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    Maths isn't necessary. AS in maths is preferred, but I got offers from all my Unis without any post-GCSE Maths.

    The subjects you've picked seem okay, I took Biol, Chem and Computing at A-level and French to AS.
    The better universities won't let you in without A-level Mathematics. And rightly so.
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    Well I got a 2:1 in the end, so can't have done anything too bad, and I got an 85% my quantitative skills module in my first year. So can't have done too bad. I would agree, A-level maths would make life a bit easier, but you can do well without A-level
    No offense, but a 2:1 @ Liverpool isn't even comparable to a 2:1 @ Oxford, Imperial or any other top-end university.

    The fact that you got a 2:1 in Chemistry without any knowledge of calculus is borderline shocking. It speaks volumes about the quality of Liverpool's chemistry course.
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    No offense, but a 2:1 @ Liverpool isn't even comparable to a 2:1 @ Oxford, Imperial or any other top-end university.

    The fact that you got a 2:1 in Chemistry without any knowledge of calculus is borderline shocking. It speaks volumes about the quality of Liverpool's chemistry course.
    True, I'll give you that one, but it's got me a good job, so I couldn't care less. I never said I didn't have a knowledge of calculus, I did AS Maths Stats (briefley, as an A2 student, but had to drop it when it compromised all my other A-levels) and we had to do Quantitative Skills modules at Uni which were beyond A-level calculus.
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    True, I'll give you that one, but it's got me a good job, so I couldn't care less. I never said I didn't have a knowledge of calculus, I did AS Maths Stats (briefley, as an A2 student, but had to drop it when it compromised all my other A-levels) and we had to do Quantitative Skills modules at Uni which were beyond A-level calculus.
    Really? Because your univeristy only offers one 'mathematics' module for chemists in 1st year, and it definately does not go past A-level mathematics:

    http://www.liv.ac.uk/info/portal/pls...ule_id%3D37258

    Please point out to me where it goes past A-level mathematics, thanks
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    Really? Because your univeristy only offers one 'mathematics' module for chemists in 1st year, and it definately does not go past A-level mathematics:

    http://www.liv.ac.uk/info/portal/pls...ule_id%3D37258

    Please point out to me where it goes past A-level mathematics, thanks
    No worries, it falls into CHEM180 and CHEM280, and was actually a seperate module when I was at University. In addition CHEM170 goes into advanced mechanics

    These modules include the following:
    Simple volumetric calculations as required for titrations in analytical chemistry
    • Basic algebraic manipulation and functions needed for kinetics, thermodynamics and quantum mechanics
    • Elementary geometry required for the understanding of molecular shapes and solid state chemistry
    • The representation of data via graphs, particularly straight line graphs, and the manipulation of data in spreadsheet programs for data analysis
    • The basic idea of a derivative and an i ntegral for use in physical chemistry
    • The physical concepts of energy, momentum and angular momentum
    perform basic calculus (integral and differential) as applied to kinetics, thermodynamics and quantum mechanics
    • apply geometry and trigonometry as required to understand molecular shape
    • apply algebraic manipulation in kinetics, thermodynamics and quantum mechanics
    • represent data via graphs. Should also be able to linearise and manipulate data in spreadsheet programs for data analysis (revision)
    • solve more advanced problems relating to logarithmic, trigonometric and exp onential functions

    If you want to do some further reading look up CHEM191, this is the module I did and went a bit more into mechanics, in addition, the advanced physical chemistry modules discussed and expected us to derive quantum mechanics, thermodynamics and kinetics equations.
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    No worries, it falls into CHEM180 and CHEM280, and was actually a seperate module when I was at University. In addition CHEM170 goes into advanced mechanics

    These modules include the following:
    Simple volumetric calculations as required for titrations in analytical chemistry
    • Basic algebraic manipulation and functions needed for kinetics, thermodynamics and quantum mechanics
    • Elementary geometry required for the understanding of molecular shapes and solid state chemistry
    • The representation of data via graphs, particularly straight line graphs, and the manipulation of data in spreadsheet programs for data analysis
    • The basic idea of a derivative and an i ntegral for use in physical chemistry
    • The physical concepts of energy, momentum and angular momentum
    perform basic calculus (integral and differential) as applied to kinetics, thermodynamics and quantum mechanics
    • apply geometry and trigonometry as required to understand molecular shape
    • apply algebraic manipulation in kinetics, thermodynamics and quantum mechanics
    • represent data via graphs. Should also be able to linearise and manipulate data in spreadsheet programs for data analysis (revision)
    • solve more advanced problems relating to logarithmic, trigonometric and exp onential functions

    If you want to do some further reading look up CHEM191, this is the module I did and went a bit more into mechanics, in addition, the advanced physical chemistry modules discussed and expected us to derive quantum mechanics, thermodynamics and kinetics equations.
    You're quoting exactly what I linked to you. None of that goes past A-level mathematics. I did most of that @ advanced GCSE level.
 
 
 
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