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    Looking to do Medicine at uni. I am well aware it’s difficult and competitive, but I adore Biology and can push to achieve the right grades in that and Chemistry. English is my strong point, getting 9s in that... Worried about my maths grade though. We’re with Edexcel, new spec 9-1, and there’s three papers out of 80 marks. I can’t seem to get above 45/80 on a GOOD day — that equates to a grade 7, or old ‘A’ grade. Not ideal really

    I hate Maths with a burning passion. Not the graphs and stats side of it, as I can interpret data fine, but shapes and algebra make me want to cry. I can do it but with great difficulty somehow I’m still in the top set of my year group. No clue how I’ve managed that one! So yeah. I’m averaging anywhere around 20-45 marks on each paper, really depends on the day. Recently I’ve been getting around the 42 marker.

    In the summer, my grade will perhaps be a 5, most likely be a 6 and there’s a slither of a chance it’ll be a 7. As I said, my other subjects aren’t bad, it’s really just maths I despise. Not planning on taking it further than GCSE but worried it’ll disadvantage me in terms of coping with A level sciences, getting into uni and the uni degree itself. Not interested in Oxbridge. Any advice or personal experience welcome.
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    (Original post by ethistu7)
    Looking to do Medicine at uni. I am well aware it’s difficult and competitive, but I adore Biology and can push to achieve the right grades in that and Chemistry. English is my strong point, getting 9s in that... Worried about my maths grade though. We’re with Edexcel, new spec 9-1, and there’s three papers out of 80 marks. I can’t seem to get above 45/80 on a GOOD day — that equates to a grade 7, or old ‘A’ grade. Not ideal really

    I hate Maths with a burning passion. Not the graphs and stats side of it, as I can interpret data fine, but shapes and algebra make me want to cry. I can do it but with great difficulty somehow I’m still in the top set of my year group. No clue how I’ve managed that one! So yeah. I’m averaging anywhere around 20-45 marks on each paper, really depends on the day. Recently I’ve been getting around the 42 marker.

    In the summer, my grade will perhaps be a 5, most likely be a 6 and there’s a slither of a chance it’ll be a 7. As I said, my other subjects aren’t bad, it’s really just maths I despise. Not planning on taking it further than GCSE but worried it’ll disadvantage me in terms of coping with A level sciences, getting into uni and the uni degree itself. Not interested in Oxbridge. Any advice or personal experience welcome.
    It depends on the med school tbh, if you want my advice, I'd say play to your strengths. Wait until you have some grades and a UKCAT/BMAT score and then apply to unis that weight grades / entrance exam scores in a way that favour you. As far as I know, many places don't really count GCSE results, but that might have changed now that you don't do AS levels. You'll probably need to get the equivalent of an A-C depending on the uni, but you know, get your grades and then work from there. In terms of needing maths, you don't need A-level maths to help you with anything, including physics A-level or medicine at uni, so don't worry about that
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    Grade 7 is good. Grade 6 is fine. Just get 6 or higher and you're fine.
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