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    I am freaking out, I am 2/3 of my way into a levels and I am constantly meeting people who say I will be severely disadvantaged by not doing maths. I want to be a doctor, and do medicine, more than anyone can understand. I am taking Chemistry, Biology, Economics, Geography (instead of maths) and Critical Thinking. I have 6A*'s and 4 As.

    I want to apply to:
    - UCL(BMAT) - Favorite university ever.
    - Imperial (BMAT)
    - Newcastle (UKCAT) - Love it
    - Manchester (safe option, and also really good. UKCAT)

    I do not take maths, none of these ask for maths, but I am not good at maths. Am I likely to get anywhere with these choices if I get all A's (5A's) at the end of this year.
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    (Original post by harmer1998)
    I am freaking out, I am 2/3 of my way into a levels and I am constantly meeting people who say I will be severely disadvantaged by not doing maths.
    Don't worry, that's rubbish - you do not need Maths to study Medicine and nor will you be disadvantaged for not having it. UCL actually say that they give a preference to candidates who have a contrasting subject too.
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    Don't worry, that's rubbish - you do not need Maths to study Medicine and nor will you be disadvantaged for not having it. UCL actually say that they give a preference to candidates who have a contrasting subject too.
    Yes! I heard about that and phoned them up and they said they liked geography as it is a contrasting subject! Do you think I am aiming too high for the universities I am applying to?
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    (Original post by harmer1998)
    Yes! I heard about that and phoned them up and they said they liked geography as it is a contrasting subject! Do you think I am aiming too high for the universities I am applying to?
    Your GCSEs are good so just try your best to score as highly as you can at AS. Personally, I'd recommend against applying to two BMAT universities because it's quite a hard/stressful test and if you don't perform as well on the day for some reason, it'll almost certainly knock out half of your Medicine options. The best thing to do would be to try to do as well as you can on your AS levels and UKCAT and then apply wisely (if you want to do the BMAT, as I said, I'd just apply for one BMAT uni). This page is very helpful: http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki...your_Strengths
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    (Original post by harmer1998)
    I am freaking out, I am 2/3 of my way into a levels and I am constantly meeting people who say I will be severely disadvantaged by not doing maths. I want to be a doctor, and do medicine, more than anyone can understand. I am taking Chemistry, Biology, Economics, Geography (instead of maths) and Critical Thinking. I have 6A*'s and 4 As.

    I want to apply to:
    - UCL(BMAT) - Favorite university ever.
    - Imperial (BMAT)
    - Newcastle (UKCAT) - Love it
    - Manchester (safe option, and also really good. UKCAT)

    I do not take maths, none of these ask for maths, but I am not good at maths. Am I likely to get anywhere with these choices if I get all A's (5A's) at the end of this year.
    Not taking maths won't be a problem at all so don't worry!
    I'd reiterate what was said before and avoid too many BMAT unis as it's such an unknown quantity.
    I wouldn't say Manchester is a safe option though by any means as they like to use the PS which again is an unknown and very very subjective! If you want a safer bet with your gcse's (assuming you get a good decent UKCAT) look at places like St Georges, QUB or Leicester as their scoring is so clear you'd almost know if you're likely to be interviewed before applying.
    But I'd think about it more carefully once you have AS grades and a UKCAT score, before that it is so hard to say where you're strongest application would be.
 
 
 
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