Mathematics vs Further Mathematics

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I did mocks in October and got a low 7 without any revision. I passed my 11+ so should have some sort of natural ability.

I have to make applications soon.

Obviously further maths is more difficult but more valuable, especially for universities.

What are your experiences?

Also, I am in the higher band of a public school out of choice, so am not in a grammar. I could go to a grammar school's sixth form if I get an 8 (I am eligible in all my other subjects currently)
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Natural ability is a load of horse ****. Unless you are an actual child prodigy like Terrence Tao, natural ability will fail you once you get to A levels or university.

Take further maths if you actually want to do it. Don't just do it because its "more valuable". If you don't like further maths A level then there is a good chance you will probably not like the courses it's required for.

I am currently doing A2 further maths and I'm finding the content to be quite fun although, I struggle to keep up at times given that you have to take 2 applied modules along side the main pure module. But overall, I'm really glad I'm taking it and I do not regret it.
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(Original post by 1nsig)
I did mocks in October and got a low 7 without any revision. I passed my 11+ so should have some sort of natural ability.

I have to make applications soon.

Obviously further maths is more difficult but more valuable, especially for universities.

What are your experiences?

Also, I am in the higher band of a public school out of choice, so am not in a grammar. I could go to a grammar school's sixth form if I get an 8 (I am eligible in all my other subjects currently)
You are in an independent school?
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You are in an independent school?
I'm in a public school, I had the option to go to grammar but chose to go here. It's the other end of the spectrum tbh, most people here are on benefits, and there are 2 higher classes and the rest are foundation.
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I'm in a public school, I had the option to go to grammar but chose to go here. It's the other end of the spectrum tbh, most people here are on benefits, and there are 2 higher classes and the rest are foundation.
A public school? Do you mean a state school because public = independent (ie private)
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A public school? Do you mean a state school because public = independent (ie private)
Oh, does public not mean that it's for the public? State school then, free school, paid by government
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Oh, does public not mean that it's for the public? State school then, free school, paid by government
No ironically 'public' in this sense doesn't!

A Grammar will usually require a maths GCSE grade 8/9 for FMaths ... take it if you love Maths
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(Original post by 1nsig)
I did mocks in October and got a low 7 without any revision. I passed my 11+ so should have some sort of natural ability.

I have to make applications soon.

Obviously further maths is more difficult but more valuable, especially for universities.

What are your experiences?

Also, I am in the higher band of a public school out of choice, so am not in a grammar. I could go to a grammar school's sixth form if I get an 8 (I am eligible in all my other subjects currently)
If you're getting 7s at GCSE maths then I wouldn't recommend it. Most people who do it get 9s in GCSE maths with minimal revision, but if you think you would find it interesting then go for it! Just make sure you're doing subjects you enjoy because otherwise you will have 0 motivation (speaking from experience cause I took physics lol)...
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If you're getting 7s at GCSE maths then I wouldn't recommend it. Most people who do it get 9s in GCSE maths with minimal revision, but if you think you would find it interesting then go for it! Just make sure you're doing subjects you enjoy because otherwise you will have 0 motivation (speaking from experience cause I took physics lol)...
Nobody gets grade 9 with minimal revision. People work super hard to get there but may not show it.
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Nobody gets grade 9 with minimal revision. People work super hard to get there but may not show it.
i did (with no revision) but thats probs unrealistic idk lmao
i think the people in my further maths class must be unusually smart then
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