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I have chosen biology and physics so far - I can do 4. I would like to do medicine but I'm not going to do chemistry. I don't know about the other 2 options - I was thinking classics and something else.
I was also going to take maths but my parent straight up refuse to let me any ideas?

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My GCSE grades are all at least a 6 with
English Lit: 9
English language: 9
Maths:7
History:8
Art:6
Statistics: 7
Biology: 8
Chemistry:6
Physics:7
French: 7

I would like to be able to study astrophysics but i cant do a-level maths so that's ok - maybe neuroscience or pathology)
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Chemistry is mandatory for a lot of unis for medicine. And they often want either maths or physics, so at least you’re doing physics, though part of a level maths overlaps with physics making it a bit easier, and another large part is statistics.
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(Original post by spicedapples)
I have chosen biology and physics so far - I can do 4. I would like to do medicine but I'm not going to do chemistry. I don't know about the other 2 options - I was thinking classics and something else.
I was also going to take maths but my parent straight up refuse to let me any ideas?

(Extra:
My GCSE grades are all at least a 6 with
English Lit: 9
English language: 9
Maths:7
History:8
Art:6
Statistics: 7
Biology: 8
Chemistry:6
Physics:7
French: 7

I would like to be able to study astrophysics but i cant do a-level maths so that's ok - maybe neuroscience or pathology)
If you’d like to study Medicine at Uni, you’ll need to take Chemistry.

It’s a balance between picking subjects that you enjoy, picking subjects you’re good at and picking subjects that will open doors for you. If you want to keep your option open for Medicine and Physics, I’d suggest Maths, Physics, Biology and Chemistry. Perhaps you could swap one or two of those for English and/or History though, as you seem to be good at them. Whatever you pick, make sure you really enjoy the subjects and are willing to work hard at them
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if you don't pick chemistry then you would have to apply to do medicine with a foundation year - which is harder to get into and not offered at all medical schools. you should reconsider doing maths a-level as it would be helpful for both medicine and astrophysics ( since maths + physics alevel are usually needed )
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If you’d like to study Medicine at Uni, you’ll need to take Chemistry.

It’s a balance between picking subjects that you enjoy, picking subjects you’re good at and picking subjects that will open doors for you. If you want to keep your option open for Medicine and Physics, I’d suggest Maths, Physics, Biology and Chemistry. Perhaps you could swap one or two of those for English and/or History though, as you seem to be good at them. Whatever you pick, make sure you really enjoy the subjects and are willing to work hard at them
I can go to medical school without chemistry (not all but a few) but I know I wouldn't get the grade in chemistry I needed to be accepted anyway. As long as I've got biology and one other science, the ones closer to me are ok.
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Why dont your parents want you to take maths a'level? If your maths is a grade 7 then thats great, you need that to do a'level maths. My daughter is doing physics, particle physics and cosmology because she loves astro and particle. To do any type of astrophysics you need maths. Leicester do physics and astrophysics at AAB for masters, ABB for Bachelors, so if you think you can aim for a B grade in maths, then its worth going for.

Hull is C grade as well, Or you could have a uni that is grade lenient which also helps
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I can go to medical school without chemistry (not all but a few) but I know I wouldn't get the grade in chemistry I needed to be accepted anyway. As long as I've got biology and one other science, the ones closer to me are ok.
no you can't.

and if you can't cope with A level Chemistry you won't be able to cope with a Medicine degree which is a million times harder.
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no you can't.

and if you can't cope with A level Chemistry you won't be able to cope with a Medicine degree which is a million times harder.
yeah this is true.

You should really consider why every decent med school requires chem. You’ll need it for the course. I think you’ll have to make the decision between doing medicine and taking chem or picking a different career.
Bear in mind, even if a med school say they don’t need Chem, there’s not much chance you’ll get in without it. Medicine is competitive enough as it is, even if you do have the required subjects.
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no you can't.

and if you can't cope with A level Chemistry you won't be able to cope with a Medicine degree which is a million times harder.
I can cope with chemistry A-level I jsut prefer biology. You do not have to have chemistry for medicine- the university I want to go doesnt require chemistry but does require biology.
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yeah this is true.

You should really consider why every decent med school requires chem. You’ll need it for the course. I think you’ll have to make the decision between doing medicine and taking chem or picking a different career.
Bear in mind, even if a med school say they don’t need Chem, there’s not much chance you’ll get in without it. Medicine is competitive enough as it is, even if you do have the required subjects.
If I take chemistry and physics without biology would that still be om
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I can cope with chemistry A-level I jsut prefer biology. You do not have to have chemistry for medicine- the university I want to go doesnt require chemistry but does require biology.
Yes but medicine is a very competitive course and a majority of applicants will still have A Level Chemistry. I highly recommend picking Chemistry which is more important than Physics for the course you're wanting to do
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Yes but medicine is a very competitive course and a majority of applicants will still have A Level Chemistry. I highly recommend picking Chemistry which is more important than Physics for the course you're wanting to do
Totally agree. If you don’t want to do chemistry at A level you will be behind your class at uni and also will find a lot of medicine very boring if you don’t like chemistry. Honestly it sounds like you must be applying to the bad medical schools if you don’t need chem, so have you maybe considered trying graduate entry? It’s more competitive but you will have a degree to fall back on if it doesn’t pan out.
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