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Hello everyone. My choices as of now are Biology, Chemistry and Maths.
In the future, I am looking to either do Medicine or Computing at University, so I'm thinking whether I should drop Biology and replace it with Computing A-level. I was very good at Computer Science at GCSE (predicted a 9) so it will not be completely new to me.
I have heard that only 2 sciences are needed to do medicine (which I have in chemistry and maths) so I'm wondering if I should keep my options open by doing computer science instead of Biology.
Thanks in advance
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(Original post by S4L1BA)
Hello everyone. My choices as of now are Biology, Chemistry and Maths.
In the future, I am looking to either do Medicine or Computing at University, so I'm thinking whether I should drop Biology and replace it with Computing A-level. I was very good at Computer Science at GCSE (predicted a 9) so it will not be completely new to me.
I have heard that only 2 sciences are needed to do medicine (which I have in chemistry and maths) so I'm wondering if I should keep my options open by doing computer science instead of Biology.
Thanks in advance
Hi I do Biology, Chemistry and Maths and are also hoping to study medicine. There are a few med schools which require biology and likewise there are a few schools where you need chemistry. It's difficult if you don't have an idea about where you want to apply but if you know there's a particularly uni you might like to go to then its a good idea to look at their requirements.

If you want to keep every med school open then it might be advisable to drop maths instead of biology although I get maths might link better to computing. Another consideration is the catchup at uni. I've heard people say its not impossible to catch up the a level biology but realistically a good proportion of students on your course will have studied it (and chemistry) so you might have to work harder than others initially. I can't pretend to know a lot about computing degrees but I have a feeling you don't always need an a level in computing whereas maths is more useful.

Overall, I think either choice will keep most of your options open you just might have to apply strategically

Hope this helps
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(Original post by S4L1BA)
Hello everyone. My choices as of now are Biology, Chemistry and Maths.
In the future, I am looking to either do Medicine or Computing at University, so I'm thinking whether I should drop Biology and replace it with Computing A-level. I was very good at Computer Science at GCSE (predicted a 9) so it will not be completely new to me.
I have heard that only 2 sciences are needed to do medicine (which I have in chemistry and maths) so I'm wondering if I should keep my options open by doing computer science instead of Biology.
Thanks in advance
How many unis require Computer Science A level for a CS degree?
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