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    Hi,

    Loads of people say that unis love languages for medicine because it shows variety and something totally different. Would it be right then to say that unis would prefer a Spanish A-Level student to a G&P A-Level student - or is this just a myth?

    Also, I don't plan on taking Maths A-Level and I know it would help me in med school but it won't help me if I take it for A-Level and don't get the required grade for actually getting into med school.

    thanks, any helpful comments would be much appreciated.
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    Hi,

    Loads of people say that unis love languages for medicine because it shows variety and something totally different. Would it be right then to say that unis would prefer a Spanish A-Level student to a G&P A-Level student - or is this just a myth?
    Some universities (though I'm not actually sure who other than Cambridge) might prefer the Spanish students because they view Politics to not be as academic as Spanish. A strong academic subject is a strong academic subject - no one will care if it's a language or not, just that you have an A in it.

    Also, I don't plan on taking Maths A-Level and I know it would help me in med school but it won't help me if I take it for A-Level and don't get the required grade for actually getting into med school.
    In the vast, vast majority of cases, maths will not help you get into med school. The only place that specifically states they want a third maths/science subject is Cambridge. In fact, both Peninsula and UCL specifically state they want a contrasting arts subject.

    The general rule is: as long as you have Biology and Chemistry along with two other academically strong subjects at AS, you're fine for medicine.
 
 
 
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