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    I put in my A-Level choices during late February, but I'm having serious doubts on whether I should go and change them. I've decided Biology, Maths and Psychology as my three, but I'm not sure at all about Maths; I'm happy with Psychology and Biology however.

    I'm planning on doing a biomedical science or biological science degree in Uni (or something else if I change my mind, but still a bio/science degree). When I've searched on RG uni's, they typically say I need two or more from Chemistry, Biology, Physics or Maths for these degrees. Some of them say I just need Biology with an AAA without Maths. But if I have Maths they lessen the entry requirement to ABB or AAB depending on the Uni. I'm not interested at all in Physics, and I definitely won't enjoy or keep up with Chemistry.

    My dilemma, I guess, is the fact that whilst Maths is OK now, I'm definitely doubting my ability to keep up with the material in AL - as I know it's a big jump. I don't really enjoy maths either and from multiple different places I've been told to take subjects I ENJOY - BUT i feel like I NEED MATHS. A lot of my friends who aren't confident or great in Maths are taking it as well, which gives me a little comfort, but only for a while. I'm predicted mostly A's and a few A*'s, with all my mocks being A except for MATHS, which I got the equivalent of a high B. And it's recommended that I take Maths AL with at least a 7 (A grade) which I'm seriously doubting I'll get at GCSE now.

    Plus, I've decided with my mother (who's extremely set on me taking Maths) that I'd do these three subjects. She's sorta terrifying in terms of my choices, so changing them won't be an easy argument AT ALL. She also says - as I raised this issue with her before - "I don't need to enjoy the subject or have motivation, i just need to do it." Which doesn't help me at all because at that moment I HATED Maths.

    So the moral story is I'm extremely conflicted: should I take maths, suffer for two years and possibly not get the grades I wanted, but MORE courses and Uni's I'd want to take are open? Or not take Maths and most likely restrict the courses/Uni's I can take in the future? And if so, what would I replace it with?

    I constantly feel like I shouldn't be questioning the choices I've made AFTER I've made them when walk into school.

    PLEASE HELP.
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    hey x
    i can so relate, i take bio chem and psych and my struggle with maths was reaaaal. all my family told me to take it but i really didnt want to (and im doing med). if im honest- its hard enough struggling with subjects i actually liked but thinking of doing subjects i DIDNT even like would be unimaginable. i understand your position but do your full research. check all the unis that are available. and heads up rg unis are NOT the only good ones. check some other unis that only require 1 science. that being said, maths or chemistry can be very useful esp if you dont know what you want to go into but if your dead set on doing bio then explore other maybe contrasting options like english/politics/history etc.
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    (Original post by t.s.i.t.s.i)
    I put in my A-Level choices during late February, but I'm having serious doubts on whether I should go and change them. I've decided Biology, Maths and Psychology as my three, but I'm not sure at all about Maths; I'm happy with Psychology and Biology however.

    I'm planning on doing a biomedical science or biological science degree in Uni (or something else if I change my mind, but still a bio/science degree). When I've searched on RG uni's, they typically say I need two or more from Chemistry, Biology, Physics or Maths for these degrees. I'm not interested at all in Physics, and I definitely won't enjoy or keep up with Chemistry.

    My dilemma, I guess, is the fact that whilst Maths is OK now, I'm definitely doubting my ability to keep up with the material in AL - as I know it's a big jump. I don't really enjoy maths either and from multiple different places I've been told to take subjects I ENJOY - BUT i NEED MATHS. A lot of my friends who aren't confident or great in Maths are taking it as well, which gives me a little comfort, but only for a while. I'm predicted mostly A's and a few A*'s, with all my mocks being A except for MATHS, which I got the equivalent of a high B. And it's recommended that I take Maths AL with at least a 7 (A grade) which I'm seriously doubting I'll get at GCSE now.

    Plus, I've decided with my mother (who's extremely set on me taking Maths) that I'd do these three subjects. She's sorta terrifying in terms of my choices, so changing them won't be an easy argument AT ALL. She also says - as I raised this issue with her before - "I don't need to enjoy the subject or have motivation, i just need to do it." Which doesn't help me at all because at that moment I HATED Maths.

    So the moral story is I'm extremely conflicted: should I take maths, suffer for two years and possibly not get the grades I wanted, but MORE courses I'd want to take are open? Or not take Maths and most likely restrict the courses I can take in the future? And if so, what would I replace it with?

    I constantly feel like I shouldn't be questioning the choices I've made AFTER I've made them when walk into school.

    PLEASE HELP.
    If you wanna do biomedical science and the unis said that you need maths then you have to take it.
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    I'm doing both bio and chemistry and there is chemistry in bio, as you probably already know. May I ask why you don't like it?^^
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    (Original post by NukaCola)
    I'm doing both bio and chemistry and there is chemistry in bio, as you probably already know. May I ask why you don't like it?^^
    I've always struggled with Chemistry overall. It's most likely the subject I put the most amount of effort in, and even then I get low A's/ sometimes B's. Because of this, I'm certain that I will struggle with Chemistry AL, and I don't particularly enjoy it either. Most of the syllabus I just memorize but I don't understand it at all, so the explain questions in papers REALLY get me all the time.
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    (Original post by p_s79)
    hey x
    i can so relate, i take bio chem and psych and my struggle with maths was reaaaal. all my family told me to take it but i really didnt want to (and im doing med). if im honest- its hard enough struggling with subjects i actually liked but thinking of doing subjects i DIDNT even like would be unimaginable. i understand your position but do your full research. check all the unis that are available. and heads up rg unis are NOT the only good ones. check some other unis that only require 1 science. that being said, maths or chemistry can be very useful esp if you dont know what you want to go into but if your dead set on doing bio then explore other maybe contrasting options like english/politics/history etc.
    What other Uni's are out there that are considered better/just as good as the RG? Could you list some? Everyone in my entire family is expecting me to get into one of the top Uni's, and the pressure is IMMENSE. Hence the 'should I take Maths?' Is there any Uni that is regarded as highly as them in terms of sciences? Thanks x
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    (Original post by Memeintern)
    If you wanna do biomedical science and the unis said that you need maths then you have to take it.
    I edited the question a little. But I've done some searching that I don't need maths, but it'll keep more Uni's available for me to pick. (unless I beg for a place, I'm not sure...) So it's more the question of whether I don't take maths but have less Uni's, or do but I likely won't succeed in the subject
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    Hi,
    So I take Biology, Maths and Chemistry and am in my final year. I honestly love Maths, it’s my favourite subject and definitely the subject I am best at. My sister wants to do biomedical science and does the same subjects as me, I would say that Maths would be beneficial to the course, however don’t make a decision that you’ll regret. You could always talk to your teachers about it or start the course and then if your not sure switch a few week into the year. X
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