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Hi, I just did my GCSEs, and I selected my A Levels, from Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and Computer Science. I intend on doing CompSci/Engineering at a RG university, and I would love to try and go for Cambridge with hard work. However I believed I wouldn't get a high enough grade in Maths at GCSE to do it at A Level, so Further Maths initially wasn't available to me to take, but I have the capacity to change the A Levels now. I was just wondering if it's worth it, if it was possible to get in with just normal Maths (at say A*A*A*, hypothetically), and what workload is like.

Would it be possible to self-study it at home instead?

If you're wondering what my GCSEs were like:
9, 8, 8 in Eng Lit, Lang, and Maths respectively, A* in Chemistry, As in everything else.
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If ur proposing to do 5 a levels i would say no
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Otherwise u are gonna have to make a decision as to whether u want to do engineering or comp sci and drop one subject to accomodate further maths.

As a frther maths student who wants to do engineering i can say that i really enjoy it but it is a lot of hard work.

Hoenstly have a look at the courses that u may want to apply for. Some may say they want further maths whilst others say it is preferred.
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100% switch one of your subjects for further maths but it doesn't really matter which honestly.
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Actually if you want to keep engineering open you obviously need to keep physics. You don't need computer science a-level to do computer science at most top unis so it might be an idea to keep chemistry as you are obviously fairly good at it.
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(Original post by AryanGh)
Hi, I just did my GCSEs, and I selected my A Levels, from Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and Computer Science. I intend on doing CompSci/Engineering at a RG university, and I would love to try and go for Cambridge with hard work. However I believed I wouldn't get a high enough grade in Maths at GCSE to do it at A Level, so Further Maths initially wasn't available to me to take, but I have the capacity to change the A Levels now. I was just wondering if it's worth it, if it was possible to get in with just normal Maths (at say A*A*A*, hypothetically), and what workload is like.

Would it be possible to self-study it at home instead?

If you're wondering what my GCSEs were like:
9, 8, 8 in Eng Lit, Lang, and Maths respectively, A* in Chemistry, As in everything else.
Not worth doing FM as not needed but you could self teach. I don't know if you just meant maths or all your subjects but you definitely can't self teach chemistry
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Not worth doing FM as not needed but you could self teach. I don't know if you just meant maths or all your subjects but you definitely can't self teach chemistry
I meant specifically the self-study of FM
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I meant specifically the self-study of FM
Yeah you should be fine
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Not worth doing FM as not needed but you could self teach. I don't know if you just meant maths or all your subjects but you definitely can't self teach chemistry
Further maths is highly desirable for computer science at top unis like cambridge.
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Swap out Computer Science for Further Maths.
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