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1. Modules for AS Further Maths?
I'm planning on studying Economics at Uni, and several of the ones I've looked at see having Further Maths as desirable. I might possibly try doing the AS Further Maths on my own with the help of a tutor, and was wondering if anyone here knows which modules I have to take in order to complete the qualification?
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(Original post by vmwl)
I'm planning on studying Economics at Uni, and several of the ones I've looked at see having Further Maths as desirable. I might possibly try doing the AS Further Maths on my own with the help of a tutor, and was wondering if anyone here knows which modules I have to take in order to complete the qualification?
FP1 + any 2 others you want to take building on the units you have already taken.
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(Original post by gdunne42)
FP1 + any 2 others you want to take building on the units you have already taken.
I've done C1, C2 and M1 this year, will be doing C3, C4, M2 next year for my Maths so for Further it'd be FP1, M3 and M4?
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I personally would recommend doing D1 and possibly M3 or S2 because from what I have heard M4 is a complete arse but saying all this it is up to you how much effort you want to put into this all.
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(Original post by ImComplicated)
I personally would recommend doing D1 and possibly M3 or S2 because from what I have heard M4 is a complete arse but saying all this it is up to you how much effort you want to put into this all.
Oh right, would I be allowed to do S1? Or do I have to take the S2 exam?
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You have to take FP1 + 2 applied modules you haven't taken in Maths. As you will have done M1 and M2 as applied modules these are the options you could take:

- S1
- S2 (Only if you do S1 as well)
- D1
- D2 (Only if you do D1 as well)
- M3
- M4 (Only if you do M3 as well)

S2, D2, and M4 can only be taken if you also take the preceding module. You couldn't take S2 and D2 together for example; if you wanted D2 you'd also have to take D1.

If you're applying for Economics then my advice would be to take the two stats modules; they are not particularly difficult and are more relevant to the subject. M3/M4 are more difficult and although very respectable are not as relevant to Economics. D1/D2 are easy modules you could take if you were worried about bumping up your grade but are usually not seen as very useful modules by top universities.
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(Original post by vmwl)
Oh right, would I be allowed to do S1? Or do I have to take the S2 exam?
If you want it to be as easy as possible I'd say fp1, d1 and S1
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(Original post by vmwl)
Oh right, would I be allowed to do S1? Or do I have to take the S2 exam?
You can take S1, but you can't take S2 without taking S1.

Though i am not a fan of stats so i won't recommend it, i will be willing to do an FP3 exam instead of S1/S2. Stats doesn't makes much sense.

M4 might be a bit too difficult so you can go for FP2/FP3 instead.
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do universities care which ones you take?
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I would suggest doing S1 and S2. I believe they both can be counted as AS further maths. I'm studying economics in September, and the course has a lot of statistics in it. I did S1 as part of normal maths and S2 + S3 as part of further maths. I linked this in with my personal statement to show I would have statistical knowledge before starting uni.
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You need to do FP1 and two APPLIED modules. Just do S1 and D1. Their very easy and Uni's won't care.

If you did FP1-3 you wouldn't even get an AS despite that being far harder.
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I would day FP1 D1 S1

For those saying D1 is not highly regarded ... the Decision Theory modules that I took as part of my Maths Degree were subsidiaries studied in the Economics Department
13. Re: Modules for AS Further Maths?
(Original post by mucgoo)
You need to do FP1 and two APPLIED modules. Just do S1 and D1. Their very easy and Uni's won't care.

If you did FP1-3 you wouldn't even get an AS despite that being far harder.
No

You need FP1 plus 2 others

I teach FP1, FP3 and then a choice of applied

Though this may depend on the board
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hi, if this is edexcel you're talking about, is it possible to take FP1, FP2 and FP3 for an AS FM, or do you HAVE to choose at least one of the applied modules?? Would anyone recommend doing the three FPs if it can be done, or will they be too difficult??
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(Original post by AeroPlane04)
hi, if this is edexcel you're talking about, is it possible to take FP1, FP2 and FP3 for an AS FM, or do you HAVE to choose at least one of the applied modules?? Would anyone recommend doing the three FPs if it can be done, or will they be too difficult??
I think you can do the 3 FP's.

I will recommend doing them because they are quite interesting, i don't feel anything in A-Level maths is difficult they usually give very easy questions on the exam. Tbh i found S1/S2 to be more harder than FP2/FP3 though this is because i couldn't work on stats as that was boring stuff.
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(Original post by raheem94)
I think you can do the 3 FP's.

I will recommend doing them because they are quite interesting, i don't feel anything in A-Level maths is difficult they usually give very easy questions on the exam. Tbh i found S1/S2 to be more harder than FP2/FP3 though this is because i couldn't work on stats as that was boring stuff.

Yeah, I did S1 and, although it wasn't difficult, it was pretty dull (I think I found it very 'always doing the same thing'). No way would I take any more stats modules. Do you think it wuld be a wise idea for me to self-teach myself the FPs?? Do you have to put in a lot of workload and time compared to modules like C2 and C3?? cheers
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(Original post by AeroPlane04)
Yeah, I did S1 and, although it wasn't difficult, it was pretty dull (I think I found it very 'always doing the same thing'). No way would I take any more stats modules. Do you think it wuld be a wise idea for me to self-teach myself the FPs?? Do you have to put in a lot of workload and time compared to modules like C2 and C3?? cheers
I self-studied all the maths modules i did and didn't found it a problem.

I don't think the work load increases significantly from C2-3, what i felt was that till the time the person does FP2-3 he has become quite better at maths so can do the stuff quickly while when he does C2-3 he is new to A-Level maths modules so he is quite slow.
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I suggest doing C1 and C2 as parts of C2 pop up in FP1 e.g. long algebraic division and differentiation etc
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How mathematical are the Economics courses you are looking at?

You might find the FP module with differential equations useful for your university course (that's FP2 with Edexcel).
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(Original post by tiny hobbit)
How mathematical are the Economics courses you are looking at?

You might find the FP module with differential equations useful for your university course (that's FP2 with Edexcel).
There's quite a few modules based on statistics and mathematical techniques so I think I'm definitely going to do at least S1 to get a head start on the stats side of things, still deciding whether to choose FP2 or S2...though I most likely won't actually know until I've finished learning FP1 and S1 :/
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