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    I am in year 11 and currently studying for 14 GCSEs (including further maths). In my Further Maths Mock I got a B (my lowest grade) with one day of revision. However I would like to get an A grade in the summer, although would an a grade at GCSE be a disadvantage if I want to apply to Oxbridge for Medicine? This is because my aim is to get 11/12A*S and 1/2As at GCSE. However if I do further Maths I know I won't be able to get an A*, because we have self teach the content ourselves.

    Hence, I feel that if I do Further Maths, I may not be able to get what I want for my other subjects.

    I talked to my teacher he said I should do, because the course cover Core 1 of AS level. However I am really unsure...


    I Apologise for the long message, but I need to tell my teacher soon; before he enters me for the exam in the summer
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    I don't know how true this is but our head of maths said anyone who is capable of A/*A* in maths doesn't have a worry with Further Maths. She said it would only mean an extra few hours of revision but those aiming for a B would have to put more work in.
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    you're clearly a high achiever, and for people like you i'd say there would be no disadvantage of doing an extra subject- even if it is a B.
    honestly, i'm in a similar position to you. i consistently get a* grades in maths and have for over a year. i took up further maths reluctantly and got an A on my mock with little to no preparation. i got a lot of stick for that a grade because my class had this expectation of me getting close to perfect marks. i really wanted to drop it - but then i realised something that i think you need to realise too.
    i envisage that you don't find your current level of qualification particularly challenging since you are doing so well across the board. further maths is a challenge, it will do wonders for your gcse and alevel grades if you give it a go. the point is, further maths is not very common to have so you will stand out just a little bit more. since you are going for a competitive course, this could just give you the edge over someone else.
    even if you get a b, it will show your commitment and effort. in all honesty i don't think it is a big deal whether or not you take it but i would strongly recommend it just because of it being interesting.
    i hope this helped
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    (Original post by Phoebe2108)
    you're clearly a high achiever, and for people like you i'd say there would be no disadvantage of doing an extra subject- even if it is a B.
    honestly, i'm in a similar position to you. i consistently get a* grades in maths and have for over a year. i took up further maths reluctantly and got an A on my mock with little to no preparation. i got a lot of stick for that a grade because my class had this expectation of me getting close to perfect marks. i really wanted to drop it - but then i realised something that i think you need to realise too.
    i envisage that you don't find your current level of qualification particularly challenging since you are doing so well across the board. further maths is a challenge, it will do wonders for your gcse and alevel grades if you give it a go. the point is, further maths is not very common to have so you will stand out just a little bit more. since you are going for a competitive course, this could just give you the edge over someone else.
    even if you get a b, it will show your commitment and effort. in all honesty i don't think it is a big deal whether or not you take it but i would strongly recommend it just because of it being interesting.
    i hope this helped

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    (Original post by BULL14)
    I am in year 11 and currently studying for 14 GCSEs (including further maths). In my Further Maths Mock I got a B (my lowest grade) with one day of revision. However I would like to get an A grade in the summer, although would an a grade at GCSE be a disadvantage if I want to apply to Oxbridge for Medicine? This is because my aim is to get 11/12A*S and 1/2As at GCSE. However if I do further Maths I know I won't be able to get an A*, because we have self teach the content ourselves.

    Hence, I feel that if I do Further Maths, I may not be able to get what I want for my other subjects.

    I talked to my teacher he said I should do, because the course cover Core 1 of AS level. However I am really unsure...


    I Apologise for the long message, but I need to tell my teacher soon; before he enters me for the exam in the summer
    What exam board are you taking Further Maths with?
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    I personally wouldn't since if you are going to do A level maths, it's just part of C1 so it doesn't show that much tbh.
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