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So I want to do Further Maths for A-Levels next year but the entry requirement for it is quite high for example, NCS and LAE (2 colleges/sixth forms around me). LAE requires a grade 9 to do Further Maths and NCS requires a grade 8-9. My predicted grade is an 8. I know the requirement is a 9 for LAE but would they let me do it with an 8. To be honest, if I work hard enough I can maybe just scrape a 9 but I just wanna know if it is possible with a grade under. Thank you for any replies.
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So I want to do Further Maths for A-Levels next year but the entry requirement for it is quite high for example, NCS and LAE (2 colleges/sixth forms around me). LAE requires a grade 9 to do Further Maths and NCS requires a grade 8-9. My predicted grade is an 8. I know the requirement is a 9 for LAE but would they let me do it with an 8. To be honest, if I work hard enough I can maybe just scrape a 9 but I just wanna know if it is possible with a grade under. Thank you for any replies.
If they require a 9 then they probably won't let you. Email them and ask them.

If you are struggling to get a grade 9 are you sure you want to do further maths? It's best if you ease past GCSE maths with a 9 if you want to take further maths as it is considerably harder.

Try and work really hard to get that 9 (loads of practice questions) and improve your maths skills in general that way you won't have to worry about meeting the requirements and you will have a good foundation for further maths.
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Depending on the new grade boundaries I think if I work a little harder I can get a 9. I'm about 91% sure I want to do Further Maths because it has been probably my favourite subject at GCSE and I like problem-solving a lot. A lot of people have pointed out that GCSE Maths is a hard subject so I'm not underestimating it. However, I have heard that most sixth forms/colleges allow you to drop a subject in the second year. So, if it does get too overwhelming, do you think they would let me drop A-Level Further Maths and just leave me with A-Level Maths? I think studying A-Level Further Maths involves studying normal A-Level Maths as well because, in the end, you get a grade for Further Maths and normal Maths.
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Depending on the new grade boundaries I think if I work a little harder I can get a 9. I'm about 91% sure I want to do Further Maths because it has been probably my favourite subject at GCSE and I like problem-solving a lot. A lot of people have pointed out that GCSE Maths is a hard subject so I'm not underestimating it. However, I have heard that most sixth forms/colleges allow you to drop a subject in the second year. So, if it does get too overwhelming, do you think they would let me drop A-Level Further Maths and just leave me with A-Level Maths? I think studying A-Level Further Maths involves studying normal A-Level Maths as well because, in the end, you get a grade for Further Maths and normal Maths.
If you have a passion for maths and you like maths I suggest you could do do further maths although it is hard and colleges are expecting the top grades. I would suggest looking at the specifications for A level further maths so you can see what type of content there is to cover.
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So I want to do Further Maths for A-Levels next year but the entry requirement for it is quite high for example, NCS and LAE (2 colleges/sixth forms around me). LAE requires a grade 9 to do Further Maths and NCS requires a grade 8-9. My predicted grade is an 8. I know the requirement is a 9 for LAE but would they let me do it with an 8. To be honest, if I work hard enough I can maybe just scrape a 9 but I just wanna know if it is possible with a grade under. Thank you for any replies.
Hi, I take further maths at LAE and last year you only needed an eight or above to do further maths so i have a few friends who got eights and do fm. The ones that put in the effort and enjoy it do really well, some are at the top of the class as well so I think taking it shouldn't be a problem. Because a 9 is the new minimum requirement I'm not sure if they would allow it but definitely apply because if you don't get in but do get a nine then you can go to the school to appeal on results day and you should get a place.
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So I want to do Further Maths for A-Levels next year but the entry requirement for it is quite high for example, NCS and LAE (2 colleges/sixth forms around me). LAE requires a grade 9 to do Further Maths and NCS requires a grade 8-9. My predicted grade is an 8. I know the requirement is a 9 for LAE but would they let me do it with an 8. To be honest, if I work hard enough I can maybe just scrape a 9 but I just wanna know if it is possible with a grade under. Thank you for any replies.
the new grade requirements only apply on enrolment day (I emailed them), if you were able to choose Further maths when doing your applications, it is possible to do further maths but you need a 9 on results day
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shouldn't be an issue imo...8s/9s are basically the same
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