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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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