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    how do I do bio, biochemistry/biotechnology/biomedical sciences without chemistry a level, I don't meet the entry requirements to do that degree, and certainly not at any Russell group uni
    earlier I chose English lit, history, psychology and biology a levels, and now I'm enjoying biology and better at it than all the other humanities and thought I wanted to study law
    Ive seen some of the 1-year degrees but I don't think any Russel groups or oxbridge do them
    what should I doooooo??
    thanks
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    Try talking to ur school abt doing chemistry or try doing chemistry privately
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    (Original post by Dishani2000)
    Try talking to ur school abt doing chemistry or try doing chemistry privately
    I would of thought that it is way too late in the year to start a completely new a level, and I would have to drop a subject (most likely the English or history), but I am also quite skeptical about doing chemistry and falling behind, any advice, I am a mess I know
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    If u really wanna do biochem then I would take a gap year to do chemistry, but I think u should get advice from your teacher first tho
    Good luck tho
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    You definitely wont be able to do biochemistry, without a foundation year or chemistry at A level. Apart from that you should be able to apply to at least some bio/biotechnology/biomedical science courses, even at Russel group uni's. Some of these may actually accept psychology as a second science related subject. Personally, I didn't do chemistry at A-Level and managed to get a place at the University of Leeds for Biotechnology (where my A-level in geography counted as a second science related subject).
    Look around as there are a few courses which you could still be eligible for (grade dependant obviously) and contact any universities if you are unsure of their entry requirements.

    However I would recommend reading up on chemistry over the summer holidays, if you want to go down that road, as it makes life a LOT easier.
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    I just checked the entrance requirements for Oxford, and you are right that you can't apply for Biochemistry or Biomedical Sciences without chemistry A-level. However, I think that three A-levels including Biology and Psychology are sufficient for you to apply for "Biological Sciences" at Oxford, without needing a chemistry A-level. I believe that the course is a combination of Zoology and Plant Sciences. Here is the a link to the course. (Please note that I have no first hand knowledge of the course, I'm just basing this on the details on their website.)
 
 
 

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