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Recommended to take A Level Maths with the other Science A Levels?

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    I'm not sure whether it is necessary/recommended to take an A Level in Maths in combination with the three sciences; is it? I want to go to a Russell Group university.
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    (Original post by Mileshooper)
    If you end up getting a decent grade in Maths (A/A*?) then I would definitely think about taking it. It's probably not necessary, but what course is it you want to study?
    A-level physics, chemistry and biology.

    To do a physics or engineering degree A level maths is a requirement everywhere, so if you don't want to rule them out you should take maths. If you know you're more into chemistry or biology only do maths if you want to.

    I would say check the requirements for whatever uni course you would like to do. Some courses may state is necessary for A-Level maths whilst others may say it is desirable or not even mention it at all.

    I did A-Level Maths and found it very difficult, however my other A-Levels were English Language and English Literature so very different. I'd definitely recommend doing Maths with Sciences but my main advice is to only do Maths if you enjoy it.

    Loads of people study physics and/or chemistry alongside maths at a-level. Maths makes physics easier because the mechanics modules overlap with the physics exams. Take Further Maths aswell if you want to study any math heavy degree. E.g. engineering, physics, maths, cs.

    If you're good at maths do it- it is needed to do physics and engineering at ALL universities and further maths is useful for these too and is needed by a lot of unis to do Chemistry and is always looked on positively to do biology
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