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    So I have been hearing a lot about how hard the new Maths GCSEs will be, which I will start from September this year. My school does not offer Further Maths GCSE, but seeing as I found Maths in these past years very easy, and for many classroom lessons I found myself having to always wait for the other students to finish the tasks, I thought that it might be this way too once I start the GCSE. My older brother was telling me that when he was doing his Maths GCSE, he too got very bored in lessons.

    I hear that Further Maths GCSE bridges the gap between GCSEs and A Level, and on the AQA website it says that it is aimed to stretch and challenge those who are already getting A*s and As in Maths, which I don`t doubt I will be getting! However, is another GCSE worth it if the new GCSE is going to be a lot more difficult (they say) and I would benefit more if I concentrated more on my other subjects too, and not just Maths?

    Also, another question: will the Further Maths GCSE still exist, and will they update it like they did with most of the other GCSEs? As I will be having to self-study my Further Maths GCSE, (if i choose to do it), I will need to first buy textbooks etc...but if the content is going to change, then I won`t be able to buy them, because they wouldn`t be fully written, edited and completed until September...

    Please help! Thanks
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    Hi! I am taking the normal Maths GCSE and possibly the AQA Further Maths one (maybe, I've been studying it as an alternative to normal maths in lessons although I'm not sure if I will actually be smart enough to take it yet!)
    If you do decide to do it, I don't think the specification has changed so if you order the textbook, you should be fine.
    Obviously, nobody can make the decision but you, but I think if going into Maths is something you would like to do maybe as a career, then this might be a good option. Otherwise, it is just extra work for yourself which can get very tiring. I honestly wish I hadn't agreed to do it so I could've just focused on my other subjects - but that's me. You might enjoy it, but I think only take it if you enjoy maths, and not just because you're good at the subject. Good luck with whatever you choose!
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    (Original post by axolottis)
    So I have been hearing a lot about how hard the new Maths GCSEs will be, which I will start from September this year. My school does not offer Further Maths GCSE, but seeing as I found Maths in these past years very easy, and for many classroom lessons I found myself having to always wait for the other students to finish the tasks, I thought that it might be this way too once I start the GCSE. My older brother was telling me that when he was doing his Maths GCSE, he too got very bored in lessons.

    I hear that Further Maths GCSE bridges the gap between GCSEs and A Level, and on the AQA website it says that it is aimed to stretch and challenge those who are already getting A*s and As in Maths, which I don`t doubt I will be getting! However, is another GCSE worth it if the new GCSE is going to be a lot more difficult (they say) and I would benefit more if I concentrated more on my other subjects too, and not just Maths?

    Also, another question: will the Further Maths GCSE still exist, and will they update it like they did with most of the other GCSEs? As I will be having to self-study my Further Maths GCSE, (if i choose to do it), I will need to first buy textbooks etc...but if the content is going to change, then I won`t be able to buy them, because they wouldn`t be fully written, edited and completed until September...

    Please help! Thanks
    You're safe in terms of being able to take it. The last assessment opportunity is June 2018!
 
 
 
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