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    (Original post by homere)
    what can i replace Economics with?
    Common third subjects are Physics, Chemistry or Computer Science. A list of subjects available and your personal interests would help us to recommend subjects.

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    Also everyone who does further automatically gets atleast an A at normal math without revision cause further makes normal look so easy.
    You say that but a guy in my class got a C in Maths and an E in Further. However I would generally agree that doing Further makes regular Maths easier as you have twice as much practice as others.
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    (Original post by homere)
    Math modules are:
    Core 1
    Core 2
    Probability and statistics 1
    second year:
    core 3
    core 4
    probability and statistics 2 or mechanics 2
    my other subject was meant to be Economics but you advised not to do it so i dont know maybe Chemistry.
    Did you do better in Chemistry than Physics at GCSE? For A2 i'm going to be doing Maths, Further Maths and Chemistry
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    If you want to do a maths degree I definitely recommend taking further maths, particularly with maths and further it's kind of an input=output so just work hard and you'll be fine. I took both physics and economics at AS but planning to drop economics at A2. Taking physics or chemistry as a 3rd option is an advantage when planning for maths but if you know you won't enjoy it there's no reason to take it
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    (Original post by NamelessPersona)
    Common third subjects are Physics, Chemistry or Computer Science. A list of subjects available and your personal interests would help us to recommend subjects.


    You say that but a guy in my class got a C in Maths and an E in Further. However I would generally agree that doing Further makes regular Maths easier as you have twice as much practice as others.
    Yeah a similar thing happened to a guy in my class who got an A in maths and a C in further
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    (Original post by SeanFM)
    Flick through a list of subjects available at your college and decide what interests you most. Maybe Computer Science might be something that interests you? But yes, Maths, FM and Physics is a pretty common combination.

    Go for further maths if you want. I scraped an A* (90.0%) at GCSE maths but coped pretty well with self teaching AS/A2 FM in Year 13. GCSE performances are something of an indicator but you can honestly step it up at AS and go on to do well, or equally have done realy well at GCSE and then struggled at AS. It's not so much what grade you get at GCSE as how hard you work at AS that determines your grade.
    computer science- never thought about that one
    i dont want to pick an A level that would ruin my chances of getting in a good uni
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    If you strive for an intuitive understanding of maths, and believe you are ready for your timetable being so packed with maths, then sure. It takes some thought on your part to decide if you're committed enough, though. That being said, further maths isn't going to be a struggle for everyone. You can do perfectly fine and pass through it no sweat, just don't bet on it.
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    (Original post by SeanFM)
    Flick through a list of subjects available at your college and decide what interests you most. Maybe Computer Science might be something that interests you? But yes, Maths, FM and Physics is a pretty common combination.

    Go for further maths if you want. I scraped an A* (90.0%) at GCSE maths but coped pretty well with self teaching AS/A2 FM in Year 13. GCSE performances are something of an indicator but you can honestly step it up at AS and go on to do well, or equally have done realy well at GCSE and then struggled at AS. It's not so much what grade you get at GCSE as how hard you work at AS that determines your grade.
    I know this is a bit off topic but how big is the transition from A2 Further Maths to 1st year undergraduate maths at Bath?
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    (Original post by NamelessPersona)
    Common third subjects are Physics, Chemistry or Computer Science. A list of subjects available and your personal interests would help us to recommend subjects.


    You say that but a guy in my class got a C in Maths and an E in Further. However I would generally agree that doing Further makes regular Maths easier as you have twice as much practice as others.
    Im gonna look into Computer Science sounds interesting. Also does it have high mathematical content? this is because i want to do an A level that are all related.
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    (Original post by homere)
    Im gonna look into Computer Science sounds interesting. Also does it have high mathematical content? this is because i want to do an A level that are all related.
    The maths content is generally quite low. If you're looking for maths content in computing, then you have to make your project heavily maths oriented (if they haven't changed the way that works). The theory is generally devoid of maths and high in regurgitating information. A very good part about computing, however, is the skills required to apply programming knowledge, as developing those will have a big carry over in any logical field, like maths.
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    (Original post by homere)
    Im gonna look into Computer Science sounds interesting. Also does it have high mathematical content? this is because i want to do an A level that are all related.
    I picked up AS Computer Science in year 13 as that was the only chance I had. I was on the OCR specification. There isn't a lot of maths in it, and what there is is mostly easy stuff. Binary, octal and hexadecimal conversions are covered, which is just multiplication. Representing floating points using a mantissa and an exponent is studied, as well as two's complement and sign magnitude for showing negative numbers. Boolean operators are included, as well as logic gates and circuits. There was also karnaugh maps, which I really enjoyed. However the logical thinking from Maths overlaps with Computer Science which is why they complement each other.
 
 
 
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