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    I'm currently in year 12 and I'm taking 4 AS levels (biology, chemistry, maths and literature) however the workload is far too much and I'd like to drop maths. However, I'm concerned this will put me at a disadvantage whilst applying to medicine as I would only have 3 AS levels. Do I need 4 AS levels to even be considered? Did anyone here take only 3 AS ? Thank you
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    Even I want to know because I do 3 AS levels I think it's about UCAS points, that's why weird be disadvantaged
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    Usually (unless it's a very high entry uni), they only give offers with 3 grades, but having 4 A-levels will make your application more appealing for such a competitive course like medicine, and if they want AAA, and you got AAAD, having that fourth A-level means you could mess up one and still get the grades.
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    Looking at your subjects if you want to drop a subject it should probs be lit not maths as it is very useful. Most other applicants will have maths as Well, maybe even further maths.
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    (Original post by vector12)
    Usually (unless it's a very high entry uni), they only give offers with 3 grades, but having 4 A-levels will make your application more appealing for such a competitive course like medicine, and if they want AAA, and you got AAAD, having that fourth A-level means you could mess up one and still get the grades.
    But maths, biology and chemistry is linear so it shouldn't matter if you take 3 or 4 as subjects?
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    Medicine doesn't use ucas points so your fine
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    No, none of the medical schools will look at AS grades anymore, apart from Cambridge, Queen's Belfast and Lancaster. If you did drop maths, Cambridge is probably the only medical school where you will be disadvantaged, since applicants with three sciences have a much higher chance of getting an offer. They also put a lot of emphasis on AS grades.
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    (Original post by P_I_Z_Z_A)
    I'm currently in year 12 and I'm taking 4 AS levels (biology, chemistry, maths and literature) however the workload is far too much and I'd like to drop maths. However, I'm concerned this will put me at a disadvantage whilst applying to medicine as I would only have 3 AS levels. Do I need 4 AS levels to even be considered? Did anyone here take only 3 AS ? Thank you
    I don't think you need 4. Not everyone gets the chance to do 4. Besides, pretty sure all these subjects are now terminally-examined and don't have AS-levels.

    Bear in mind that maths will help you out with your sciences. If you think you can do well in maths, drop literature instead.

    (Original post by GCSE 9)
    Even I want to know because I do 3 AS levels I think it's about UCAS points, that's why weird be disadvantaged
    Not many unis look at UCAS points, and even if they do, A*AA is better than BCCC.
 
 
 
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