How is further maths at A-level?
Is it worth it?
Do you enjoy it?
How is the difficulty and work load?
What other subjects do you do and how is it compared?
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- Thread Starter
- 10-02-2018 16:52
- 10-02-2018 17:01
maths, further maths, physics and chemistry.
Further maths isn't that much harder than maths if you enjoy it ,get it and put work into it. I find it to be easy for the most part but at the start it was a bit hard. I just didn't have the right attitude. I was messing around and talking all lesson.
The topics start off easy(in my opinion) in the first year(complex numbers is just vector with some new rules) but the second year is harder(some nice calculus...).Last edited by Amullai; 10-02-2018 at 17:02.
- 10-02-2018 17:08
I'm in year 12 doing the new spec and studying it alongside maths, chemistry and physics.
I absolutely love it and would say that if you enjoy maths and are good at it then you will probably do well at further maths. However, it definitely needs more work than regular maths as it can feel pretty mind boggling at first, before you get into the swing of it. Also, it will require you to be constantly revising/practicing because in comparison to maths, there is a lot of content which can quickly stack up, especially since everything is new from GCSE, whilst in the first year of normal maths there is quite a bit of overlap.
I'd say that if you want to do a mathematical degree at university (e.g. computer science, maths, physics or engineering) and you are on track for a high level 8 or a level 9 at GCSE, then it is definitely worth it as long as you are willing to persevere and put the time in to practice.