do biology because i feel like i will not do well by the end of the two year, so i might do economics or something, but i'm unsure right now. I know that biology isn't essential, but if i decided i was going to do medicine by the end of the two years is it possible to get accepted to russell group unis?
Btw, i'm still not sure if i 100% wanna do medicine, but i wanna keep my options open
Hi there!

If you're thinking about Medicine, many medical schools do require a combination of Chemistry and Biology at A-Level.

You can see a list of the A-Level subject requirements of each UK medical school on our page, What A-Levels do I need to be a Doctor?

Hope this helps!
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I think biology is mandatory for most universities, maths isn't.
Btw, if you don't mind me asking, what did you get for the gcse maths exams, and what exam board do you do?
I got a 7 and i did aqa
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