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    So in the college I want to go to, they teach maths and further maths options like this- squash the AS and A2 maths course into one year, and then the further maths course into the next.
    My options that I've chosen are physics, maths, further maths, and chemistry (predicted A*s in maths, chemistry, and physics at GCSE) and I have the intention of studying maths at university, but I'm not sure about doing further maths now. I get A*s at GCSE with minimum to no revision in maths, but I'm worried that doing further maths at that college will mean that I'll fail maths in year 12 and be forced to see further maths through anyway and come out with maximum 2 good A-levels. Should I switch further maths for history? Or chemistry wuth history (I prefer history to chemistry but I thought it would be good to do with maths, f.maths and physics). Does anyone have any advice? Thank you
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    I can't see why they would make you go on to do Further Maths if you failed Maths. Surely they would set you on to continue with Maths, which by the sounds of it you are well capable of doing, so you would have at least three A levels. Ring the college and ask them what they do in that sort of situation. It would probably vary on a case by case basis.
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    If you do good in maths though it makes further maths really easy, i did further maths in one year as well along with the a2 part of maths and I think it was a lot easier since I had done as maths before, also remember you'll probably be able to resit any maths units if you have to and they'll become even easier the second time round when doing the further maths in year 13

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    (Original post by A1R2B3)
    So in the college I want to go to, they teach maths and further maths options like this- squash the AS and A2 maths course into one year, and then the further maths course into the next.
    My options that I've chosen are physics, maths, further maths, and chemistry (predicted A*s in maths, chemistry, and physics at GCSE) and I have the intention of studying maths at university, but I'm not sure about doing further maths now. I get A*s at GCSE with minimum to no revision in maths, but I'm worried that doing further maths at that college will mean that I'll fail maths in year 12 and be forced to see further maths through anyway and come out with maximum 2 good A-levels. Should I switch further maths for history? Or chemistry wuth history (I prefer history to chemistry but I thought it would be good to do with maths, f.maths and physics). Does anyone have any advice? Thank you
    If you muck up maths then your college will probably let you redo it in place of the further maths - they are unlikely to force you to do further maths if you don't want to. Even if you do, they may let you do it alongside - I did basically the same as what you are planning here (+ Biology) and some people in my further maths group were resitting maths modules. If you want to do maths at uni then doing further maths would be a _very_ good idea.

    If you prefer history to chemistry I would recommend doing history. Doing a subject you like means you are more likely to do well in it instead of doing one you think will help you. Most universities only look at 3 A levels, and I wouldn't say that chemistry has that much maths in it. Also, History might give you another option (if you decide you actually want to do History) and might break up the constant science subjects. To universities and employers it might also show you as having more skills, such as essay writing and analysing - both of which are generally lacking in the others.
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    (Original post by A1R2B3)
    So in the college I want to go to, they teach maths and further maths options like this- squash the AS and A2 maths course into one year, and then the further maths course into the next.
    My options that I've chosen are physics, maths, further maths, and chemistry (predicted A*s in maths, chemistry, and physics at GCSE) and I have the intention of studying maths at university, but I'm not sure about doing further maths now. I get A*s at GCSE with minimum to no revision in maths, but I'm worried that doing further maths at that college will mean that I'll fail maths in year 12 and be forced to see further maths through anyway and come out with maximum 2 good A-levels. Should I switch further maths for history? Or chemistry wuth history (I prefer history to chemistry but I thought it would be good to do with maths, f.maths and physics). Does anyone have any advice? Thank you

    If you're doing that well at GCSE maths, there's no way you'll fail A-level maths. You will need to revise a bit though, as the content increases quite a bit. If you want to do maths at a good university, Further maths is pretty much required (if you don't do it you'll find yourself with a lot of catchup to do at the start). Also, Further maths is where all the interesting stuff comes in.

    I've heard that Chemistry is an very difficult A-level to take, but it will look good on your personal statement. If I were you I'd take these subjects for AS level, then drop chemistry to work on STEP (an insanely difficult set of three maths papers, which really good preparation for uni and looks brilliant on a personal statement). Alternatively you could keep chemistry and drop something else or nothing at all to keep your options open, but for maths this would be a very good option.
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    I did those exact A-Levels.

    As long as your maths is strong, you'll walk it with a bit of effort. Physics is more maths (especially if you do mechanics) so you'll come out the other end with some good grades, again, assuming your maths is good.
 
 
 
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