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Greetings!

I'm taking math, physics and chemistry as usual, in one series this november. I was wondering, in order to make a competitive application, I might take 4.

Taking further maths full A level will be too much pressure. So, should I take only an AS qualification in further maths? I.e. 3 A levels and 1 AS level?

I want to apply to UBC, UToronto, McGill etc. I just wanna make sure my application is competitive. Is taking the extra AS level worth it?
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What are you planning on studying at university?
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The Further Pure Math 1 and Further Mechanics seems easy. I somewhat struggle in paper 5 of the usual Math (probability and statistics 1), so I know for sure that taking Further Statistics would be troublesome. So considering the AS level only.....
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What are you planning on studying at university?
My "dream" is doing a double major in Math and Chemistry. I'll prefer Chemistry tho
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My "dream" is doing a double major in Math and Chemistry. I'll prefer Chemistry tho
Then I suggest you take double maths and see how it goes, you can take it as a fourth full A-level if you find it managable. It's not uncommon for people to take it as a fourth
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My daughter did the same a'levels to get in for a physics degree for 2020 start. The first term of year 12 was full on with the FM. She was not sure whether or not to drop it. I advised her to keep on at it to the end to get her AS and see how she felt after that. She got a B in the AS for the Further Maths and so she decided to keep on for the full A'level. She glad shes done it now (she was still predicted a B before covid came about) so yes its worth going for and sticking to the AS level, then make a decision August 2021 if you want to carry it on.

If its for a Physics/Economics/Engineering degree the FM is worth it
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Then I suggest you take double maths and see how it goes, you can take it as a fourth full A-level if you find it managable. It's not uncommon for people to take it as a fourth
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My daughter did the same a'levels to get in for a physics degree for 2020 start. The first term of year 12 was full on with the FM. She was not sure whether or not to drop it. I advised her to keep on at it to the end to get her AS and see how she felt after that. She got a B in the AS for the Further Maths and so she decided to keep on for the full A'level. She glad shes done it now (she was still predicted a B before covid came about) so yes its worth going for and sticking to the AS level, then make a decision August 2021 if you want to carry it on.

If its for a Physics/Economics/Engineering degree the FM is worth it
I hate to say this, but I have only 2 months for prep . I'm taking them as a PRIVATE CANDIDATE. I actually belong to an alternate curriculum (national). Now the usual Math seems really easy. I'm confident I'll get A* in it.

I really have to struggle in Further Statistics part. I was wondering, should I take my usual 3 A levels, and take the FM only up to AS level? I might then opt for an A there. Or should I just take the 3?

Canada applications are in January 2021, and I'll take them in November this year
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I hate to say this, but I have only 2 months for prep . I'm taking them as a PRIVATE CANDIDATE. I actually belong to an alternate curriculum (national). Now the usual Math seems really easy. I'm confident I'll get A* in it.

I really have to struggle in Further Statistics part. I was wondering, should I take my usual 3 A levels, and take the FM only up to AS level? I might then opt for an A there. Or should I just take the 3?

Canada applications are in January 2021, and I'll take them in November this year
Take the FM up to AS.
My daughter didnt get on with network flow. I think most people have a weak topic, but that's ok, its worth a shot just to get the AS And if your uni course does have some further math elements like vectors, matrices, calculus etc you have a bit of a head start in undergrad
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Take the FM up to AS.
My daughter didnt get on with network flow. I think most people have a weak topic, but that's ok, its worth a shot just to get the AS And if your uni course does have some further math elements like vectors, matrices, calculus etc you have a bit of a head start in undergrad
Thank you very much! I've decided to take the other 3 full A levels, and FM up to AS level. If I get in with that, that's of course fine! And even if they hold me on a conditional offer, I still have more than 6 months to prep for it

AS level FM contains only 2 papers, which is way less stressful than learning the weird statistics things in Further Statistics
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