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    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 🙏🏼

    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

    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.
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