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I am in the final stages of choosing my A levels and I am 90% sure that it is going to end up being Biology,Psychology and French. I am very interested in careers like neuropsychology and psychopharmacology but it is apparent that I need chemistry for many of those careers. I am able to do chemistry GCSE and get good grades but not convinced i's do very well at A level. Any advice on what to do? or any career suggestions that don't need chem?
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Look at a few university courses online and check their requirements - you may find that some don't actually require chemistry and while it would certainly be useful you can improve your chance of getting in in loads of other ways. (I doubt that would apply to pharmacology but potentially it would for other things.) Also more psychology focused degrees wouldn't require chemistry so definitely look into those.

If you don't think you'll do well at A level chemistry I would advise you to trust your gut feeling as it is known for being very difficult amd you'll probably hate it if you don't start off really liking it. However, if it really does limit your options not taking it then maybe consider trying it as plenty of people do get through it!

Good luck with your decision!
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Those two sectors are exactly where my interests lie, and you don’t need chemistry at A Level (I didn’t take chem, and I’m in my 2nd year at uni now). Chemistry is hard, all the sciences are at A Level. If you don’t have a passion for it and you don’t need it, then go with your gut and don’t take it.
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That's great thankyou!



(Original post by ella.n.)Look at a few university courses online and check their requirements - you may find that some don't actually require chemistry and while it would certainly be useful you can improve your chance of getting in in loads of other ways. (I doubt that would apply to pharmacology but potentially it would for other things.) Also more psychology focused degrees wouldn't require chemistry so definitely look into those.

If you don't think you'll do well at A level chemistry I would advise you to trust your gut feeling as it is known for being very difficult amd you'll probably hate it if you don't start off really liking it. However, if it really does limit your options not taking it then maybe consider trying it as plenty of people do get through it!

Good luck with your decision!
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(Original post by Ninomi)
Those two sectors are exactly where my interests lie, and you don’t need chemistry at A Level (I didn’t take chem, and I’m in my 2nd year at uni now). Chemistry is hard, all the sciences are at A Level. If you don’t have a passion for it and you don’t need it, then go with your gut and don’t take it.
Yeah that is what I was thinking because I genuinley love biology and am really interested in the brain and effects of drugs and I really like biochem I just am not very strong within aspects of maths and mole ratios and all of that which I have heard A level is based upon. But yeah, thankyou i shall look into more options.
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(Original post by Ninomi)
Those two sectors are exactly where my interests lie, and you don’t need chemistry at A Level (I didn’t take chem, and I’m in my 2nd year at uni now). Chemistry is hard, all the sciences are at A Level. If you don’t have a passion for it and you don’t need it, then go with your gut and don’t take it.
What do you study, out of interest?
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(Original post by ella.n.)
What do you study, out of interest?
At the moment I do all of the core subjects (including triple seperate science), French, music, R.S, and drama.
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(Original post by ella.n.)
What do you study, out of interest?
Psychology. My interest is neuroscience and psychopharmacology though, so I’m wanting a career associated with that, probably neuropsychology.
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