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Can i get a Biology or Chemistry degree?

I've just started A levels choosing Biology, Chemistry and Maths thinking I was going into medicine. I regret it and now I realise my love is in science so I plan on getting a biology or chemistry or biochemistry degree. However, I want to change A Levels maths to A level Music. Will I be fine in getting into a top university for a biology/chemistry/biochemistry degree with A Level Biology and Chemistry and Music?
Reply 1
Another question: I got a distinction in my GCSE BTEC Music but I do not know what grade guitar I play. Is that fine?
Reply 2
Yes, most likely there will always be a university that will take you for Chemistry degree if you have a decent A level in the subject however, your options would be reduced for sucess.

If you are aiming for a top red brick uni, seriously i would keep maths and not change it.
Original post by WBLF
I've just started A levels choosing Biology, Chemistry and Maths thinking I was going into medicine. I regret it and now I realise my love is in science so I plan on getting a biology or chemistry or biochemistry degree. However, I want to change A Levels maths to A level Music. Will I be fine in getting into a top university for a biology/chemistry/biochemistry degree with A Level Biology and Chemistry and Music?


Hi,
Whilst Maths is a recommended subject, it is not required from most universities to study biology, chemistry or biochemistry. It is helpful to have for the top universities though!
Your options will not be entirely limited as long as you do well in you chosen subjects.
https://www.theuniguide.co.uk/advice/a-level-choices/biochemistry-degree-a-levels
https://www.kent.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/96/biochemistry
Hope this helps :smile:
-Malek
University of Kent Reps
Reply 4
Original post by University of Kent Reps
Hi,
Whilst Maths is a recommended subject, it is not required from most universities to study biology, chemistry or biochemistry. It is helpful to have for the top universities though!
Your options will not be entirely limited as long as you do well in you chosen subjects.
https://www.theuniguide.co.uk/advice/a-level-choices/biochemistry-degree-a-levels
https://www.kent.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/96/biochemistry
Hope this helps :smile:
-Malek
University of Kent Reps

Thank You!
Its been a fair few years since I did my chemistry degree, but unless its an actual entry requirement for your chosen universitiy I wouldn't say maths is that important - certainly far less helpful than physics would be. I did Maths, Physics & Chemistry at A-level, and there is a lot of physics at degree level chemistry.

Chemistry is a hard subject, and there are always places available in clearing if the worst comes to the worst. My entry requirements were BBC, and they still let me straight in with CCC on results day.

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