My a levels are biology psychology and maths and I want to do a degree in biology/biological sciences. I feel like most other candidates are much better as they have chemistry. Can someone give me some advice on what to do or help me with this situation
Yeah, some allow you in with just biology and others say you need another science which includes maths, none of them have said that chemistry is a requirement but all I’ve been told is that chemistry is needed or I’ll struggle which makes me think universities wouldn’t accept me
Most universities give out offers to the vast majority of their applicants (think 80%+), so you will be fine as long as you are predicted to meet the entry requirements. However, for some very competitive biology courses, it may make a slight difference. Where are you thinking of applying and what sort of grades are you aiming for?
I’ve seen some universities which regard psychology as one of the “additional science subjects”. As above, you won’t be at a disadvantage if you have not got Chemistry as long as Chemistry a Level is not a requirement. The only problem you could have is if you went to do a medical-related biology degree like biomed/bioengineering/biochemistry,etc where Chemistry is needed due to the biochemical elements of those courses
I’ve thought of applying to Warwick Durham and oxford so far, I’m aiming for at least A*AA but preferably I would like to get A*A*A* if I can
I know that Oxford put quite a lot of emphasis on GCSE grades when selecting who they choose for interview. I also know that they try and interview three times as many people as they make offers.