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    I know it's hard for me to tell you my maths ability but I'd say I am a low A* grade candidate

    Ie. if the grade for an A* was 80% I'd be getting around 80/84

    Do you think I would cope with further maths and would I be able to get an A with a lot of hard work?

    Cheers guys


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    GCSE maths doesn't really tell you who will do well in A-level maths and further maths. It is very different from GCSE. Most schools require an A at GCSE to take further maths, so a lot of the people who take it are A-grade students at GCSE.
    The first year isn't much harder than AS maths, so maybe give it a go and then drop it if you find it too difficult.
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    If you don't get A* at gcse, don't do fm.
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    (Original post by Don Joiner)
    I know it's hard for me to tell you my maths ability but I'd say I am a low A* grade candidate

    Ie. if the grade for an A* was 80% I'd be getting around 80/84

    Do you think I would cope with further maths and would I be able to get an A with a lot of hard work?

    Cheers guys


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    No, you won't survive. Further Maths will literally kill you. Numbers that you imagine in your head will become real and attack your brain from the inside until you hemorrhage and die.

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    Go for it. You can always drop it if you're finding it too tough, but with an A* at GCSE (Even a low one) you should be able to cope with it. And with hard work you should be capable of achieving an A.
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    (Original post by Don Joiner)
    I know it's hard for me to tell you my maths ability but I'd say I am a low A* grade candidate

    Ie. if the grade for an A* was 80% I'd be getting around 80/84

    Do you think I would cope with further maths and would I be able to get an A with a lot of hard work?

    Cheers guys


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    Further Maths AS is usually the two modules you wouldn't do if you did just normal, so that's the core modules plus stat, decision and mechanics (as oppose to one of these plus core) - the extra thing in AS would be the FP modules. FP is different in that it introduces a few more tools like complex numbers, matrices and proofs from what I can remember.

    GCSE maths is not like A level maths, GCSE is like numeracy with a touch of basic algebra, indices and some basic trig equations but at A level it's the introduction of using real tools for the first time like algebraic geometry, calculus, trig, sequences etc.

    What I'm saying is that we can't tell you if you'll be any good because A-Level is a basic introduction to formal maths, being good is up to how much time someone puts into it, it really is as simple as that, unless your logic/reasoning ability is really poor - which I presume it isn't you'll be as good as you strive to be. People with A*/A grades at GCSE have gone onto fail or just about scrape a pass grade. Myself included.

    *FYI I don't do Further Maths. I did it at the start of the year but decided to just stick to A2 maths as I don't need the AS.
 
 
 
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