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    Hi, I've just finished my A levels and am waiting on results. The options I took are Maths, Biology, Chemistry and (compulsory - Welsh bac).
    I've changed my mind since I applied for uni and am now seriously considering a maths degree, I'd obviously have to go into clearing and would have to find out my results to see if I'd get a place on a course.

    Im worried about how I'd cope doing a maths degree without further maths? Has anyone done so? I'm not gifted but I do work very hard and would be willing to put in the work and wouldnt everyone be in the same boat after first year? I'd aim for a 1st/2:1 (high hopes I know)

    BTW My school didnt offer Further maths as an option

    Thanks to anyone who can help
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    (Original post by mynr)
    Hi, I've just finished my A levels and am waiting on results. The options I took are Maths, Biology, Chemistry and (compulsory - Welsh bac).
    I've changed my mind since I applied for uni and am now seriously considering a maths degree, I'd obviously have to go into clearing and would have to find out my results to see if I'd get a place on a course.

    Im worried about how I'd cope doing a maths degree without further maths? Has anyone done so? I'm not gifted but I do work very hard and would be willing to put in the work and wouldnt everyone be in the same boat after first year? I'd aim for a 1st/2:1 (high hopes I know)

    Thanks to anyone who can help
    Depends where you go

    Many schools do not teach FM so it is not compulsory beyond the elite

    It is preferred but there is an element of FM in Y1 at most universities



    Rather than jumping straight into clearing it is worth asking the university that accepts you if you can shift courses
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    A friend of mine did pretty well (at least a 2:1) in his maths degree and he definitely didn't do further maths. He wasn't even particularly near the top of the class in core maths, either. Ultimately I think you'd just need to work harder in your first year.
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    I'm a Maths student and I'll be starting my second year in September. I didn't do Further Maths at A-Level as I didn't decide to do Maths until after I finished school. I'm not incredibly gifted either but I got a high 2:1 for my first year so I'm doing okay
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    (Original post by rainbow.panda)
    I'm a Maths student and I'll be starting my second year in September. I didn't do Further Maths at A-Level as I didn't decide to do Maths until after I finished school. I'm not incredibly gifted either but I got a high 2:1 for my first year so I'm doing okay

    Ahh well done thats great! What uni are you in? Thankyou I feel so much more relaxed now!
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    (Original post by mynr)
    Ahh well done thats great! What uni are you in? Thankyou I feel so much more relaxed now!
    I'm at Leicester the more elite universities may require Further Maths but many other good ones won't so don't worry about it

    You might find that your peers who did Further Maths seem to be having any easier time with the work at first, but by the end of your first year you'll be at the same level.
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    If you can, I'd seriously consider doing further maths AS next year, whilst you're applying.

    You have to remember that even though it's not usually required, you will be competing against people with further maths, and it is an advantage. Any extra maths you can do will help your applications.
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    (Original post by Rinsed)
    If you can, I'd seriously consider doing further maths AS next year, whilst you're applying.
    I think the OP has just finished A levels, so there's no "extra year" available to do FM - unless you're suggesting she take a gap year which might raise other issues!
 
 
 
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