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I’ve applied for a chemistry degree at UCL(Offer AAA) next year and am studying chem, physics maths and f maths at a level.
I’ve already got an A in maths AS and B in f maths AS but am wondering if further maths a level is even necessary for a Chemistry degree (S3/M2/FP2) - how useful is further maths in a chemistry degree or is it irrelevant ?
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(Original post by meeravirdee)
I’ve applied for a chemistry degree at UCL(Offer AAA) next year and am studying chem, physics maths and f maths at a level.
I’ve already got an A in maths AS and B in f maths AS but am wondering if further maths a level is even necessary for a Chemistry degree (S3/M2/FP2) - how useful is further maths in a chemistry degree or is it irrelevant ?
All the entrance requirements I have ever looked at do not require FM. They dont insist on Maths either.
The power combination I think is Chemistry, Biology Maths.

Would it make it easier to get your grades if you dropped FM? is that what you are thinking of doing?
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Yeah I was thinking of focusing on chem/Physics/maths. But do you know how advanced the maths is in a chem degree? Bc if a lot of f maths concepts are covered in a chem degree it might still be important to do f maths?
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The thing that surprises most people about a chemistry degree is how much maths/physics there is. At Russell Group universities especially they place a lot of emphasis on the very fundamentals of chemistry, which involves things like Schrodinger's equation and quantum mechanics. Even if it's not required for a chemistry degree, it is very useful if you want to do it as much of the chemistry degree is based around advanced mathematical/physical concepts.
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You won't need further maths, even for the most mathematically heavy courses - the maths that you need above A-level gets taught as part of your course.

The more advanced topics are not covered in further maths A-level, either.
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You won't need further maths, even for the most mathematically heavy courses - the maths that you need above A-level gets taught as part of your course.

The more advanced topics are not covered in further maths A-level, either.
Thank you!! I think I’ll drop f maths then and really work on getting A*s on my other subjects
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I’ve applied for a chemistry degree at UCL(Offer AAA) next year and am studying chem, physics maths and f maths at a level.
I’ve already got an A in maths AS and B in f maths AS but am wondering if further maths a level is even necessary for a Chemistry degree (S3/M2/FP2) - how useful is further maths in a chemistry degree or is it irrelevant ?
You'll find that the most common combination at reputable unis is chemistry, maths and physics - this is by far the most useful. FM is decent, but biology is pretty unnecessary. FM and beyond gets taught as part of the course

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