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Hello I am currently doing my A-levels and I am doing maths, economics, chemistry and physics at Alevel and I am very intrested in maths and was thinking of taking it to university. However my school didn't run a further maths course for my year as their wasn't enough student and also the school was having troubles with staffs. So therefore I wanted to know do I need further maths to do maths at those top universities. Please can someone help your advice will be very much appreciated.
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Which university?
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Cambridge
Durham
Warwick
UCL
Baths
etc.
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Which university?
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If you have good reasons as such then no I suppose.
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Durham
Warwick
UCL
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Yes, you will need FM. Unless you can self teach STEP.
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(Original post by Ariyan khan)
Hello I am currently doing my A-levels and I am doing maths, economics, chemistry and physics at Alevel and I am very intrested in maths and was thinking of taking it to university. However my school didn't run a further maths course for my year as their wasn't enough student and also the school was having troubles with staffs. So therefore I wanted to know do I need further maths to do maths at those top universities. Please can someone help your advice will be very much appreciated.
(Original post by Ariyan khan)
Cambridge
Durham
Warwick
UCL
Baths
etc.
Check the Maths entry requirements for each of those universities.
You might also want to consider self-teaching FM.
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Uhm yes, of course?
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(Original post by Ariyan khan)
Hello I am currently doing my A-levels and I am doing maths, economics, chemistry and physics at Alevel and I am very intrested in maths and was thinking of taking it to university. However my school didn't run a further maths course for my year as their wasn't enough student and also the school was having troubles with staffs. So therefore I wanted to know do I need further maths to do maths at those top universities. Please can someone help your advice will be very much appreciated.
I'm self teaching all the maths modules for edexcel this year, if you want any advice or things I've found as I'm going through it then feel free to PM me.

I'd definitely advise studying FM if you're applying to those universities though
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Yes you should self teach it. Check out the FMSP for more information and support.
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Thanks for the advice but would you advice to me self tech only the As FM or the whole A level
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I'm self teaching all the maths modules for edexcel this year, if you want any advice or things I've found as I'm going through it then feel free to PM me.

I'd definitely advise studying FM if you're applying to those universities though
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Thanks for the advice but would you advice to me self tech only the As FM or the whole A level
Whole A level would be good if you could, but it depends on how you're managing the workload from your other subjects.

Do as much as you can handle - of course the full a level will be better if you can do it.
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I think my school has a maths teache than can teach STEP
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Yes, you will need FM. Unless you can self teach STEP.
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I think my school has a maths teache than can teach STEP
If so then that's really useful. STEP is good preparation for higher education imo, or at least seems it to me. It'll also make up part of offers for maths for Cambridge and Warwick. Noone in my college would teach it but I don't need it for the courses I've applied for anyway.
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I think my school has a maths teache than can teach STEP
I doubt it. STEP is too hard even for (most) teachers.

Don't bother with Cambridge as it requires STEP III, which is based off FM content. If you haven't got FM STEP III is pretty much impossible.
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I doubt it. STEP is too hard even for (most) teachers.

Don't bother with Cambridge as it requires STEP III, which is based off FM content. If you haven't got FM STEP III is pretty much impossible.
Most good maths teachers should be able to help with STEP I think?
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Most good maths teachers should be able to help with STEP I think?
Depends where your teacher got his maths degree from. If he went to a RG uni then yeah, probably. But most are just from low ranked local unis who can barely teach FM let alone STEP.
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Depends where your teacher got his maths degree from. If he went to a RG uni then yeah, probably. But most are just from low ranked local unis who can barely teach FM let alone STEP.
Yeah that's fair enough.
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Caution - Self teaching is pretty tough
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Caution - Self teaching is pretty tough
Not if you're the sort of person applying to Cambridge maths.
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Caution - Self teaching is pretty tough
That depends on the person I suppose, some people are more suited to it than others I think. Since I started self teaching I've been able to do a lot better than when I had to go to the classes.
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