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    I'm currently within GCSE year, doing the new 9-1 syllabus, and in the process of sending off 6th Form Applications. I really want to do medicine when I am older and I'm a little confused over what combination is best for A-Level.
    I am considering taking Biology, Chemistry, Psychology as my current 3 (perhaps a forth with EPQ but more likley just an EPQ). However after looking around a bit the general consensus seems to infer to taking maths (which i initially decided before changing my mind). I consider myself a capable student for maths (predicted a 7/8 gcse) but have a strong feeling that I will struggle with it during my A-Levels. I also think I will enjoy a subject like Psychology more. Would this combination be a good idea (provided I get the grades required to proceed) for courses in medicine or should I stick with maths instead of psychology?
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    You only need maths for Cambridge where I think they ask for at least an AS in maths or physics. Everywhere else says Biology and Chemistry with a 3rd academic subject. If you already think you might struggle with maths A level and will enjoy another subject better, go for the other as you'll probably do better if you enjoy it. Good luck
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    You do not need maths for the vast majority of medical schools.
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    (Original post by Lawrence0)
    I'm currently within GCSE year, doing the new 9-1 syllabus, and in the process of sending off 6th Form Applications. I really want to do medicine when I am older and I'm a little confused over what combination is best for A-Level.
    I am considering taking Biology, Chemistry, Psychology as my current 3 (perhaps a forth with EPQ but more likley just an EPQ). However after looking around a bit the general consensus seems to infer to taking maths (which i initially decided before changing my mind). I consider myself a capable student for maths (predicted a 7/8 gcse) but have a strong feeling that I will struggle with it during my A-Levels. I also think I will enjoy a subject like Psychology more. Would this combination be a good idea (provided I get the grades required to proceed) for courses in medicine or should I stick with maths instead of psychology?
    No medical school in the UK requires Maths A-level.
    Only Cambridge states a preference for 3 sciences (Maths or Phys alongside Bio/Chem).
 
 
 
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