This post is going to be about applying for medicine with a B in A Level Biology or in some cases Chemistry. I know most universities do require you to have 3As including Biology and Chemistry but as of now, there are some universities which do not emphasize on you having Biology/Chemistry as one of the 3As.
St George's University London:
Academic requirements for MBBS5 as of 06/09/2014:
A level: AAA
AS level: B in a fourth subject
|Subjects||A level: Three subjects to include Chemistry and Biology/Human Biology.|
AS level: Four subjects to include Chemistry and Biology/Human Biology.
General Studies and Key Skills not accepted.
Mathematics and Further Mathematics (A level or AS level) studied in combination can be considered.
|If your predicted/actual grades are between AABb and BBCb, your application will be considered in relation to the average A-Level point score per student at your school/college.|
You must still meet an average A in the top eight subjects in GCSEs.
Please see our eligiblity flowchart here.
Check our eligible schools/colleges list for 2015 entry here.
I contacted SGUL med admissions to ask if my grades (As in Chem, Maths and Further Maths and B in Biology) were enough to meet their entry requirements and they said my grades were fine. They emphasised on the fact that they want 3As and even if you get a B in Chemistry/Biology, you will still be considered as long as you do both subjects.
The University of Sheffield:
Academic requirements for the A100 course as of 15/08/2014:
You just need to get As in Chemistry and one other science subject (it doesn't have to be Biology). Read about their other entry requirements here.
The University of Newcastle:
Academic requirements for the Medicine and Surgery MBBS Honours course as of 17/08/2014:
AAA including Chemistry and/or Biology at A or AS level and excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking. If only one of Biology and/or Chemistry is offered at A or AS level, the other should be offered at GCSE grade A (or Dual Award Science grade A).
Once the academic criteria have been met, academic achievement is not considered further in subsequent parts of the application process. e.g additional A levels or A* results or additional GCSE results are not considered.
We would normally expect all applicants to have achieved their A Levels on their first attempt. Those who wish resits to be considered must provide information on the extenuating circumstances they wish to be considered. Supporting evidence must be provided from your school or GP.
More of their entry requirements here.
Same as University of Newcastle;
Academic requirements for the Medicine A100 course as of 17/08/14:
View more of their entry requirements here.
The University of Aberdeen:
Academic requirements for the Medicine and Dentistry course as of 17/08/2014:
The University of Dundee:
Academic requirements for the Medicine MBChB course as of 17/08/2014:
|GCE A-Level|| grades at A level (A2), to include and . The third subject can be your own choice; we have no preference. |
These results should be obtained at one sitting and at the first attempt at A level examinations, . (Approx. 8% of candidates sitting 3 A Levels attain these grades).
Achievement at GCSE and AS level will also be taken into account.
General Studies at A level is not accepted.
The University of Leicester:
Academic entry requirements for the A100 course:
Normally four AS-level subjects in First Year, including Chemistry and Biology, excluding General Studies. Three GCE A-levels including Chemistry required, excluding General Studies.
Normally AAA from GCE A-levels, including Chemistry
More about their entry requirements here.
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