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    I've recently finished my AS exams in Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Next year I am certain that I will drop Physics, and I wish to study either Economics or a joint Economics/Maths degree. I am confident I achieved an A in Maths this year and have really enjoyed it and wanted to know opinions on whether taking up AS Further Maths would be a good idea, considering what I wish to study at UNI. I understand it is very difficult however I am willing to put the work in, is it a good idea?
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    If you really enjoy maths and you think you succeed at it, I would suggest doing it. AS FM really isn't that bad; the Edexcel FP1 unit is quite nice, but it also depends on what applied units you choose.
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    If you get good AS results then sure. AS Further Maths isn't too bad, certainly not in comparison to A2 Maths.
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    (Original post by drowzee)
    If you really enjoy maths and you think you succeed at it, I would suggest doing it. AS FM really isn't that bad; the Edexcel FP1 unit is quite nice, but it also depends on what applied units you choose.
    Thanks, at my sixth form we are doing AQA Maths. I've been considering this and have came up with the possibility of doing A-Level Further Maths next year and possibly dropping two subjects (physics and biology). Would universities frown upon this idea as i will be dropping two subjects or would it be better suited for a degree in Economics/ Maths?
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    I did all 6 units this year and I would just like to say that as long as you commit to the subject, it won't to too horrible.
 
 
 
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