Do the universities disrciminate against people without Biology at AS level? Watch

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If they discriminate, they should say so. You could always email to check.
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This table shows who does and doesn't require biology:
http://www.medschoolsonline.co.uk/index.php?pageid=78

It's slightly out of date though, so be sure to double-check any information.
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Depends on the uni, I thought about med: Oxford didn't want bio, birmingham wanted an AS level. Check the websites. They do tell the truth on there! Pick the unis accordingly.
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No - if they don't state it is a requirement, then it is not a requirement.

You would be a fool not to take it at least to AS though, else you are making yourself one hell of a lot of work for your first year.
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Does anyone know why biology isn't a reqirement?
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Because all medical schools have 'access' to biologists (given how much of medicine is biology). Physics and chem are less important to medicine as a whole and, with lots of universities scaling down their chem and physics departments, many schools have no way of remediating a lack of knowledge. Hence why chem and physics are often stated as a requirement - it has little to do with their actual importance to the subject.
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If it's the subject you are best at, why are you dropping it? You want to give yourself the best chance at getting in - it's marks in the bag, and you find it easy will liverate time to spend on the extra curricular and work experience you will need...
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(Original post by ekalB)
I could think of a way over the summer about this. I could self teach AS Biology over two years? It is the subject that I am best at, so I wouldn't necessarily see it as a chore.
That is a good plan, but sounds like an 'if the worst comes to the worst' option.
I did all the sciences at A-Level, and I think that biology would have been the hardest to self-teach.
It would be a good idea to try to persuade your school to let you into the biology class.
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Is the grammar school aware that you wish to peruse a career in medicine? maybe they'll let you on if they knew how beneficial it would be?
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Yes but when I my mother phones I will ask her to remind them
Why don't you phone yourself? It'll look better that way.
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