For medicine, which do I need more, maths or physics?? Watch

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I am at AS level doing four subjects and I want to focus on just three in A2, I do
Maths
biology
Physics
Chemistry
And I want to do medicine?????...help needed please


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you don't need either

but i would go with maths
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Neither -- picking one over the other would only make you eligible for one additional Cambridge college (Magdalene, which requires maths). For every other UK medical school, you would be fine with either in addition to biology and chemistry.
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I would choose maths just saying


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Maths. Physics is awful.
Up to you though, either is accepted. Whichever you can get the best grade in. If you're really not sure, let AS results day decide and go for the one youve the best UCAS in
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Doesn't matter, whichever you enjoy more and are more likely to get an A in.
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Neither.
Maths is probably an easier A/A* than Physics though.
Choose the one you're stronger in though
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(Original post by Elliot_97)
Maths. Physics is awful.
Up to you though, either is accepted. Whichever you can get the best grade in. If you're really not sure, let AS results day decide and go for the one youve the best UCAS in
Can confirm
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Better to have Maths cause you'll have two sciences already.
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Yhh maths is more relevant for medicine. If you have the option, do statistics and not mechanics
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(Original post by liviward36)
Better to have Maths cause you'll have two sciences already.
awks moment when maths is considered a science by the med schools ._.
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awks moment when maths is considered a science by the med schools ._.
To the same extent the law schools have no subject requirements (yes and no). Maths is categorised the same but its still better to have a wider variety than just science.
Also its a bad idea to take Physics without Maths anyway.
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(Original post by liviward36)
To the same extent the law schools have no subject requirements (yes and no). Maths is categorised the same but its still better to have a wider variety than just science.
Also its a bad idea to take Physics without Maths anyway.
aha tell me about it

i took physics without maths for AS - I managed to pull of a C and i almost died x'D never AGAIN :O
my maths was so **** - like i couldn't rearrange equations, i had no idea how to use SOHCAHTOA and i still have trouble with fractions :/
but i somehow pulled off a B at GCSE
i liked it though :3
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my maths was so **** - like i couldn't rearrange equations
They should advertise this in big bold letters at sixth form open days for physics. You need to be decent with equations to do well in physics at A Level and beyond.
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Yhh maths is more relevant for medicine. If you have the option, do statistics and not mechanics
Neither of these statements is true... A Level maths is no more relevant to medicine than physics -- the basic numeracy that you'll need in your medical career comprises GCSE-level mathematics, which is part of the minimum requirements for all medical schools anyway.

And no, statistics is not any better than mechanics for medicine.
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They should advertise this in big bold letters at sixth form open days for physics. You need to be decent with equations to do well in physics at A Level and beyond.
exactly - i had such difficulties with that damn resistivity equation -_-
i still can't deal with proportions
like when x is proportional to y^2
what happens when you double x will forever be a mystery to me (and it's gonna screw me in chemistry too)

those 'rearrange this equation to make k the subject and solve for x' questions were bane
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but I caught on and i managed to drag myself through and come out with a C somehow!
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(Original post by Hydeman)
Neither of these statements is true... A Level maths is no more relevant to medicine than physics -- the basic numeracy that you'll need in your medical career comprises GCSE-level mathematics, which is part of the minimum requirements for all medical schools anyway.

And no, statistics is not any better than mechanics for medicine.
I get exactly what you mean, but then 3 subjects are necessary and then Physics is not my best but I heard its more useful to medicine than Maths


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I get exactly what you mean, but then 3 subjects are necessary and then Physics is not my best but I heard its more useful to medicine than Maths
It's not -- pick the one that you enjoy and can get the A/A* more easily in.
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you don't need either

but i would go with maths
I know I really do not need any of them but it's practically compulsory to do three subjects for A2


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It's not -- pick the one that you enjoy and can get the A/A* more easily in.
Thanks a lot I appreciate


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