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# The Further Maths AS Level Thread watch

1. Hello and Welcome to the Further Maths AS Level Thread.This thread will operate differently to the Mega Maths A-Level Thread, which is linked below and is a great place to go if you struggle with any question, because this thread will be about people's experiences moving from GCSE to AS Further Maths and past students please feel free to chip in and help us.

Also, some people like me may be taking A2 units this year, which means you can try to get an A* a year early-no matter what units you are taking your top 3 A2 units will go towards trying to get an A* in the A-Level.To check whether you are taking any A2 units this year have a look at a your specification listed below because different units are listed as AS and A2 across different boards.

Feel free to discuss anything you've done in Further Maths and ask for help! I will be doing FP1, which is a mandatory unit and M1 and M2 and my board is EDEXCEL.Please Comment below on which optional units you are taking and I will add it up here.

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MEI:Leechayy,Kai Bloodworth
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popoOCR: mitchellshazia,sarcasmrules
EDEXCEL: Darnell LD97,Mentally,drowninginsound
AQA:Red Fox
MEI:Leechayy

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popo,keromedicEDEXCEL: Dalek1099
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Specifications:
AQA- http://filestore.aqa.org.uk/subjects...60-W-SP-13.PDF
EDEXCEL- http://www.edexcel.com/migrationdocu...hs_Issue_3.pdf
OCR- http://www.ocr.org.uk/Images/67746-specification.pdf
CCEA- http://www.rewardinglearning.org.uk/...x?docid=7013-2
MEI- http://www.mei.org.uk/files/pdf/OCR(..._June_2013.pdf
2. Hello! I'm on OCR and doing FP1, S2 and D1 this year
3. Hello and I am on MEI
4. This year I am doing FP1, D1 and D2 on edexcel.
5. (Original post by Kai Bloodworth)
Hello and I am on MEI
Modules?
6. (Original post by Dalek1099)
Modules?
We event have it explained to us fully so I'm not sure :/
7. WJEC - Hopefully just FP1-3 M2-3 S2-3 (one left over I think)
8. I haven't a clue i knw there's 2 or 3 pure, a long with mechanics and stats and thats about it :s

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9. I'm on edexcel and i'm doing M1 and S1 this year
10. Howdy people!
My college does edexcel and the optional modules for me are D1, M1. Wohooo!!
11. Firstly, how did you know I was doing Further Maths? :P

And for AS Level, I'm doing Core 1, Core 2, Further Pure 1, Mechanics 1, Decision 1, and Stats 1.

EDIT: The board is OCR for all of them.
12. Finished C1-4, S1-2 last year, doing FP1-3,M1-3 this year. I think my AS is FP1, M1 and M2 but I'm not totally sure.

EDIT: If you are doing any A2 applied units this year I would definitely recommend doing stats. Doing some of the higher level mechanics stuff is tricky without the A2 maths and AS FM knowledge e.g. proof by contradiction, second order differentials etc
Because of that, my college actually stopped letting people take past M1 in the first year but let you take up to S3 since it is so much less reliant on pure.

Anyone here looking to try out STEP or the Maths Challenge?!
13. Hello! Doing FP1, D1 and either FP2 or D2 on Edexcel :P
14. (Original post by sarcasmrules)
Firstly, how did you know I was doing Further Maths? :P

And for AS Level, I'm doing Core 1, Core 2, Further Pure 1, Mechanics 1, Decision 1, and Stats 1.

EDIT: The board is OCR for all of them.
Which modules are you studying for in your Further Maths time?I found out you were doing Further Maths because you were on Techno836's list on the Current Year 12 Thread.
15. hi, I've started AS levels and need to sort my options out asap
I'm trying to find a way to have the option of doing like sport science or chemistry, but not disregarding something like research e.g using stem cells for medical research, and something related to computer science or electrical engineering/nanoscience/technology.

Basically, one can't make up her mind just yet, so is thinking it's best to take all sciences with, of course, maths.
The main problem is that I'm atm going to try further maths (as I can't pick it up later, only drop it, so I'm giving it a good go while i have the chance). This leaves me to choose between 2 sciences.

The university courses I'm interested only specify maths A level Grade B at least, and one science. My strongest and therefore one I am most happiest with is Chemistry (though this may not be the most important science for both fields? I was thinking both fields have chem in them which is why i like them). Due to my timetable options I can't take Human Biol til next year, but then I'll have to drop my further maths/a science.

One option is taking further maths (which takes up 2 options), chem and physics, then drop one f these and pick up AS Human Biol.

Relating to maths, do other schools with mine have a block for maths and a block for further maths, or need to take the further maths in 2 blocks?

I've researched that I don't need physics, it's just helpful, for the more techy options, so if i was to decide between further maths and physics, which would be better? If you think both is best, I don't mind i'm slightly confused as it may be clear however i am more clearer on my options now, so ask questions if I'm sounding alien
16. (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
WJEC - Hopefully just FP1-3 M2-3 S2-3 (one left over I think)
What modules are you doing for AS though
17. (Original post by Nat_LPS)
hi, I've started AS levels and need to sort my options out asap
I'm trying to find a way to have the option of doing like sport science or chemistry, but not disregarding something like research e.g using stem cells for medical research, and something related to computer science or electrical engineering/nanoscience/technology.

Basically, one can't make up her mind just yet, so is thinking it's best to take all sciences with, of course, maths.
The main problem is that I'm atm going to try further maths (as I can't pick it up later, only drop it, so I'm giving it a good go while i have the chance). This leaves me to choose between 2 sciences.

The university courses I'm interested only specify maths A level Grade B at least, and one science. My strongest and therefore one I am most happiest with is Chemistry (though this may not be the most important science for both fields? I was thinking both fields have chem in them which is why i like them). Due to my timetable options I can't take Human Biol til next year, but then I'll have to drop my further maths/a science.

One option is taking further maths (which takes up 2 options), chem and physics, then drop one f these and pick up AS Human Biol.

Relating to maths, do other schools with mine have a block for maths and a block for further maths, or need to take the further maths in 2 blocks?

I've researched that I don't need physics, it's just helpful, for the more techy options, so if i was to decide between further maths and physics, which would be better? If you think both is best, I don't mind i'm slightly confused as it may be clear however i am more clearer on my options now, so ask questions if I'm sounding alien
These are completely different things but either way a Physics A-Level will be more useful for Chemistry/Sport Science because Physics is very linked to Chemistry and Further Maths isn't very useful for Sport Science.
18. (Original post by Occams Chainsaw)
Finished C1-4, S1-2 last year, doing FP1-3,M1-3 this year. I think my AS is FP1, M1 and M2 but I'm not totally sure.

EDIT: If you are doing any A2 applied units this year I would definitely recommend doing stats. Doing some of the higher level mechanics stuff is tricky without the A2 maths and AS FM knowledge e.g. proof by contradiction, second order differentials etc
Because of that, my college actually stopped letting people take past M1 in the first year but let you take up to S3 since it is so much less reliant on pure.

Anyone here looking to try out STEP or the Maths Challenge?!
Is there really second order differential equations in M2-aren't they beyond even C4
I am taking M2 before I'm taking C3 never mind C4 and I think I start learning C2 alongside M2.
19. Aqa fp1 m2 d1
20. (Original post by Dalek1099)
Which modules are you studying for in your Further Maths time?I found out you were doing Further Maths because you were on Techno836's list on the Current Year 12 Thread.
ForFurther Maths ​I'm doing FP1, M1 and D1.

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