Additional Maths GCSE? Watch
I have been given the option to do ad-maths FSMQ but I’m not sure if it is worth doing. Has anyone got any advice?
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In terms of CV, if you go on the do A-Level maths & get a decent grade (A,A*) then any GCSE qualification will be pretty redundant for CV purposes.
Essentially the only thing that will actually mean something is the number of GCSEs you have, especially the number of A,A* (9s, these days).
In terms of A-Level, I'd roughly agree with other posters, but with less enthusiasm. Much really depends on the way that the extra spec/topics are presented to you.
IMO the only really valid argument is that it should consolidate your grade 9 at GCSE. Studying F maths will help you improve your algebra (massively), assuming you have a decent conceptual understanding of algebra already. It will also help to improve/consolidate trig, functions, quadratics.
I did F Maths as an extra O-Level. Yes, THAT long ago. I got an A (A* as an award was not even a twinkle in the eyes of the chief examiner back then). I can truly say that neither the experience, nor the qualification helped me any any way whatsoever with A-Level Maths, UCAS apps, or ANY job apps since. I don't wish to appear negative, just honest.
My Maths teachers have told us that it has no actual use in future, unlike Further Maths.
However, it is a Level 3 Qualification that is above a GCSE, more like an A-Level, and so it carries some UCAS Points. Apparently, if you fail it, no one's going to care. But if you do well in it, it'll look great on your CV and give you extra UCAS points too. It's fine both ways, really.
I'd say go for it!