(Original post by lou_100)
Okay, Further Maths would be an advantage. I have not done much research on Maths because I have no intention of doing it, but my friend originally wanted to do Biology, and had now decided to do Maths, having only done normal Maths. She has done some research (so I'm just going by what she says), and has now decided she is almost forced (if she wants to get into a top University) to at least do AS Further Maths (I think that means doing some of the Further Maths units, not all) in order to stand a good chance.
I think that if you don't take Further Maths, it sounds
to me like if you don't do F. Maths then you'll have a tough job getting into a top University compared with those who do have that further knowledge. Either that, or you'll have to opt for another course if you have difficulty. Have you considered swapping to a college that does offer it?
Yes, you are correct in saying Politics and Psychology are slightly weaker than other subjects. However, it is not entirely correct to imply that they won't get you in to Oxbridge. In the view of Cambridge, they are suitable as third
A levels. In other words, they should be paired with two first choice highly academic subjects, which Biology, Maths and Chemistry are. So in this person's particular case it is fine to choose Pyschology if that is what they want to do. However, I'm unsure where you got Politics from as I couldn't find it anywhere in the original post? Perhaps I'm missing something.
You should be doing Further Maths !
If you love it so much, it sounds like you really want to do it at Uni.
Do they? Obviously, some do, or a lot do. I wouldn't describe it as a standard entry requirement/norm. They do specify that having more than 3 won't necessarily increase chances at all. 3 is perfectly adequate, although many choose to do 4 (or even 5..crazy) :O.
Anyway to poster: Choose whichever one you enjoy most basically
I've just thought of something else, why not consider taking a private tutor to teach you 3 of the Further Maths units over the whole 2 years of college. That way, you end up with AS Further Maths, can stay at the college you want to go to, and chances are increased for Maths. ?