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Advice please!!
I am applying to Biology/biosciences at Oxford, UCL, ICL, Durham and York, however I am worried I wont get offers due to maths. I only achieved a B at GCSE, therefore I have taken it alongside my A levels at As to make my application stronger (completed my other As subjects in the summer). I am finding it difficult as expected, and I just worry its going to cause me to do worse in my other subjects. I don't want to do it unless its going to greatly improve my chances of getting offers. I am aware Cambridge only allow a maximum of 20 people each year to study Natsci without A level maths which is why I opted for Oxford.
So basically my question is: do I stand a chance of getting offers and should I drop maths before I send of my application on Wednesday! Thank you!!

GCSE's : 6A*s, 6As, 1B(maths) plus Welsh Baccalaureate
(I am aware my GCSE's are weak by Oxford/UCL/ICL's standards)

As : AAA (Biology, Chemistry, Geography)

A level predictions : A*A*A*(/A - unsure on my chemistry prediction I will have to double check)
Welsh Baccalaureate - A

If anyone knows where the Unis I'm applying to stand on maths for biology could you let me know? Do they have a similar 'rule' which isnt advertised as Cambridge do?
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Advice please!!
I am applying to Biology/biosciences at Oxford, UCL, ICL, Durham and York, however I am worried I wont get offers due to maths. I only achieved a B at GCSE, therefore I have taken it alongside my A levels at As to make my application stronger (completed my other As subjects in the summer). I am finding it difficult as expected, and I just worry its going to cause me to do worse in my other subjects. I don't want to do it unless its going to greatly improve my chances of getting offers. I am aware Cambridge only allow a maximum of 20 people each year to study Natsci without A level maths which is why I opted for Oxford.
So basically my question is: do I stand a chance of getting offers and should I drop maths before I send of my application on Wednesday! Thank you!!

GCSE's : 6A*s, 6As, 1B(maths) plus Welsh Baccalaureate
(I am aware my GCSE's are weak by Oxford/UCL/ICL's standards)

As : AAA (Biology, Chemistry, Geography)

A level predictions : A*A*A*(/A - unsure on my chemistry prediction I will have to double check)
Welsh Baccalaureate - A

If anyone knows where the Unis I'm applying to stand on maths for biology could you let me know? Do they have a similar 'rule' which isnt advertised as Cambridge do?
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