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Maths A-Level for Medicine?


Elizabeth Banjo
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A2 Maths, A2 Chemistry, A2 Biology
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I’ve heard that it is best to take Maths A-Level if you want to apply to medicine as it can give you a ‘competitive advantage’. Why is this? Thanks 

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MaxiMaxi
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I think A-Level maths is considered to be a really hard a level qualification and most university admission officers recognise that

So if theyre deciding between 2 applications where one student does chem bio maths and the other student does chem bio sociology they might regard the first student as a bit more intelligent? Thats my theory behind it (although I do know that doing a combination of calculation based a levels and essay based a levels might be more advantageous compared to just bio chem maths so who knows ?‍♂️)

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Hope01
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I think its actually a misconception doing maths a level increases your chance to do medicine

Fair enough its a hard A-Level, but if you're doing chem and bio that level of maths is literally the only type of maths you're gonna do at university. And I think admission officers know this

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IggyDentist
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@hope01

Yeah I think only Cambridge require 3 sciences so most people tend to go with maths bio chem

But for majority of universities they just focus on chem and and bio (and sometimes not even bio)

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