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    (Original post by abcDEFG667)
    Aight, I think im going to go for it and if it's too hard then dropout of it.

    As a side note, what GCSE Results do you need to get something like A*AA or AAA at A level? I wanna go to a good university but my GCSE Grades are 2 9s, 38s, 2 7s, 2 6s, 1 5
    GCSE's results are not always a good indicator of how someone will do at A-Levels as you could get a 9's and 8's at the subjects you wish to continue to A2 but get 5's and 4's in your other subjects at GCSE but since at A-Levels you usually specialise on those subjects you got 8's and 9's, you never know how you may do.

    Take me for example, I didn't do the most amazing in my GCSE's and got A's and A*'s in the subjects I chose to continue onto A-Levels but B's, A's and 1 C in my others. If you were to base my A-Level grades based on my performance at GCSE someone would probably say I'd get ABB but instead, I'm in the minority of people at my school doing 4 A-Levels and am predicted A*A*AA

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    Depends, my school at least requires you getting an 8 in maths along with 4 other A*s.
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    I got a 9 last year and take further maths now. I’d say it’s possibly doable with a 7 but I wouldn’t recommend taking it at all unless you get an 8 at least. It’s very different to gcse maths (in a good way) far mor interesting but obviously more complex and a lot of work. If you enjoy it any you’re good at it then it’s worth taking but four A levels would be a significant amount of work and isn’t always recommended. For that reason i would say think carefully about it before because you don’t want to be overwhelmed by work. Hope I’ve helped, feel free to message me if you have any questions 😊
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    I got a 9 last year and take further maths now. I’d say it’s possibly doable with a 7 but I wouldn’t recommend taking it at all unless you get an 8 at least. It’s very different to gcse maths (in a good way) far mor interesting but obviously more complex and a lot of work. If you enjoy it any you’re good at it then it’s worth taking but four A levels would be a significant amount of work and isn’t always recommended. For that reason i would say think carefully about it before because you don’t want to be overwhelmed by work. Hope I’ve helped, feel free to message me if you have any questions 😊
    what are the questions like? in what does it differ from gcse maths? like is it more to do with x and equations?
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    Depends on the school but usually requires A*.

    I myself only got an A in maths and I wasn't initially allowed to do further maths, but I was later called and told due to a teacher at that school knowing what I was capable of, I was accepted into the course.
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    (Original post by Marfyy)
    Can't really answer your exact question but when I started college it was standard practice to take four so that you could drop one if it turned out not to be for you. They had a rule that you could swap 1 course up to 6 weeks in as long as it could be done with the timetabling restrictions. Find out if your college would let you do that at you could always pick somethimg else and swap onto it or pick it and swap off it should you find it too difficult.
    new schooling systems calls for most students taking 3 A level subjects as they're all linear - total bull if i'm honest but i did open evening at my college last year and only really keen/smart students take 4 now *eye roll*
 
 
 
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