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    well i am really struggling with maths.... but want to become a doctor, my science is safe and good but for a level do I HAVE TO take maths... because i feel like that's a risk. so question: is it vital to take maths at A level, AND if not then what is more preferred?????
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    (Original post by dddddd2)
    well i am really struggling with maths.... but want to become a doctor, my science is safe and good but for a level do I HAVE TO take maths... because i feel like that's a risk. so question: is it vital to take maths at A level, AND if not then what is more preferred?????
    I'm going to move this to medicine as it's not my field of expertise but if you have biology and chemistry and think you're okay.
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    Nope maths is not vital. Do bio, chem plus whichever subject you enjoy and will get an A/A* in.
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    You must do Bio & Chem for Medicine, third option can literally be anything.
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    (Original post by StationToStation)
    Nope maths is not vital. Do bio, chem plus whichever subject you enjoy and will get an A/A* in.
    THANK YOU SO MUCH
    well thats utterly good as i literally scratched my gcse maths.....hoping for good....
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    (Original post by SyedHB)
    You must do Bio & Chem for Medicine, third option can literally be anything.
    THANK YOU, what would you advice, as i am defo taking chem and bio plus i enjoy them so thats a bonus, but in ur opinion what would a better third option btw geo history and psychology are NO'S!!! something that could be an extra but still help...........
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    (Original post by dddddd2)
    THANK YOU, what would you advice, as i am defo taking chem and bio plus i enjoy them so thats a bonus, but in ur opinion what would a better third option btw geo history and psychology are NO'S!!! something that could be an extra but still help...........
    Physics would be the top choice. However, as long as you have Biology and Chemistry, pretty much any facilitating essay-based subject like English Literature and Philosophy works too. Languages are also fine.
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    (Original post by dddddd2)
    THANK YOU, what would you advice, as i am defo taking chem and bio plus i enjoy them so thats a bonus, but in ur opinion what would a better third option btw geo history and psychology are NO'S!!! something that could be an extra but still help...........
    Business A level as a third option.

    I've emailed the admissions department for Medicine at the University of Manchester and other Russell group universities; and can confirm that Business A level is a "rigorous" subject, therefore accepted by medical schools as a third option.

    Good luck, just remember to pick what you like because you're more likely to excel in something you enjoy.
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    (Original post by dddddd2)
    THANK YOU, what would you advice, as i am defo taking chem and bio plus i enjoy them so thats a bonus, but in ur opinion what would a better third option btw geo history and psychology are NO'S!!! something that could be an extra but still help...........
    Choose something you are interested in, that you enjoy and are therefore likely to do well in.
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    Not a single med school asks for maths.

    They may well have a minimum maths GCSE requirement though - i hope by "scratched" you don't mean it went too badly...
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    Hey :-) Maths is not essential, just do something you enjoy/you are good at in addition to chem and bio.

    Alex, 4th year UCL medic
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    Not a single med school asks for maths.

    They may well have a minimum maths GCSE requirement though - i hope by "scratched" you don't mean it went too badly...
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    This.

    You don't need an A level but most will have a minimum GCSE requirement.
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    (Original post by 6med)
    Hey :-) Maths is not essential, just do something you enjoy/you are good at in addition to chem and bio.

    Alex, 4th year UCL medic
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    LOVELY..... yes chem and bio are defo my options i might take english language as replace for maths.........hope that's fine.........
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    As long as OCR (New spec A) is not your exam board for Biology and Chemistry, then you're ok.
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    (Original post by Angury)
    Choose something you are interested in, that you enjoy and are therefore likely to do well in.
    Excluding chem and bio i can only think of English language as one that i would like............
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    (Original post by johnny0121)
    As long as OCR (New spec A) is not your exam board for Biology and Chemistry, then you're ok.
    why??
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    (Original post by nexttime)
    Not a single med school asks for maths.

    They may well have a minimum maths GCSE requirement though - i hope by "scratched" you don't mean it went too badly...
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    what is their minimum requirement?? well i just did my exam so..........
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    (Original post by SyedHB)
    Business A level as a third option.

    I've emailed the admissions department for Medicine at the University of Manchester and other Russell group universities; and can confirm that Business A level is a "rigorous" subject, therefore accepted by medical schools as a third option.

    Good luck, just remember to pick what you like because you're more likely to excel in something you enjoy.
    Oh ok!!! Thank you, but i feel like i will take English language as business was the subject that i avoided in high school as well....... but is english language still accepted as a third option???
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    THANK YOU everyone for your replies...... really really helped me out!!!
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    Does anyone know about any good work experience places for me to get good preferred work experience which the medical schools would like??? like does it have to be a care home or hospital experience???
 
 
 
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