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    Evening all!
    I'm currently doing my AS's in physics, biology and psychology, however, since taking these subjects at the start of the year (I dropped chemistry, bleh, that salters course) my career goals have kind of changed.
    I've wanted to do astrophysics or planetary science since I was about 14, but had sort of settled for radiography because I didn't take maths.

    Tl;dr would doing an AS in further maths be the equivalent of an A-level in maths? If not, where in the Teesside/Middlesborough area would allow me to take a fast track/accelerated maths a-level? I have had a look about but I'm not entirely sure what I'm looking for.
    Sorry for the essay, thanks!!
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    Evening all!
    I'm currently doing my AS's in physics, biology and psychology, however, since taking these subjects at the start of the year (I dropped chemistry, bleh, that salters course) my career goals have kind of changed.
    I've wanted to do astrophysics or planetary science since I was about 14, but had sort of settled for radiography because I didn't take maths.

    Tl;dr would doing an AS in further maths be the equivalent of an A-level in maths? If not, where in the Teesside/Middlesborough area would allow me to take a fast track/accelerated maths a-level? I have had a look about but I'm not entirely sure what I'm looking for.
    Sorry for the essay, thanks!!
    AS Further is not equivalent to an A-Level in maths, though it may be a good idea to take AS Further if you want to study astrophysics, it's possible that if you ask in some places they might let you.
    Alternatively, there are people who self teach A-Level maths.
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    (Original post by scarylii)
    Evening all!
    I'm currently doing my AS's in physics, biology and psychology, however, since taking these subjects at the start of the year (I dropped chemistry, bleh, that salters course) my career goals have kind of changed.
    I've wanted to do astrophysics or planetary science since I was about 14, but had sort of settled for radiography because I didn't take maths.

    Tl;dr would doing an AS in further maths be the equivalent of an A-level in maths? If not, where in the Teesside/Middlesborough area would allow me to take a fast track/accelerated maths a-level? I have had a look about but I'm not entirely sure what I'm looking for.
    Sorry for the essay, thanks!!
    Further Maths is an extension to normal A level Maths - you can't take Further Maths without having taken A level Maths (although some schools teach some of the independent modules of each in parallel), and it wouldn't make a lot of sense to you if you tried!

    You're either looking at seeing if your own school/college can teach you A level in a year; or finding another local institution that can do this; or self-studying the material and asking your own school or another if you can be entered for the exams with them
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    I'm not sure as to whether I'm confident enough to teach myself D: I'm more likely to take a year out after I've finished my current a levels to do it so I'll ask about c: thanks for the clarification though!
 
 
 
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