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    Some context.
    So I have recently completed my mocks and I have acquired an A* in Physics and a Grade 7 in Maths. We are expected to put down our sixth form options and I am planning to study medicine at university. We only have 3 A levels to study due to no AS Levels so one slot (i am taking Chemistry and Biology), is available. However i am studying (my maths set wasnt given a choice) and probably taking the Additional Maths qualification which ive heard is a precursor to the A level.
    Which subject would be better for medicine? Would it make a difference if i did physics A level?
    Do the preferable options differ for different unis (e.g. Oxbridge)?
    A reply would be greatly appreciated, thank you.
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    (Original post by jogman5364)
    Some context.
    So I have recently completed my mocks and I have acquired an A* in Physics and a Grade 7 in Maths. We are expected to put down our sixth form options and I am planning to study medicine at university. We only have 3 A levels to study due to no AS Levels so one slot (i am taking Chemistry and Biology), is available. However i am studying (my maths set wasnt given a choice) and probably taking the Additional Maths qualification which ive heard is a precursor to the A level.
    Which subject would be better for medicine? Would it make a difference if i did physics A level?
    Do the preferable options differ for different unis (e.g. Oxbridge)?
    A reply would be greatly appreciated, thank you.
    Take which ever one you want. Usually people take Biology, Chemistry and Maths but it doesn't matter because most universities won't care as long as you have Biology and Chemistry.
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    I'm in year 12 (not aiming for Med though) and I did Add Maths and I can promise you that the first 2 units of A-Level (C1 and C2 for Edexcel) are almost identical to the Add Maths spec so I've found it really quite easy so far. Obviously there are some new things and there's always something to build on but I've found it reasonably easy so far (compared to Chem and History anyway!).
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    Thanks for the responses guys, for anyone who does both physics and maths, which one would be harder? Im going to be doing the AQA course for physics and the OCR one for maths.
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    Do Maths imho, C1 and C2 are very easy if you've already covered differentiation and integration in Add Maths. I think Uni's would prefer Maths anyway (but I'm not sure).
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    My bestie does Maths, Further Maths and Physics (and Chem but that's irrelevant) and she says that Maths is easier than Physics! Although maths is defo her strong point + she did the FSMQ. That being said, I wouldn't take a subject just because you think it'll be easier, take the one you think you'll enjoy the most!
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    If you're gonna take physics you really do need to do maths as well! Especially since some of the mechanics topics cross over in both subjects. Probably best if you just took maths on its own
 
 
 
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