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    I'm currently doing Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Chemistry at AS and hoping to do Comp Sci at university. I was thinking about dropping Chemistry at A2 but my friend (who is also doing FM at AS) told me that you shouldn't drop a subject if you're doing Further Maths as the university will only be given a list of the topics you've done in the maths courses, meaning that they will only see that you're good at maths and not much else.

    Does it matter if I drop a subject or does it matter for only some people who are doing specific courses at uni?
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    Drop it if they they dont care, however some unis consider maths and f maths as one a level so for unis that require 3 strictly it may be worth a ask from your unis.
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    (Original post by Inkozzo)
    I'm currently doing Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Chemistry at AS and hoping to do Comp Sci at university. I was thinking about dropping Chemistry at A2 but my friend (who is also doing FM at AS) told me that you shouldn't drop a subject if you're doing Further Maths as the university will only be given a list of the topics you've done in the maths courses, meaning that they will only see that you're good at maths and not much else.

    Does it matter if I drop a subject or does it matter for only some people who are doing specific courses at uni?
    What a load of rubbish, your friend has no idea what he is talking about. For comp sci doing maths, further maths and physics + AS Chemistry is probably the second most ideal set of subjects you can have (after computing instead of chemistry). Further maths and maths are counted as 2 SEPARATE A levels. Universities get all the modules you are doing, your predicted grades in both maths and further maths (both independent of each other) along with teacher references. I reckon with your current application and dropping chemistry to AS if that is your choice, you will end up in a very good position for university application. Doing further maths shows a CONSIDERABLE increase in mathematical talent, computer science is going to have an extremely large amount of maths in it. In the first 2 years of a comp sci course you cover the same as a first year mathematics undergraduate.
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    Thanks for the help guys.
    Weird how not all of them think they're separate, you'd think that if Oxbridge consider Maths and Further Maths as separate then all of them would.
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    (Original post by Inkozzo)
    Thanks for the help guys.
    Weird how not all of them think they're separate, you'd think that if Oxbridge consider Maths and Further Maths as separate then all of them would.
    Oxbridge isn't the be all and end all, the ones that don't think of them as separate are probably unis not worth applying to.


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