Should I take further maths?

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I'm currently taking maths, physics, geography and textiles at AS and I'm desperate to drop both geography and textiles next year and do the full further maths a-level next year along with maths and physics.

My school says that its possible but I've heard conflicting opinions on whether I'll be able to cope. I got an A* at GCSE and have been getting mostly As at AS (a couple of Bs) and I'm not sure if this is a good indicator of whether I'll be able to cope.

I absolutely love maths so would be willing to work hard for it! Thanks for your opinions in advance!
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(Original post by megan-garner6)
I'm currently taking maths, physics, geography and textiles at AS and I'm desperate to drop both geography and textiles next year and do the full further maths a-level next year along with maths and physics.

My school says that its possible but I've heard conflicting opinions on whether I'll be able to cope. I got an A* at GCSE and have been getting mostly As at AS (a couple of Bs) and I'm not sure if this is a good indicator of whether I'll be able to cope.

I absolutely love maths so would be willing to work hard for it! Thanks for your opinions in advance!
Go for it if your passion for maths is that great i dropped biology and chemistry for the full further maths A levels along with maths and physics as well. Also what modules are you planning on doing
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Yeah.
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I did it, if you're self teaching it takes a
Lot of discipline. The actual content is easy, but if you want to average 90+ ums it takes a lot of practice to get through everything to a standard where you don't make mistakes. If you don't understand something there's always a video on YouTube explaining the concept. You kids have it a lot easier nowadays
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No, no, no, no, no absolutely no. I would advise any other subject besides FM. There are 0 revision guides for further maths modules and teachers who qualify enough to teach are rare. If you have a great FM teacher, go for it. But FM is truely hell, espicially if you take s2 and s3
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No, no, no, no, no absolutely no. I would advise any other subject besides FM. There are 0 revision guides for further maths modules and teachers who qualify enough to teach are rare. If you have a great FM teacher, go for it. But FM is truely hell, espicially if you take s2 and s3
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Not sure which modules yet, do you have any recommendations? And thanks for replying!

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I did it, if you're self teaching it takes a
Lot of discipline. The actual content is easy, but if you want to average 90+ ums it takes a lot of practice to get through everything to a standard where you don't make mistakes. If you don't understand something there's always a video on YouTube explaining the concept. You kids have it a lot easier nowadays
I would be self teaching the rest of my maths a level but I would be taught further maths in the further maths class which is a plus! And that's true, thank you for replying

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Not sure which modules yet, do you have any recommendations? And thanks for replying!

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Do it. You love maths, which is what you need in order to succeed in it.
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No, no, no, no, no absolutely no. I would advise any other subject besides FM. There are 0 revision guides for further maths modules and teachers who qualify enough to teach are rare. If you have a great FM teacher, go for it. But FM is truely hell, espicially if you take s2 and s3
Thank you for replying and I understand what you mean but surely other students can help me? And we have two teachers who teach further so hopefully it might be ok? I'm definitely worried about it being far too difficult and like hell though 😂 maybe I'll just try to avoid s2 and s3!

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(Original post by megan-garner6)
I'm currently taking maths, physics, geography and textiles at AS and I'm desperate to drop both geography and textiles next year and do the full further maths a-level next year along with maths and physics.

My school says that its possible but I've heard conflicting opinions on whether I'll be able to cope. I got an A* at GCSE and have been getting mostly As at AS (a couple of Bs) and I'm not sure if this is a good indicator of whether I'll be able to cope.

I absolutely love maths so would be willing to work hard for it! Thanks for your opinions in advance!
Do it. Doing the same thing as well, just requires massive dedication. Also choose the applied modules that you are interested in.
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I think if you like maths and are desperate to drop the other twp subjects you should go for it. I did maths, fm, and physics at a2, and I'm really glad I kept fm up.

I think it's quite good because when revision comes around, the method of revising for maths and fm is the same, and practising bits of one subject will also sometimes aid the other, so it felt to me like maybe it was less work than if I did three very different subjects.
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Drop the other subjects and do further maths, especially if you want to do a science/social science based course at university (I didn't do FM and found the jump from A-levels to university quite tough - taking away some of the strain now will help). Also, you can find online guides on Examsolutions. You should be able to hit an A or minimum of a B grade if you work hard as you sound pretty competent in maths.
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Yeah if you feel that you can do it just opt for it because further mathematics is an advantage
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Thank you for replying and I understand what you mean but surely other students can help me? And we have two teachers who teach further so hopefully it might be ok? I'm definitely worried about it being far too difficult and like hell though 😂 maybe I'll just try to avoid s2 and s3!

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Definitely avoid statistics haha, depends though what you're better at, if many people at your school do it, then really go for it. You need the right motivation as well, goodluck!!
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