I'm on course for an A* in GCSE Maths, which I find really easy tbh but I also do Additional Maths, which is something between GCSE and AS and I find most of it really hard! Do you have to find Additional Maths reasonably easy, or at least be able to do more than 50% of it to be able to do Further Maths A Level? The course I want to to at uni is Physics and Philosophy (at oxford) and for that I would need an A* in Further Maths. Could I get this if I find Additional Maths really hard and GCSE maths ridiculously easy?!
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- 10-05-2015 22:04
- 10-05-2015 22:15
This is just speaking from personal experience, but I found GCSE maths really easy and managed to get 100% then I went on to do additional maths and thought that was significantly more challenging (though I think this was partly because I was seriously ill just before exams and I missed about half of the lessons on the add maths content). I ended up understanding it after a few times of looking back over my notes and came out with an A.
I'm currently in Y12 taking both maths and further maths and AS maths is really just a combination of my IGCSE and add maths topics, with a few extra, reasonably simple things. Further maths is a lot more difficult I find and I don't think any of my teachers ever made clear how much harder it is than normal maths. The further pure modules are not fun. That being said, if you stick at it it's definitely doable and if you enjoy maths and find it easy, you shouldn't have too much of a problem, though I'd say this is providing you are heading for an A/B/possibly high C in add maths.
Hope that helps a little