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As I’ve chosen A level physics I’m eligible for the Mathematical, Engineering and Computer Science Programme (MEC). It’s 4 days a week at sixth form. The a levels that I’ve chosen are physics mathematics and computer science but it says something about choosing fast track maths. I’m confused if that’s the same as a level maths or is it a maths where they give you more information in a shorter period. I would like to get some opinions from people who’ve taken fast track maths or done one of the programmes.
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I believe a Fast Track is when you study AS and A2 within the year, instead of over 2 years. But incorporate it into one whole single course.
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(Original post by Fahim4)
As I’ve chosen A level physics I’m eligible for the Mathematical, Engineering and Computer Science Programme (MEC). It’s 4 days a week at sixth form. The a levels that I’ve chosen are physics mathematics and computer science but it says something about choosing fast track maths. I’m confused if that’s the same as a level maths or is it a maths where they give you more information in a shorter period. I would like to get some opinions from people who’ve taken fast track maths or done one of the programmes.
Fast track maths in the usual sense (doing both years' content within year 12) is relatively common compared to other subjects, as schools sometimes choose to teach all of maths in year 12 and then all of further maths in year 13. Is that maybe what your sixth form does with this program? I can't see any other reason to rush to sit it in year 12, since you'd then only be doing 2 A levels in one sitting in year 13, which unis don't always like.
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