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    Hi,
    I am currently a lower sixth student, undertaking the IB at school. I am having some issues, not many, in standard level maths, and wanted to know if dropping to maths studies would impair my chances of achieving a uni place for medicine.
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    (Original post by Daniel Sarkar)
    Hi,
    I am currently a lower sixth student, undertaking the IB at school. I am having some issues, not many, in standard level maths, and wanted to know if dropping to maths studies would impair my chances of achieving a uni place for medicine.
    I'm pretty sure that you need at least maths standard to do medicine at university. When I did IB, my friends who wanted to go into medicine took either maths standard or higher. I wouldn't recommend risking your chances with maths studies.
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    what other subjects are you doing? maths is very highly recommended but not essential if you have an alternative almost as good. Generally university requirements listings arent a trick so if they say somethings crucial you have to have it (unless you do a foundation year or have extenuating circumstances perhaps) but if they say something is recommended, you may surely be able to get a place if you make up for it in other areas. a problem may rather be that youre dropping out of anything at all. are you doing 5 subjects? or whatever number if the normal amount for IB?
    but on a more positive note my friend took bio, chem, physics, and spanish (dropped spanish after AS) and she got a place and is currently studying medicine in brighton!

    also i just reread what you said and im a little confused. sorry if my response doesnt make sense. I dont know much about IBs.

    EDIT: just using brighton as an example, this is the entry requirements on their site for medical school. i chose brighton because its not the strictest uni for grades as far as im aware so by looking at them you know that at least one will be ok with it.

    You will normally need to pass the International Baccalaureate Diploma with 36 points overall to include both Biology and Chemistry at Higher level. A grade 6 must be achieved in both.
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    Thanks for the help guys


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    (Original post by Daniel Sarkar)
    Hi,
    I am currently a lower sixth student, undertaking the IB at school. I am having some issues, not many, in standard level maths, and wanted to know if dropping to maths studies would impair my chances of achieving a uni place for medicine.
    You do not need maths a level to do medicine!


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