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A-Level choice- Furthermaths

Hey Guys!

I am in Y11 and people in Set1 study it for GCSE (Furthermaths), but I am in Set2. Many students in Set1 find Furthermaths extremely difficult with only 2 or 3 students achieving high grades, and I personally know them as very smart. Now I used to be a Grade 6 student meaning I couldn't move up to study Furthermaths in Y10, as I never really focused or like studying. However ever since near the end of Y10 i started to focus on everything and boosted myself to Grade 8s and 9s. I am aiming for a Grade 9 in Maths and I do have the passion for the subject. But many people say Furthermaths is really hard and only for "smart people". I am really curious about what makes it a challenge and what I will learn, but I am worried whether it is that BIG of a challenge where I will cling on to a B or C.

(My A-Level options rn are ; Physics, Maths, Art, EPQ (which i want to change to Furthermaths)

(p.s I'm going to be honest with all this talk about Furthermaths I am really scared of failing or embarassing myself studying it, but I still have this part of me saying I can do it, now am I being a fool to myself)
Original post by carnaldrax
Hey Guys!
I am in Y11 and people in Set1 study it for GCSE (Furthermaths), but I am in Set2. Many students in Set1 find Furthermaths extremely difficult with only 2 or 3 students achieving high grades, and I personally know them as very smart. Now I used to be a Grade 6 student meaning I couldn't move up to study Furthermaths in Y10, as I never really focused or like studying. However ever since near the end of Y10 i started to focus on everything and boosted myself to Grade 8s and 9s. I am aiming for a Grade 9 in Maths and I do have the passion for the subject. But many people say Furthermaths is really hard and only for "smart people". I am really curious about what makes it a challenge and what I will learn, but I am worried whether it is that BIG of a challenge where I will cling on to a B or C.
(My A-Level options rn are ; Physics, Maths, Art, EPQ (which i want to change to Furthermaths)
(p.s I'm going to be honest with all this talk about Furthermaths I am really scared of failing or embarassing myself studying it, but I still have this part of me saying I can do it, now am I being a fool to myself)

I don’t have experience of a levels yet as im also year 11 but i do know a few sixth formers and Art is a really time consuming subject from what i know. Your subject combination seems strong, what are you thinking for degrees or career ideas? I would say maybe stick with 3 and the EPQ, i was told that taking 3 is usually better as quite a lot of unis just look at your best 3 grades, depends on the uni and degree though, maths, economics, physics and engineering degrees at top unis often expect further maths but if not id suggest focusing on 3 subjects.
Original post by carnaldrax
Hey Guys!
I am in Y11 and people in Set1 study it for GCSE (Furthermaths), but I am in Set2. Many students in Set1 find Furthermaths extremely difficult with only 2 or 3 students achieving high grades, and I personally know them as very smart. Now I used to be a Grade 6 student meaning I couldn't move up to study Furthermaths in Y10, as I never really focused or like studying. However ever since near the end of Y10 i started to focus on everything and boosted myself to Grade 8s and 9s. I am aiming for a Grade 9 in Maths and I do have the passion for the subject. But many people say Furthermaths is really hard and only for "smart people". I am really curious about what makes it a challenge and what I will learn, but I am worried whether it is that BIG of a challenge where I will cling on to a B or C.
(My A-Level options rn are ; Physics, Maths, Art, EPQ (which i want to change to Furthermaths)
(p.s I'm going to be honest with all this talk about Furthermaths I am really scared of failing or embarassing myself studying it, but I still have this part of me saying I can do it, now am I being a fool to myself)

you gotta really understand the concepts in depth! with fm in alevel, you gotta know the ins and outs of the topic because the question come really difficult to interpret in alevel, at least for me. also, it was difficult for me at the start because i wasn’t on top of revising and i had a terrible main teacher, so make sure you’re organised !! but don’t feel scared, it’s okay! what you can do is take four alevels the first year and drop one in the second year to see which subject you feel the most comfortable in.. and pls i feel embarrassed sometimes knowing im behind in fm, but at the end of the day at least i love maths 🤓

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