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    I'm looking to apply for medicine at these universities:
    Southampton
    Kings
    Imperial/UCL
    Nottingham

    I've just started Year 12 and have chosen these Subjects to study at A Level:
    Biology
    Chemistry
    Maths
    Further Maths

    What I initially thought of doing was to do both Maths and Further Maths at AS level ( since there is no AS level for Biology and Chemistry) and then drop Further Maths so that I study Biology, Chemistry and Maths at Year 13 for A level.

    However due to changes in the A-level specification the requirements for applying to Medical School for 2017 have changed. This means that they are only looking for 3 A levels and not expecting a fourth subject to be done at AS level.
    Does this really mean that a fourth subject does not need to be done at only AS level
    Therefore do you think its worth it to do Further Maths up to AS level or should I just drop it now so that I can focus on the other three subjects for 2 years. I know that I'm definitely not going to do Further Maths at A2 (only as AS).
    Also do you think the new 2017 requirements for applying to medical school are subject to change
    https://www.ucl.ac.uk/medicalschool/..._reqs_2017.pdf
    http://www.southampton.ac.uk/medicin...y_requirements
    https://www.imperial.ac.uk/study/ug/...cine/medicine/
    http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/ugstudy/...-medicine.aspx
    Thank you
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    I'm looking to apply for medicine at these universities:
    Southampton
    Kings
    Imperial/UCL
    Nottingham

    I've just started Year 12 and have chosen these Subjects to study at A Level:
    Biology
    Chemistry
    Maths
    Further Maths

    What I initially thought of doing was to do both Maths and Further Maths at AS level ( since there is no AS level for Biology and Chemistry) and then drop Further Maths so that I study Biology, Chemistry and Maths at Year 13 for A level.

    However due to changes in the A-level specification the requirements for applying to Medical School for 2017 have changed. This means that they are only looking for 3 A levels and not expecting a fourth subject to be done at AS level.
    Does this really mean that a fourth subject does not need to be done at only AS level
    Therefore do you think its worth it to do Further Maths up to AS level or should I just drop it now so that I can focus on the other three subjects for 2 years. I know that I'm definitely not going to do Further Maths at A2 (only as AS).
    Also do you think the new 2017 requirements for applying to medical school are subject to change
    https://www.ucl.ac.uk/medicalschool/..._reqs_2017.pdf
    http://www.southampton.ac.uk/medicin...y_requirements
    https://www.imperial.ac.uk/study/ug/...cine/medicine/
    http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/ugstudy/...-medicine.aspx
    Thank you
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    Correct. You only need the 3 A-levels and are not expected to take a fourth to AS.

    And anyway, Maths and Further Maths are no considered as separate a-levels by most med schools. So you wouldn't be credited for Further Maths.

    Also, remember that Maths isn't a requirement. Do it by all means if you enjoy it and want to do it. But just in case you thought Maths was a requirement, it isn't. You can do something you might enjoy more and find 'easier' to help take the load off and make sure you achieve that all important AAA.
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    I'm looking to apply for medicine at these universities:
    Southampton
    Kings
    Imperial/UCL
    Nottingham

    I've just started Year 12 and have chosen these Subjects to study at A Level:
    Biology
    Chemistry
    Maths
    Further Maths

    What I initially thought of doing was to do both Maths and Further Maths at AS level ( since there is no AS level for Biology and Chemistry) and then drop Further Maths so that I study Biology, Chemistry and Maths at Year 13 for A level.

    However due to changes in the A-level specification the requirements for applying to Medical School for 2017 have changed. This means that they are only looking for 3 A levels and not expecting a fourth subject to be done at AS level.
    Does this really mean that a fourth subject does not need to be done at only AS level
    Therefore do you think its worth it to do Further Maths up to AS level or should I just drop it now so that I can focus on the other three subjects for 2 years. I know that I'm definitely not going to do Further Maths at A2 (only as AS).
    Also do you think the new 2017 requirements for applying to medical school are subject to change
    https://www.ucl.ac.uk/medicalschool/..._reqs_2017.pdf
    http://www.southampton.ac.uk/medicin...y_requirements
    https://www.imperial.ac.uk/study/ug/...cine/medicine/
    http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/ugstudy/...-medicine.aspx
    Thank you
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    I was in the same position and have been looking into this for about a week.
    For the majority of courses, you do not need an AS in a fourth subject. The offers are almost always based on three A-levels, since the government have reformed the exams. If your courses do not mention an AS then in my opinion it would be best to focus on better grades in your 3 subjects, that's what I'm doing. I think that a B in an AS would look worse than no AS at all. The only course I have seen that wants an AS in a fourth subject is lancaster medicine, but even oxford and cambridge no longer have this as a requirement.
    hope this helped, and I'm also doing maths, biology and chemistry so maybe we can help each other throughout
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    (Original post by jj.repinec)
    I'm looking to apply for medicine at these universities:
    Southampton
    Kings
    Imperial/UCL
    Nottingham

