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    Hi,
    I'm taking A Levels and further maths is one of my subjects. The only reason i took it is to somewhat only get a feel of further maths before i go on to uni. I only planned to take it up to the AS Level and I planned to drop it for A2. However, my school's telling me that if i take further maths, i'd have to stick through with it for the whole 2 years of A-level as there is no AS exam for further maths, there is only A2. So it's either I take it and stick with it till the end or don't take it at all. I found this a bit odd as I thought there are AS exams for all subjects. Can someone shine some light for me on this matter? Thank you!
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    Are you starting your A-levels in September? Maths and Further Maths aren't changing until 2016, so they'll still be on the current system and you should be able to take the AS
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    (Original post by loperdoper)
    Are you starting your A-levels in September? Maths and Further Maths aren't changing until 2016, so they'll still be on the current system and you should be able to take the AS
    No I just started my course about 2 weeks ago! My AS would be this Nov whereas A2 would be next June. But apparently this system has been going on for years now? My teacher said that lots of other students previously also weren't aware of this and ended up just dropping the whole subject after finding out.
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    (Original post by ads13)
    No I just started my course about 2 weeks ago! My AS would be this Nov whereas A2 would be next June. But apparently this system has been going on for years now? My teacher said that lots of other students previously also weren't aware of this and ended up just dropping the whole subject after finding out.
    What exam board are you on? The A-level system hasn't changed, so you should still be able to drop after AS.
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    (Original post by loperdoper)
    What exam board are you on? The A-level system hasn't changed, so you should still be able to drop after AS.
    Cambridge A-Level. When is the system going to change?
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    (Original post by ads13)
    Cambridge A-Level. When is the system going to change?
    Cambridge (CIE) are unaffected by the planned changes to UK A levels.
    I recommend you look at the specification on the CIE web site for details of what is possible in further maths.


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    (Original post by ads13)
    Cambridge A-Level. When is the system going to change?
    Ah, CIE works slightly differently to other A-level boards, because it is an international board.

    From what I can see on the syllabus, you take two papers, and both must be taken for an A-level, so the teachers are correct in saying that there is no AS level for Further Maths with CIE.
 
 
 
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