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I am a GSCE student and I am currently thinking about A-level options.If I want to do pharmacy at university, would it be acceptable if I pick: Chemistry,Maths,Nutrition and health ?Or do I need another one of Biology or physics?
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I would say chemistry and biology
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(Original post by sarahussein604)
I am a GSCE student and I am currently thinking about A-level options.If I want to do pharmacy at university, would it be acceptable if I pick: Chemistry,Maths,Nutrition and health ?Or do I need another one of Biology or physics?
Hey sarahussein604!

I am a second year pharmacy student and I studied biology, chemistry and psychology at A-level.
The entry requirements for most unis are chemistry and one of biology, maths or physics.
So yes you can take those A-levels if you wish to!

However I would say A-level biology has helped me a lot during the course, as we learn about cells and body systems etc. So having the A-level knowledge does give you a head start.
Although the content is covered again during the degree it will be a lot harder to understand/teach yourself without a biology A-level.

I hope this helps!
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I am a GSCE student and I am currently thinking about A-level options.If I want to do pharmacy at university, would it be acceptable if I pick: Chemistry,Maths,Nutrition and health ?Or do I need another one of Biology or physics?
Biology definitely helps, Chemistry too. But you could do some wider reading if you don't want to learn it for 2 years
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I am a GSCE student and I am currently thinking about A-level options.If I want to do pharmacy at university, would it be acceptable if I pick: Chemistry,Maths,Nutrition and health ?Or do I need another one of Biology or physics?
You need chemistry and biology although some unis might let u on without biology
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(Original post by sarahussein604)
I am a GSCE student and I am currently thinking about A-level options.If I want to do pharmacy at university, would it be acceptable if I pick: Chemistry,Maths,Nutrition and health ?Or do I need another one of Biology or physics?
You don't need biology to study Pharmacy, and physics was not relevant in the degree (except some bits about Gibbs free energy). Majority of unis will teach everyone the basics (Maths, Chemistry, Biology) in your first year. Doing 3 stem subjects (inc. maths) at A-levels be exhausting and is not a requirement, so you don't have to worry much. But if you're interested in doing 3, I don't see why not?
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