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I am definitely going to take maths, physics and computing but i don't know what i should take as my 4th choice out of chemisty and further maths. I am not sure what I want to take at university but it will definitely be based on maths science or computing. So which should I take out of chemisty and further maths?
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Depends how much you like Chemistry, if you're good enough at maths, then Further Maths might go better with your other subjects, especially if you want to do something maths/compSci related at uni.
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Most university website that I've looked at value further maths and chemistry the same.
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Further Maths would require less effort than Chemistry at A level. Considering your other subjects, Further Maths would 'fit' better in my opinion. In our school, Further Maths at A level requires attending fewer lessons than Chemistry, leaving you more time to focus on other subjects. But, most people who take Further Maths, do not drop it, so would do a full A2 in it, so you would have the other option of taking Chemistry just to AS.

However, another option is to take both, so you would have 5 AS subjects. This is an option at my school, which I am looking to take, along with many others. They say that if you are good at Maths (A* at GCSE) then, maths and further maths are recommended. Some do the FSMQ (Further Maths GCSE similar) at our school, which is basically C1 and some C2, making Maths easier at A level.

In the end, it's your choice.
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Chemistry - More well rounded. Opens more doors (generally).

Further Mathematics - Highly preferred for a lot of degrees such as Engineering, Economics etc.
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(Original post by Ishan_2000)
Further Maths would require less effort than Chemistry at A level. Considering your other subjects, Further Maths would 'fit' better in my opinion. In our school, Further Maths at A level requires attending fewer lessons than Chemistry, leaving you more time to focus on other subjects. But, most people who take Further Maths, do not drop it, so would do a full A2 in it, so you would have the other option of taking Chemistry just to AS.

However, another option is to take both, so you would have 5 AS subjects. This is an option at my school, which I am looking to take, along with many others. They say that if you are good at Maths (A* at GCSE) then, maths and further maths are recommended. Some do the FSMQ (Further Maths GCSE similar) at our school, which is basically C1 and some C2, making Maths easier at A level.

In the end, it's your choice.
I agree with this post, except for that you don't need an A* at GCSE to do well at a-level maths or further maths.
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