*MEGATHREAD* Medicine A-Level subjects queries

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(Original post by Stefanothebrano)
Thank you! I was also considering doing Computer science instead of psychology as i'm quite interested in it. do you think that would be wise for medicine
I don't think so, only becase there are aspects of psychology that help with biology and vice versa so psychology would be better. But then again, computer scince would keep your options a bit more open if you ever wnna consider a non-science degree...
But personally? Do what you enjoy, because then you're guaranteed to do better in it.
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I don't think so, only becase there are aspects of psychology that help with biology and vice versa so psychology would be better. But then again, computer scince would keep your options a bit more open if you ever wnna consider a non-science degree...
But personally? Do what you enjoy, because then you're guaranteed to do better in it.
right ok, thank you
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(Original post by Stefanothebrano)
right ok, thank you
No problem! 😊
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(Original post by Estalrine)
If you get good predictions and do well in your A-levels (3As or higher) in the subjects that you're doing, you can apply to Medicine with a Foundation Year courses. These are designed for people who have taken the wrong A-levels to do medicine and spend a year to bring you up to speed with everyone else on the main course at that university. These courses generally have minimum GCSE requirements (but not necessarily specific grades in science).

That said, you would have to consider why you did badly at GCSE trilogy science, because if you found that very difficult, then there's a decent chance that you would not be able to keep up with a medical course. If it was extenuating circumstances or poor learning habits, it would be a good idea to make sure you have everything in order by the time you apply.

If you want to do medicine or nursing, you should also probably start thinking about getting some work shadowing or volunteering in place now, as it can take a while to arrange and it's good to show long-term volunteering on your application.

Good luck!
Ahh thank you so so much for your reply!! I'll make sure to work hard and I'll see what the future holds for me thank youuuuu!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Thank-You for all your responses guys.
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Biology chemistry and maths are preferred
With the possible exception of Cambridge, no it is not.

OP - your choices sound fine, go with what you enjoy and feel you'd do well in (obviously, biology and chemistry keep your options open the most for medicine). Leicester does actually count psychology as a science, though not sure how many/if any other universities do that.
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If you're 'not really a fan of maths' then why are you also considering taking Computer Science!
because although i dislike maths, I'm quite good at it and therefore in my opinion my interest towards computer science shouldn't be affected by the maths involved.
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(Original post by Ceryss:{)
Biology chemistry and maths are preferred
No they are not (unless you are applying to Cambridge)
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(Original post by Forest.Pinecone)
With the possible exception of Cambridge, no it is not.

OP - your choices sound fine, go with what you enjoy and feel you'd do well in (obviously, biology and chemistry keep your options open the most for medicine). Leicester does actually count psychology as a science, though not sure how many/if any other universities do that.
Right ok, in the psychology course is there a lot of science behind it or is it similar to philosophy?
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Biology chemistry and maths are preferred
That's literally not the case in any university.

Just because the majority of students take what they think they need (in this case maths, bio, chem), doesn't make it more preferable by any universitiy. There's no perfect combination like your'e suggesting, and as I said before, it does give you an advantage over any individual.
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Im planning on doing BTEC Teamwork and personal development and was wondering if it would help me get into med school.
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No. Wouldn't bother, personally.
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I am currently in year 11 applying for college and I wanted to know if biology, chemistry and sociology/psychology are accepted to take to do medicine. Its just I know that a lot of people take maths as their third option so I was wondering if I am lowering my chance at getting in by not doing maths. I would like to hear about people in uni/college with these courses applying for medicine.
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https://www.ucas.com/ucas/after-gcse...ospital-doctor

Have a good read of this. As far as I'm aware your choices should be fine but you should do some more research.
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As long as you have biology and chemistry, your options are almost unlimited. However, there are a few med schools that prefer if you have at least maths or physics—but I wouldn’t exactly say you’re ‘lowering’ your chance. It’s a bit early, but if you have any particular universities in mind that you’d like to apply to next year, I’d recommend checking out their entry requirements to see if they specify any preferences.
Apart from that, good luck.
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As long as you have biology and chemistry, your options are almost unlimited. However, there are a few med schools that prefer if you have at least maths or physics—but I wouldn’t exactly say you’re ‘lowering’ your chance. It’s a bit early, but if you have any particular universities in mind that you’d like to apply to next year, I’d recommend checking out their entry requirements to see if they specify any preferences.
Apart from that, good luck.
Ok thanks, do you do medicine?
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Ok thanks, do you do medicine?
Applied this year to Cambridge, so I hope I will.
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I am currently in year 11 applying for college and I wanted to know if biology, chemistry and sociology/psychology are accepted to take to do medicine. Its just I know that a lot of people take maths as their third option so I was wondering if I am lowering my chance at getting in by not doing maths. I would like to hear about people in uni/college with these courses applying for medicine.
Yes, that's fine. You can see all the entry requirements here:

https://www.medschools.ac.uk/media/2...al-schools.pdf
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(Original post by krissxkross)
Applied this year to Cambridge, so I hope I will.
Wow Good luck! I was also hoping to get insight on sociology but since you have applied to cambridge I can assume for your third course you are doing maths/physics???
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Wow Good luck! I was also hoping to get insight on sociology but since you have applied to cambridge I can assume for your third course you are doing maths/physics???
Yeah I’m probably biased but maths especially really helps when it comes to the more difficult topics in chemistry (eg when you start learning about the Arhenious equations and its logarithmic forms in your Rates sections) etc. I’m not saying you shouldn’t do sociology but definitely keep up with your maths skills after GCSEs because it’s hell of a lot easier if you do. Good luck x
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