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    Hey everyone, I'm going into year 12 in September 2018 and I'm planning to pick Biology, Chemistry and Physics as my A-Level subjects. I want to go into Medicine at Uni but all the courses say that people usually do Bio, Chem and Maths however I am better at Physics than Maths so do you think it is a better idea to do just Physics instead of Maths?

    Physics will be quite hard without maths
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    I think choosing physics over maths is fine - the main subjects you need for medicine are chemistry and biology.

    I will also say in my experience pick the subject you enjoy more as you'll be more inclined to work harder for it

    Your choices should be fine but to make 100% certain you can look at a bunch of medical school websites and check their entry requirements. (There shouldn't be an issue!)

    Also a lot of people might tell you that physics is hard without maths A Level but I have a few friends who did just physics and did fine! Just make sure you put extra effort in. I'm doing chemistry which is heavily maths based and I hate and didn't take maths and I'm doing fine cause I make sure to put extra effort into the maths part.

    Go with what you love and enjoy, not what people think you should take!
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    It's fine, but realistically due to the lack of taking Maths alongside, while you don't miss any necessary knowledge, you do miss out on the continual usage of your mathematical skills in addition to the work you do in Physics, so you need to devote more time to keeping this sharp. Thus, it's not necessarily "easier" as an option, and if you're extremely weak mathematically then you may be better off taking another subject altogether anyway. Maths also provides more options if you decide not to apply to medicine.

    Since you have the core subjects of Biology and Chemistry, it's more important to maximise your grade profile rather than try and fulfill some arbitrary non-existent requirement - only a small number require three STEM subjects, and while beneficial overall and preferred by a few more, getting AAB is much worse than AAA (or A*A*B compared to AAA potentially even...).
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    Thanks everyone this is really helpful👌

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