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How does further maths work at A-level? Do you also have to take regular maths? I don't understand a-levels much and barely anyone in my family has made it past secondary school. Also, how difficult is it?
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which exam board are you doing it with?
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How does further maths work at A-level? Do you also have to take regular maths? I don't understand a-levels much and barely anyone in my family has made it past secondary school. Also, how difficult is it?
yh i think you have to take normal maths to take further maths
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How does further maths work at A-level? Do you also have to take regular maths? I don't understand a-levels much and barely anyone in my family has made it past secondary school. Also, how difficult is it?
Well its a stand alone A-level, with its own syllabus & examinations.

You effectively have to take maths A-level as the content builds on the A-level maths syllabus, and if you didn’t understand A-level maths you have zero shot at further maths.

It’s basically just delving deeper into maths & covering more mathematics, which for those planning on studying highly analytical subjects at uni is a huge benefit.
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(Original post by Amberlouise1012)
How does further maths work at A-level? Do you also have to take regular maths? I don't understand a-levels much and barely anyone in my family has made it past secondary school. Also, how difficult is it?
Yes you have to take either only maths or both. You can’t take just further maths alone.

It’s pretty difficult from what I did of it. Wouldn’t take unless you are willing to work very hard or are very good at maths naturally. However, if you did 4 A levels from the start, you can drop further maths if you find it too hard
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Yes you have to take either only maths or both. You can’t take just further maths alone.

It’s pretty difficult from what I did of it. Wouldn’t take unless you are willing to work very hard or are very good at maths naturally. However, if you did 4 A levels from the start, you can drop further maths if you find it too hard
Thank you This cleared things up
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To do Further Maths A-Level, i’d say you’d need A* or A^ at Further Maths GCSE to even stand a chance, some of the stuff can be very tricky.
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To do Further Maths A-Level, i’d say you’d need A* or A^ at Further Maths GCSE to even stand a chance, some of the stuff can be very tricky.
We wasn't given the option of further maths at GCSE but if it helps, I'm getting 9's in my mocks.
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We wasn't given the option of further maths at GCSE but if it helps, I'm getting 9's in my mocks.
It’s a rough situation then, a lot of the content from Further Maths GCSE is useful for AS Maths, and it gives you a massive time boost to get everything done within the two years. There are many people who get 9s in GCSE Maths who would not do well in Further Maths, and A-Level is a HUGE step-up from GCSE in Maths, to the point that after finishing the A-Level content, a GCSE paper looks as easy as a bunch of sums. You have to really love Maths to do Further Maths, since you’ll be spending 4-5 hours on Maths alone several days a week. It has to be your biggest aptitude. If you are considering Engineering, Physics or Maths at Uni, FM is a fantastic choice, if not, especially since you aren’t doing FM GCSE, it’s not worth the risk or the effort.
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We wasn't given the option of further maths at GCSE but if it helps, I'm getting 9's in my mocks.
Over the summer I advise looking at WJEC Additional Maths. It's really easy to understand yourself and is a bridge between gcse and as. It sets you up for integration, trig ratios, differentiation etc and only takes max 5 weeks to learn. I taught myself all of it in 5 days before my exam last year
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Over the summer I advise looking at WJEC Additional Maths. It's really easy to understand yourself and is a bridge between gcse and as. It sets you up for integration, trig ratios, differentiation etc and only takes max 5 weeks to learn. I taught myself all of it in 5 days before my exam last year
Thank you! I'll definitely have a look!
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