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I have always wanted to do medicine, however my GCSE results were quite disappointing as I got a B in core and C in additional science but I needed BB In order to do Bio and chemistry in A levels. So I decided to go for Maths, English lit and economics. But on the other hand, the woman whom I talked to told me to do Btec medical science level 3 as I was really interested to do science (medicine). Which of the two choices will help me better in the future? pls give me some advice guys
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I don't think the BTEC would help you onto a medical course, you definitely need chemistry and biology for UK universities, you may be able to apply for foundation year for medicine though with the a levels you take which adds an extra year to the course, I would say look into unis which offer it.
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probably the BTEC medical science could get you into some kind of access course. Those a levels unfortunately are not relevant to study medicine. Most universities will ask for either chemistry or biology (some may even want both)
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I'm not sure about the BTECH course at all, but if you perform well in those A levels, you can apply for a foundation year for medicine which will add another year on but you will get there in the end Do not slack off though! Foundation schemes / access courses are still competitive.
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I think you should take on the BTEC course because considering you're only doing one science (Maths) and that isn't related to the course you'd need to know a bit more. There are also courses such as Gateway to Medicine which is often for students aspiring to do Meddicine but havent been able to get the grades.
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There are some unis that accept BTEC Medical Science for Medicine, off the top of my head I think Plymouth, Keele, UEA and Nottingham (some with a foundation year)

Also you could do a degree after the BTEC in a medical related field like Boomed or UCL do a degree in Applied Medical Science which they accept the BTEC in Medical Science for, you could do this then try to get on to postgraduate medicine

Hope this helps
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You NEED chemistry for medicine
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