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    Ok, so I'm choosing my A level options now, and I know which ones I want to study next year, but I'm not sure about what to do about my maths.

    At our school, if you get above a certain score in Year 6 SATS, then you do your maths GCSE in year 8 and 9, and then AS level split between year 10 and 11, so by the end of year 11 you should have an AS level in maths.

    At the moment I'm on a B overall (I did S1 and C1 last summer, and got 62 and 63, respectively) but have since resat S1 and got an A. (I would want to resit C1 to get a better mark at some point, I've heard that after doing it after C2 would be easier?)

    I have the option to either carry on doing this, which I think I could manage and hopefully get a respectable grade, (would finish my complete maths A level in Y12) but I don't think I'd be able to get as good a grade (and definitely not as many UMS marks) as if I re-did the whole course again.

    Is it worth carrying on, and getting 4 A levels, but only having 3 left to do in year 13, or to re-do it and get the best score I can? What is more beneficial for applying to a 'top' uni??

    Thanks x
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    It is in no way beneficial for you to take your mathematics A Level spread over three years and then study no mathematics at all in year 13. Your school's policy of acceleration has done you no favours. If you want to go on to take a degree with a high mathematical content at a good university, you will need to improve those marks.
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