What A-levels do you need to become a doctor?
An aspiring medic? If you’re planning to study medicine at university, make sure your A-level line-up keeps your options open when it comes to applying to medical schools…
Essential A-levels (or equivalent)
- Chemistry, biology and either maths or physics (or both) will keep all the medical schools open to you.
- If you don’t take maths or physics but do take chemistry and biology, it will keep open the vast majority.
- If you don’t take biology, but do take chemistry and one from maths or physics, fewer medical schools will accept you.
Useful A-levels (or equivalent)
- Critical thinking will help with section three of the Bio-medical Admissions Test (BMAT), but it is better to take this as a fifth AS-level rather than as a replacement for biology, maths or physics.