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    Right I want to maths at Oxbridge because i have a huge passion for it and really enjoy it and currently doing maths, f.maths, physics, chemistry and economics but in A2 i want to drop economics and do additional further maths

    would doing additional further maths icnrease my chances of getting accepted to additional further maths at oxbridge?

    also another question as M6 no longer exists for edexcel (maybe other exam baords to?) then what modules would i have to take to get an A2 level in this...

    currently i am taking the following modules:

    Maths AS - C1,C2,S1 Maths A2 - C3,C4,M1
    F.Maths AS - FP1,D1,D2 F.Maths A2 - FP2, M2, M3

    so what would i do for additional further maths?

    AS - FP3, S2, S3 A2 - M4, M5 and S4?

    any replies would be helpful
    thanks
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    To be honest, there is probably work you could do that is more enjoyable and beneficial, rather than doing AFM. I don't think it is particularly useful.
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    (Original post by cheemaj187)
    From personal experience, I have never known anyone with Additional Further Maths to be rejected from Oxbridge, and most go to study at Trinity, Cambridge. If you can get A's in triple maths then it shows you are the dog's ********, and a real passion and commitment for the subject. If you feel like its too much, then do some STEP and an AEA in maths like me
    Erm, last year Trinity actually stipulated in someone's offer that they would not accept an A in AFM
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    (Original post by cheemaj187)
    From personal experience, I have never known anyone with Additional Further Maths to be rejected from Oxbridge, and most go to study at Trinity, Cambridge.
    How many people make up your personal experience?
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    so your advising me this isn't worthwhile...thats a shame as i love maths and could class it as a hobby
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    (Original post by jamesh_91)
    so your advising me this isn't worthwhile...thats a shame as i love maths and could class it as a hobby
    Sorry. I love maths a huge amount but it certainly doesn't spur me to study more modules. If anything it makes me want to explore a variety of different branches of the subject which aren't taught in schools
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    I know of someone at my school last year who had 5 As including Additional Further Maths and had to settle for Computer Science at Cambridge (as opposed to Maths) because he didn't do magnificently in the STEP and "only" got a Merit in the AEA.
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    It's worthwhile. But STEP is more worthwhile. Doing both is good
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    (Original post by SimonM)
    Sorry. I love maths a huge amount but it certainly doesn't spur me to study more modules. If anything it makes me want to explore a variety of different branches of the subject which aren't taught in schools
    i see your point but the way i see it aswell is by studying extra modules then i am also furthering my experience in maths and learning new subject areas which interest me especially mechanics and pure

    so the majority think it won't enhance my application to oxbridge to do maths?
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    Do Step I,II and III it is better then AFM
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    (Original post by SimonM)
    Erm, last year Trinity actually stipulated in someone's offer that they would not accept an A in AFM
    Yeah but they weren't rejected were they, which is what he was saying.

    OP if you don't think it's too stressful then do it! If I had the chance to squeeze in some more maths and get an A, it would only be a good thing. You have physics and chemistry too anyway!
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    (Original post by BrightGirl)
    Yeah but they weren't rejected were they, which is what he was saying.

    OP if you don't think it's too stressful then do it! If I had the chance to squeeze in some more maths and get an A, it would only be a good thing. You have physics and chemistry too anyway!
    No, but it is a strong indicator of how the view it. BrightGirl "stressful" is the wrong word. For the top mathematicians an extra module is little if not no work at all.
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    I did AFM AS. If you did that then you could carry on economics - you should find just FM not too difficult if you're going for Oxbridge maths. And yeah, If you're looking at Cambridge you'll need to do some STEP, which is not at all trivial so bear that in mind.
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    you guys are lucky ... that ur colleges offer FM and AFM... we had to force our college to do AS FM ...
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    well tbh I had to study it all myself - no help from teachers at all really. and I was the only one doing it in the whole school. Not many places will actually teach you AFM.
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    (Original post by SimonM)
    No, but it is a strong indicator of how the view it. BrightGirl "stressful" is the wrong word. For the top mathematicians an extra module is little if not no work at all.
    That's fine but it just seemed like you were saying that what he said was wrong, but it was only from personal experience.
    If the OPs a 'top mathematician', he'd be able to do it easily, but others are saying do STEP, so I dunno.
    If I were to do fmaths alongside another maths, i'd be stressed, but then again i'm not the best of mathematicians so y'know.
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    I'm doing Maths, Further Maths, Additional Further Maths and Economics at A2 and am applying for economics at Cambridge. I don't think it's that stressful or difficult... just fast. (S4 is ***** though)
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    well i teaching myself in my maths lessons because the pace is so slow but in my further maths lessons the teachers teach me but thats because the group has alot higer mathematical ability to the pace is really fast and i prefer it that way... well i like economics but because i LOVE all my other subjects then it seems to me as i don't like it if you get what i'm saying

    oxbridge evening at my school is in two weeks so ill talk to the teachers there and at parents evening next week see what they think thanks for all your opinions have helped me make a decision

    any more views would be helpful though

    thanks alot,
    James Howell
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    (Original post by dramaminedreams)
    I'm doing Maths, Further Maths, Additional Further Maths and Economics at A2 and am applying for economics at Cambridge. I don't think it's that stressful or difficult... just fast. (S4 is ***** though)
    A bit of variety never hurt anyone.
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    (Original post by jamesh_91)
    i see your point but the way i see it aswell is by studying extra modules then i am also furthering my experience in maths and learning new subject areas which interest me especially mechanics and pure
    FP3 is important, so perhaps study that in your spare time. However, the other modules aren't particularly useful, so if you want to further your mathematical ability then spending the time you would have spent studying AFM to study other maths would, in my opinion, be more beneficial than studying AFM.
 
 
 
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