Oxbridge medicine without additional maths qualification at gcse

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I am a year 11 student in middle set for maths. I am on course to get a 9, but I have not taken additional maths because it is only available to the top set students, will this damage my Oxbridge application?
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It's not likely to.
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(Original post by Haydn_Moses)
I am a year 11 student in middle set for maths. I am on course to get a 9, but I have not taken additional maths because it is only available to the top set students, will this damage my Oxbridge application?
Why would it? I teach at a high performing selective school and we don't do it! We see it as a waste of time of GCSE is taught well
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(Original post by Haydn_Moses)
I am a year 11 student in middle set for maths. I am on course to get a 9, but I have not taken additional maths because it is only available to the top set students, will this damage my Oxbridge application?
Many Cambridge colleges require 3 science A Levels, so Maths or Physics + Biology and Chemistry. That's the only thing and what you describe in your Q has no relation to that.

Oxford has no such requirements.

Obviously you can't apply to both Oxford and Cambridge in the same year for undergrad medicine.
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It’s beneficial to have a strong gcse profile when applying for such a competitive course, but when applying there’s more looked at than your gcse profile. Universities understand how much students develop from gcse into a-level, they take that into account. Of course it would be beneficial to study further maths at gcse but it’s not going to hinder you so much. You’ve said you’re on track for a 9 so you probably would be well fit for additional maths. A passionate personal statement, good result in admission tests (UKCAT etc), good interview and great a-level profile will be just as important, if not more than not taking an additional maths gcse. I would definitely to suggest to do it though if the opportunity does arise, but it’s not defining of being accepted. Best of luck
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Oxford only cares about number and proportion of A* or 8/9 grades at GCSE, not what subjects they are in. Cambridge has no GCSE requirements and does not use them that heavily when determining interview invites and offers.
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Shouldn't make a difference to... anything really. Maybe if you wanted to do further maths A-level, but most medicine applicants don't do that and most people who do f.maths haven't done additional maths anyway!
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