Would Further Maths and Maths at A Level help you significantly at engineering in uni

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    My question really is asking, is doing doing Further Maths + Maths at A Level significantly helpful as opposed to doing Maths A Level only for doing engineering at uni? (Physics is included of course)

    Advice is always appreciated. I'm asking this because I really enjoyed Maths at AS and very regretful I didn't take Further Maths. (For the record I'm doing Maths, Physics and Economics)
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    (Original post by ManLike007)
    My question really is asking, is doing doing Further Maths + Maths at A Level significantly helpful as opposed to doing Maths A Level only for doing engineering at uni? (Physics is included of course)

    Advice is always appreciated. I'm asking this because I really enjoyed Maths at AS and very regretful I didn't take Further Maths. (For the record I'm doing Maths, Physics and Economics)
    Hey!

    Yes, doing Further Maths A-Level will not only look better on your application, but will also prepare you more for Engineering at university.
    If anything, try to do at least AS-Level Further Maths.

    Best of luck!
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    (Original post by edothero)
    Hey!

    Yes, doing Further Maths A-Level will not only look better on your application, but will also prepare you more for Engineering at university.
    If anything, try to do at least AS-Level Further Maths.

    Best of luck!
    Is it because engineering is more maths than physics?
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    (Original post by ManLike007)
    Is it because engineering is more maths than physics?
    Well, I would argue that Physics is applied Mathematics.

    In any case, at university level Engineering, you will be doing a lot of high level Maths. So Further Maths A-Level would prepare you that extra bit.
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    lolwat of course it will
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    (Original post by edothero)
    Well, I would argue that Physics is applied Mathematics.

    In any case, at university level Engineering, you will be doing a lot of high level Maths. So Further Maths A-Level would prepare you that extra bit.
    One final question, do you think it would be necessary to repeat Year 12 just for Further Maths assuming I replace it with economics?
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    (Original post by ManLike007)
    My question really is asking, is doing doing Further Maths + Maths at A Level significantly helpful as opposed to doing Maths A Level only for doing engineering at uni? (Physics is included of course)

    Advice is always appreciated. I'm asking this because I really enjoyed Maths at AS and very regretful I didn't take Further Maths. (For the record I'm doing Maths, Physics and Economics)
    Do AS Further maths at least
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    (Original post by ManLike007)
    One final question, do you think it would be necessary to repeat Year 12 just for Further Maths assuming I replace it with economics?
    No don't do this, may make it harder for you to apply to strong unis if you repeat year 12. Take up further in year 13, you can even do the full further maths in year 13 that's what people at my school do
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    (Original post by tcameron)
    No don't do this, may make it harder for you to apply to strong unis if you repeat year 12. Take up further in year 13, you can even do the full further maths in year 13 that's what people at my school do
    Further Maths in a single year? Is that even possible? How many modules are there in total?
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    (Original post by ManLike007)
    Further Maths in a single year? Is that even possible? How many modules are there in total?
    I think it's 6, so same as Maths alone but it is possible, of course you haven't done the full A levels maths yet so it may be more work for you if you were to do full further maths as well
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    (Original post by tcameron)
    Do AS Further maths at least
    When you say to take AS Further maths at least, what do you mean by it? Do you mean to just independently study it even though it may not count towards anything? And you're talking specifically about FP1 right?
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    (Original post by ManLike007)
    Further Maths in a single year? Is that even possible? How many modules are there in total?
    Yeah, of course it is... plenty of people do it.
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    (Original post by ManLike007)
    My question really is asking, is doing doing Further Maths + Maths at A Level significantly helpful as opposed to doing Maths A Level only for doing engineering at uni? (Physics is included of course)

    Advice is always appreciated. I'm asking this because I really enjoyed Maths at AS and very regretful I didn't take Further Maths. (For the record I'm doing Maths, Physics and Economics)
    Yes, it'll help as it'll mean you'll have already covered a chunk of the maths content that will be covered during the engineering maths modules.
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    Hi! I know a friend who decided to do Engineering, when she was only doing further maths. Even she would agree that doing Further Maths will not only look better in her uni app (although she was still able to apply with Maths and Physics instead of further maths) but it would have made things MUCH easier for her.
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    I think the answer is yes.
    Further Pure and Mechanics modules in FM are really heavily involved in Engineering studies as it provides a solid foundation for the physics/maths knowledge that you need in university, not to mention that your uni application will look stronger with FM in it.

