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    I live in Wales meaning it’s compulsory to take the welsh bac unless you did well enough in your gcses and are looking to study medicine (myself) I started off the year taking Biology, Chemistry, Maths, Further Maths and Welsh Bac, however after a few weeks I opted to drop Further Maths as the workload was very high for a subject I would drop after the first year. I also spoke to some universities who told me that Further Maths wasn’t necessary for medicine. Now teachers at my school are hounding me down and essentially forcing me to do Further Maths and drop Welsh Bac as the pass rate is higher but the choice is ‘still mine’. What should I take and what do universities really care about
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    I live in Wales meaning it’s compulsory to take the welsh bac unless you did well enough in your gcses and are looking to study medicine (myself) I started off the year taking Biology, Chemistry, Maths, Further Maths and Welsh Bac, however after a few weeks I opted to drop Further Maths as the workload was very high for a subject I would drop after the first year. I also spoke to some universities who told me that Further Maths wasn’t necessary for medicine. Now teachers at my school are hounding me down and essentially forcing me to do Further Maths and drop Welsh Bac as the pass rate is higher but the choice is ‘still mine’. What should I take and what do universities really care about
    Med schools are not interested in further maths. If you prefer the welsh bacc then your chances of doing well are much higher than sticking with a course you don't really like.
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    Med schools are not interested in further maths. If you prefer the welsh bacc then your chances of doing well are much higher than sticking with a course you don't really like.
    Would universities really care too much between the difference of a B in one subject to an A in the AS of another? I feel like I’m being forced to do it by teachers but the choice is apparently ‘still mine’
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    Would universities really care too much between the difference of a B in one subject to an A in the AS of another? I feel like I’m being forced to do it by teachers but the choice is apparently ‘still mine’
    For medicine - demand exceeds supply and achieved AS grades are used by a lot of med schools to filter out who will be invited to interview (along with other information from your application).

    Plus you can tailor your welsh bacc to help you with the non-academic side of med requirements - med related research, medical/caring work experience/shadowing and community placement etc etc.

    I don't know why they're pushing you towards FM tbh.
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    (Original post by IAmAnonymous11)
    I live in Wales meaning it’s compulsory to take the welsh bac unless you did well enough in your gcses and are looking to study medicine (myself) I started off the year taking Biology, Chemistry, Maths, Further Maths and Welsh Bac, however after a few weeks I opted to drop Further Maths as the workload was very high for a subject I would drop after the first year. I also spoke to some universities who told me that Further Maths wasn’t necessary for medicine. Now teachers at my school are hounding me down and essentially forcing me to do Further Maths and drop Welsh Bac as the pass rate is higher but the choice is ‘still mine’. What should I take and what do universities really care about
    Biology and Chemistry. Apparently a 3rd stem for Cambridge. You have all those, so they wont care.

    As you say your life and your choice.

    Either get parents involved or e-mail 10 med schools you might be interested in asking if you need it as a fourth as you are being told you need it, print off the no replies and give them to the head, then say you are doing Welsh Bacc.

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