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Hi, I am a Y12 student and I have not taken biology A-level, but I am interested in doing medicine. My current A-levels are maths, chemistry, computer science, and I have done an AS in French.

My intentions are to take a gap year then reapply to university to do medicine and I could study AS biology in my gap year, but I don't think it is realistic to do full A-level biology in 1 year, especially since I wouldn't be doing it in school.

Has anyone got into medicine without biology A-level since the requirements for most universities state you need chemistry with one of maths, biology and physics, but I don't think there would be a high chance of getting in without it?

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You will be fine - you can apply to one of the 20 or so universities that do not require Biology. Have a look at the first post in this thread to see what they are https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=5611422

Med schools do not care what subjects you have beyond meeting their entry requirements: if a university doesn’t ask for Biology, there’s no secret advantage to having it. Plenty of people will get in without A level Bio.
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