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Should I go for Maths A-level? watch

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    Hi all,
    I have been thinking about what A levels to choose, and I was wondering if picking Maths for A level would be a good choice for me. We had a "careers day" where people from different jobs would come in and you could talk to them. Pretty much almost all of them said "Do maths for A-level". Im taking computer science GCSE and I'm really enjoying it - so taking it for A level along with maths may be a good combination to study.

    The only thing im worried about is that It may be too hard for me to do. My statistics grade for year 10 was a C (4 marks off a B) and I am in third set for maths, so i'm worried about it becoming too challenging for me. I've been self teaching myself for the maths GCSE with a revision guide, and I'm thinking about asking my teacher about my interest, so he can maybe set me some more challenging work. I do have an interest in maths, but it is fairly small, so I'm also worried about not being engaged enough in the course and eventually getting bogged down...

    It is true that Maths is a very good Alevel but it will only be valid and useful for you if you manage to get a really good grade in it. If you aren't fully interested or committed to Maths, it will be really hard for you then. Only do it if you are confident you will do well and if you actually enjoy the subject overall

    My sister took maths + further maths at A-level and she was an A student at GCSE, apparently it is considerably harder than GCSE. I looked into it and the colleges told me they like people to have a grade B at GCSE in order to do it at A level. It would be a good course to do as long as you feel confident that are capable enough to achieve decent grades.
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