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I really need help please. Since the start of GCSEs I've been eyeing on a career in medicine mostly to become a doctor. I've recently achieved the GCSE grades and I was so esctatic. Then I went to change my subjects for a-levels to Maths Chemistry and business as I chose a BTEC as I didn't have the predicted grades back then. Both Biology and physics were full. I don't really like biology at all and I don't mind physics at all. I then chose Business Studies as the alternative option. However, I don't really like it even though it early days. I would like to seal my place in a university doing medicine. What shall I do?
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I really need help please. Since the start of GCSEs I've been eyeing on a career in medicine mostly to become a doctor. I've recently achieved the GCSE grades and I was so esctatic. Then I went to change my subjects for a-levels to Maths Chemistry and business as I chose a BTEC as I didn't have the predicted grades back then. Both Biology and physics were full. I don't really like biology at all and I don't mind physics at all. I then chose Business Studies as the alternative option. However, I don't really like it even though it early days. I would like to seal my place in a university doing medicine. What shall I do?
You can get into med school without biology but you'd have a limited number of options.
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I really need help please. Since the start of GCSEs I've been eyeing on a career in medicine mostly to become a doctor. I've recently achieved the GCSE grades and I was so esctatic. Then I went to change my subjects for a-levels to Maths Chemistry and business as I chose a BTEC as I didn't have the predicted grades back then. Both Biology and physics were full. I don't really like biology at all and I don't mind physics at all. I then chose Business Studies as the alternative option. However, I don't really like it even though it early days. I would like to seal my place in a university doing medicine. What shall I do?
Have you done any research?
Chem, Bio and one other A level are your easiest route with most options.
By only doing one full science and Maths you have restricted your options.
You would need to check what they will do with the BTEC as many Med schools dont tend to like them.
Go through the list and check which ones are left.
https://www.themedicportal.com/appli...o-be-a-doctor/
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I really need help please. Since the start of GCSEs I've been eyeing on a career in medicine mostly to become a doctor. I've recently achieved the GCSE grades and I was so esctatic. Then I went to change my subjects for a-levels to Maths Chemistry and business as I chose a BTEC as I didn't have the predicted grades back then. Both Biology and physics were full. I don't really like biology at all and I don't mind physics at all. I then chose Business Studies as the alternative option. However, I don't really like it even though it early days. I would like to seal my place in a university doing medicine. What shall I do?
Post to https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=5611422 but you'll just need to read through the requirements and find out which unis don't need Biology.

Business studies, Chem and something else is OK but without biology your options are somewhat limited.
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I know Lincoln and Canterbury Christ Church universities are both opening Medical schools very soon...maybe you could have a look at their entry requirements
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Have you done any research?
Chem, Bio and one other A level are your easiest route with most options.
By only doing one full science and Maths you have restricted your options.
You would need to check what they will do with the BTEC as many Med schools dont tend to like them.
Go through the list and check which ones are left.
https://www.themedicportal.com/appli...o-be-a-doctor/
I'm not doing a BTEC anymore. I've chosen to do A-level Business Studies as Physics and Biology were full.
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I'm not doing a BTEC anymore. I've chosen to do A-level Business Studies as Physics and Biology were full.
As said previously, then find another school if needs be or a different method of study.
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I'd reiterate the advice above, Pro. Hope it works out. :hugs:
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Thanks RazzzBerries.
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Is business studies seen to be a general subject
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Is business studies seen to be a general subject
Depends on where you want to go. Some unis specifically have a list of "traditional" and "non-traditional" subjects, or stuff they prefer for a certain course. It's worth checking those out.
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I know Lincoln and Canterbury Christ Church universities are both opening Medical schools very soon...maybe you could have a look at their entry requirements
Already opened. Nottingham Lincoln was in Clearing this year too for 2019 starters.

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Is business studies seen to be a general subject
Don't see why not. Only Further Maths when taken with Maths is not counted. Don't do general studies or critical thinking but both are no longer offered.
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If you dont enjoy Biology, then dont do Medicine.
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If you dont enjoy Biology, then dont do Medicine.
No I've been thinking about this since I was 13 and I am passionate to do medicine and I want to help people out.
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Depends on where you want to go. Some unis specifically have a list of "traditional" and "non-traditional" subjects, or stuff they prefer for a certain course. It's worth checking those out.
Is their a link. If so please send.
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Is their a link. If so please send.
There's many lists out there, like specific ones for Oxbridge, Russell Groups, Red Bricks etc. If you Google it, it should be a top results. :yep:
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Is their a link. If so please send.
https://www.medschools.ac.uk/media/2...al-schools.pdf
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Out of the Standard Entry Medicine I could go to:

university of buckingham medical school
kent and medway medical school
university of leeds medical school
university of manchester school of medicine
Queen Mary University, Barts and the London School of Medicine
university of sheffield medical school
university of st andrews medical school
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No I've been thinking about this since I was 13 and I am passionate to do medicine and I want to help people out.
There many other fields you can work in where you can help people out.

The first two to three years of Medicine are heavily focused on the Biology of humans. I mean have you really thought about if this is really the degree for you, or do you simply have an idea in your head of what a doctor does, but perhaps doesn't meet the reality.
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