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    Ive got a bit of a problem. I've just finished my GCSEs (maths being one of them) and I am predicted an A* in this qualification. I really want to do further maths at A Level, however, I did not do additional maths at GCSE and people say that this is a problem as I will be in the same class as those who have done additional maths at GCSE, and as a result, will be lagging behind during the course. Do you think this is a problem that I should be concerned about. Btw, how difficult is further maths?

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    It won't be a problem if you haven't done Additional Maths; the syllabus follows on naturally from GCSE, and all AM does is give you a tiny bit of insight into the first couple of modules. As for difficulty, it depends how you work. As a general rule, if you enjoy Maths, you'll do well, and if you don't, you'll find it a bore. Also, hard work early on pays off later down the line.

    If it's any consolation, I didn't get an A* in GCSE Maths and I didn't do Additional Maths, and I have a 90% average across my modules so far.
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    Thanks for the reply, nuodai
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    Yeah, dont worry about not doing additional maths. start learning some of the AS modules in the summer hols like C1 and FP1, then youll have an advantage of most of the people in the class.
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    I was in the same positon as you and did fine, if you're natually good at maths its actually quite easy, or at least not as hard as everyone makes out.
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    its good, but just think, why do you really want to do a level further maths? unless you're applying for a maths subject (physics/maths) then most unis wont accept anything beyond AS further maths.
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    Most +50 unis if not all unis will accept full Further Maths and I recommend you do it. I didn't do Additional maths and it never held me back.
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    Don't be put off by it. Take further maths.
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    Don't worry about it. I didn't do Additional Maths and I didn't have a major problem with Further Maths.
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    if you're willing to put in the work, you'll be fine.
    i only got an A at GCSE, i didn't do additional maths, and i joined my FM class late and i've gotten just as good marks as those who got near 100% at gcse (90+)
 
 
 
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