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    Hey guys,
    I am doing the CIE A Levels in India. My school doesnt offer further math, do you think its worth doing it by myself. Its looks better on the application for uni. and personally I enjoy math. Got an A in AS level. wat do u think..?? :confused:
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    It doesn't look better if you don't do well, which is a risk you run if you do it by yourself. Further maths is significantly harder than mathematics in some modules.
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    I'm doing both maths and further maths to a level next year, after getting an A in maths and a B then in further maths this academic year just gone.

    The whole course isnt harder just one module.
    Like in maths you have to do (with my exam board any way):
    C1 and C2, which is pure maths and then another option of the schools choice and we did Statistics.

    In further maths you have the compulsory module of FP1 which is Further Pure 1, its a big step up although I got an A in that module, but I had 4 hours teaching a week for a year by the head of maths in a school with a mathematics specialist status. And then you have two other modules which are the same level as normal maths although in slightly obscurer branches of maths. My school did Decision 1(A) and Numerical methods(C).

    Saying all that, I did both running side by side and if your a keen mathmetician it shouldnt be a problem, but be prepared to spend quite alot of time on practising to get a good grade. However i would say the rewards are worth it as long as you do it well. Over here several uni's offer lower grades if you have it, i.e. Warwick offers ABB instead of AAB for Physics which i'm planning on studying at Uni.

    Good luck anyway whatever you choose
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    im starting maths and further maths this year and it gonna be 10 hours of lesson time a week :eek: so that must mean its a lot of work.
    And some unis dont see it as much of an advantage over having A level maths so im not sure if its really worth it
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    you can either put maths or further maths on your UCAS application form..so no point really
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    actually quite a few uni's value it.
    At manchester if you have A's in Maths and Further maths they give you £1500 straight up if you go there, as well as with other places giving lower offers.
    Though that only applies if your planning on taking Maths, Physics or Maths with/and something else.
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    (Original post by eeyoreturnip)
    actually quite a few uni's value it.
    At manchester if you have A's in Maths and Further maths they give you £1500 straight up if you go there, as well as with other places giving lower offers.
    Though that only applies if your planning on taking Maths, Physics or Maths with/and something else.
    ...or engineering.
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    If your planning on applying to one of the top 10 uni's for a maths or mathematics/combined degree the further maths will be required although not stated on ucas these uni's expect students applying to offer further maths at least to AS level, the only exeption is if you are doing physic's with maths both to A2 level and even then you would be at a disadvantage.
 
 
 

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