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    Hello,
    I am wondering how Universities would view how I'm doing my A-Levels. Basically in Year 10 I did FSMQ Maths as part of an additional Maths course and my GCSE Maths as well. Then in the Maths and Additional Maths lessons in Year 11 I and a few others did AS Maths and got an A overall.
    So in Year 12 I'm doing:
    - A2 Maths
    - AS Further Maths
    - AS Physics
    - AS History

    Hopefully I'll get an A* in Maths at the end of this year, therefore drop Maths, and next year I plan to do:
    - A2 Further Maths
    - A2 Physics
    - A2 History.

    My questions are as follows, bearing in mind I want to apply to study Maths at Uni, how do Universities 'feel' about me taking Maths A-Level a year early?
    Therefore, if finishing my A-Level Maths a year early would disadvantage me, would you recommend taking extra modules or Further Additional Maths as a substitute for Maths A-Level or do you think Further Maths is enough?
    Finally, If I were to drop History or Physics at the end of Year 12 and only do two A-Levels in Year 13, what would they think, considering I'd still end up with 3 A-Levels and an AS?

    Thanks for your help!
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    Hello,
    I am wondering how Universities would view how I'm doing my A-Levels. Basically in Year 10 I did FSMQ Maths as part of an additional Maths course and my GCSE Maths as well. Then in the Maths and Additional Maths lessons in Year 11 I and a few others did AS Maths and got an A overall.
    So in Year 12 I'm doing:
    - A2 Maths
    - AS Further Maths
    - AS Physics
    - AS History

    Hopefully I'll get an A* in Maths at the end of this year, therefore drop Maths, and next year I plan to do:
    - A2 Further Maths
    - A2 Physics
    - A2 History.

    My questions are as follows, bearing in mind I want to apply to study Maths at Uni, how do Universities 'feel' about me taking Maths A-Level a year early?
    Therefore, if finishing my A-Level Maths a year early would disadvantage me, would you recommend taking extra modules or Further Additional Maths as a substitute for Maths A-Level or do you think Further Maths is enough?
    Finally, If I were to drop History or Physics at the end of Year 12 and only do two A-Levels in Year 13, what would they think, considering I'd still end up with 3 A-Levels and an AS?

    Thanks for your help!
    Okay firstly, I would have said that some unis don't accept maths and further maths together as they're too similar but this point is moot since you're applying for a Maths degree. They will actually like it more.
    Taking Maths A level in one year is a pretty standard thing for people to do if they're taking both Maths and Further Maths.
    About your last point, I would check with the unis whether they will accept this before you do it, though I can't see why they wouldn't.
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    Thanks for the reply
    Good good, I'd like to think they'd prefer Maths and Further Maths!
    I've heard of people doing their entire A-Level Maths in Year 12, but does a problem not arise when doing it during Year 11 (Last year of GCSE) and Year 12? Meaning it would have taken me 3 years to do my A-Levels because of the AS Maths in Year 11.
    Interesting, I shall email the few universities I've looked at, I'm surprised you'd think they'd be fine with it. I always thought it would put me at a disadvantage due to me only doing 2 A-Levels in Year 13 whereas others would be doing 3, therefore a University could gauge who would cope better with a higher work load. I guess we'll only find out that question by checking with Unis.
 
 
 
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