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Wherever possible, we recommend that Natural Sciences applicants take a higher level qualification in Maths because Maths is such a central component of many of the subjects available within Natural Sciences. Almost all applicants to Natural Sciences are studying for a higher level qualification in Maths. Without it, the choice of courses available in the first year is restricted.
Each year a handful of students are admitted to Natural Sciences without a higher level qualification in Maths. These students are expected to complete 20–40 hours of preparatory work before they arrive and are given alternative teaching and support during the first term, to help them develop the mathematical skills required later in the course.