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    I am an a level-student studying Psychology, Maths, Biology. since AS no longer exists(except for maths), I cannot start AS chemistry this year. My predicted grades are AAB.

    I was hoping to apply to the following unviersities:
    Imperial College London - Medical Biosciences (AAA)
    Cambridge University - Natural Science(A*A*A)
    University of Surrey - Biomedical Science(ABB)
    University of Warwick - Biomedical Science(AAB)
    University College London - Natural Science (A*AA)

    I'm starting to doubt myself in receiving an offer for Cambridge since I only have two science A-levels, my predicted grades are nowhere near what they should be and most applicants will have a minimum of three science a-levels. Regardless, I feel driven to apply because I am in love with the content and flexibility of the course structure at Cambridge. I have gained experience from work placements, and have achieved above 90 ums points for all three maths modules this year. Is it worth dropping psychology and starting A level-chemistry this year? I will do my biology and maths exam next year and chemistry the year after. During the second year, I can gain some extra experience. It all seems so risky, but is it worth the risk?
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    (Original post by Student_17362929)
    I am an a level-student studying Psychology, Maths, Biology. since AS no longer exists(except for maths), I cannot start AS chemistry this year. My predicted grades are AAB.

    I was hoping to apply to the following unviersities:
    Imperial College London - Medical Biosciences (AAA)
    Cambridge University - Natural Science(A*A*A)
    University of Surrey - Biomedical Science(ABB)
    University of Warwick - Biomedical Science(AAB)
    University College London - Natural Science (A*AA)

    I'm starting to doubt myself in receiving an offer for Cambridge since I only have two science A-levels, my predicted grades are nowhere near what they should be and most applicants will have a minimum of three science a-levels. Regardless, I feel driven to apply because I am in love with the content and flexibility of the course structure at Cambridge. I have gained experience from work placements, and have achieved above 90 ums points for all three maths modules this year. Is it worth dropping psychology and starting A level-chemistry this year? I will do my biology and maths exam next year and chemistry the year after. During the second year, I can gain some extra experience. It all seems so risky, but is it worth the risk?
    Hi Student_17362929,

    I would recommend calling the Admissions team at Cambridge (ideally contact the specific college you'd like to attend if possible) to see what they would advise in terms of whether you should drop Psychology and take Chemistry. They will also give you an idea of whether it is worth applying if your grades are below the entry requirements they are asking for. Hopefully this can help you decide whether or not it's worth dropping Psych and taking up Chemistry

    Hope this helps! If you've got any further questions (especially about Surrey) just let me know and I'll do my best to help

    All the best,
    Ashley
 
 
 
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