    I've just started Year 12 and have chosen these Subjects to study at A Level:
    Biology
    Chemistry
    Maths
    Further Maths

    What I initially thought of doing was to do both Maths and Further Maths at AS level ( since there is no AS level for Biology and Chemistry) and then drop Further Maths so that I study Biology, Chemistry and Maths at Year 13 for A level.

    However due to changes in the A-level specification the requirements for applying to Medical School for 2017 have changed. This means that they are only looking for 3 A levels and not expecting a fourth subject to be done at AS level.
    Does this really mean that a fourth subject does not need to be done at only AS level
    Therefore do you think its worth it to do Further Maths up to AS level or should I just drop it now so that I can focus on the other three subjects for 2 years. I know that I'm definitely not going to do Further Maths at A2 (only as AS).
    Also do you think the new 2017 requirements for applying to medical school are subject to change
    https://www.ucl.ac.uk/medicalschool/..._reqs_2017.pdf
    http://www.southampton.ac.uk/medicin...y_requirements
    https://www.imperial.ac.uk/study/ug/...cine/medicine/
    http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/ugstudy/...-medicine.aspx
    Thank you
    I'm in the exact position as you, I'm also taking biology chemistry maths and further maths. However, despite universities saying you only need 3, I'm keeping all 4 subjects only because there's that extra subject that I know I can rely on to get an A or a B instead of all the pressure of having to get top grades in those 3 subjects with no scope for manoeuvrability


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    (Original post by jazz_xox_)
    I was in the same position and have been looking into this for about a week.
    For the majority of courses, you do not need an AS in a fourth subject. The offers are almost always based on three A-levels, since the government have reformed the exams. If your courses do not mention an AS then in my opinion it would be best to focus on better grades in your 3 subjects, that's what I'm doing. I think that a B in an AS would look worse than no AS at all. The only course I have seen that wants an AS in a fourth subject is lancaster medicine, but even oxford and cambridge no longer have this as a requirement.
    hope this helped, and I'm also doing maths, biology and chemistry so maybe we can help each other throughout
    Thank you for the reply. I guess i should focus on these three subjects instead of having to spend more time on further maths. My only concern is that the universities may change their requirements for 2018
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    (Original post by Jason Wong)
    I'm in the exact position as you, I'm also taking biology chemistry maths and further maths. However, despite universities saying you only need 3, I'm keeping all 4 subjects only because there's that extra subject that I know I can rely on to get an A or a B instead of all the pressure of having to get top grades in those 3 subjects with no scope for manoeuvrability


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    But should i drop further maths if i'm unsure that i am going to get an A in it. Also since the spec hasn't changed for maths and further maths, it means that i would have to do both at AS which does put pressure on the first year
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    (Original post by jj.repinec)
    Thank you for the reply. I guess i should focus on these three subjects instead of having to spend more time on further maths. My only concern is that the universities may change their requirements for 2018
    I'd advise to pick one of the either - maths OR further maths, because some unis don't even care if you do them both, they only need one so it's a waste of time good luck!
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    (Original post by AnnaRainbows)
    I'd advise to pick one of the either - maths OR further maths, because some unis don't even care if you do them both, they only need one so it's a waste of time good luck!
    Since you can't pick further maths without maths I would pick maths. I feel that there is no point in taking a 4th subject such as Further Maths if i'm going to drop it at after AS level since universities requirements have changed
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    I have the same problem as you. I have ended up taking 3 as levels (biology, maths and chemistry) instead of doing 4 and having to carry an extra one through to a2. I figured that I should concentrate on getting 3 A's this year, and spend the rest of the time volunteering and doing sport teams. Im planning to do an EPQ at the end of AS over the summer holiday. If you get a good grade then I think it is worth the same as an AS level, and many unis credit it and see it as important. You can do it on whatever you want, so you can make it relevant to medicine. Ask your teachers to see if EPQ is an option.
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    (Original post by jj.repinec)
    Thank you for the reply. I guess i should focus on these three subjects instead of having to spend more time on further maths. My only concern is that the universities may change their requirements for 2018
    if anything, i think they would change them in our favour since the government have said you no longer need to do an AS level so they can't really have them as a requirement
 
 
 
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