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A Level Maths: Mechanics or statistics?

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    Mechanics
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    68.57%
    Statistics
    33
    31.43%

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    Which do you prefer?
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    Set up a poll. All you'll get is spam otherwise. Go on thread tools and add poll and set it up there.
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    statistics is much easier (so ive heard) but it can also be really boring
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    Mechanics!

    Stats will bore the hell out of you.
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    Mechanics for me is the easier off the two, I could never really get my head around stats
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    Mechanics anytime.
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    I prefer Mechanics too...much more interesting,statistics is BORING as far as im concerned,also I find it more difficult.I can't understand people who say it is easier!?
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    If you enjoy a good sleep during lessons, choose statistics. Otherwise, go for Mechanics.
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    Mechanics by a long way. S1 is so boring, although i have heard S2 and S3 are far more interesting.
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    Statistics is a little tedious (IMO) - I much prefer Mechanics. In terms of difficulty though, I would say they are about on par with each other (although initially Mechanics was a bit more tricky).
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    Go for Stats, Mechanics made my brain hurt. :eek2:
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    It really varies from person to person. I found mechanics really hard to get my head around at first, but I've got significantly higher marks in M1+M2 than S1+S2. It's much easier to drop marks in stats, I find.
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    Mechanics! Stats is oh-so boring.
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    (Original post by peach plum pear)
    It really varies from person to person. I found mechanics really hard to get my head around at first, but I've got significantly higher marks in M1+M2 than S1+S2. It's much easier to drop marks in stats, I find.

    I agree.Once you have got your head around the basic pricipals in Mechanics, I think you can acheive a high mark.Wheras in statistics, you can lose marks through little mistakes fairly easily.
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    i believe its easy to get a higher mark in statistics than mechanics with less practice...
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    Mmmm Headaches
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    Physics = Mechanics. Statistics = Biology/wanting to commit suicide
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    (Original post by trance addict)
    Physics = Mechanics. Statistics = Biology/wanting to commit suicide
    Physics = Statistical Mechanics, actually.
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    At a level you don't learn what the hell your doing in stats. With mechanics its a different ball game requiring a thorough understanding.
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    Mechanics, the best part of my physics course too.

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