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    I've just received a letter from my Sixth Form telling me that I can undergo a Level 3 Maths course, if I didn't pick Maths anyway and think that it's useful for me, which I do for 2 years for 2 hours a week and it's the same as an AS Level at the end of it. My question is: is this worth it as Unis only really look at A2 grades? But will this still be good along side 4 AS Levels/3A2s (time management wise and difficulty)? And will this benefit me as I want to do Biology/Chemistry at Uni but am not doing a 'solid' Maths A Level? THANK YOU I have until Friday 18th to decide.. aaah!
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    All sciences at university are very mathematical, so the level 3 qualification would definitely be more useful than if you don't offer anything at all. In terms of time-management etc., that's really something only you can know - but it is certainly doable along with a normal load provided you're prepared to work hard at it.
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    Chemistry at least is supposed to be quite mathematical at undergrad level, to the point where a few unis require maths A level so it might be worth doing the full A level. However just going off this level 3 qualification, although uni's will usually offer additional maths help if needed, doing 2 hours a week extra of maths is good practice.
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    (Original post by Helloworld_95)
    Chemistry at least is supposed to be quite mathematical at undergrad level, to the point where a few unis require maths A level so it might be worth doing the full A level. However just going off this level 3 qualification, although uni's will usually offer additional maths help if needed, doing 2 hours a week extra of maths is good practice.
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    All sciences at university are very mathematical, so the level 3 qualification would definitely be more useful than if you don't offer anything at all. In terms of time-management etc., that's really something only you can know - but it is certainly doable along with a normal load provided you're prepared to work hard at it.



    Okay, thanks guys! What I think I will do is take the actual AS Maths course and drop another AS course at GCSE Results Day, meaning that I have 4 AS Levels (Bio, Chem, Maths and History), so the workload will be more manageable and more suitable for a Science Uni course. Do you think this is a good idea?

    As my other option is to do the 2 years of the Level 3 Maths (and only get an AS), meaning that in Y13, I'd be doing at least 3 A2 Levels AND that Level 3 Maths course. Or I could drop the Level 3 Maths after Y12 (meaning that I will have some, but not much, experience with Maths, yet not getting any grade at all), but then only having at least 3 A2s to do in Y13.
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    (Original post by DanMargetts)
    Okay, thanks guys! What I think I will do is take the actual AS Maths course and drop another AS course at GCSE Results Day, meaning that I have 4 AS Levels (Bio, Chem, Maths and History), so the workload will be more manageable and more suitable for a Science Uni course. Do you think this is a good idea?

    As my other option is to do the 2 years of the Level 3 Maths (and only get an AS), meaning that in Y13, I'd be doing at least 3 A2 Levels AND that Level 3 Maths course. Or I could drop the Level 3 Maths after Y12 (meaning that I will have some, but not much, experience with Maths, yet not getting any grade at all), but then only having at least 3 A2s to do in Y13.
    Provided you think you will cope, and are prepared to work hard at it, I think taking maths is an excellent idea. It will strengthen your application, and be useful in your further studies as well.
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    (Original post by tory88)
    Provided you think you will cope, and are prepared to work hard at it, I think taking maths is an excellent idea. It will strengthen your application, and be useful in your further studies as well.


    Thank you so much!
 
 
 
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