Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
    • TSR Support Team
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    TSR Support Team
    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    I want a mean question (that I can do) to come up :mmm: lower the boundaries...

    :awesome: I myself could never do one, but it's great!
    Selfish.

    I'm split half and half with Economics or Mathematics now. I'm good at Economics but Mathematics has more uses and is deemed more difficult by the prop trading firms.
    Offline

    18
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Aurorae)
    Selfish.

    I'm split half and half with Economics or Mathematics now. I'm good at Economics but Mathematics has more uses and is deemed more difficult by the prop trading firms.
    Joint honours?
    Offline

    18
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Aurorae)
    There's an additional further maths? :eek:

    I'm thinking of a similar path as you with the exception of Physics. I'm doing Maths, Further Maths, Economics and Computing.

    I'm going to have to look into AFM.


    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Only Edexcel and OCR MEI have it I think.

    If you do C1-C1 + 2 applied modules, you'll get an ordinary "maths" A-level.

    If you do FP1, FP2 and/or FP3, and 3 or 4 applied modules, you'll get a "Further Maths" A-level.

    Do any other six modules (there will only be six left for Edexcel, but more if you're on OCR MEI), and you'll get "Additional Further Maths".
    Offline

    9
    ReputationRep:
    :sigh:
    History
    Maths
    English
    Physics
    Biology
    • TSR Support Team
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    TSR Support Team
    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    Joint honours?
    I'd prefer specialising. Although yep, that's a possibility.

    But if I want to study Maths, I'll need to prepare for the STEP on top of the SAT.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Elm Tree)
    School.. let's see what happens
    Put vaseline all over your face to make yourself look ill


    Posted from TSR Mobile
    • TSR Support Team
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    TSR Support Team
    (Original post by justinawe)
    Only Edexcel and OCR MEI have it I think.

    If you do C1-C1 + 2 applied modules, you'll get an ordinary "maths" A-level.

    If you do FP1, FP2 and/or FP3, and 3 or 4 applied modules, you'll get a "Further Maths" A-level.

    Do any other six modules (there will only be six left for Edexcel, but more if you're on OCR MEI), and you'll get "Additional Further Maths".
    Thanks for that.

    I have a feeling Mathematics will take over my college life now.
    Offline

    18
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Aurorae)
    I'd prefer specialising. Although yep, that's a possibility.

    But if I want to study Maths, I'll need to prepare for the STEP on top of the SAT.
    Major Minor?

    STEP is an issue, but I'm sure you'll be fine if you're wanting to do maths!
    Offline

    18
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Aurorae)
    Thanks for that.

    I have a feeling Mathematics will take over my college life now.
    If you want to do maths at uni, you'd best be delighted about the fact that it'll take over your college life
    • TSR Support Team
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    TSR Support Team
    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    Major Minor?

    STEP is an issue, but I'm sure you'll be fine if you're wanting to do maths!
    I could do that... It would depend on the level of finance related mathematics courses available though. I'd be looking at Stochastic Calculus, Time-Series Analysis, Partial Differential Equations etc. so I'm not sure there's enough room space to fit in enough Econ courses for a minor.

    STEP shouldn't be too much of an issue, but I'd be doing perhaps double the exams of anyone else in my college. :lol:
    • TSR Support Team
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    TSR Support Team
    (Original post by justinawe)
    If you want to do maths at uni, you'd best be delighted about the fact that it'll take over your college life
    Don't quite know whether I'd be delighted as I'm not doing maths at college.

    So I'll be doing:

    AS/A2 Mathematics
    AS/A2 Further Mathematics
    AS/A2 Additional Further Mathematics
    AS/A2 Economics
    AS/A2 Computing

    Two years to get to Quant-level Mathematics knowledge.
    Offline

    18
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Aurorae)
    Don't quite know whether I'd be delighted as I'm not doing maths at college.

    So I'll be doing:

    AS/A2 Mathematics
    AS/A2 Further Mathematics
    AS/A2 Additional Further Mathematics
    AS/A2 Economics
    AS/A2 Computing

    Two years to get to Quant-level Mathematics knowledge.
    You want to have Quant-level Maths knowledge by the end of sixth form?
    Offline

    11
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Aurorae)
    Don't quite know whether I'd be delighted as I'm not doing maths at college.

    So I'll be doing:

    AS/A2 Mathematics
    AS/A2 Further Mathematics
    AS/A2 Additional Further Mathematics
    AS/A2 Economics
    AS/A2 Computing

    Two years to get to Quant-level Mathematics knowledge.
    That's a lot of maths :awesome:

    Posted from TSR Mobile
    • TSR Support Team
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    TSR Support Team
    (Original post by justinawe)
    You want to have Quant-level Maths knowledge by the end of sixth form?
    For the purpose of partially hedging my mathematics knowledge in case I choose an Economics degree, yes.

    To clarify, the general theory behind Quant-related aspects of maths. :Pierre:

    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Offline

    18
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Aurorae)
    For the purpose of partially hedging my mathematics knowledge in case I choose an Economics degree, yes.


    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Good luck with that you'd better have loads of spare time or something... MFEs / MSc FinMaths are considered "crash courses" in quant-level maths, and those are still full-time 1 year commitments
    • TSR Support Team
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    TSR Support Team
    (Original post by justinawe)
    Good luck with that you'd better have loads of spare time or something... MFEs / MSc FinMaths are considered "crash courses" in quant-level maths, and those are still full-time 1 year commitments
    Ill be no-lifing in College so yeah, I'll have some spare time. See my edit above for clarification of what I meant.


    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Offline

    18
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Aurorae)
    Ill be no-lifing in College so yeah, I'll have some spare time. See my edit above for clarification of what I meant.


    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Ah, right I guess it wouldn't be too outlandish then, I'd probably achieve that if I spent my extra time learning quant-relevant applied maths instead of pure maths
    • TSR Support Team
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    TSR Support Team
    (Original post by Leechayy)
    That's a lot of maths :awesome:

    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Not a lot of social life.


    Posted from TSR Mobile
    • TSR Support Team
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    TSR Support Team
    (Original post by justinawe)
    Ah, right I guess it wouldn't be too outlandish then, I'd probably achieve that if I spent my extra time learning quant-relevant applied maths instead of pure maths


    I suppose the quant-relevant maths only needs to be practiced at uni though (if you're intent on doing a maths degree). Preparing for the uni course is probably better for you than preparing to be a quant at this time.


    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    Hope I actually get some revision done today, I need to get into gear.
 
 
 
Poll
Do you agree with the PM's proposal to cut tuition fees for some courses?
Useful resources

Study tools

Rosette

Essay expert

Learn to write like a pro with our ultimate essay guide.

Thinking about uni already?

Thinking about uni already?

See where you can apply with our uni match tool

Student chat

Ask a question

Chat to other GCSE students and get your study questions answered.

Creating

Make study resources

Create all the resources you need to get the grades.

Planner

Create your own Study Plan

Organise all your homework and exams so you never miss another deadline.

Resources by subject

From flashcards to mind maps; there's everything you need for all of your GCSE subjects.

Papers

Find past papers

100s of GCSE past papers for all your subjects at your fingertips.

Help out other students

Can you help? Study help unanswered threads

Groups associated with this forum:

View associated groups

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reply
Hide
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.