im applying to college at the moment and ive been accepted to do physics, maths, and further maths. only now im worrying that further maths might not be considered a "proper" a level by some unis/workplaces and wondering whether i should so a fourth a level along with these? i know these are already quite difficult subjects so additional work might make it even harder.
if it makes any difference, i plan on studying physics at uni.
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- Thread Starter
- 08-11-2015 18:16
- 08-11-2015 18:21
As far as I'm aware, further maths is credited by most* physics courses. At the very least it's definitely considered a proper subject and goes alongside physics pretty well.
edit - as bluebells said taking another subject wouldn't be a bad thing, after checking a few courses none require further maths.Last edited by Exephy; 08-11-2015 at 18:28.
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- 08-11-2015 18:23
Your choices are fine.
- 08-11-2015 18:25
If you're studying physics, I think Further Maths honestly will help you understand concepts in Physics, though maybe it depends on the exam board. And with taking a fourth subject, I'd recommend that if you are taking Further maths - our school's also making it compulsory for people to take four subjects if they're taking Further Maths.
If you're confident with these subjects, another A-Level hopefully won't be too much pressure. You don't need to take Further Maths to study Physics at uni, although unis may prefer candidates who have covered mechanics units. If you are very good at physics and maths, it shouldn't hinder you too much, and you could take another subject.
At the end of the day, I would say that you should take subjects you'd enjoy most, and ones you are most confident with, so I don't really know how much this forum will help you.Last edited by TheOtherSide.; 08-11-2015 at 18:29.