I'm considering taking maths at A Level but wondering if I will struggle. I got an A at GCSE and a C in Further Maths GCSE. How difficult is it at AS and A2?
P.S Is it necessary to do maths A Level to study something like banking/finance/economics at Uni?
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- 01-09-2016 12:38
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- 01-09-2016 14:24
First off check the uni entry requirements to see if you need math and further math or not. It is advisable to take them anyway but if you're struggling and don't need them then don't take them. What do your teachers think? Usually if you've done ok and haven't struggled you'll be fine.
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- 03-09-2016 13:50
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- 03-09-2016 14:00
Maths is definitely difficult but not as hard as everyone thinks it is. My teacher always said to me, learn all your maths formulas, which are your tools. Use them to your best to solve a question. E.g a plumber doesn't have all the tools to solve all the problems, thus he/she would have to improvise.
With regards to economic/ finance, university does prefer you do maths. However do check with the university of your choice.
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- 03-09-2016 14:05
AS isn't too bad then A2 is a lot harder. It's a huge jump from GCSE.
If you're doing other maths related subjects it will be a lot easier, so STEM subjects basically... I have a friend who did psychology, sociology, media studies, and maths and he was saying he struggled pretty hard!
Also most good universities will ask for maths as a required subject if you are doing economics or any finance related course!Last edited by mattp847; 03-09-2016 at 14:07.
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If this helps then i also got an A in GCSE maths and a B in further maths (although i was expecting a C). I am doing A level maths too, and i remembering my teaching saying that further maths at GCSE is already a third of the content taught at A level- and therefore this would out me in a good position going into a level mats. most colleges ask for an A at gcse so you should be fine!