Why Additional Maths (A Maths) is important for entering Medicine:
Pathway: A Maths (O Level) –> H2 Maths (A Level) –> NUS Medicine
Quote: While NUS and NTU Medicine does not (officially) require H2 Maths (ie. ‘A’ level Maths), some other (overseas) Medical schools might. And not having H2 Maths might (unofficially) disadvantage your chances, even for NUS and NTU.
Therefore (assuming you intend to fight all the way for your ambition), your safest bet would be to (fight for the opportunity) to take both H2 Bio and H2 Math. The ideal Singapore JC subject combination for applying to Medicine (in any University) is :
H2 Chemistry, H2 Biology, H2 Mathematics
Quote: pre-requisites for nus medicine will be H2 Chem and H2 bio or physics.
as for what’s best,
H2 math is almost a must since without it you’ll be ruling out a lot of ‘back-up courses’