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    Hi, this is my first post on TSR so if this is in the wrong place I'm really sorry!
    I really want to study medicine since a young age and am just wondering what A-Levels to do that will help maximise my chances. I know you have to do biology and chemistry, so obviously them two, but I was just wondering what to do for my other two. Initially I chose to do history and maths, but I really do not feel like I will get an A in A Level. (I'm only predicted a 7 for maths GCSE, the lowest grade I'm predicted as every other subject is a 8 or A*.) I was thinking of taking psychology but didn't want it to look like a 'mickey mouse' subject. University wise I don't particularly mind, I have been looking at Brighton&Sussex and Edinburgh as I know Oxbridge probably wouldn't consider me without maths. I was just looking for some advice for the fourth A-Level and does it really matter if I don't take maths as I don't want to hinder my chances of getting a place in uni.
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    You don't have to take maths as a 3rd but not taking 3 sciences (maths is a science) just means that your options will be limited, check here for a summary of each university's requirements: https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/con...el-requirement
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    (Original post by mxgxn)
    Hi, this is my first post on TSR so if this is in the wrong place I'm really sorry!
    I really want to study medicine since a young age and am just wondering what A-Levels to do that will help maximise my chances. I know you have to do biology and chemistry, so obviously them two, but I was just wondering what to do for my other two. Initially I chose to do history and maths, but I really do not feel like I will get an A in A Level. (I'm only predicted a 7 for maths GCSE, the lowest grade I'm predicted as every other subject is a 8 or A*.) I was thinking of taking psychology but didn't want it to look like a 'mickey mouse' subject. University wise I don't particularly mind, I have been looking at Brighton&Sussex and Edinburgh as I know Oxbridge probably wouldn't consider me without maths. I was just looking for some advice for the fourth A-Level and does it really matter if I don't take maths as I don't want to hinder my chances of getting a place in uni.
    Thank you!
    If its going you hinder your chances of getting AAA then definitely don't do maths. There is no med schools that asks for maths. Only one asks for 3 sciences (Cambridge), so you'd be eligible for all others with chem and bio.

    You could still apply to Oxford if your GCSEs are good enough - having maths does not confer a direct advantage. It is, however, correlated with a better chance of getting an interview presumably because of higher BMAT scores (the admissions test Oxbridge and a couple others use).

    https://www.medsci.ox.ac.uk/study/me...cal/statistics
 
 
 
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