I am currently doing further maths in year 13. As a result, last year i completed a whole A Level in Maths, in which I got an A. This means that i can recieve an offer based on the other 3 subjects I do at A2 because I already have an A grade in a full A level. Surely that is an advantage...
LSE do not dislike further maths as long as you do other subjects that compliment that course you apply for.
Further Maths is great, loads of people in my school took 5 and then 4 or 3... it isn't that hard! I reckon that you should carry on til half term and then reassess the situation! Good luck with whatever you do!
Do Biology instead of Further Maths I'm doing both this year (hopefully they'll let me drop out of F.M. in January when I've done P3,P4,M3,M4) and it really tends to get you down the amount of maths you have to do.
im now doing A2 Further Maths - its a lot of work, but it really is quite fun. it hasnt detracted from my other subjects (except when the exams come, but for me that has never been a problem, as i do Maths, FM, Theatre Studies and ICT - so it was always just me revising for FM and ICT, the other two not needing much revising at all).
i think it depends on 2 things - 1. do you think you can cope with everything? 2. are you looking to do a maths related subject at university, and which unis r u looking at?
most unis i have spoken to about fm have said they accpet it - in fact the only one who has said they do not accept it was LSE, but i was going with a friend for his Eco and Maths course so it wasnt a problem for me lol!
why on earth are you doing m4 + p5? our school dropped them. we do: p1,p2,p3,p4,p6,m1,m2,m3,s1,s2,s3 and d1! D1 is great - but the new yr12s get to do C1 which would have suited me perfectly! oh well, we will soldier on with m3 lol.
To be honest, i do not know what my career will be as i think it is too early. I will be looking for careers involving maths and science or both. If i get the grades and a medicine degree can be done with maths, chemistry and physics WITHOUT biology then i'll do that and hopefully be a doctor. but will doin further maths open other career paths for me?