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Im currently in my final year of o levels and math is probably my weakest subject and i dont want to pursue it in A levels because its just not something im good at. Will this put me at a disadvantage when i apply to universities for psychology in the UK. The subjects in planning on taking in A levels are psychology, sociology, biology and literature.
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Well I enjoy maths but I wouldn't say I'm amazing at it.I want to do neuroscience at uni so I've applied for biology chemistry and psychology. I don't think you need to necessarily have a maths a level.I would assume that they would prefer at least one from biology chemistry or maths,
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Most Psychology degrees are science based - and therefore require a high grade in GCSE (O level) Maths.
Few insist on A level Maths - but they will want A level science or Psychology.
The course at Bristol has a flexible view of 'science' (includes Geography) but also wants GCSE 6 in Maths (B grade) minimu : http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/under...sc-psychology/

Some Psychology degrees however are more social science focussed and these may suit you better.
One example : https://www.reading.ac.uk/ready-to-s...hilosophy.aspx This asks for GCSEs ( C grade) in Maths, English and a science but does not specify any subjects for A level (ABB) : https://www.reading.ac.uk/ready-to-s...sychology.aspx

You might like to look at joint subject degrees :
Psychology in Education : http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/under...-in-education/ ('essay based' subject at A level, grade B GCSE)
Psychology and Sociology : https://www.brighton.ac.uk/courses/s...y-ba-hons.aspx (A-level BBC no subjects specified, GCSE Maths grade C)
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(Original post by alisha1692)
Im currently in my final year of o levels and math is probably my weakest subject and i dont want to pursue it in A levels because its just not something im good at. Will this put me at a disadvantage when i apply to universities for psychology in the UK. The subjects in planning on taking in A levels are psychology, sociology, biology and literature.
It may be worth checking out a few unis websites to see what they say.
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Most unis will ask for one (preferably two) from psychology, maths, bio, chem and physics. Maths is not necessarily needed so you should be fine with both psychology and biology. I suggest you go on the websites of unis you are interested in to see what their specific requirements are but what I just said generally covers all unis, including the top ones. You will need at least a B or maybe C in GCSE maths though.
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A Level requirements differ on the universities themselves but if you don't have A Level Maths than they generally want at least a B at GCSE
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As long as you have ok grades in Maths at GCSE (which I assume you would since youre doing it at A Level), don't worry! I applied to bath, cambridge, lse, durham, and st andrews & I dropped down to AS Maths (and have Psych, Econ, and English as my other subjects).
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