So I'm taking a gap year and I'm thinking of doing A level maths during it so I can apply for better unis. Do unis take gap year a levels into consideration and if so what maths exam board should I hit up?
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- Thread Starter
- 27-05-2016 19:27
- 27-05-2016 19:37
I don't think it matters much to unis, in general, where you were taught an A level. What matters most is your grade. Also, if you mention that it was based on self-study entirely, with so and so resulting grades, then that shows you are capable of independent study. Which is an advantage and all the more reason to take you on.
Maths is something one can study alone, as an A level. Written subjects too. Science subjects would involve complications as practicals are required (that has changed though, I think).
Right now I study A level maths under Edexcel. My iGCSEs (which I self-studied for) were all Edexcel so I'm very familiar with the exam board. The rest of my A level are OCR and AQA. I actually have no idea how A level maths under other exam boards is so I guess you will need to research and pick what suits you most.