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    GCSEs begin next week and I keep worrying about my option to do further maths a level. I am working to getting an A* in maths as I have got it in my mocks since year 10, but I also do additional maths and it takes me quite a while to understand the concepts (even though after a lot of studying I do understand the topic). I hope to get a B in further maths, otherwise hopefully at least pass it. Its taking up a lot of my revision time but I know some of the topics overlap with a level so it will be helpful next year. I want to do computer science/software engineering in uni. Im taking computing,maths,media (and possibly further maths) otherwise I hate all the other subjects (especially physics which my teacher said is a good alternative) and I don't know what to do. Apparently a levels do not compare to gcses so I don't want to struggle, but then again if all a levels are hard I might as well take what I want right? I dont know...just scared. What do you guys think?

    a levels are nothing like GCSE personally , I achieved an A* in maths and now do both further maths and normal , if your going to do further you must also do normal , also check which extra ones your going to be doing , in further you have to do FP1 and in normal you must do C1 and C2 , however you have to do 3 in each (normally S1 , M1 and D1 are the main choices ) check them out first as some people really struggle with certain topics in some . other than that I would say further is excellent , apart from the fact FP1 has no real life effect and could feel a bit artificial and hard to contemplate
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