I decided recently that I want to study maths at uni, but at AS my subject choices were biology, chemistry, physics and maths. Upon deciding that I want to do maths at uni, I discovered that a lot more unis than I initially thought require further maths. After speaking to my teachers, I have the option of completing the whole A level in A2 year, alongside my other subjects (I've dropped biology, and am continuing with chemistry, physics, maths and further maths.) Is this a good idea? I got all A's at AS, and have been predicted A* in everything next year (except further maths.) I already learnt Core 3, Core 4 and the whole of physics to A2 during the summer to lesson the workload. My question is, do you think it would be possible for me to get 4A*'s at the end of this year? My head of sixth told me that my maths teacher said it would be highly unlikely that I'd get A/A*, despite me getting the highest marks in the class. (He also hyped up how hard maths is, but I found during AS year that it was the easiest out of all my subjects.)
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- Thread Starter
- 08-09-2016 20:04
- 08-09-2016 20:36
If further maths is 'required' then you probably should do it, other than that some unis assess on a individual basis so trying to ring them(faster way) or send emails out. idk
One think i can say is you could take further maths as an external candidate if you're willing to self study. This would mean you can carry on biology, chemistry, physics and maths and self study further maths (or you could swap it around and self study the subject you want to drop just for the sake of having it).