I’ve just finished my GCSEs and I am about to go to HSFC for my A Levels, after which I hope to do Philosophy, Politics & Economics at Oxford University
On the Oxford website, it says that mathematics is not a required subject to study in order to apply to the course, however it does say that many successful applicants have completed mathematics up to AS Level or A2.
I sat my mathematics GCSE in November and achieved an A* and then went on to study for an Additional Mathematics qualification which I sat in the summer (and I am pretty confident that I have passed, hopefully gained a merit (it was a Level 2 Qualification but it is recognised as almost being Level 2.5, in between GCSE & A Level, if you weren’t aware)).
As I don’t wish to continue doing mathematics at A Level (I’ve chosen French, German, History and Government & Politics), would my A* at GCSE and pass or merit in Additional Mathematics be sufficient to stand a chance against other applicants? The requirement for PPE at Oxford is AAA, which I am confident in my ability to achieve, provided I work hard.
There’s always an opportunity to do an AS in Maths, although I don’t really want to do 5 AS levels and 4/5 A2s but it’s always a route to go down.
Many thanks in advance
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