What is the equivalent of Level 3 qualification??

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I'm doing a level 3 maths qualification, and I want to know what it's equivalent to: An AS-level or an A-level.

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I'm doing a level 3 maths qualification, and I want to know what it's equivalent to: An AS-level or an A-level.

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That depends on the qualification
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From gov.uk: AS levels and A levels are both level 3, but you study AS levels over 1 year and A levels over 2 years. So you learn more about the subject at A level.
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I'm doing a level 3 maths qualification, and I want to know what it's equivalent to: An AS-level or an A-level.

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Level 3 indicates the level of difficulty but does not cover how big a qualification is.

Level 3 qualifications include AS levels, A levels and BTEC Nationals.

A level 3 certificate in Maths Studies is judged to be the same size as an AS level and will get you the same UCAS points for the same grade. (However, this is where it falls down as it is significantly easier than an AS level and would not count as equivalent for courses that required an AS in Maths.)
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That depends on the qualification
I'm doing an FSMQ

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From gov.uk: AS levels and A levels are both level 3, but you study AS levels over 1 year and A levels over 2 years. So you learn more about the subject at A level.
Yeah, I'm doing over 1 year, so it's probably closer to an AS
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Level 3 indicates the level of difficulty but does not cover how big a qualification is.

Level 3 qualifications include AS levels, A levels and BTEC Nationals.

A level 3 certificate in Maths Studies is judged to be the same size as an AS level and will get you the same UCAS points for the same grade. (However, this is where it falls down as it is significantly easier than an AS level and would not count as equivalent for courses that required an AS in Maths.)
Thanks for that info, didn't know that!
I think my qualification would fall just underneath an AS, as it supposed to help with transition from GCSE to A-level
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FSMQ is considered smaller than an AS level (but I'd say just as challenging)
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I'm doing a level 3 maths qualification, and I want to know what it's equivalent to: An AS-level or an A-level.

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If its equivalent to A level Maths, then it means you could handle the maths content of the A level? Could someone explain this to me. Sorry if this sounds obvious
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If its equivalent to A level Maths, then it means you could handle the maths content of the A level? Could someone explain this to me. Sorry if this sounds obvious
Have you read the other posts to see if they help? What you want to know isn't very clear.
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If its equivalent to A level Maths, then it means you could handle the maths content of the A level? Could someone explain this to me. Sorry if this sounds obvious
It's not equal to A2 Maths, it's closer to AS, so perhaps I could cope with AS maths, but not A2.
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It's not equal to A2 Maths, it's closer to AS, so perhaps I could cope with AS maths, but not A2.
Hope that helps.
Yes sorry I read up on this subject. I fully understand now. I appreciate you replying back. Thanks.
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It's not equal to A2 Maths, it's closer to AS, so perhaps I could cope with AS maths, but not A2.
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i have 10ucas points coz i go n A in my FSMQ. n i think it does make a difference in my ucas application.
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i have 10ucas points coz i go n A in my FSMQ. n i think it does make a difference in my ucas application.
If you're bright enough to be doing FSMQ then you're highly unlikely to be applying for a course that asks for UCAS points so any points it gives you are irrelevant - they will ask for grades in A levels.(e.g. AAB, A*AA). However, an A in FSMQ in Year 11 is a good indicator of ability and (with very few people taking AS exams anymore) it should be a point in your facour.
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If you're bright enough to be doing FSMQ then you're highly unlikely to be applying for a course that asks for UCAS points so any points it gives you are irrelevant - they will ask for grades in A levels.(e.g. AAB, A*AA). However, an A in FSMQ in Year 11 is a good indicator of ability and (with very few people taking AS exams anymore) it should be a point in your facour.
i think if u look at threads by cambridge, oxford, warick, ucl, ... medic application, lots of us hv FSMQ
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