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    Should I do Chemisty, Biology, Maths and Further Maths or just Chemistry, Biology and Maths at AS level? Do universities really care about AS?
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    With the new Linear A Levels, universities don’t really look at AS levels any more, I’m in my second year now applying to do medicine with Bio Chem and maths.
    I think you still get an AS for further maths so it’s worth doing just for the AS, but most universities only go off of predicted a Levels now
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    (Original post by Daniel100499)
    With the new Linear A Levels, universities don’t really look at AS levels any more, I’m in my second year now applying to do medicine with Bio Chem and maths.
    I think you still get an AS for further maths so it’s worth doing just for the AS, but most universities only go off of predicted a Levels now
    Would a B in the Welsh Bac over the two years be considered any different to an A in just one year of Further Maths?
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    if you really wanna do medicine may as well drop it but if youre good enough to do well at a level maths this year then why not
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    (Original post by IAmAnonymous11)
    Would a B in the Welsh Bac over the two years be considered any different to an A in just one year of Further Maths?
    Not too sure about welsh bac, if it’s the equivalent to a full A level then yeah it would be considered better to an A at AS
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    I started off this year (year 12) taking further maths but chose to drop it because I wasn’t really a fan (even though I love maths), now my head of sixth form and careers advisor are more or less i insisting that I take further maths AS because it has a very high pass rate compared to the Welsh Bac, (level 2 qualification I think) and I really dont know what to do
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    It won't really make a difference, but if you enjoy maths and are good at it, FM won't be as much of a stretch as doing another fourth subject (such as Physics), and won't be that far beyond doing three only.

    However it's pretty irrelevant unless you go into academic medicine and pursue research in some fairly mathematical area (such as systems biology/quantitative physiology areas). Even then, by the time you actually get to start doing that work you'll probably be so far removed from your maths background it won't really help a great deal anyway.

    It would be useful if you want to apply to e.g. Natural Sciences or some quantitative bioscience subject as your 5th option though (such as Mathematical/Systems Biology or some Bioengineering type course - however such courses may not accept a medicine statement without prejudice as with the typical BMS and related courses).
 
 
 
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