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    HI guys, doing my gcse's in a few years and at the moment i am looking at doing foundation maths. does anyone who has got into medicine have experience with being bad at maths and what you can do to over come it. i really want to become a doctor!!
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    You have to be good at Maths.Otherwise you won't get accepted
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    You should aim to get at least a grade C at GCSE Maths in order to progress onto most A-Level choices, including the sciences I believe. But not all sixth forms are like this, some will require you to have at least a grade B or A at GCSE maths (therefore requiring you to take the higher paper). So just focus on this goal for now. I think foundation maths does allow you to achieve a grade C, but a grade B or higher I believe is desirable, but not a necessity. When it comes to applying (which is years away so don't worry about it too much), some universities do score your GCSE grades (including maths, the sciences and english).
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    For the love of God, your not even doing GCSEs yet and your worrying about medicine.

    Enjoy your life right now
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    (Original post by Legit)
    For the love of God, your not even doing GCSEs yet and your worrying about medicine.

    Enjoy your life right now
    Next thread: 'Aspring medical applicants 2022'.
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    Sorry , but reality is that you need to do higher in order to compete with A A* student otherwise you won't get a chance.It does not matter what Sixth form accepts you it is about the Unit and most Unit's look for 'A' min
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    (Original post by RDB1826)
    Next thread: 'Aspring medical applicants 2022'.
    I genuinely honestly do not believe that anyone of that age knows that they want to do medicine 100%.

    People need to chill, take it way too seriously. I can imagine the 'Medical student 2022 entry', damn keen people!
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    (Original post by mysarcasticlife)
    Sorry , but reality is that you need to do higher in order to compete with A A* student otherwise you won't get a chance.It does not matter what Sixth form accepts you it is about the Unit and most Unit's look for 'A' min
    I do concede this is probably the reality in my experience. I guess the OP shouldn't aim for the bare minimum, they've got lot's of time to improve their maths skills for their GCSE.
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    Well its not definite that i will be doing foundation but what maths will i actually need as a doctor?
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    Medicine is extremely competitive and many applicants with straight A/A* grades get rejected every year. Go on https://www.khanacademy.org/ and get better at maths, you have plenty of time.
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    Jeez if he's passionate about pursueing it now, don't dampen his spirts.

    Considering how competitive medicine is I can only encourage him to be thinking now about how to get himself ahead - nothing wrong with that.
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    Well its not definite that i will be doing foundation but what maths will i actually need as a doctor?
    You will always need mathematical skills in life anyway, including being a doctor - and bear in mind, this isn't just raw mental arithmetic, drugs calculations etc, but logic and planning. Maths is just an all-round great thing

    Embrace maths, with practice and dedication you can conquer any maths exam!
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    i believe most medical schools want a b in gcse maths, try your best! dont be discouraged maths is a hard but its possible with practise! trust me I thought i was horrible at maths during gcses and now im doing at A2 ! gl!


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    sorry a lot of questions, but for a levels can i do the following,
    Chemistry (obiously)
    Biology
    History
    psychology ?
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    (Original post by ranz)
    i believe most medical schools want a b in gcse maths, try your best! dont be discouraged maths is a hard but its possible with practise! trust me I thought i was horrible at maths during gcses and now im doing at A2 ! gl!


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    (Original post by RDB1826)
    You will always need mathematical skills in life anyway, including being a doctor - and bear in mind, this isn't just raw mental arithmetic, drugs calculations etc, but logic and planning. Maths is just an all-round great thing

    Embrace maths, with practice and dedication you can conquer any maths exam!
    thanks guys for the encouragement
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    (Original post by DANIELREED)
    sorry a lot of questions, but for a levels can i do the following,
    Chemistry (obiously)
    Biology
    History
    psychology ?
    Absolutely! These are perfectly reasonable choices, the choice of History is a nice contrast to the sciences.
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    Hey bro, aim high, I got like a low C in my first ever GCSE maths exam, but I put in the work and got A*s at GCSE and A-level. I also didn't know what medicine was until year 12 (I thought it was the study of drugs ), and I now study it at uni, so you're doing better than I did at your age
 
 
 

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