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    I'm currently in year 11 and have applied to do Maths, further maths, physics and French next year. I'd like to then study either physics/ astrophysics or aerospace engineering at university.

    Im currently predicted an 8 in maths and that's what I've achieved in my mocks. Maths isn't the easiest subject for me but I think I'm still quite good at it (i was like in the top 5 of my class in mocks though in the past in year 10 I never did very well in maths, only getting 6s mainly but I now enjoy maths and actually work hard and im getting great results).

    Ive been told that further maths might not be a good idea as it's extremely hard and im just going to struggle with it?

    Does anyone have their own experience with it?


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    (Original post by awkwrdbby)
    I'm currently in year 11 and have applied to do Maths, further maths, physics and French next year. I'd like to then study either physics/ astrophysics or aerospace engineering at university.

    Im currently predicted an 8 in maths and that's what I've achieved in my mocks. Maths isn't the easiest subject for me but I think I'm still quite good at it (i was like in the top 5 of my class in mocks though in the past in year 10 I never did very well in maths, only getting 6s mainly but I now enjoy maths and actually work hard and im getting great results).

    Ive been told that further maths might not be a good idea as it's extremely hard and im just going to struggle with it?

    Does anyone have their own experience with it?


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    If you are getting an 8 now, then you are well suited for FM. You absolutely must take it if you are serious about studying the courses you are considering at university.
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    (Original post by awkwrdbby)
    I'm currently in year 11 and have applied to do Maths, further maths, physics and French next year. I'd like to then study either physics/ astrophysics or aerospace engineering at university.

    Im currently predicted an 8 in maths and that's what I've achieved in my mocks. Maths isn't the easiest subject for me but I think I'm still quite good at it (i was like in the top 5 of my class in mocks though in the past in year 10 I never did very well in maths, only getting 6s mainly but I now enjoy maths and actually work hard and im getting great results).

    Ive been told that further maths might not be a good idea as it's extremely hard and im just going to struggle with it?

    Does anyone have their own experience with it?

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    I was worried about if I should take it as I was in set 2 at my school in y11, but I took it and am loving it so far (currently in Y13 and) it and at AS its not too different in difficulty from AS Core maths. Although its not required to study Physics or Engineering a lot of unis really like it so it would be a good idea to have at least at AS. You will take three AS modules and basically anything with a one after it is not too bad, and I found it made me a lot better at maths in general, just from picking up a lot of tricks you can use in core that aren't in the core textbooks. I'm in Y13 and volunteer in a Y10 maths class so know a bit about the new grades and with an 8 you will be fine with it, and even with a 6 the AS should not be too bad in comparison to Core.
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    (Original post by alekhin_1927)
    I was worried about if I should take it as I was in set 2 at my school in y11, but I took it and am loving it so far (currently in Y13 and) it and at AS its not too different in difficulty from AS Core maths. Although its not required to study Physics or Engineering a lot of unis really like it so it would be a good idea to have at least at AS. You will take three AS modules and basically anything with a one after it is not too bad, and I found it made me a lot better at maths in general, just from picking up a lot of tricks you can use in core that aren't in the core textbooks. I'm in Y13 and volunteer in a Y10 maths class so know a bit about the new grades and with an 8 you will be fine with it, and even with a 6 the AS should not be too bad in comparison to Core.
    He won't take three AS modules - that's only for people who have already started their courses. He will follow a linear specification.
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    He won't take three AS modules - that's only for people who have already started their courses. He will follow a linear specification.
    I'm a she 😅😊 and yeah, it's different for us next year though I still don't fully understand it 😂


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    (Original post by awkwrdbby)
    I'm a she 😅😊 and yeah, it's different for us next year though I still don't fully understand it 😂


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    Sorry. I did think about putting 'He or she' or 'They'! Oh well.

    Your new school may or may not do AS levels so you might have proper exams at the end of Year 12 and you might not. Either way, AS levels have been decoupled from A levels from everything depends on the exams you sit at the end of Year 13.
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    (Original post by awkwrdbby)
    I'm currently in year 11 and have applied to do Maths, further maths, physics and French next year. I'd like to then study either physics/ astrophysics or aerospace engineering at university.

    Im currently predicted an 8 in maths and that's what I've achieved in my mocks. Maths isn't the easiest subject for me but I think I'm still quite good at it (i was like in the top 5 of my class in mocks though in the past in year 10 I never did very well in maths, only getting 6s mainly but I now enjoy maths and actually work hard and im getting great results).

    Ive been told that further maths might not be a good idea as it's extremely hard and im just going to struggle with it?

    Does anyone have their own experience with it?


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    I'm also in Year 11 like you. And, its just really confusing about what's happening to the new a-levels. But, to answer your question...
    I took my AS-Levels in year 10 and am going to take my A2 in Maths with my GCSEs. I can tell you this, AS level maths is VERY approachable. It involves things taught in year 11 as well as some further topics(that aren't difficult by any means) Seeing as you are getting 8s right now, you'll NO PROBLEM coping! Further Maths is an entirely different beast. Yes, it is difficult(I haven't done it, but from my friend's experience, this is what I gathered). But if you like maths, and are willing to put a little effort outside of lessons, Further Maths is an enjoyable experience. Don't let others put you off and tell you that it will be hard. If you enjoy any subject, you WILL do well in it. Good Luck! Hope This Helped!
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    (Original post by awkwrdbby)
    I'm currently in year 11 and have applied to do Maths, further maths, physics and French next year. I'd like to then study either physics/ astrophysics or aerospace engineering at university.

    Im currently predicted an 8 in maths and that's what I've achieved in my mocks. Maths isn't the easiest subject for me but I think I'm still quite good at it (i was like in the top 5 of my class in mocks though in the past in year 10 I never did very well in maths, only getting 6s mainly but I now enjoy maths and actually work hard and im getting great results).

    Ive been told that further maths might not be a good idea as it's extremely hard and im just going to struggle with it?

    Does anyone have their own experience with it?


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    Your further maths grade is usually (in my experience), either the same as your regular maths grade, or one grade below.

    So, anecdotally, combinations would be like A*A*/A*A/AA/AB etc.

    FM is fine once you get fully invested in regular maths.
 
 
 
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