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I'm planning to self-teach Maths and Further Maths A-levels and so I will have completely free choice over which applied modules I want to do but I'm not sure which would be most helpful. I want to eventually do something psychology-based at university. Am I right in thinking that statistics modules will be most useful for that? Is it worth doing all of S1-4 or would it be better to do some mechanics/decision as well?
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I'm planning to self-teach Maths and Further Maths A-levels and so I will have completely free choice over which applied modules I want to do but I'm not sure which would be most helpful. I want to eventually do something psychology-based at university. Am I right in thinking that statistics modules will be most useful for that? Is it worth doing all of S1-4 or would it be better to do some mechanics/decision as well?
Stats would be useful but there would be no expectation that a student had studied beyond S2

Most psychology courses do not even require maths
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Yeah, I really enjoy maths though so would like to do it anyway. Also, do you have to sit 3/6 modules at a time? Or can you do, for example, 4 modules in one session?
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Yeah, I really enjoy maths though so would like to do it anyway. Also, do you have to sit 3/6 modules at a time? Or can you do, for example, 4 modules in one session?
You can do 4 in a session

How long are you intending to take to complete the ALevels?
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I'm in Year 11 doing AS Maths at the moment (I did the GCSE a year early) so will do 3 modules this summer, then I'm planning to hopefully do the rest of it across the next two years...
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I'm in Year 11 doing AS Maths at the moment (I did the GCSE a year early) so will do 3 modules this summer, then I'm planning to hopefully do the rest of it across the next two years...
Why are you self teaching?

Some universities may not like the 3 year model
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Basically my school only offers Further Maths if you only take two other A levels and there are too many other subjects I want to do so I thought maths would probably be easier to self-teach than something like Spanish. I might just do the normal maths A level in school instead, I just wanted to look into the options for self-teaching as well.

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Some universities may not like the 3 year model
I think what my school usually does to get around this is they don't "cash in" the modules until the end of Year 13 so that it appears that the A levels were taken over 3 years
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Basically my school only offers Further Maths if you only take two other A levels and there are too many other subjects I want to do so I thought maths would probably be easier to self-teach than something like Spanish. I might just do the normal maths A level in school instead, I just wanted to look into the options for self-teaching as well.



I think what my school usually does to get around this is they don't "cash in" the modules until the end of Year 13 so that it appears that the A levels were taken over 3 years
It is the "taking over 3 years" that is the issue

But I am sure your school has thought things through
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It is the "taking over 3 years" that is the issue

But I am sure your school has thought things through
Whoops sorry I meant to say so that it looks like it was taken over 2 years
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Unis can see when you've taken the modules so they will see you have taken them three years. Make sure you complete maths in Year 12 and then F maths in Y13.

What other subjects are you planning to take? Are you aware that most A levels are becoming linear ....
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Whoops sorry I meant to say so that it looks like it was taken over 2 years
You have to put the years down on UCAS so that doesn't work
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Hmmm ok, I will have to ask my maths teacher about it. Thanks for your help
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