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    (Original post by MathematicsKiller)
    LOL.

    And yeah, I'm 5, so what?
    My point is that the admissions tutor at a top university in the UK said that a good knowledge of maths is a very good skill to have; hence it's a decent A level to take!
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    The financial times is your avatar, if you want to be a rich boy then do maths at A-level (oh and don't make the same mistake I did, I thought I wanted to do Biology at university too, you have the financial times as your avatar and want to be rich, so you should take Maths, Further Maths, Physics, Economics and do a degree in Economics/Engineering)
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    (Original post by multiplexing-gamer)
    I'm in year 10 and I finish Maths GCSE in June, I'm working at a low A. But I'm doing it a year early, and with practise I think I could get A* by next year, as I will be spending a whole other year learning it.
    Do Add maths.
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    If you are good at maths then I strongly urge you to pick up maths A'level. You know that it does open up a lot of doors for any/most courses at university level. So you would be at an advantage compared to other applicants without it. It is pretty much essential for the Engineering and Economics courses anyway, depending on which university you wish to go. You could also pick up Further Maths to boost your application.
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    (Original post by tateco)
    The financial times is your avatar, if you want to be a rich boy then do maths at A-level (oh and don't make the same mistake I did, I thought I wanted to do Biology at university too, you have the financial times as your avatar and want to be rich, so you should take Maths, Further Maths, Physics, Economics and do a degree in Economics/Engineering)
    I have to slightly disagree that the subjects aforementioned are the best if you want to do Economics.

    As long as you have a good set of traditional subjects, including Maths, you've got a decent chance of studying Economics at a top institution. Certificating A-Levels in subjects such as History, English Literature, Economics, Further Maths and the sciences are just bonuses to your application! There isn't a particular combination that'll increase your chances, if anything, the above subjects are slightly narrow in my opinion.
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    My class finished Maths GCSE in November, some are focusing on retakes and some people like me are doing C1 - I think if you are totally comfortable with GCSE and know you'll ace it you should ask your teacher what exam board they use for AS Maths and buy the first book (like C1) for the summer holidays.

    Obviously don't waste 6 weeks looking at the whole thing, but just have a little browse of the first topic or two very lightly every now and then so you know of taster of things to come. (And it'll give you a more confident advantage if you come to pick it in September)
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    (Original post by multiplexing-gamer)
    I love it... When I can do it. When I can't... I dislike it. I don't want to do a degree in it or anything, its just "opens doors" when it comes to degree options, I.E computer science.
    if you want to do CS you should take f.maths. it's not necessarily harder, it's just more maths on top

    and if you want to do CS you should find A level stuff easy anyway

    btw ordinary maths a level is a push over :cool:
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    (Original post by multiplexing-gamer)
    I'm in year 10 and I finish Maths GCSE in June, I'm working at a low A. But I'm doing it a year early, and with practise I think I could get A* by next year, as I will be spending a whole other year learning it.
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    It is quite fun, and intellectually stimulating.

    If you like it, pick it. You always have the option of dropping it at AS
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    Ok the A-Levels Im doing are:
    Maths
    Biology
    Politics or Geography
    Economics
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    As you've said, you love it, so go for it. Maths is a useful and respected A Level, I've seen it combined well with various subjects, go for it.
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    Do it.
    It is as easy as ABC
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    If you don't do it, you'll regret it. It's probably the subject that you're most likely to be required to have for any university course, and if you're not sure what you wanna do, its best to keep your options open. I changed my subjects to do maths and it was a great decision... in fact the only better one I think I've made was choosing to do physics too!
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    a level maths is really really easy...you probably dont wanna do further maths.

    the whole of c1 is basically about quadratic equations.
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    I've always hated maths but when I didn't attend lessons at GCSE and ended up with an A I decided to take it ... I ended up with an E in my January AS module! But I'm retaking in a few weeks and I'm hoping I'll end up with a B. It's suicidaly boring but it's not so hard if you pay attention. I'll probably drop it this year though.
    PS I think the grade boundries are a lot higher than they are at GCSE
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    (Original post by Maths_Lover)
    If you enjoy Maths, then I do not see why you should not do it.
    What if you enjoy it, but are still awful at it?
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    (Original post by hassi94)
    I warn you though, a LOT of people get Us on their first exam. Over half my class did and I'm in a pretty decent 6th form. People underestimate it.
    A lot of people got Us in core 1? You serious?
    It's basically GCSE...
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    If you plan on applying to a russell group university, A-Level Maths is a pre-requisite for roughly 40% of the courses. I suggest taking it whatever career you plan on pursuing.
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    Personally... No.
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    (Original post by multiplexing-gamer)
    I'm in year 10 and I finish Maths GCSE in June, I'm working at a low A. But I'm doing it a year early, and with practise I think I could get A* by next year, as I will be spending a whole other year learning it.
    I got a solid A for GCSE, and I struggled to get a C in the first module. It's difficult but websites like http://www.examsolutions.co.uk/ Really help
 
 
 
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