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    Just curious. Also, Is Further Mathematics a more respected subject than Mathematics (I would guess that it is, or what is the point of taking it)?

    Is it worth taking if I have to take both?
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    obviously not
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    No you can't take further maths without mathematics a level. The content builds on the knowledge gained in the "normal" a level.
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    You can't.

    'Respect' depends on the subject you are applying for.
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    lol, of course you cant. Maths first, then further maths, I think its self explanatory :rolleyes:
    It is in a sense more respected though, but the "point" of taking it is
    1) People really like maths and like to do more than just 6 modules
    2) Helps a lot in some subjects at uni eg. Maths, Engineering, Physics, Economics
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    i wouldn't particularly see the point, plus the 'further' in the name seems indicative of you needing to have both
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    Yes, yes you can.
    Well I think it depends on your sixth form.
    Some integrate further maths from AS but some use further maths as a separate A2 (without the inclusion of single maths).
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    (Original post by Edwin Okli)
    Yes, yes you can.
    Well I think it depends on your sixth form.
    Some integrate further maths from AS but some use further maths as a separate A2 (without the inclusion of single maths).
    This is incorrect.
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    Oh right, thats fair enough I say. Thanks for all the responses.

    I was fairly sure of it anyway, but just wanted to confirm. I am probably going to study Economics so I am going to definately atleast take normal Mathematics.

    Also, just one more thing.

    This is what my subjects look like so far:

    Physics
    Economics
    Maths

    But for the last one i'm stuck between IT and Further Maths. Of course, after AS I need to drop one anyway, and it would probably end up being Further Maths if I did take it, it just makes the most sense.

    What would probably be a more wise decision?
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    (Original post by Edwin Okli)
    Yes, yes you can.
    Well I think it depends on your sixth form.
    Some integrate further maths from AS but some use further maths as a separate A2 (without the inclusion of single maths).
    No you cannot. The further pure modules require a prerequisite knowledge of C1-4 meaning that you cannot obtain further without a level maths.
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    (Original post by joshphillips999)
    Oh right, thats fair enough I say. Thanks for all the responses.

    I was fairly sure of it anyway, but just wanted to confirm. I am probably going to study Economics so I am going to definitely atleast take normal Mathematics.

    Also, just one more thing.

    This is what my subjects look like so far:

    Physics
    Economics
    Maths

    But for the last one i'm stuck between IT and Further Maths. Of course, after AS I need to drop one anyway, and it would probably end up being Further Maths if I did take it, it just makes the most sense.

    What would probably be a more wise decision?
    if you can handle it then further maths, ICT is regarded as a soft a level
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    Obviously, physically, you can enter yourself into the exams and take it, but it's a very silly thing to do without knowledge of the A Level Maths sylabus
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    (Original post by Small123)
    if you can handle it then further maths, ICT is regarded as a soft a level
    ICT is anything but a soft subject. It comes under the sciences.
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    Nopee you would need to learn all the content of A level maths to do further maths anyway so I think it would be silly you learning all the normal A level stuff (e.g. modules C1-C4 & applied modules) if you're not going to do an A level in it.

    Why not do 5 A levels so you can include both maths and further maths?
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    (Original post by joshphillips999)
    Oh right, thats fair enough I say. Thanks for all the responses.

    I was fairly sure of it anyway, but just wanted to confirm. I am probably going to study Economics so I am going to definitely atleast take normal Mathematics.

    Also, just one more thing.

    This is what my subjects look like so far:

    Physics
    Economics
    Maths

    But for the last one i'm stuck between IT and Further Maths. Of course, after AS I need to drop one anyway, and it would probably end up being Further Maths if I did take it, it just makes the most sense.

    What would probably be a more wise decision?
    OMG mate stay the **** away from ICT. It SUCKS. It is the most boring piece of crap ever and is useless beyond belief.

    I can't say about the new ICT AS level cos it has been really reformed and dumbed down, but the OLD AS involved the most hellish coursework element EVER where we all wrote 250+ pages to secure an A.

    Do Further Maths if you have the aptitude for it. I did ICT a year early so I'm cramming in Further Maths in Year 13 (though I did 5/12 modules needed for Maths/Further Maths in Year 12 so it shouldn't be too hard).

    PS DON'T DO ICT. Most scientific people don't do THAT well in it because it is more essay-based than you may suspect.

    Also universities are not too fond of it (though I know UCL is OK with it), but like even Imperial hasn't put it on their preferred A Levels list for Computing - it is THAT rubbish. Stay away.
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    (Original post by giran)
    ICT is anything but a soft subject. It comes under the sciences.
    http://www.whichalevels.org/a-level-league-table

    based on top 12 universities
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    (Original post by giran)
    ICT is anything but a soft subject. It comes under the sciences.
    Fool of a Took.
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    hmm, i've always wondered if further maths is a whole A level in itself? so in AS when someone does the normal 4 subjects and then Further maths as well, are they technically doing 5 AS levels?
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    (Original post by joshphillips999)
    What would probably be a more wise decision?
    Further Maths. It will prepare you better for university and will make it more likely to get an offer or potentially even lower your offer by a grade at certain institutions.
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    (Original post by DreamsComeTrue.)
    hmm, i've always wondered if further maths is a whole A level in itself? so in AS when someone does the normal 4 subjects and then Further maths as well, are they technically doing 5 AS levels?
    im sure it would considering its one of the most respected a levels for university
 
 
 

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