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    (Original post by Squishy•)
    Aaaaaargh this is hard lol
    How come you have this choice anyway? Schools normally only offer one, are you intending to self-study?
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    (Original post by Plagioclase)
    I honestly haven't got a clue. I did the AQA Level 2 Certificate in Further Maths and didn't think it was too demanding but I don't know about other qualifications.
    I did it as well :five:
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    did a bit sheiBe tho :mmm:2 of my friends got A**s and were absolutely livid that the school didn't recognise it lol :rofl:
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    I did it as well :five:
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    did a bit sheiBe tho :mmm:2 of my friends got A**s and were absolutely livid that the school didn't recognise it lol :rofl:
    When I got my Arkwright scholarship there was a big awards ceremony where (for some incredibly pretentious reason) they decided to put everyone's GCSE grades (lmao) up on the projector screen as they collected their scholarship and Arkwright, in their infinite wisdom, assumed that my A^ was actually an A so they had my grades as 11A*1A...
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    (Original post by Plagioclase)
    How come you have this choice anyway? Schools normally only offer one, are you intending to self-study?
    Yah I'm self studying it at home. Well done for ur amazing 12A* wth
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    (Original post by Squishy•)
    Yah I'm self studying it at home. Well done for ur amazing 12A* wth
    If you're self-studying it then I'd question whether it's actually worth it. Not that I'm saying the qualification is useless but I personally think your time would be better spent looking through AS Maths material than doing an additional GCSE qualification.
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    (Original post by Plagioclase)
    If you're self-studying it then I'd question whether it's actually worth it. Not that I'm saying the qualification is useless but I personally think your time would be better spent looking through AS Maths material than doing an additional GCSE qualification.
    I've done Alevel maths. Just doing it for fun as I'm also doing Additional further maths but still want an actual qualification out of it.
    Are u doing AS?
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    (Original post by Squishy•)
    I've done Alevel maths. Just doing it for fun as I'm also doing Additional further maths but still want an actual qualification out of it.
    Are u doing AS?
    What, you've already done A Level Maths? In that case I'd have thought that doing this qualification is completely pointless, you'll just find it really easy... and no I'm at University, I did A Level Maths and Further Maths.
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    (Original post by Plagioclase)
    When I got my Arkwright scholarship there was a big awards ceremony where (for some incredibly pretentious reason) they decided to put everyone's GCSE grades (lmao) up on the projector screen as they collected their scholarship and Arkwright, in their infinite wisdom, assumed that my A^ was actually an A so they had my grades as 11A*1A...
    looooooooooooooooooooooooool :toofunny:did u be like "m8, u got that wrong"
    tbh they had 1 job :rofl::toofunny:
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    I acc got an a in FM so lol
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    (Original post by Squishy•)
    Would u say Edexcel igcse is better then?
    Edexcel don't do an IGCSE in Further Maths.
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    (Original post by Squishy•)
    I've done Alevel maths.
    Taking Level 2 Cert in Further Maths if you have already done A level Maths would be utterly pointless and just look weird. Don't waste your time.
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    Taking Level 2 Cert in Further Maths if you have already done A level Maths would be utterly pointless and just look weird. Don't waste your time.
    well it's an extra qualification so it'd be alright to have that extra gcse why not.
    Also it's not like it's gonna take my time up if i already know it, it's just a matter of sitting the exam.
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    (Original post by Plagioclase)
    What, you've already done A Level Maths? In that case I'd have thought that doing this qualification is completely pointless, you'll just find it really easy... and no I'm at University, I did A Level Maths and Further Maths.
    True but it's an extra gcse so that's why i wanted it. It's just a matter of taking the exam really because i don't need to prepare much do i.
    Which university do you go to?
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    (Original post by Squishy•)
    True but it's an extra gcse so that's why i wanted it. It's just a matter of taking the exam really because i don't need to prepare much do i.
    Which university do you go to?
    There is no point in a GCSE when you've already taken an A level in the same subject.
    I graduated long ago.
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    There is no point in a GCSE when you've already taken an A level in the same subject.
    I graduated long ago.
    I was asking the other guy lol.
    It would be no inconvenience what so ever. Just sit the exam and get a qualification. That's it.
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    I was asking the other guy lol.
    It would be no inconvenience what so ever. Just sit the exam and get a qualification. That's it.
    There may be no inconvenience but it's £50-£150 down the drain to no purpose. You might as well re-sit KS2 Maths as well.
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    I did the AQA Level 2 Further Maths and on my gcse certificate it says 'GCSE;Further Maths'
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    (Original post by Squishy•)
    True but it's an extra gcse so that's why i wanted it. It's just a matter of taking the exam really because i don't need to prepare much do i.
    Which university do you go to?
    Oxford but I echo what the others say - I genuinely do not think there is any point in getting the qualification because if you've got an A Level in Maths, nobody will care about a GCSE in Maths.
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    There may be no inconvenience but it's £50-£150 down the drain to no purpose. You might as well re-sit KS2 Maths as well.
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    Oxford but I echo what the others say - I genuinely do not think there is any point in getting the qualification because if you've got an A Level in Maths, nobody will care about a GCSE in Maths.
    It could put me above other candidates as i'd have more better grades could it not? in university application.
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    (Original post by Squishy•)
    It could put me above other candidates as i'd have more better grades could it not? in university application.
    I doubt that it will make any significant difference, universities are not mindless machines that accept people on the basis of how many qualifications they have. The most important grades by far are your A Levels - your GCSEs are of much lesser importance. It's useful to have a generally good set of GCSE results but one extra A* isn't going to change anything. Also bear in mind that universities will see when you took specific exams and when they see that you've taken a GCSE Further Maths exam after your A Levels, it's going to be fairly obvious why.
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    (Original post by Plagioclase)
    I doubt that it will make any significant difference, universities are not mindless machines that accept people on the basis of how many qualifications they have. The most important grades by far are your A Levels - your GCSEs are of much lesser importance. It's useful to have a generally good set of GCSE results but one extra A* isn't going to change anything. Also bear in mind that universities will see when you took specific exams and when they see that you've taken a GCSE Further Maths exam after your A Levels, it's going to be fairly obvious why.
    oh yeah lol. i mean the universities who require so many A* grades then i'll be able to meet that. I mean tbh it won't make much of a difference but i guess it's for gratification.
    If it's cheap then i think i'll just do it but considering what you are saying i don't think i'll waste my money on gratification.
 
 
 
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