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    At the start of AS, I decided to pursue A levels in biology, chemistry, physics and maths. This summer I got A's in all of the AS exams, but I also decided that I wanted to pursue a maths degree at uni. However, upon doing some research, I found that a lot of the top unis require further maths at A level (I realise that going to a top uni doesn't matter as much as obtaining a 2:1 or a first, but I've always aspired towards going to unis of the likes of Oxford, etc., as cliche as it might sound). Furthermore, a lot of them require it at A*... The option of doing further maths in one year, alongside A2 maths, chemistry and physics (I dropped biology) has been given to me. I've been aspiring to go to a top 5 uni, but I fear that I may have a large workload that means I'll obtain less than stellar grades, (especially considering that I'm sitting the reformed A levels for science, so I'll have to sit the AS papers, along with A2 for chemistry and physics next year) even though I was previously hoping to achieve 4 A*s (my teachers also predicted me A*s in my previous subjects). I could also do further maths to AS, but this would potentially mean that I'd have to sit STEP/AEA to increase my uni options and they both sound like hell. I have no idea what to do and I'm freaking out. Pls. Someone. Anyone. Help me, please. Should I do the full A level or just sit it to AS? Should I drop A level chemistry (despite my teachers urging me to keep it in case F.maths doesn't turn out well). What would you do it you were in my shoes?
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    Which universities absolutely require it? Which ones are you considering that don't?

    If you think you've managed the workload of AS well and you could be predicted a high grade for Further Maths, I would do it.

    But if only a few universities require it, maybe it would be best to just focus on three rather than risk compromising your results in your other subjects.
 
 
 
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