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    So I have to pick my A-levels for next year and considering that I want to do medicine, I have chosen biology, chemistry and maths. I have to also take part in an enrichment scheme which involves doing further maths A-level or the EPQ as an extra thing. I would do both but my school says I can only do one of the two so which one would you say is more beneficial for a medicine degree??? Thanks in advance
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    I would suggest to look on he universities websites and see what they want
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    Neither are beneficial since most medical schools don't count further maths and maths as 2 separate subjects - not just that but also doing 4 subjects gives you absolutely no advantage over doing 3 A Levels.

    The EPQ is also pointless because unis can't consider it since not everyone can do the EPQ.

    The only uni for which either of these would benefit is Barts because they use a UCAS tariff so that would bump up your points but otherwise, just make your life easier and do neither.

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    EPQ would probably be more valuable as it gives you something to talk about at interview, which is important for medicine.
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    (Original post by rm.25)
    So I have to pick my A-levels for next year and considering that I want to do medicine, I have chosen biology, chemistry and maths. I have to also take part in an enrichment scheme which involves doing further maths A-level or the EPQ as an extra thing. I would do both but my school says I can only do one of the two so which one would you say is more beneficial for a medicine degree??? Thanks in advance
    Hi there!

    While neither are compulsory for Medicine, the EPQ may be good to speak about in your Personal Statement or at interview. It's also a good opportunity to explore an aspect of Medicine you find particularly interesting in your own time.

    Another thing to consider is that many universities don't accept Further Maths as an A-Level if you're already studying Maths - you can find out which universities do this here.

    Hope this helps!
    The Medic Portal
 
 
 
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