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    I've always wanted to study maths as it's my strongest subject however my college didn't offer it. It's coming around to the time I have to apply to unis and I really want to study a maths-related subject but all the entry requirements include maths or economics as an A Level!
    I never had the chance to study them so is am I right in thinking that there's no chance for me to get onto one of the courses?
    Is there anything I can do about this or does anyone have any advice as I'll have to end up going for a course that isn't really what I want to do, I already had to do that at college because of the lack of Maths, was forced to go with Media studies which I've now dropped.
    Thanks.
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    (Original post by ThisBeatIsSick)
    I've always wanted to study maths as it's my strongest subject however my college didn't offer it. It's coming around to the time I have to apply to unis and I really want to study a maths-related subject but all the entry requirements include maths or economics as an A Level!
    I never had the chance to study them so is am I right in thinking that there's no chance for me to get onto one of the courses?
    Is there anything I can do about this or does anyone have any advice as I'll have to end up going for a course that isn't really what I want to do, I already had to do that at college because of the lack of Maths, was forced to go with Media studies which I've now dropped.
    Thanks.
    I guess you could try to find a summer course where they do the maths A level or AS in a summer and tell the uni's you're taking that. Worst case is you could teach it yourself though that'll be very hard indeed but not impossible.
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    (Original post by coldfusion)
    I guess you could try to find a summer course where they do the maths A level or AS in a summer and tell the uni's you're taking that. Worst case is you could teach it yourself though that'll be very hard indeed but not impossible.
    Oh I didn't know about summer courses, I'll have a look and thanks for letting me know I guess if the worst comes to the worst I will have to self teach.
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    (Original post by ThisBeatIsSick)
    I've always wanted to study maths as it's my strongest subject however my college didn't offer it. It's coming around to the time I have to apply to unis and I really want to study a maths-related subject but all the entry requirements include maths or economics as an A Level!
    I never had the chance to study them so is am I right in thinking that there's no chance for me to get onto one of the courses?
    Is there anything I can do about this or does anyone have any advice as I'll have to end up going for a course that isn't really what I want to do, I already had to do that at college because of the lack of Maths, was forced to go with Media studies which I've now dropped.
    Thanks.
    Maths wasn't available! What a joke of an establishment; really needs mentioning in your PS, and you'll have to do a foundation year unless you think you can teach yourself/get private tuition. If you like maths an A-Level in one year isn't too hard.
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    (Original post by ThisBeatIsSick)
    I've always wanted to study maths as it's my strongest subject however my college didn't offer it. It's coming around to the time I have to apply to unis and I really want to study a maths-related subject but all the entry requirements include maths or economics as an A Level!
    I never had the chance to study them so is am I right in thinking that there's no chance for me to get onto one of the courses?
    Is there anything I can do about this or does anyone have any advice as I'll have to end up going for a course that isn't really what I want to do, I already had to do that at college because of the lack of Maths, was forced to go with Media studies which I've now dropped.
    Thanks.

    Some Universities do a foundation year for maths, for people who haven't studied maths at A level etc.
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    IF you are good at maths and quite like it (sounds like a yes on both counts!) you can self teach if you buy the course textbooks and get exam papers off the internet.
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    Just another thought, I studied further maths at a college, and we had 3 grammer school pupils (not particularly bright) studying with us. Could you sit in on another schools maths lessons?
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    What kind of college doesn't offer maths?? Maths is like the most basic subject.

    What did you choose instead? Bricklaying?
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    (Original post by Erechtheus)
    Maths wasn't available! What a joke of an establishment; really needs mentioning in your PS, and you'll have to do a foundation year unless you think you can teach yourself/get private tuition. If you like maths an A-Level in one year isn't too hard.
    Yea I know! Apparently there weren't enough people who wanted to do it and I asked them if they could let me do it at another sixth form or college but it was never followed up (basically they couldn't be bothered). This is the last year my college is offering A Levels, I go to West Herts and they're not great at teaching tbh, the amount of times a teacher didn't turn up or was late it's unbelievable. No wonder most of the students failed their first AS exams in Jan.
    Thanks for the info about putting it on my PS I will be sure to do that and look out for which unis offer a foundation year
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    (Original post by ThisBeatIsSick)
    I've always wanted to study maths as it's my strongest subject however my college didn't offer it. It's coming around to the time I have to apply to unis and I really want to study a maths-related subject but all the entry requirements include maths or economics as an A Level!
    I never had the chance to study them so is am I right in thinking that there's no chance for me to get onto one of the courses?
    Is there anything I can do about this or does anyone have any advice as I'll have to end up going for a course that isn't really what I want to do, I already had to do that at college because of the lack of Maths, was forced to go with Media studies which I've now dropped.
    Thanks.
    you could be a private candidate in another college with maths and economics and physics etc. and teach yourself or get a tutor. or you could change college in september to one that has the subjects you want to do.

    man what a crappy college...what kind of a college doesnt do maths?!?!
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    (Original post by Easywellyes)
    What kind of college doesn't offer maths?? Maths is like the most basic subject.

    What did you choose instead? Bricklaying?
    i agree

    actually my college was an a level college with maths etc. but there was a technical college across the road with only btecs, hence no maths...perhaps its just a rundown college?
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    (Original post by ThisBeatIsSick)
    Yea I know! Apparently there weren't enough people who wanted to do it and I asked them if they could let me do it at another sixth form or college but it was never followed up (basically they couldn't be bothered). This is the last year my college is offering A Levels, I go to West Herts and they're not great at teaching tbh, the amount of times a teacher didn't turn up or was late it's unbelievable. No wonder most of the students failed their first AS exams in Jan.
    Thanks for the info about putting it on my PS I will be sure to do that and look out for which unis offer a foundation year
    Your college are scrapping a-levels soon. :moon:
 
 
 
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