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    I am currently studying a-level maths, in my second year, and have decided that I am interested in doing mathematics at university, however I am not studying A-level further maths, so I have decided to do the A-level in one year in the next academic year, however it had crossed my mind that the syllabus is changing, how will this at all effect me? Will I be doing FP1 - 3 or will it be totally different? Any help is appreciated.
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    I am currently studying a-level maths, in my second year, and have decided that I am interested in doing mathematics at university, however I am not studying A-level further maths, so I have decided to do the A-level in one year in the next academic year, however it had crossed my mind that the syllabus is changing, how will this at all effect me? Will I be doing FP1 - 3 or will it be totally different? Any help is appreciated.
    Couldn't you start this year, as it's still quite early?

    I'm not familiar with the changes in this case, so I'll tag some teachers.
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    You would be studying the old specification. The new A-level further maths is not going to be sat until 2019.
    That's the problem, I'll sit A-level Maths in next year and then I'll do further, which will be in 2019
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    Couldn't you start this year, as it's still quite early?

    I'm not familiar with the changes in this case, so I'll tag some teachers.
    I can't as the timetable clashes with my other subjects and I'd still have to do the whole A-level in one year
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    That's the problem, I'll sit A-level Maths in next year and then I'll do further, which will be in 2019
    Sorry, I thought you were studying it from this year. You'll be sitting the new specification, then, I'm pretty sure the 2019 series is just resits for the old spec.
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    (Original post by _gcx)
    Sorry, I thought you were studying it from this year. You'll be sitting the new specification, then, I'm pretty sure the 2019 series is just resits for the old spec.
    (Original post by AA5)
    I am currently studying a-level maths, in my second year, and have decided that I am interested in doing mathematics at university, however I am not studying A-level further maths, so I have decided to do the A-level in one year in the next academic year, however it had crossed my mind that the syllabus is changing, how will this at all effect me? Will I be doing FP1 - 3 or will it be totally different? Any help is appreciated.
    _gcx is right, if you don't take the exams until summer 2019 you will have to sit the first set of exams under the new further maths specification. Summer 2019 old specification exams are exclusively for resits.

    the structure and content of the new specification further maths is very different from the old one. You should keep in mind also that the new further maths specifications assumes knowledge gained from the new specification maths content. Depending on your options studied for maths, there may be gaps in what you have learnt.
 
 
 
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