I'm thinking of applying to medicine. For A-levels, I am doing chemistry, biology, psychology and french (my school doesn't allow AS so it's all A-level), and a lot of people are saying that I need maths to have a decent chance of getting in. I know Cambridge requires 3 sciences, but do other unis prefer the third subject to be maths/physics too? Would I have less on an advantage compared to someone who did maths a-level?
Please help as I really want to do medicine but don't want to apply if it puts me at a disadvantage
Thanks in advance 🙏🏼
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- Thread Starter
- 27-01-2017 22:12
- 27-01-2017 22:29
No, you don't need to do maths to do medicine.
Many medical schools require you to have taken chemistry - it is basically mandatory.
They also prefer you to have taken a one other science (biology, physics, maths and sometimes psychology).
At the end of the day, if you don't get the grades, you won't do medicine - simple as. I know that I would have no chance of getting into med school if I had taken maths A level - it was one of my weaker subjects.
I think most people say that you need maths but I presume most people take do it. I know plenty who haven't done maths yet have applied to do medicine and have got interviews
- Community Assistant
- 29-01-2017 12:17
You don't need maths. As you observe, Cambridge is the only university that states even a slight preference for it.
There is a slight correlation between not having maths and not doing well in the BMAT. Be aware of that and revise hard, should you choose to do it.