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Further Maths A-Level for Medicine Applicants

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    Right so I've just started Year 12, and I'm currently doing Maths, Chem, Bio and Further Maths. Now I also plan to complete DofE Gold and do a medicine related EPQ. I am hoping to apply for 2018 entry for Medicine. My plan was initially to take Further Maths to AS Level, and then drop it, which would give me 2 AS grades (due to the A-Level reforms). I enjoy Further Maths, and I was hoping the extra AS grade would give me an advantage when applying, but I have recently found out many medical schools consider Maths/FM as one subject. I have more than enough good GCSE results for a "typical medicine applicant", so to speak. But my fear is that Further Maths is completely irrelevant for medicine, and studying for it will affect my other subjects such as Bio and Chem, not only that it would free up my timetable a lot and make my life less stressful. Does anyone know whether universities would value a good EPQ more than further maths, and if it is a waste of time for a prospective medical student? Also any other hopeful medics taking FM?
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