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    I just got my AS results and have received AAAA in Maths, Biology, Chemistry and History. I will be dropping Biology and hopefully (as long as my school lets me) will be taking up an AS in Further Maths. I know this isn't as good as an A Level in Further Maths but I'm still not fully sure that I want to study maths at uni so I think this will be a good indicator on whether I'm good enough and have the passion for mathematics. I haven't done many extra things to demonstrate my liking towards maths and I'm wondering if anyone had any tips of things I could do to make my personal statement better and make me a better mathematician to improve my chances in getting into a good uni. So far all I have is that next year I will help some struggling year 11s to pass their maths GCSE but that's all. I'd appreciate any advice.
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    (Original post by Cassyk)
    I just got my AS results and have received AAAA in Maths, Biology, Chemistry and History. I will be dropping Biology and hopefully (as long as my school lets me) will be taking up an AS in Further Maths. I know this isn't as good as an A Level in Further Maths but I'm still not fully sure that I want to study maths at uni so I think this will be a good indicator on whether I'm good enough and have the passion for mathematics. I haven't done many extra things to demonstrate my liking towards maths and I'm wondering if anyone had any tips of things I could do to make my personal statement better and make me a better mathematician to improve my chances in getting into a good uni. So far all I have is that next year I will help some struggling year 11s to pass their maths GCSE but that's all. I'd appreciate any advice.
    No a level further maths is a huge red flag and looking at statistics almost all applicants to good unis for maths have a predicted grade for a full a level further maths. Things not looking good for you...
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    (Original post by Cassyk)
    I just got my AS results and have received AAAA in Maths, Biology, Chemistry and History. I will be dropping Biology and hopefully (as long as my school lets me) will be taking up an AS in Further Maths. I know this isn't as good as an A Level in Further Maths but I'm still not fully sure that I want to study maths at uni so I think this will be a good indicator on whether I'm good enough and have the passion for mathematics. I haven't done many extra things to demonstrate my liking towards maths and I'm wondering if anyone had any tips of things I could do to make my personal statement better and make me a better mathematician to improve my chances in getting into a good uni. So far all I have is that next year I will help some struggling year 11s to pass their maths GCSE but that's all. I'd appreciate any advice.
    Have a look at STEP. Some top universities require it, and even those that don't will like candidates that have it on their personal statement. If you want to apply to Oxford you'll need to take a MAT paper too. Both papers are insanely difficult (STEP more so), but they might give you an idea of how well a maths course at a top uni will suit you.
 
 
 
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