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Further Maths is more fun... At least in a 'learning interesting, new things' way... You've got to do Maths, and have like an A or A* at GCSE to do Further Maths.

I don't do it, but I know quite a bit of the sylabus, if you like a challenge, enjoy proving things, or just like maths, then it's certainly an asset

I don't do it, but I know quite a bit of the sylabus, if you like a challenge, enjoy proving things, or just like maths, then it's certainly an asset

I sat Maths and Further Maths with Edexcel and achieved an A in both. With Edexcel at least, the difficulty with Further Maths is that it introduces quite a lot of new topics that you wouldn't have met in just Maths. For example, hyperbolic functions, complex numbers, polar coordinates, and differential equations. If you like Maths, and pure Maths in particular, Further Maths is (in my opinion) definitely worth doing. I found every new topic interesting, and in quite a lot of ways, some of the syllabus of Further Maths helps you to understand some of the syllabus of Maths, or at least reinforces the concepts outlined.

The applied side of Further Maths is essentially just 3 (or 4 if you opt not to put forward either FP2 or FP3) more applied modules of your choice, depending on what you sat for your Maths A Level. I myself sat C1-4, D1 and S1 for Maths, and FP1-3, M1, M2 and D2 for Further Maths, and the only module which I found boring was S1 (which is irrelevant to the Further Maths syllabus anyway).

I found that Further Maths required more thinking about, and more abstract thought. It tends to move away from the tedious formulae and arithmetic that is contained in a lot of the Maths syllabus.

Of course, I can only speak for Edexcel's syllabus, though I can imagine what I've said is essentially true with the other exam boards.

The applied side of Further Maths is essentially just 3 (or 4 if you opt not to put forward either FP2 or FP3) more applied modules of your choice, depending on what you sat for your Maths A Level. I myself sat C1-4, D1 and S1 for Maths, and FP1-3, M1, M2 and D2 for Further Maths, and the only module which I found boring was S1 (which is irrelevant to the Further Maths syllabus anyway).

I found that Further Maths required more thinking about, and more abstract thought. It tends to move away from the tedious formulae and arithmetic that is contained in a lot of the Maths syllabus.

Of course, I can only speak for Edexcel's syllabus, though I can imagine what I've said is essentially true with the other exam boards.

I did Edexcel too. I did A Level Maths (as in C1, C2, C3, C4 and S1, S2) and AS Level Further Maths (I did FP1, FP3 and D1).

Basically I found Maths itself alright...I got an A with a bit of revision near exam time. Further Maths I found quite a lot harder, especially FP1 and FP3 - I got a D. So yeah its kind of more of the same depending what modules you take but I found it a significant step up.

Basically I found Maths itself alright...I got an A with a bit of revision near exam time. Further Maths I found quite a lot harder, especially FP1 and FP3 - I got a D. So yeah its kind of more of the same depending what modules you take but I found it a significant step up.

Brook Taylor

I sat Maths and Further Maths with Edexcel and achieved an A in both. With Edexcel at least, the difficulty with Further Maths is that it introduces quite a lot of new topics that you wouldn't have met in just Maths. For example, hyperbolic functions, complex numbers, polar coordinates, and differential equations. If you like Maths, and pure Maths in particular, Further Maths is (in my opinion) definitely worth doing. I found every new topic interesting, and in quite a lot of ways, some of the syllabus of Further Maths helps you to understand some of the syllabus of Maths, or at least reinforces the concepts outlined.

The applied side of Further Maths is essentially just 3 (or 4 if you opt not to put forward either FP2 or FP3) more applied modules of your choice, depending on what you sat for your Maths A Level. I myself sat C1-4, D1 and S1 for Maths, and FP1-3, M1, M2 and D2 for Further Maths, and the only module which I found boring was S1 (which is irrelevant to the Further Maths syllabus anyway).

I found that Further Maths required more thinking about, and more abstract thought. It tends to move away from the tedious formulae and arithmetic that is contained in a lot of the Maths syllabus.

Of course, I can only speak for Edexcel's syllabus, though I can imagine what I've said is essentially true with the other exam boards.

The applied side of Further Maths is essentially just 3 (or 4 if you opt not to put forward either FP2 or FP3) more applied modules of your choice, depending on what you sat for your Maths A Level. I myself sat C1-4, D1 and S1 for Maths, and FP1-3, M1, M2 and D2 for Further Maths, and the only module which I found boring was S1 (which is irrelevant to the Further Maths syllabus anyway).

I found that Further Maths required more thinking about, and more abstract thought. It tends to move away from the tedious formulae and arithmetic that is contained in a lot of the Maths syllabus.

Of course, I can only speak for Edexcel's syllabus, though I can imagine what I've said is essentially true with the other exam boards.

thank god for me its only 2 more applied modules (AQA) cos i hate the applied modules with a passion

lucy1993

So i wouldnt be able to just do further maths?

id have to do maths as well?

see in my school no one has said anything about taking more than 4 as levels..

id have to do maths as well?

see in my school no one has said anything about taking more than 4 as levels..

I had the same thing.

So, I'm taking one after school.

Oh, the joys of education.

lucy1993

Ouch that sounds bad

It becomes frustrating, but then I enjoy all the subjects I'm taking so there's an up side.

Although, I only have 2 free lessons a week even though I'm taking 4 in school time for reasons that are seriously annoying. Lol.

So fm is much harder the just maths

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