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I currently study Chemistry, Maths, Psychology and Biology A levels, however I am not enjoying Biology so I am planning to drop it. Can I still study Chemistry at University, like at Imperial, without Biology?
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If you check Imperial's website for Chemistry - https://www.imperial.ac.uk/study/ug/...y-requirements - they want AAA "including A in Chemistry, A in Mathematics and A in another subject (Physics, Biology or Economics is preferred)".

All Universities are different and have different requirements. You will have 5 UCAS choices, therefore you need to look at a range of other courses and check their exact requirements - both A level subjects and any required GCSEs (typically Maths) :

Bristol : http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/under...bsc-chemistry/
Liverpool : https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/study/un...hons/overview/
Manchester : https://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/u...bsc-chemistry/
Leicester : https://le.ac.uk/courses/chemistry-bsc/2021
Huddersfield : https://courses.hud.ac.uk/full-time/...istry-bsc-hons
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I currently study Chemistry, Maths, Psychology and Biology A levels, however I am not enjoying Biology so I am planning to drop it. Can I still study Chemistry at University, like at Imperial, without Biology?
From experience, I would say AAA is basically a lie. I'm not 100% sure but most people get offers with the conditions of A*AA and with your subjects in mind it would definitely be A*AA assuming you were to drop biology. I took chemistry, maths and business with further maths AS. I was given an A*AA offer where the A* had to be in chemistry or maths. I think AAA is for physics, chemistry and maths combination because it is a harder combo. Idk to be perfectly honest. I would say maths and chemistry is enough for Imperial but you should have good predicted grades.
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I forgot to mention I'm a first year chemist at Imperial. Biology is preffered but don't force yourself to do it if you don't enjoy it otherwise you risk bringing your other grades down and underperfoming. Best of luck 👍
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The BSc degree requires AAA - its easy enough to check as I actually gave you the link to the course : https://www.imperial.ac.uk/study/ug/...chemistry-bsc/ Therefore the offer will be AAA and not A*AA.
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The BSc degree requires AAA - its easy enough to check as I actually gave you the link to the course : https://www.imperial.ac.uk/study/ug/...chemistry-bsc/ Therefore the offer will be AAA and not A*AA.
This is incorrect. a) the thread maker never stated whether they would be doing Bsc or Msci b) it clearly says minimum requirements. Offers tend to be for A*AA and even A*A*A- I would know, I was made 2 offers by Imperial and as proof on the site it says
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From experience, I would say AAA is basically a lie. I'm not 100% sure but most people get offers with the conditions of A*AA and with your subjects in mind it would definitely be A*AA assuming you were to drop biology. I took chemistry, maths and business with further maths AS. I was given an A*AA offer where the A* had to be in chemistry or maths. I think AAA is for physics, chemistry and maths combination because it is a harder combo. Idk to be perfectly honest. I would say maths and chemistry is enough for Imperial but you should have good predicted grades.
Thank you for this, I am predicted A* for psychology and chemistry, A for maths and B for biology, which is why i want to drop bio, would that be okay?
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This is incorrect. a) the thread maker never stated whether they would be doing Bsc or Msci b) it clearly says minimum requirements. Offers tend to be for A*AA and even A*A*A- I would know, I was made 2 offers by Imperial and as proof on the site it says
Yh i want to try and do a masters, but I dont mind doing Bsc. I have already looked into what imperials requirements are, however, I don't know if my subject combo of Maths Chemistry and Psychology will be good enough, given that I can hopefully get A* in psych and Chem and an A in maths as predicted? I'm scared that because of competition against those who have done subject combos with more sciences than mine, I don't know if ill be accepted or uphold against stronger candidates.
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Yh i want to try and do a masters, but I dont mind doing Bsc. I have already looked into what imperials requirements are, however, I don't know if my subject combo of Maths Chemistry and Psychology will be good enough, given that I can hopefully get A* in psych and Chem and an A in maths as predicted? I'm scared that because of competition against those who have done subject combos with more sciences than mine, I don't know if ill be accepted or uphold against stronger candidates.
I don't know fully. I did AS Further but I don't think they rlly care. Your grades are good as I had 3A*s predicted with business on top of chem and maths. I wanna tell you something but I might get banned. I commented some stuff on here and it got reported. Pm me
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I currently study Chemistry, Maths, Psychology and Biology A levels, however I am not enjoying Biology so I am planning to drop it. Can I still study Chemistry at University, like at Imperial, without Biology?
Hi Elml,

I am a current chemistry student at the university of Birmingham.

I cannot comment on Imperial, but I can say that you do not need biology to do a chemistry degree. I didn't take biology and I do not think it puts me at any disadvantage to people who have. Some people on my course did the same A levels as you Chemistry, Maths and Psychology so I would definitely say there is no reason why you shouldn't pursue those subjects.

I applied to top universities (not imperial though) and none of those disregarded my application because I didn't study biology.

As I said, I cannot speak for imperial, but if you are predicted A*A*A without biology then you should have the best chances of studying wherever you wish.

Emily
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Hi Elml,

I am a current chemistry student at the university of Birmingham.

I cannot comment on Imperial, but I can say that you do not need biology to do a chemistry degree. I didn't take biology and I do not think it puts me at any disadvantage to people who have. Some people on my course did the same A levels as you Chemistry, Maths and Psychology so I would definitely say there is no reason why you shouldn't pursue those subjects.

I applied to top universities (not imperial though) and none of those disregarded my application because I didn't study biology.

As I said, I cannot speak for imperial, but if you are predicted A*A*A without biology then you should have the best chances of studying wherever you wish.

Emily
sorry for the late reply Emily, but thank you so much, definitely feeling a lot more confident about dropping Biology.
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