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# Pure Maths vs Statistics Watch

1. Wanting to go into finance/accounting,

would it be more preferable to take Further Maths (Pure mathematics) alongside economics or Mathematics and Statistics?

What's the difference and is one looked at more highly?

Thanks x
3. Indeed sir, that is why I posted it in the A levels board
4. Whoops, maybe I should have thought of that! My confusion came because there isn't really a 'Statistics' a level to the best of my knowledge, rather you do statistics modules along side pure modules in Maths.

I would say Further maths is looked on very highly for any subject requiring maths, might be worth checking with the sixth form to see how many statistics modules they do, if this is the area you're particularly interested in.

Hopefully I've clarified things, if not or if you have more questions, feel free to ask!
5. (Original post by Mav1)
Whoops, maybe I should have thought of that! My confusion came because there isn't really a 'Statistics' a level to the best of my knowledge, rather you do statistics modules along side pure modules in Maths.

I would say Further maths is looked on very highly for any subject requiring maths, might be worth checking with the sixth form to see how many statistics modules they do, if this is the area you're particularly interested in.

Hopefully I've clarified things, if not or if you have more questions, feel free to ask!
Ahh see I've been looking at taking courses i.e. http://www.ool.co.uk/course/a-level/ and it seems that pure maths/further maths is the equivalent to 2 a-levels whereas maths and statistics is just a singular a-level while taking stats units which makes it seem like they're actually different a-levels.

6. (Original post by Joeyzanelli)
Ahh see I've been looking at taking courses i.e. http://www.ool.co.uk/course/a-level/ and it seems that pure maths/further maths is the equivalent to 2 a-levels whereas maths and statistics is just a singular a-level while taking stats units which makes it seem like they're actually different a-levels.

Yes, it looks as though the two courses are actually the same qualification, in one they sit only pure units and in the other Statistics along side pure (you do the same number of units for both) I would suggest choosing the one which you enjoy more as the difference to a University/Employer would be almost insignificant.
7. School do further maths, at uni choose statistics modules.

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