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GCSE Students - What subjects will you take for A-Levels?

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    (Original post by Nucleo)
    Maths, Further Maths, Physics, Chem, Bio.
    Sweet! I'm doing the exact same but I'm replacing Biology with Economics
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    Physics, Chemistry, Maths, Further Maths and either Art of Gov & Politics
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    (Original post by snow leopard)
    The difference between maths and further maths is that further maths is more advanced, covering more content than normal maths. They are two separate A levels and can both be done at the same time, however most schools teach the whole maths A level in Year 12 then further maths in Year 13, so if you pick further expect a fast pace and a heavy weighting of exams in maths (6 in the Year 12, another 6 in Year 13). By no means let that put you off, further is very interesting and rewarding.


    Thank You very much for your advise)
    Because I was only thinking of doing A Level Mathematics
    but my maths teacher advise me also to take further mathematics , because I have
    A* in total for my unit 1 and 2 in total , and definitely will
    get at least an A in unit 3,
    Also maths is the subject that I most enjoy and good at... )

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    I'm only in Year 10 so don't really need to worry and don't have any huge preferences atm, plus haven't really discovered my 'strong' subjects seeing as I've only got 7 exam results for 4 subjects, but hey, I'm still a GCSE student so I'll answer anyway

    Probably definitely maybe possibly Chemistry, cos it fits with Maths and Physics and Biology so it's a nice 'fitting' subject overall. Wheras Biology doesn't tend to fit with Physics etc. (Well, I dunno, I'm prob talking crap. Just a guess )
    Biology. If I do well next year.
    Maths, maybe, or Physics. Not sure about Physics.
    Then... History or French (thinking about it, it's a hell of work for me, especially speaking...) or maybe even Geography if I don't fail the exam I did today and be put off for life.

    In Summary: I don't have a bloody clue. Just inclinations. Which might drastically change. One thing's for certain, the Arts and English are all out of my sight
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    (Original post by Sagacious)
    You can do Maths and Further Maths at the same time, I myself will be doing it in September. Therefore 10 lessons of Maths per week. Most colleges/sixth forms arrange the modules so you do the regular Maths in the first year, then further maths in the second. So basically;

    January = AS Maths
    June = A2 Maths
    2nd Year January = AS Further Maths
    2nd Year June = A2 Further Maths

    The difference between Maths and Further Maths is the modules you do. You can do Mechanics & Statistics & Further Pure etc. With Further you do more modules obviously. Hence why you need a higher GCSE Maths grade to do Further than the regular Maths.

    I believe Further Maths is massivley beneficial if you wish to do Physics (like myself) or planning on dong Maths at Uni. With regular Maths I heard you do the Statistics Modules instead of Mechanics Modules if you have not taken Physics. I could be wrong but that's what my college said. Obviously you do both in Further Maths.
    I'm doing Further Maths as well next year. However, I'll be doing it alongside Normal Maths. I think you should do both Statistics and Mechanics but focus mainly on Mechanics if you are going into Physics (so am I). Statistics is very handy when studying Quantum Mechanics in Uni.

    Anyways these are my FMaths and Maths Modules :

    Maths : C1-C4, M1,M2
    FMaths : FP1-2, S1-2, M3, D1
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    I'm doing Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Maths.

    I wonder how people can manage FIVE A levels, let alone 4.
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    English Lang/Lit, History, Biology & Politics.
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    (Original post by conzag123)
    YOU get to do Russian as well!! that's another person..!! my school's a language college as well and all we offer are french, german, spanish and chinese and you can't study chinese past GCSE!!!!!!
    :lol: My school's not even a specialist language school! Mind you, we weren't offered Spanish or Chinese -- only German or French in Year 7 and a chance to choose one more in Year 8 out of French, German, Russian and Latin.
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    (Original post by Sagacious)
    You can do Maths and Further Maths at the same time, I myself will be doing it in September. Therefore 10 lessons of Maths per week. Most colleges/sixth forms arrange the modules so you do the regular Maths in the first year, then further maths in the second. So basically;

    January = AS Maths
    June = A2 Maths
    2nd Year January = AS Further Maths
    2nd Year June = A2 Further Maths

    The difference between Maths and Further Maths is the modules you do. You can do Mechanics & Statistics & Further Pure etc. With Further you do more modules obviously. Hence why you need a higher GCSE Maths grade to do Further than the regular Maths.

    I believe Further Maths is massivley beneficial if you wish to do Physics (like myself) or planning on dong Maths at Uni. With regular Maths I heard you do the Statistics Modules instead of Mechanics Modules if you have not taken Physics. I could be wrong but that's what my college said. Obviously you do both in Further Maths.


    Thank You very much for your advise )
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    (Original post by GMD)
    6 ftw!
    Why are you taking 6?
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    (Original post by ktlaurenroe)
    English Lang/Lit, History, Biology & Politics.
    Doing exactly the same as you except swap Biology for Chemistry!
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    There are a LOT of people taking further maths on here!
    Well, I guess I wont break the trend:
    maths, further maths, french, history, politics
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    (Original post by Whangdoodle)
    I'm only in Year 10 so don't really need to worry and don't have any huge preferences atm, plus haven't really discovered my 'strong' subjects seeing as I've only got 7 exam results for 4 subjects, but hey, I'm still a GCSE student so I'll answer anyway

    Probably definitely maybe possibly Chemistry, cos it fits with Maths and Physics and Biology so it's a nice 'fitting' subject overall. Wheras Biology doesn't tend to fit with Physics etc. (Well, I dunno, I'm prob talking crap. Just a guess )
    Biology. If I do well next year.
    Maths, maybe, or Physics. Not sure about Physics.
    Then... History or French (thinking about it, it's a hell of work for me, especially speaking...) or maybe even Geography if I don't fail the exam I did today and be put off for life.

    In Summary: I don't have a bloody clue. Just inclinations. Which might drastically change. One thing's for certain, the Arts and English are all out of my sight
    Just finished my AS's and found my Physics Unit 1 disastrous due to lack of mechanics. I urge you to teach yourself, if your school doen't, the 'M1' module of Maths in Year 12.

    Subject inclinations seem overall good. All traditional.
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    I have total respect for the people taking languages. I probably have barely scraped a B at French GCSE and that was with a huge amount of effort! Languages are seriously not my thing :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by GMD)
    6 ftw!
    really? cool
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    (Original post by AmyLH)
    I have total respect for the people taking languages. I probably have barely scraped a B at French GCSE and that was with a huge amount of effort! Languages are seriously not my thing :rolleyes:
    People who can speak a modern language fluently are so lucky, it's a GCSE and A level effortlessly in the bag, I wish I was raised and taught speaking one :/
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    (Original post by AmyLH)
    I have total respect for the people taking languages. I probably have barely scraped a B at French GCSE and that was with a huge amount of effort! Languages are seriously not my thing :rolleyes:
    I know what you mean
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    I'm doing: English Lit, Chemistry, Tudor History and French
    I know the Chemistry looks a bit 'odd' but it can be useful for law ( apparently) anyway I love it!!

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