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Im thinking of either taking Maths, Further Maths and physics or Maths, Economics and physics for A-level. Im not sure if further maths will be worth it. I want to study aerospace engineering at Uni.
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Im thinking of either taking Maths, Further Maths and physics or Maths, Economics and physics for A-level. Im not sure if further maths will be worth it. I want to study aerospace engineering at Uni.
Further maths is a fantastic A-level to have, it’s very highly regarded and will help you out massively if you want to go on to study maths/physics/chemistry/engineering/economics at university. It will compliment physics and maths very well, and you’ll find all three helping each other out throughout the two years.

Only take further maths if you are strong at maths and really do enjoy it. There are people in my class who got 9s at GCSE and are now struggling to get a C at A-level. The workload is heavy for further maths, and the content is very difficult. You have to be prepared to work really hard at it and so a natural ability and passion is important. That being said, it’s one of my favourite subjects and I couldn’t recommend it enough!! It’s always interesting, makes normal maths much easier and the classes tend to be small. If you want to go into aerospace engineering, I imagine further maths would be favourable over economics. Best of luck, and if you have any more questions about physics, maths or further then I’m happy to help
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Further maths is a fantastic A-level to have, it’s very highly regarded and will help you out massively if you want to go on to study maths/physics/chemistry/engineering/economics at university. It will compliment physics and maths very well, and you’ll find all three helping each other out throughout the two years.

Only take further maths if you are strong at maths and really do enjoy it. There are people in my class who got 9s at GCSE and are now struggling to get a C at A-level. The workload is heavy for further maths, and the content is very difficult. You have to be prepared to work really hard at it and so a natural ability and passion is important. That being said, it’s one of my favourite subjects and I couldn’t recommend it enough!! It’s always interesting, makes normal maths much easier and the classes tend to be small. If you want to go into aerospace engineering, I imagine further maths would be favourable over economics. Best of luck, and if you have any more questions about physics, maths or further then I’m happy to help
Alright thanks alot
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Make sure your uni course counts further maths as an option - some courses count your maths and further maths as one A Level ( not sure why ).
Other than that I’ve really enjoyed doing the further maths A Level so far - though it can be challenging 😋

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Make sure your uni course counts further maths as an option - some courses count your maths and further maths as one A Level ( not sure why ).
Other than that I’ve really enjoyed doing the further maths A Level so far - though it can be challenging 😋

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This isn't really true. All universities recognise that Maths and FM are two separate A-levels. Some medical schools will not include both Maths and Further Maths in a three A-level offer, but that doesn't mean they are "counted as one A level". Besides, OP is applying for aerospace engineering, where maths is very important, so both A levels would certainly be recognised separately.
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Further Maths is really interesting, and will definitely aid you with Maths A-Level in my opinion. I want to go into Astrophysics! And although Further Maths will never be Essential from Uni offers, it is definitely desirable and separates you from other candidates. Economics isn't often regarded as a great a-level, at least from what I've heard.
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further maths is completely dead but if you want a half decent uni you should probably choose it
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Im doing Further maths and its really good! Much more depth that regular maths and you learn about so much more, looking back, all A-level maths content is relatively basic so f. maths is much more enjoyable.
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Simple answer? No.
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If you enjoy maths, I would take further maths. It will be more useful than economics for engineering, and makes A level maths easier.
I got an 8 at gcse, but I’m predicted an A* in further maths. On the other hand, there is people who had 9s who have really struggled at A level.
The content is obviously more difficult than A level maths, but it’s also really interesting.
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(Original post by The_million)
Im thinking of either taking Maths, Further Maths and physics or Maths, Economics and physics for A-level. Im not sure if further maths will be worth it. I want to study aerospace engineering at Uni.
If you like Maths
Take Further Maths it will help your Maths
Aerospace is heavily maths dependent
You will have a head start on students who just Maths
Enjoy Further Maths
It’s NOT hard it’s just more concepts at the same level as Maths.
For example
Complex Numbers are needed for Electronic Engineering. Resistance and Reactance
Real and Imaginary numbers represent electronic circuit parameters
You cover that topic in FM
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Do you think you can do further maths in one year as I did not take the option in year 12
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Do you think you can do further maths in one year as I did not take the option in year 12
As a rough guide you will need to cover 4 books each with about 8 chapters hence 32 chapters from now to exam time is roughly 10 months maybe more is exams are delayed in 2021
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You need to cover one chapter a week allowing for holidays etc:
Two of the books are Further Core Pure then you choose two more Books from Decision, Further Pure, Mechanics and Stats.
The answer To your question is purely determined by you current workload and your Own self discipline to study it by yourself; keeping to a schedule
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