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I believe that even if you don't take chemistry A-level, the first two years of any medicine course will involve a lot of chemistry, so maybe you need to reconsider medicine if you hate chemistry that much? If you have reconsidered and still want to do it, I suggest that you take A-level chemistry as will provide you with a solid basis for the course and will make your first couple of years easier - I don't know about you, but I wouldn't want to be doing extra chemistry on top of what is already a very demanding degree. I do the IB so I don't know what the A-level chemistry course is like, but chemistry is my favourite subject and I didn't particularly enjoy it at iGCSE level so maybe your opinion could change?
I have a question: why do you hate Chemistry so much? is it due to how it has been taught to you so far?
In my opinion, chemistry is an amazing subject, I am going to do it at A-level now and it is so important for medicine because it teaches you the skills such as being precise and logical which is really important as a doctor.
About the BMAT: the chemistry and physics are A*/AS-level so you should honestly be fine with hardcore revision for about a month.
Due to how aware and determined you are, I am sure you will go on to achieve your dreams!
Also, do you actually know what the UCL medical course is like? They don't have much patient contact in the first 2 years (only 2 mornings in the first year I believe) and you have to undertake a compulsory integrated BSc. You might like the university a lot but it doesn't necessarily mean you'll enjoy the course, and you'll be doing it for 6 years. I also had the same mindset before applying, as I was very set on going to Oxford, but entry to medicine is competitive and you can't guarantee you'll be going to your dream university. Either way, graduate prospects will be the same.
They don't require it and you will cover what is necessary in First Year plus If I remember correctly Fees are only €3000 a year atleast until Brexit for Medicine in RoI
University of East Anglia- Biology and Chemistry/Physics + a third A level.
Keele- 3 A Levels including Chemistry/Biology and a second science
Manchester- 3 A levels including Chemistry/Biology and a second science A level.
Newcastle- 3 A levels to include chemistry/biology and 2 other A levels. If chemistry/ biology not taken at A level then must have achieved an A at GCSE.
Queen Mary university of London- 3 A levels to include chemistry/biology and a second science.
For UK medical schools fees for UK/EU students are £9,250 per year except if you are Scottish/EU student applying to a Scottish university then it is free.