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    I wanted to do a physics degree and was aiming at the better/Russel group unis and was wondering if a further maths AS would help and if I need it. I'm already taking maths and chemistry a level. I was also thinking of an engineering degree.
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    I wanted to do a physics degree and was aiming at the better/Russel group unis and was wondering if a further maths AS would help and if I need it. I'm already taking maths and chemistry a level. I was also thinking of an engineering degree.
    Definitely take it if you can. I know someone who had got an offer for manchester physics without further maths (but getting A*A*A isn’t easy no matter what subjects you take). Further maths is preferable for both physics and engineering though.
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    Definitely take it if you can. I know someone who had got an offer for manchester physics without further maths (but getting A*A*A isn’t easy no matter what subjects you take). Further maths is preferable for both physics and engineering though.
    If I am not to pick further maths I would pick EPQ which is an extended project which would make it more likely for me to get a higher grade in that subject than further maths. It's the only AS that you can get an A* and if I pick it students usually finishave around Easter which will leave loads of extra revision time in my free periods to strive for that A*A*A, I come from a so called 'deprived area' so the entrance grades may be a bit lower like a A*AA. I could also use this extra revision time to learn a bit of further maths ( the pure maths side of it) to help me in my first year. Picking EPQ is a more strategic way, if you like, of making sure I qualify for those Russel group unis. Then as for the further maths I'll learn that in the sixth form and my maths teacher may say I'm good enough to do an AS in my second year of sixth form if I put in enough effort. I wouldn't be learning further mathstudy alone because the maths department in my school is quite helpful and some of my friends picking further maths would be open to help me.
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    (Original post by Temi Oluwole)
    If I am not to pick further maths I would pick EPQ which is an extended project which would make it more likely for me to get a higher grade in that subject than further maths. It's the only AS that you can get an A* and if I pick it students usually finishave around Easter which will leave loads of extra revision time in my free periods to strive for that A*A*A, I come from a so called 'deprived area' so the entrance grades may be a bit lower like a A*AA. I could also use this extra revision time to learn a bit of further maths ( the pure maths side of it) to help me in my first year. Picking EPQ is a more strategic way, if you like, of making sure I qualify for those Russel group unis. Then as for the further maths I'll learn that in the sixth form and my maths teacher may say I'm good enough to do an AS in my second year of sixth form if I put in enough effort. I wouldn't be learning further mathstudy alone because the maths department in my school is quite helpful and some of my friends picking further maths would be open to help me.
    Yeah, I took an EPQ too and its a lot of work on top of what you already, especially because I took it during Y13. When are you taking it? To be honest, although it was interesting, I'm not sure it had much impact on my application.
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