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If you only have 1 science (bio) at A level is it possible to have a career in medicine in the future possibly after university? Or am I better off redoing yr 12 to have 2 sciences?

Hi Khaadija, It really depends on the university, some unis are more lenient for post grad students who only did 1 science at A-level. I would advice looking at different medical schools websites regarding the subject. If you find that the medical schools you want to go to need 2 sciences, maybe you could do an extra a-level alongside your degree, and then do post grad med. hope this helped!

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