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    At the start of AS, I decided to pursue A levels in biology, chemistry, physics and maths. This summer I got A's in all of the AS exams, but I also decided that I wanted to pursue a maths degree at uni. However, upon doing some research, I found that a lot of the top unis require further maths at A level (I realise that going to a top uni doesn't matter as much as obtaining a 2:1 or a first, but I've always aspired towards going to unis of the likes of Oxford, etc., as cliche as it might sound). Furthermore, a lot of them require it at A*... The option of doing further maths in one year, alongside A2 maths, chemistry and physics (I dropped biology) has been given to me. I've been aspiring to go to a top 5 uni, but I fear that I may have a large workload that means I'll obtain less than stellar grades, (especially considering that I'm sitting the reformed A levels for science, so I'll have to sit the AS papers, along with A2 for chemistry and physics next year) even though I was previously hoping to achieve 4 A*s (my teachers also predicted me A*s in my previous subjects). I could also do further maths to AS, but this would potentially mean that I'd have to sit STEP/AEA to increase my uni options and they both sound like hell. I have no idea what to do and I'm freaking out. Pls. Someone. Anyone. Help me, please. Should I do the full A level or just sit it to AS? Should I drop A level chemistry (despite my teachers urging me to keep it in case F.maths doesn't turn out well). What would you do it you were in my shoes?

    Which universities absolutely require it? Which ones are you considering that don't?

    If you think you've managed the workload of AS well and you could be predicted a high grade for Further Maths, I would do it.

    But if only a few universities require it, maybe it would be best to just focus on three rather than risk compromising your results in your other subjects.
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