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I completed A- level maths last year and was looking into doing further maths this year as I’m taking a gap year to resit some exams. It’s been a while since I’ve done any maths so I’m not sure how much I remember. Is further maths a continuation of normal maths (as in do I need to recap regular maths before I start).
Also is it possible to do further maths in one year.

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yh its possible to do it in one year

that's what many schools do anyways
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Personally, I think it would be tough to self teach parts of further maths (from personal experience doing Further Maths A-Level). Further Maths very much builds on normal maths so I would make sure you know all that content before you start.
If you're worried about completing the A Level in a year, why not try to do the AS and see where you get to? It would be a huge time commitment (idk if you're wanting a job during your gap year etc.) of around 16 hours a week ish. In many sixth forms, students learn f maths a level in a year but obviously this is with a teacher and all the support that brings. It's definitely possible but definitely a lot of work (further maths, particularly the second year content, is HARD in my opinion).
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If you do Maths A-Level now, it is the same on OCR, OCR MEI, AQA, WJEC, CCEA and Edexcel too. But Further Maths only has 50% of the Core Pure content as the same on all boards. But even then, Further Mechanics, Further Statistics, Further Decision and Further Pure are the same topics.

I would recommend Edexcel as they have solutions to the textbooks and are the most popular board so you can be accommodated at a centre as a Private Candidate.

I am doing Maths and Further Maths and it isn't difficult if you study abit every day. There are also alot of YouTube tutorials and tonnes of past papers.

I have the OUP answers if you want them?
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(Original post by thegeek888)
If you do Maths A-Level now, it is the same on OCR, OCR MEI, AQA, WJEC, CCEA and Edexcel too. But Further Maths only has 50% of the Core Pure content as the same on all boards. But even then, Further Mechanics, Further Statistics, Further Decision and Further Pure are the same topics.

I would recommend Edexcel as they have solutions to the textbooks and are the most popular board so you can be accommodated at a centre as a Private Candidate.

I am doing Maths and Further Maths and it isn't difficult if you study abit every day. There are also alot of YouTube tutorials and tonnes of past papers.

I have the OUP answers if you want them?
I did AQA maths a level so I’m not sure moving to edexcel would help because the I’m used to the format and style of questions from AQA. The thing I’m worried about is I know people who got A in maths but D in further maths so it must be a lot more difficult.
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(Original post by thegeek888)
If you do Maths A-Level now, it is the same on OCR, OCR MEI, AQA, WJEC, CCEA and Edexcel too. But Further Maths only has 50% of the Core Pure content as the same on all boards. But even then, Further Mechanics, Further Statistics, Further Decision and Further Pure are the same topics.

I would recommend Edexcel as they have solutions to the textbooks and are the most popular board so you can be accommodated at a centre as a Private Candidate.

I am doing Maths and Further Maths and it isn't difficult if you study abit every day. There are also alot of YouTube tutorials and tonnes of past papers.

I have the OUP answers if you want them?
Hi, can I ask, are you studying Maths and FM ALevel in a school or privately/independently? My daughter wants to do FM ALevel at home alongside the 3 ALevels she is doing at school starting next week Maths, Physics, Music. Do you think that this would be possible?
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Hi, can I ask, are you studying Maths and FM ALevel in a school or privately/independently? My daughter wants to do FM ALevel at home alongside the 3 ALevels she is doing at school starting next week Maths, Physics, Music. Do you think that this would be possible?
AQA have become a hardcore board for Further Maths, OCR MEI don't have good textbooks and OCR are notorious for not printing good books. Edexcel however have got Pearson books and OUP books and eBooks are available online too with model answers. Edexcel Further Maths isn't too difficult if you choose Further Mechanics 1 and Further Decision 1 as it's all the old M2, M3, M4 and D1 content.
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(Original post by Zoeva123)
I completed A- level maths last year and was looking into doing further maths this year as I’m taking a gap year to resit some exams. It’s been a while since I’ve done any maths so I’m not sure how much I remember. Is further maths a continuation of normal maths (as in do I need to recap regular maths before I start).
Also is it possible to do further maths in one year.

Thanks <3
Sorry to be late to this one, but this term I decided I wanted to take further maths, after previously just doing maths. So far, with the use of textbooks and Dr Frost PowerPoints, I have mostly caught up and think you can do it if you go for it👍
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is aqa further math harder? what do you mean when its hardcore?
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