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    Hey =] I'm currently in Y11, and have to choose A-levels for 6th form; pretty set on doing Psych at uni.
    I was just wondering exactly how important Maths is? (I know there are a fair few stats involved, but then others say they're not too bad because you have programs to help you bla blah.. ). I'm predicted A/A* at Maths GCSE, and could do it for A-level, but I don't like the subject and would rather not if i didn't have to tbh.
    Ideally, I'd love to take Psych, Bio, English Lit & French, but is this a strong enough combination to get into the better unis; will the psych + bio compensate for lack of maths?
    Thanks in advance, it would be really helpful because so far I've only got people telling me completely different things, and 6th form application to fill in lol(: x
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    You don't have to do maths as the stats content goes way beyond a level anyway. That said, if you do have some mathematical background, you will find keeping your head above water much easier than those who only did it at GCSE.

    Ultimately, dont force yourself to do it if you don't want to. Psych and bio is already a strong application.
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    I did Psych, English Language, Art and History (dropped art at A2) and that was good enough to get me all my 5 offers from the unis I applied to. As long as you have grounding in at least one scientific subject I don't think they mind - although having maths may be an asset, due to the fact I'm finding stats lectures quite hard to follow! However, I am managing fine, and the A-Levels you seem to want to do seem fine to me. I'd go with them if you're really set on picking those.
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    (Original post by sonrisaa.)
    Hey =] I'm currently in Y11, and have to choose A-levels for 6th form; pretty set on doing Psych at uni.
    I was just wondering exactly how important Maths is? (I know there are a fair few stats involved, but then others say they're not too bad because you have programs to help you bla blah.. ). I'm predicted A/A* at Maths GCSE, and could do it for A-level, but I don't like the subject and would rather not if i didn't have to tbh.
    Ideally, I'd love to take Psych, Bio, English Lit & French, but is this a strong enough combination to get into the better unis; will the psych + bio compensate for lack of maths?
    Thanks in advance, it would be really helpful because so far I've only got people telling me completely different things, and 6th form application to fill in lol(: x
    That combination would be perfectly fine because universities don't tend to specify they want Maths anyway. There is statistics involved but if you're predicted A/A* at GCSE you will be fine with this even if you didn't study Maths at A-level.

    Many of my friends are applying to places like Sheffield and Goldsmiths to study Psychology and none of them study maths and have received offers, so do not worry! Good luck!
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    im doing psych next year and i think if you have 2 sciences thats a strong application. DEFINITELY do psych and bio. but annoyingly some unis (ie. manchester) dont recognise psych as a 'science' a level. and as manch as an example, they give out abb offers to people with two sciences (and they count maths!) so if you did psych/bio/maths (or another science like chem) i dont think you can go wrong good luck

    Edit: oh yeah me and friends doing psych only do alevel psychology and biology (and english) and we've all got offers so it wont matter too much. but i know york prefer people with 2 traditional sciences xx
 
 
 
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