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I studied 1R/1S because I essentially had 18 months out of maths before starting the course at university, and only achieved a C at Advanced Higher (albeit I stopped turning up around halfway through the class as I had achieved an unconditional to study Law and decided not to "waste my time"). However, it was RIDICULOUSLY easy, mostly because of it's designed for non-Maths students who need basic mathematical knowledge for their courses (such as psychologists, physicists and statisticians) - the basic requirement to study it as a course is a C at Higher Maths level, so obviously it starts at an incredibly basic level - certainly the first few weeks were covering very early Higher concepts such as how to differentiate and find the gradient of a curve.
I heard that 1X/1Y was quite difficult, however not terrifically so, and the learning translates to courses in later years, so although you have to face that difficulty earlier, it would also mean the learning curve is shallower in later years in comparison to those studying after sitting 1R/1S.
If you have an A at Advanced Higher there is absolutely no reason to study 1R/1S as its entire content is at that level or below I think, so in my opinion you should go for 1X/1Y.
Anyway, I hope you enjoy the course and if you have any further questions, feel free to contact me again and I'll see if I can answer
I really enjoyed it, but I can't compare it to the course at St Andrews as I have no idea what the course was like there, it might be very similar, in which case obviously the Glasgow course wouldn't appeal to you.
I actually studied Law for a year at Glasgow but switched to Maths as I hated the former, but the city is great. If you think you can bear to study Maths for 4 years then I'd definitely suggest you do it, I don't think the workload was *too* great (although 8 exams in three weeks in 3rd year and 7 in 18 days in 4th year were difficult to work with), and with the course structure at Glasgow (you must study 3 40 credit courses in 1st year, I did Maths, Physics and Economics, then two 60 credit courses in 2nd year, I took Maths and Physics before dropping Physics and doing single honours in 3rd and 4th year), you get a lot of choice, so you could couple Maths with something else like Astronomy or there was even a girl in my course that did joint honours Maths and Zoology, that way if you find you don't enjoy the Maths course, you still have plenty of options, you're not forced into sticking with Maths if you're not enjoying it.
Oohh, what an achievement! Well done! Nahh i've not really been out out since I've been at home. I'm too skint tbh :L we've all become alcoholics in st andrews so i'm poor, ooops x
Barely anything, I'm so bored I have work/essays to do and stuff but I just ain't doing them yet haha. WAnna go back to st andrews nowwwww! What you been upto? x
Glad to hear it! We finish next week for our Spring break thingy when we get 2 weeks off so then we're back on 9th April for like 4 more weeks of lectures or something then till exams finish at the end of May. Yeah next year is going to be amaaaazing. Would love it if you came visited before semester ended, that would be greeaaat I look forward to it x
Love it! Helloo. I've been good man, wbu? St Andrews is great as always (the place misses you), please come visit us sometime. Miss you lots and lots also you weee cat!x
I guess I can find it in my heart to accept you.
well i regret it a bit, as someone has now told me my degree is easier at st andrews!
haha, but i like it really.i dont know much about maths, but there are two levels in first year: one for people who got As in advanced higher
my friend, got an A in advanced higher Maths and got a C in his december exam.
but thats not his main subject.
you pick three subjects here, and you could have a pretty decent timetable eg maths at 11, stats at 12 and eco at 1 this year.
i know a lot of people will tell you this, but this decision is ultimately yours.
visit them see how they feel
you could transfer if you wish (research this though)
St Andrews halls appear cheap, but they go FAST my friend is stuck in 5k ones (catered)
glasgows halls are really BIG assuming you get an unconditional you can pick whatever ones you like and have a high chance of getting them.
i have a scholarship, a loan and an overdraft.
and get by ok
if you need any help just message
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