Jerome85
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I am really considering taking an additional AS (further mathematics) because i need to keep my options open because I would like to pursue a degree in Economics, Mathematics or Law at a Russell group university and for mathematics alone i know i will need Further mathematics

I will be taking A level:
Psychology (AS only)
English Literature
Mathematics
Economics

so would 5 AS levels be too much? I have set up my revision timetable for next year and i have planned on spending 7-8 hours a week on each subject, so yay or nay?

if not i can take the AS in A2 however i don't think ill be able to apply to Oxbridge because applications are early, any advice would be grateful

(I got an A in normal mathematics and in FMSQ)
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If you know you need further math then i think you should take it. However, i'd drop psychology. As what's the point in taking an As only in psychology? Especially if it's not particulary relevant to the degree you wish to take.
Just my opinion. As i did 4 A levels and it was very tiring with the long days in college, i'd dread to think the amount of work and time 5 would take.
Good luck with whatever you decide though!
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(Original post by Jerome85)
I am really considering taking an additional AS (further mathematics) because i need to keep my options open because I would like to pursue a degree in Economics, Mathematics or Law at a Russell group university and for mathematics alone i know i will need Further mathematics

I will be taking A level:
Psychology (AS only)
English Literature
Mathematics
Economics

so would 5 AS levels be too much? I have set up my revision timetable for next year and i have planned on spending 7-8 hours a week on each subject, so yay or nay?

if not i can take the AS in A2 however i don't think ill be able to apply to Oxbridge because applications are early, any advice would be grateful

(I got an A in normal mathematics and in FMSQ)
I'm sure there are now changes to A levels and a few subjects including psychology for example, you'ld have to study the complete A level and so, you can't drop it after a year. You study the whole 2year course and sit the exams after the two years.
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I'm sure there are now changes to A levels and a few subjects including psychology for example, you'ld have to study the complete A level and so, you can't drop it after a year. You study the whole 2year course and sit the exams after the two years.
No you can take the AS exam however it doesnt count towards your A2 so its a stand alone qualification
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I found further maths quite tricky (especially at A2) so you may find that you'll be spending more hours on f maths than on your other subjects. I know I definitely spent more than 8 hours a week on further maths but spent significantly less time doing economics. This means that it might make sense for you to do only 4 AS subjects to ensure you can do well in them all.
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(Original post by Jerome85)
I am really considering taking an additional AS (further mathematics) because i need to keep my options open because I would like to pursue a degree in Economics, Mathematics or Law at a Russell group university and for mathematics alone i know i will need Further mathematics

I will be taking A level:
Psychology (AS only)
English Literature
Mathematics
Economics

so would 5 AS levels be too much? I have set up my revision timetable for next year and i have planned on spending 7-8 hours a week on each subject, so yay or nay?

if not i can take the AS in A2 however i don't think ill be able to apply to Oxbridge because applications are early, any advice would be grateful

(I got an A in normal mathematics and in FMSQ)

Most who do further maths get high A*s at normal maths and  at F maths GCSE. So make sure you're ready for it. Maybe take 5 at the beggining and see if you cope?

But if you're dead set on taking it, drop psychology, or even English. Maths and further is tricky, it may take up too much time for you to do another harder subject.

Ideally, the best option would be Further Maths, Maths, English Lit and Econ.
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