What are the best A levels for medicine?

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I've recently been considering what A levels to take, and I am interested in doing medicine at uni. If not, I am interested in speech and language therapy too. I was thinking of doing biology, chemistry, french and German, would I be at a disadvantage for not doing maths?
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I've recently been considering what A levels to take, and I am interested in doing medicine at uni. If not, I am interested in speech and language therapy too. I was thinking of doing biology, chemistry, french and German, would I be at a disadvantage for not doing maths?
maths chemistry biology physics and pscychology some uni's like english too, not really but it would be beneficial to have maths
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I've recently been considering what A levels to take, and I am interested in doing medicine at uni. If not, I am interested in speech and language therapy too. I was thinking of doing biology, chemistry, french and German, would I be at a disadvantage for not doing maths?
No you will not be in any sort of disadvantage (regarding admission)

Maths A-levels will help you in your medicine modules (like physiology and biochemistry which are very maths dependent), it'll also help with any postgraduate work you do (if you decide to take statistics)

And it'll also help with your A2 chem work.

But it won't help you with admissions so you'll be fine
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maths chemistry biology physics and pscychology some uni's like english too, not really but it would be beneficial to have maths
Thank you, do you study medicine, if so what did you take?
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I've recently been considering what A levels to take, and I am interested in doing medicine at uni. If not, I am interested in speech and language therapy too. I was thinking of doing biology, chemistry, french and German, would I be at a disadvantage for not doing maths?
I think Cambridge is the only medical school that prefers applicants to have 3 science/maths A levels (with some of the constituent colleges requiring this). For every other university, as long as you do Biology and Chemistry A2 you should be fine


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Biology and chemistry are the important ones. Apart from that, it doesn't really matter. Maths will NOT give you an advantage at any medical school apart from Cambridge.
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I've recently been considering what A levels to take, and I am interested in doing medicine at uni. If not, I am interested in speech and language therapy too. I was thinking of doing biology, chemistry, french and German, would I be at a disadvantage for not doing maths?
Most if not all uni's want three sciences to A2 for Medicine (maths counts as a science, but FM doesn't...). I've never heard of one that doesn't want 3 but don't take my word for it. You should check the subject requirements on university websites
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I would say Maths, Biology, Chemistry at the least. Some universities will prefer you have to have more sciences but chemistry is the only one necessary. I would say drop German for Maths and stick with French if you enjoy languages, as many universities respect it as a good A Level including Oxford
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