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I'm an IB student taking Maths SL since my school did not offer Maths HL, but they have given me the option of taking the Further Maths A-Level (but I have to study on my own, which honestly isn't a problem).

I will talk with my teachers about more details, but I was just confused by all the modules and different specialisations. How is the structure of the course like? How many modules I have to take? I'm really lost since it's really different from the IB.
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I'm an IB student taking Maths SL since my school did not offer Maths HL, but they have given me the option of taking the Further Maths A-Level (but I have to study on my own, which honestly isn't a problem).

I will talk with my teachers about more details, but I was just confused by all the modules and different specialisations. How is the structure of the course like? How many modules I have to take? I'm really lost since it's really different from the IB.
Do you know which exam board you are going to be taking it with?

For my exam board, Edexcel, (which I believe takes the majority of further maths entries), you take 4 papers each 90 minutes long. There are two papers entirely focused on core pure content (set, everyone has to study this content), and then two papers of almost free choice. The two papers of free choice can be either two of additional pure/stats/mechanics/decision maths, or two of one of those options (eg. you can take statistics and decision, or you could take two different statistics papers). You only learn the content for these papers. They are all weighted equally at 25% each.


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Do you know which exam board you are going to be taking it with?

For my exam board, Edexcel, (which I believe takes the majority of further maths entries), you take 4 papers each 90 minutes long. There are two papers entirely focused on core pure content (set, everyone has to study this content), and then two papers of almost free choice. The two papers of free choice can be either two of additional pure/stats/mechanics/decision maths, or two of one of those options (eg. you can take statistics and decision, or you could take two different statistics papers). You only learn the content for these papers. They are all weighted equally at 25% each.


If you have any more questions feel free to ask, I can do my best to answer
I forgot to mention but I’m almost certain I’m going to take CIE, is it too different?
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I forgot to mention but I’m almost certain I’m going to take CIE, is it too different?
Oh gosh, I've just had a look at the spec, I can see why you're confused! Which exam season(s) are you planning on taking the exams in? I'll try and simplify it for you
One thing that is simpler for CIE is that it's just 4 papers; 2 pure, 1 statistics and probability and 1 mechanics but the other bits seem to change depending on what year you want to take the exam in :rolleyes:

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Oh gosh, I've just had a look at the spec, I can see why you're confused! Which exam season(s) are you planning on taking the exams in? I'll try and simplify it for you
One thing that is simpler for CIE is that it's just 4 papers; 2 pure, 1 statistics and probability and 1 mechanics but the other bits seem to change depending on what year you want to take the exam in :rolleyes:

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I’d take them on the November session! Do I do them all in a single session?
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I’d take them on the November session! Do I do them all in a single session?
Sorry, I meant 2019 or 2020? It seems to depend for CIE, you can either split over 2 sessions or do them all in one
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Sorry, I meant 2019 or 2020? It seems to depend for CIE, you can either split over 2 sessions or do them all in one
Ohh I’d take them in November 2019 with all my IB exams, so I guess I’d do them all in one?
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