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    So I want to do physics, chemistry, maths, and further maths in college, but I've also (sort of-ish) though about doing medicine in uni. Is it worth taking A level biology as a private candidate?

    (I'm not doing biology in college because although it's interesting, physics and further maths are more interesting, and its basically impossible to do medicine/chemical engineering without chemistry, and I can't do further with out core maths)

    Would it be enough for me to do an EPQ that's biology based?

    drop further maths
    Most universities dont consider it as a subject if taken alongside maths
    if u wanna do medicine

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    drop further maths
    Most universities dont consider it as a subject if taken alongside maths
    if u wanna do medicine
    You also dont need further maths for chemical engineering
    however if you wanna do all 5
    i would recommend sitting further maths as a private candidate instead of biology
    Further maths (with enough dedication) can be taught by ones own self
    Unkike biology which is very content heavy

    Chose 3.
    5 is unnecessary.
    If a university asks you for AAA in medicine and you get BBBAA, then you wouldn't have met the offer (in their eyes you got AAB) and you'll get rejected.

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