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I'm starting the second year of my A level very soon. I sat the exams for AS Biology, Chemistry, Physics and A level Maths. I scored A for the three AS science papers and A* for Maths.

The question is, should I do further maths as I first planned while also continuing the three sciences? (I'm planning to acquire a Biochemistry degree)
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(Original post by QTer)
I'm starting the second year of my A level very soon. I sat the exams for AS Biology, Chemistry, Physics and A level Maths. I scored A for the three AS science papers and A* for Maths.

The question is, should I do further maths as I first planned while also continuing the three sciences? (I'm planning to acquire a Biochemistry degree)
You need your best three A levels. Why would you want to do another one when that means time you could be spending on your main ones?
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As above, you only need three subjects to apply, and FM is less relevant for Bisocience courses (including Biochemistry). If you were specifically planning to go into something like Biochemical Engineering or Bioinformatics/Systems Biology then it might be useful, but by no means necessary.

I would suggest dropping Physics and not taking FM. The core A-level Maths will give you a strong quantitative background which is useful, but without so many of the less relevant topics you might cover in FM, and the Biology/Chemistry content obviously necesasry, while the Physics content is neither necessary nor even particularly useful to your chosen/planned course.

The above assumes you are intending to follow through with your Biochemistry plans, but it still gives you a reasonable range of options otherwise. Some Chemical/Biochemica/Biological/Biomedical Engineering courses don't require Physics if you have Chemistry and Maths, so you still have some leeway to move in that direction if you desired. If you did want to do quite a shift towards e.g. Physics or another engineering discipline (like Mechanical) where Physics would be necessary and FM useful, then there are lots of courses in those subjects with foundation year options anyway that you can apply to (or you could take a year out and sit those exams in a gap year, which is more or less equivalent to the foundation year anyway).
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