Want to be a vet but don’t really want to do chem a level?!Watch
I have always wanted to be a vet or do something with animals and have also considered becoming a doctor. I think academically I’m clever enough but, I was planning on taking for a level
And chemistry or Spanish
The only problem is I’m not that good at chemistry and i don’t enjoy it that much.I’m predicted a 7/8 in chemistry but don’t know what other jobs involving animals I could do without chemistry?!
I would LOVE to be a vet so shall I just stick out 2 years of chemistry?! Basically I’m just wondering if anyone out there has good advice of what grades I will need to get etc...
you'll need at least an A (don't quote me) in chem - but you can definitely do it with a 7/8
its possible but you'll need to decide what you want and value - do you want to be a vet enough to work really hard at a subject you don't like?
Because a chemistry A level is hard, boring and frankly totally not needed within the veterinary degree - there is nothing we have been taught that requires anything more than GCSE level understanding of very basic chemistry - afterall we are to become vets not chemists. I personally got a U at AS chemistry and realised I wanted to be a vet and that required an A - so I had to sit AS and A2 chemistry alongside each other in order to make that work. It was bloody hard work but I got the A required and have since forgotten everything we did, I couldn't even tell you the syllabus nevermind how it worked.
It is a way of separating applicants apart and nothing more - you grind it out and pass, or you don't realistically get to become a vet without another degree. If you want to apply to 4 UK vet schools as an undergraduate you will not be a realistic applicant without an A in A level chemistry. Hammer out past papers and you will score highly in the exams without even understanding it, worked for me