Math degree w/o further math a-level

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Leifde
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Do you think one would be able to cope with a math degree at uni without having done the furhter math to AS or A2 level?

What I heard is that the first 1.5 years of degree math covers the same topics as A-level math but ofcourse goes into more depth. Is this true? Also i heard if one did further math at A2, that would be your full degree content at uni but questions are much tougher than A-level. Can current math uni students please comment on this. Thanks.
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The first year of Uni is basically a quick skim of further and A-level Maths. Instead of recapping you would be learning. If you are prepared to learn then it should be no problem.
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(Original post by Leifde)
Do you think one would be able to cope with a math degree at uni without having done the furhter math to AS or A2 level?
They only assume pure/core units from standard maths.

What I heard is that the first 1.5 years of degree math covers the same topics as A-level math but ofcourse goes into more depth. Is this true?
Not really, from what i've read.

Also i heard if one did further math at A2, that would be your full degree content at uni
That's simply not true. They skim Math/FM and build on it in the 0.5-1 year but after than everything is new. If you didn't learn anything new what would be the point? They don't have anything like quantum mechanics, relativity or galois theory in A-Level do they?

I'm not at university yet but have researched it.
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1st yr of uni maths is likely to be majority further maths a-level and a small level of new topics..it is useful to have FM at a-level... those of my friends who didnt do it seem to be struggling a lot more than i am as i did take further maths
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Hi
I'm in my first year of uni and I have an A level in Maths and an uncertificated AS in further Maths. I learnt the AS in further Maths by myself. The maths at uni basically covers further maths (the pure modules), we are doing some modules which even the very good mathematicians are finding hard. One module we are doing is basically half s1/s2 and half d1/d2 which is comforting.

Good luck in the future. If you get an A in Mathematics at A level, you can easily cope with Maths at uni.

Hope this has been of some help.
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