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1. I got a B for GCSE Maths, and I wanted to do Maths A-level, but my sixth form told me it was better for me to do either use of maths or statistics, I chose use of maths as I thought it was more practical. So far I've found it way to easy that I am worried universities may not value it as much as normal A-Level Maths?

Does anyone know the difference between the two because I wasn't explained it properly, is normal A-Level maths better?
2. (Original post by Asma-A)
I got a B for GCSE Maths, and I wanted to do Maths A-level, but my sixth form told me it was better for me to do either use of maths or statistics, I chose use of maths as I thought it was more practical. So far I've found it way to easy that I am worried universities may not value it as much as normal A-Level Maths?

Does anyone know the difference between the two because I wasn't explained it properly, is normal A-Level maths better?
Yeah I wouldnt't do Use of Maths, its generally not as liked as standard maths
3. (Original post by Asma-A)
I got a B for GCSE Maths, and I wanted to do Maths A-level, but my sixth form told me it was better for me to do either use of maths or statistics, I chose use of maths as I thought it was more practical. So far I've found it way to easy that I am worried universities may not value it as much as normal A-Level Maths?

Does anyone know the difference between the two because I wasn't explained it properly, is normal A-Level maths better?
I think Use of Maths will be scrapped soon by exam boards, or AQA, so I've heard but can't confirm.

Universities indeed do not value Use of Maths as much as normal maths, but really it depends on the course you wish to do at uni and how significant maths is to it.
4. Universities value maths far more than 'use of maths'. Its early in the year and I'd advise you to switch to maths as soon as possible.
5. (Original post by Callum323)
Universities value maths far more than 'use of maths'. Its early in the year and I'd advise you to switch to maths as soon as possible.
I started college last week so I think I might change to normal maths.
6. (Original post by Asma-A)
I started college last week so I think I might change to normal maths.
Go for it. Having maths as an A-level is very helpful for applying to university and jobs since it's one of the most respected and useful A-levels there is. Remember to work hard, because it can be difficult if you get left behind in your studies
7. (Original post by Callum323)
Go for it. Having maths as an A-level is very helpful for applying to university and jobs since it's one of the most respected and useful A-levels there is. Remember to work hard, because it can be difficult if you get left behind in your studies
Yeah, I feel like maths at my new sixth form is way better because even though I was doing use of maths this past week, I still got more support compared to my last 2 years of doing maths gcse, as I was always ignored by my maths teachers which I think affected my understanding of the subject because I am good at maths I was just in a crap school when I did my GCSE's
8. (Original post by Asma-A)
Yeah, I feel like maths at my new sixth form is way better because even though I was doing use of maths this past week, I still got more support compared to my last 2 years of doing maths gcse, as I was always ignored by my maths teachers which I think affected my understanding of the subject because I am good at maths I was just in a crap school when I did my GCSE's
It sounds like you'll do just fine then. Good luck with maths and your other subjects
9. (Original post by Callum323)
It sounds like you'll do just fine then. Good luck with maths and your other subjects
thank you! likewise!
10. Maths is definitely more valued

I did use of maths as I wasn't allowed to do normal maths, the second year is killer though

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