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Im currently studing Maths, History, Economics and Business (Business is Fast track AS+A2 in 1 year) AS Levels. I am just wondering if i should do Further Maths in Year 13 to increase my chances of getting into a top uni and future prospects.

Firstly, is it worth it? and secondly, is it actually possible? do I need to have learnt Maths A2 before tackling further Maths? and finally, how difficult is it? I got an A at GCSE (taken 6 month early in November). any information is greatly appreciated.
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What subject are you applying for?
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you can do A2 and further maths at the same time, you don't have to A2 math first

what are you applying for and which top unis you looking at
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If the board is Edexcel then the modules are done so that you essentially tackle the easier Further Maths topics in year one, then do C3/C4 in Normal Maths (during year 2), which is needed for some Further Maths, so those modules will be also be done in year 2.

If you're wanting to do Maths or Economics at a good University I'd say do FM, if you want to do History or Business I wouldn't worry. Some Courses/Universities will disregard Further Maths.
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Well i've just completed AS's in maths/physics/accounts/general s. /economics
and achieved AAAAC respectively, and have decided to drop economics due to not enjoying it, and taking up an AS further maths this year.

for AS maths i did C1/C2/D1

this year i'm doing C3/C4/S1 for A2 Maths
and for AS Further maths FP1/M1/D2, alongside A2 Maths
in january i'm sitting FP1 - before learning any of C4.

Basically for FP1 knowledge is only assumed on C1/C2 so you can do it with just AS in maths as i am, and obviously the applied module wil be the second applied to the one you did at AS... so mine is D2.:rolleyes:

I am doing it because i'm planning on applying to do a maths degree, and obviously further maths will be very beneficial and i think i can get a grade A in it aswell so i'm doing it. Yes, its definitely worth it and definitely possible.

I say: go for it like i did :cool:
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thanks for the replies guys, they've helped alot. i am thinking of applying for an economic/business course, or possibly a maths degree - history is just something i enjoy, but wouldnt like to pursue after education. my ideal career is in the marketing/advertisement industry, but i dont want to waste my mathematical capability just yet.

how big of a boost will AS further maths give me?
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i got A* and 99% at GCSE and i take further maths... i wouldn't think anything with lower than A* at GCSE maths would take further maths...
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(Original post by neomilan)
i got A* and 99% at GCSE and i take further maths... i wouldn't think anything with lower than A* at GCSE maths would take further maths...
No.
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No.
although a vague reply i do see where you're coming from when you say No. although i don't quire understand that part of the sentance :shifty:
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(Original post by neomilan)
although a vague reply i do see where you're coming from when you say No. although i don't quire understand that part of the sentance :shifty:
You dont need an A*, if u got enough determination u do it even if u got a C in GCSE Maths, just takes practice. Thats all maths is at A-level.:rolleyes:
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there's a bit of integration that you need to know - i think it's for Complex Numbers. This comes in at C4 so you could do it - you need to be on your toes so that you know what to do really.
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