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    Hi, I'm still deciding on my final choice for what AS levels to take, and I would like to study accounting at university. The subjects I would like to do are Maths, Economics and History, although I'm unsure about the 4th AS level. I was told at my interview by the college that I should consider doing Further Maths, and that it does look good to colleges. I was wondering whether anyone could advise me whether I should do Further Maths, or do another subject that I am interested in. I've heard that it's only best to do Further Maths if you really enjoy maths, but I'm unsure whether it is necessary for what I would like to do at university. I've seen some prospectuses for unis and they only write that you should have a grade A for Maths, and that they would prefer traditional subjects rather than subjects like business studies. Can anyone tell me what further maths is like if they have taken it? Can you do AS level in Further Maths? Thanks for your help
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    You can just do an AS in further maths if you want. I'd only recommend taking it if you really love maths and get an A*/A in your GCSE. I wouldn't have thought it was that relevant to your course; in fact, a lot of universities only want GCSE maths for accounting courses. Another thing you may want to consider is that some universities won't accept maths and further maths as 2 separate subjects, so it would be like you'd only done 3 ASs. If there's another subject you think you'd enjoy, consider taking that, if not, stick with further maths.
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    Even if you get an A* don't consider yourself necessarily suitable for Further Maths. Remember, half your timetable will be Maths if you choose it. That said, if you definitely want to do something like accounting at university then Maths should be enjoyable.
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    Further maths is enjoyable for someone who likes maths in general, if you think you'll do well at gcse level and you like maths, then i recommend taking further maths
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    Kellywood is right, some unis don't consider maths and further maths as separate a-levels, which is stupid. Accountancy will require a good grounding in stats so if you fancy a challenge go for it! Mind you, it's a hell of a lot of work. 3 As are good, and not to be scoffed at.
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    Thanks for your help everyone. I was wondering if anyone knows whether students with an A Level in Further Maths are given preference to, when choosing an accounting degree at university? As most of the prospectuses I have read only state that you should have done A Level Maths.
 
 
 

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