What A Level Grades And Subjects Do Ya Need To Go To Medical School

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3 Sciences: Biology, Physics, Chemsitry,

Or 2 SCIENCES: Biology, Chemistry And Mathematics

Basically: Biology And Chemistry And 1 Of Physics Or Maths

They Want Amthematical Ability And Of Course The 2 Key Sciences For Medicine That Are Also Essential
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3 Sciences: Biology, Physics, Chemsitry,

Or 2 SCIENCES: Biology, Chemistry And Mathematics

Basically: Biology And Chemistry And 1 Of Physics Or Maths

They Want Amthematical Ability And Of Course The 2 Key Sciences For Medicine That Are Also Essential
AAB-ABB
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no, AAA-AAB.
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3 Sciences: Biology, Physics, Chemsitry,

Or 2 SCIENCES: Biology, Chemistry And Mathematics

Basically: Biology And Chemistry And 1 Of Physics Or Maths

They Want Amthematical Ability And Of Course The 2 Key Sciences For Medicine That Are Also Essential
not ne more.. now most medical schoo, bar oxbridge prefer an arts subject at alevel, e.g eng lit,music,art,french, history etc..
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no, AAA-AAB.
london medschools - abb.
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(Original post by guess_who)
3 Sciences: Biology, Physics, Chemsitry,

Or 2 SCIENCES: Biology, Chemistry And Mathematics

Basically: Biology And Chemistry And 1 Of Physics Or Maths

They Want Amthematical Ability And Of Course The 2 Key Sciences For Medicine That Are Also Essential
Nope - most places (except Cambridge) you can get in with Biology and Chemistry and any other subject, some places only require Chemistry, but Biology is still damn useful. Grades vary between AAA-ABB, although I have heard of Peninsula or some other new one like that giving ridiculously low offers??
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my friend just got an AAB offer from birmingham. She's doing chem bio music A-level. you dont need 3 sciences or 2 sciences+maths
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AAA-ABB generally. different uni's require dif subjects but chemistry is always essential.
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Do you think it's worth taking an arts subject to AS (e.g. latin) for balance- as opposed to physics which is v. useful for bmat and the actual course?
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I went for Physics. Best decision of my life. Its not the subject they look at, if you have a balanced extracurricular life, then you are OK.
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Do you think it's worth taking an arts subject to AS (e.g. latin) for balance- as opposed to physics which is v. useful for bmat and the actual course?
Yes, a bit of variety in your choices is looked upon favourably everywhere. Something like latin as a third/fourth A-Level would be very good. Has to be something non-dossy though.
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I went for Physics. Best decision of my life. Its not the subject they look at, if you have a balanced extracurricular life, then you are OK.
Bloody hell Phil, it wasn't THAT important, you already had Bio + Chem + Maths + Further Maths.
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honestly, how useful is physics for medicine? I was under the impression that it'd help in the bmat, in the medical course itself, and while working in hospitals. cambridge people openly recommend taking all the science subjects. But I don't want to tailor my a-levels to cam at the expense of other uni's.
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honestly, how useful is physics for medicine? I was under the impression that it'd help in the bmat, in the medical course itself, and while working in hospitals. cambridge people openly recommend taking all the science subjects. But I don't want to tailor my a-levels to cam at the expense of other uni's.
You won't come across physics much in medical school.
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honestly, how useful is physics for medicine? I waas under the impression that it'd help in the bmat, in the medical course itself, and while working is hospitals. cambridge people openly recommend taking all the science subjects. But I don't want to tailor my a-levels to cam at the expense of other uni's.
Well, unis like the Medical module in Physics. Also some about the mechanics, when you get to deeper levels.

As long as it is non dossy then it is allright.

Infact take Philosphy, or RE, as it got a lot about medical issues, ie GM, Abortion, etc etc
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Infact take Philosphy, or RE, as it got a lot about medical issues, ie GM, Abortion, etc etc
That is a very good point, I believe an A-Level like that would be fairly good, if you were taking a non-sciency/maths subject.

Although in saying that, if you got A*/A R.E/Philosophy at GCSE, then I doubt it would matter as you would already have covered the relevant issues in depth and understood them to get the high grade.
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That is a very good point, I believe an A-Level like that would be fairly good, if you were taking a non-sciency/maths subject.

Although in saying that, if you got A*/A R.E/Philosophy at GCSE, then I doubt it would matter as you would already have covered the relevant issues in depth and understood them to get the high grade.
I think you're confusing high grades at GCSE with something actually meaningful
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That is a very good point, I believe an A-Level like that would be fairly good, if you were taking a non-sciency/maths subject.

Although in saying that, if you got A*/A R.E/Philosophy at GCSE, then I doubt it would matter as you would already have covered the relevant issues in depth and understood them to get the high grade.
I am planning on doing medicine and i had chosen Biology, Chemistry and RE and another subject (just for AS).

I would say taking RE has been helpful as it maintains the essay writing skills (which in university might be useful??) as well as looking at both sides of the arguement (religion vs science) which is sometimes interesting. We also look at issues in more depth such as abortion etc and its not most of the time just emphasising the christian view only(like in GCSE?).
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(Original post by bono)
That is a very good point, I believe an A-Level like that would be fairly good, if you were taking a non-sciency/maths subject.

Although in saying that, if you got A*/A R.E/Philosophy at GCSE, then I doubt it would matter as you would already have covered the relevant issues in depth and understood them to get the high grade.
R.E at GCSE hardly goes into the ethics which is central to some of those issues.
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