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    I'm currently doing AS Maths, Chemistry, Biology and History and would like to study medicine, with Chemistry perhaps being my backup, however I'm considering dropping maths next year as I don't particularly enjoy it. So I was wondering if Maths at A2 is important for those subjects.
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    Medicine = no

    Chemistry = yes, depending on where you go.
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    (Original post by Boredomstrikes)
    I'm currently doing AS Maths, Chemistry, Biology and History and would like to study medicine, with Chemistry perhaps being my backup, however I'm considering dropping maths next year as I don't particularly enjoy it. So I was wondering if Maths at A2 is important for those subjects.
    You don't need to study maths for medicine - drop it, it's fine.
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    You don't need to study maths for medicine - drop it, it's fine.
    That's a relief, thanks
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    (Original post by hoafanuk)
    Medicine = no

    Chemistry = yes, depending on where you go.
    What about biochem or biomedical science
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    (Original post by Boredomstrikes)
    That's a relief, thanks
    No probs!

    For full disclosure, there are a handful of medical schools that require 3 sciences at A2 (i.e. would mean you would need to continue with maths and drop history instead). There are however not that many that have this requirement, and the majority just require biology and chemistry plus one other subject (either science or non-science). Some medical schools (notably UCL) they give preference to applicants with a contrasting subject (such as history).

    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/cont...el-requirement
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    (Original post by Boredomstrikes)
    What about biochem or biomedical science
    Not 100% sure about biochem but for biomed you don't need it.
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    No I'm pretty sure doctors need to be able to differentiate trigonometric equations otherwise they can't diagnose their patients.

    So don't drop it.
 
 
 
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