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I haven't picked my subjects yet. At the minuite I am doing Maths, Biology, T&D and N&F science. I am really set on doing biomedical engineering and I have looked at some uni requirements but I still don't know if I need A level chemistry. Does anyone know if i could be accepted with the subjects i want to do?
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I haven't picked my subjects yet. At the minuite I am doing Maths, Biology, T&D and N&F science. I am really set on doing biomedical engineering and I have looked at some uni requirements but I still don't know if I need A level chemistry. Does anyone know if i could be accepted with the subjects i want to do?
Engineering is mostly applied maths and physics. Check the entry requirements at specific universities you are interested in.

Eg KCL requires Maths and Physics with "Further Mathematics, Chemistry or Biology" preferred:
https://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/undergra...ring-beng.aspx

So you are fine to have Biology instead of Chemistry, but you need Physics. Physics is much more commonly required than Chemistry for engineering.

What is "T&D and N&F science"? Presumably T&D is Technology & Design, but N&F?

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N&F is nutrition and food science
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N&F is nutrition and food science
Ok great.

And your thoughts on my other comments?
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I can't do physics because I don't do it for gcse but the majority of the more medical based engineering degrees that I'm interested in don't require it. The degrees that I looked at usually said maths and biology. I researched this when picking gcse to make sure I didn't have to do physics (I picked further maths instead). Based on most of the degrees I have looked at today as long as I have maths and biology I should be ok without chemistry as many just ask for an A grade in another subject. I think i'm going to do N&F instead simply because I think I will be able to get an a in it easier than chem and I prefer it as well but if I need to, I can change it at the start of next year. Thanks for your reply and the link was really helpful aswell.
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I can't do physics because I don't do it for gcse but the majority of the more medical based engineering degrees that I'm interested in don't require it. The degrees that I looked at usually said maths and biology. I researched this when picking gcse to make sure I didn't have to do physics (I picked further maths instead). Based on most of the degrees I have looked at today as long as I have maths and biology I should be ok without chemistry as many just ask for an A grade in another subject. I think i'm going to do N&F instead simply because I think I will be able to get an a in it easier than chem and I prefer it as well but if I need to, I can change it at the start of next year. Thanks for your reply and the link was really helpful aswell.
Cool. Sounds like you're doing your research well

Just check a few more universities for their requirements. They can all vary a lot.

Not many offer the course you want so it's probably worth checking them all so you know where you stand.

Good luck!

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Thanks i have looked at a few different courses as well just incase i change my mind on this one but thanks for your help and good luck to you with whatever you are doing at the minute!
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Thanks i have looked at a few different courses as well just incase i change my mind on this one but thanks for your help and good luck to you with whatever you are doing at the minute!
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