    My advice would be continue doing A2 level Maths, Physics and Economics and pick up AS level Further Maths (Focus on FP and Mech modules, tell the teacher not to include Stats/Decision if possible) as a fourth subject in Year 13 if you can handle the workload.
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    (Original post by ML8020)
    I think the answer is yes.
    Further Pure and Mechanics modules in FM are really heavily involved in Engineering studies as it provides a solid foundation for the physics/maths knowledge that you need in university, not to mention that your uni application will look stronger with FM in it.

    My advice would be continue doing A2 level Maths, Physics and Economics and pick up AS level Further Maths (Focus on FP and Mech modules, tell the teacher not to include Stats/Decision if possible) as a fourth subject in Year 13 if you can handle the workload.
    Hey, I asked my school and said that they are able to offer AS Further Mathematics in Year 13. I called up a university and said that they require AAB full A Levels. Other universities were busy so I couldn't get a hold of them. Even though it may not count as a full A Level, is it worth still taking it or is it better to repeat Year 12 then Year 13 to have the full FM A Level? (I'm sorry but FM in a single year is too much for me to bear)

    Top uni's tend to go ask by grades rather than UCAS points.
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    (Original post by ManLike007)
    Hey, I asked my school and said that they are able to offer AS Further Mathematics in Year 13. I called up a university and said that they require AAB full A Levels. Other universities were busy so I couldn't get a hold of them. Even though it may not count as a full A Level, is it worth still taking it or is it better to repeat Year 12 then Year 13 to have the full FM A Level? (I'm sorry but FM in a single year is too much for me to bear)

    Top uni's tend to go ask by grades rather than UCAS points.
    AS Further Maths will be helpful in the sense that it will increase your chances of getting offers, so I believe it would be worth taking.

    I don't think you should repeat Year 12, that just doesn't seem sensible to me. Assuming that you're now just starting year 13, why not have a go at applying this year? Best case scenario, you get an offer from a uni you'd want to attend, and you get to start your course next year. Worst case scenario, you end up not getting an offer from a uni you'd be satisfied with, or you miss your offer. If that happens, you can just repeat year 13 and possibly take A2 Further Maths as well, then reapply for the 2017-2018 cycle - which is exactly what you'd be doing if you repeated year 12 anyway.
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    (Original post by ManLike007)
    Hey, I asked my school and said that they are able to offer AS Further Mathematics in Year 13. I called up a university and said that they require AAB full A Levels. Other universities were busy so I couldn't get a hold of them. Even though it may not count as a full A Level, is it worth still taking it or is it better to repeat Year 12 then Year 13 to have the full FM A Level? (I'm sorry but FM in a single year is too much for me to bear)

    Top uni's tend to go ask by grades rather than UCAS points.
    Your AS Further Maths qualification cannot become part of your offer (as you said unis require full A Levels in an offer), however it can certainly increase your chance of getting an offer from unis and provide you a better foundation after you have gone into uni. That is also why you should keep doing A2 Maths, Physics and Economics in order to achieve AAB+ grades in three subjects to fulfil the offer from unis.

    Don't repeat right now, stick with the plan of doing A2 Maths, Physics, Economics and AS Further Maths this year and apply for uni. You only consider repeating year 13 if you fail to get/achieve the offer from your desired uni afterwards.
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    From what I've seen unless you want to apply for courses which require FM the answer is a resounding no. There's not a whole lot of relevant content which is covered in FM that isn't covered in just Maths and where there is you will almost certainly have forgotten it or not be advantaged by it by the time you get there.
 
 
 
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