For related subjects later, like engineering, physics etc, definitely because you'll have a headstart on a lot of the knowledge.
For unrelated subjects, it still proves that you're very clever, have a logical mind and are good at managing time and workload. And that's never bad.
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Is further maths worth having? watch
- 20-07-2005 10:06
(Original post by lucasharrison)
- 20-07-2005 16:17
we're just having sixth form induction days after finishing GCSE exams and i was wondering is further maths a good AS level to have?
I was planning on doing:
Maths, chemistry, physics, history and further maths (providing i got an A* in maths for GCSE) and dropping further maths for A2, but after seeing the workload for these subjects i think it might be too much?? Maths and physics have always been my strongest subjects, but i dont think i will do a degree in maths. More likely to be physics or engineering
- 20-07-2005 19:50
Do further maths because its really fun. At AS now the difference in material and how "hard" it is is huge. If you're going to get an A* you will be really bored just doing maths. And do history, because you need to get out of that frame of mind every now and again or your brain will explode. (trust me, it happens)
Plus if your school is anything like my school you'll do C1-4 and S1-2 in maths, and all the good stuff like M1-2 and FP1-2 in further. Just don't let them make you do D1
- 21-07-2005 18:22
Oi, D1 is cool!
- 22-07-2005 20:32
uurrrggghh i have totally and completely failed that module. Its cool maybe, and you can read more murderous maths as part of your revision, but its impossible to figure out your mistakes and if you do make one you won't realise for another 3 years likei did with almost every question in the exam.
Anyway, do further maths. all the modules but D1 are much more interesting than the normal maths modules
- 22-07-2005 21:50
Further Maths isnt essential for engineering. Im going in to my 3rd year at newcastle doing electronic engineering. For my a levels I did maths(mechanics), physics, business studies and psychology. None of the universities I applied to asked me why I didnt do further maths (not even cambridge) so they dont have a problem if you havent done it. Not that many people on my course have done further maths I dont think, maybe 6/7 out of 50 or so.
Hope this helps
(Original post by silent ninja)
- 23-07-2005 11:15
For Engineering, Maths, Physics and Computer Science related degrees, Further Maths will put you at an advantage.