Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    C1 - 100
    C2 - 92
    C3 - 95
    C4 - ...74
    M1 - 61
    S1 - 78

    Ended up with an A. Yeah, June was a bad month
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    C1- 96
    C2-97
    C3-90
    C4-80...
    M1-72
    S1-80
    Total: 515/600

    Do maths at Leeds, just a bit of advice though, Degree level Maths makes A levels look like a walk in the park, like literally if it were a dog, it would **** all over A levels.
    Just make sure you pick Maths because you're passionate about it, and have that end goal to get you through it, don't pick it cause you're good at it.
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    C1 - 96
    C2 - 90
    C3 - 100
    C4 - 90
    M1 - 100
    M2 - 95
    S1 - 90
    S2 - 98
    D1 - 80
    FP1 - 97
    FP2 - 95
    FP3 - 55 (Lol gave up at this point)

    A* maths and further and taking a gap year. Got an offer to study physics at MIT
    • Online

      20
      (Original post by 0range)
      Do maths at Leeds, just a bit of advice though, Degree level Maths makes A levels look like a walk in the park, like literally if it were a dog, it would **** all over A levels.
      Just make sure you pick Maths because you're passionate about it, and have that end goal to get you through it, don't pick it cause you're good at it.
      *gulp*
      :afraid:
      Offline

      19
      ReputationRep:
      (Original post by Maid Marian)
      *gulp*
      :afraid:
      Haha was just gonna reply to you.


      (Original post by Maid Marian)
      Will be doing Pure Maths G110. I am going to be SOOOOO out of my depth :giggle:
      Just make sure you know what you're getting yourself into! Pure Maths is nothing like any of the Mathematics A level modules, I know personally I thought all the Core units were pure, but they're not, they're applied, I had Liverpool as my insurance for Pure Maths :P woulda been ****ed if I didn't get into my firm xD.
      Offline

      12
      ReputationRep:
      AS level only

      C1- 88
      C2- 100
      D1-87
      • Online

        20
        (Original post by 0range)
        Haha was just gonna reply to you.




        Just make sure you know what you're getting yourself into! Pure Maths is nothing like any of the Mathematics A level modules, I know personally I thought all the Core units were pure, but they're not, they're applied, I had Liverpool as my insurance for Pure Maths :P woulda been ****ed if I didn't get into my firm xD.
        Oh my gosh... I find this out NOW? :afraid: So C1/2/3/4 are applied? I thought they were pure! I'm so confused, can you explain? :cry2: I thought Mechanics and Stats are the applied ones .... ?
        Offline

        11
        ReputationRep:
        I got:
        C1 100
        C2 98
        C3 100
        C4 98
        S1 96
        M1 100
        592/600

        Fp1 100
        Fp2 98
        M3 89
        S2 98
        D2 90
        D1 94
        569/600

        M2 87
        Did this one for fun I guess

        Also I do maths at Warwick, I'm a 2nd year
        Offline

        14
        ReputationRep:
        Only done AS

        C1 - 87
        C2 - 97
        S1 - 56

        240/300
        Offline

        19
        ReputationRep:
        (Original post by Maid Marian)
        Oh my gosh... I find this out NOW? :afraid: So C1/2/3/4 are applied? I thought they were pure! I'm so confused, can you explain? :cry2: I thought Mechanics and Stats are the applied ones .... ?
        Don't worry too much, because you can always change to normal Maths once you get to Uni, but Pure Maths is basically all Proofs and theorems, like a question like:

        Prove from first principles that a sequence converges to ...
        Prove that a series converges...
        Prove that root 2 is irrational
        Prove blah blah blah theorem

        ^That would be pure.

        Stuff like Differential equations, all the C1/2/3/4 + mechanics comes under Applied Maths
        Stats comes under Stats :P

        You can get a really really good idea of what Pure maths is by reading 'A concise introduction to Pure Mathematics' by Martin Liebeck.
        Offline

        11
        ReputationRep:
        (Original post by Maid Marian)
        Oh my gosh... I find this out NOW? :afraid: So C1/2/3/4 are applied? I thought they were pure! I'm so confused, can you explain? :cry2: I thought Mechanics and Stats are the applied ones .... ?
        I'll have a go at explaining this. I've studied a year of both pure and applied maths at university now. Essentially pure maths is like a very thorough version of your core maths at A level, you might have been shown some proofs of basic theorems at school. Pure mathematics takes nothing (very little, only some axioms) for granted and builds very slowly upon them. For example it might take you a whole year of real analysis (one of the biggest topics in undergraduate maths) to define differentiation and prove simple facts like the chain rule. However there is more to a maths degree than just pure. You will probably also do some work which has no proof yet, eg I learned multivariate calculus but we won't prove it until next year. That is probably most like your core at a level. Then there is applied, which is probably a lot like at a level, although there is emphasis on general results, but you don't build it up like in pure maths, you often state theorems which have been proved elsewhere so that you can use them.
        Offline

        2
        ReputationRep:
        C1 97
        C2 94
        S1 93

        284/300

        (only AS so far)
        • Online

          20
          (Original post by 0range)
          Don't worry too much, because you can always change to normal Maths once you get to Uni, but Pure Maths is basically all Proofs and theorems, like a question like:

          Prove from first principles that a sequence converges to ...
          Prove that a series converges...
          Prove that root 2 is irrational

          ^That would be pure.

          Stuff like Differential equations, all the C1/2/3/4 + mechanics comes under Applied Maths
          Stats comes under Stats :P

          You can get a really really good idea of what Pure maths is by reading 'A concise introduction to Pure Mathematics' by Martin Liebeck.
          (Original post by fGDu)
          I'll have a go at explaining this. I've studied a year of both pure and applied maths at university now. Essentially pure maths is like a very thorough version of your core maths at A level, you might have been shown some proofs of basic theorems at school. Pure mathematics takes nothing (very little, only some axioms) for granted and builds very slowly upon them. For example it might take you a whole year of real analysis (one of the biggest topics in undergraduate maths) to define differentiation and prove simple facts like the chain rule. However there is more to a maths degree than just pure. You will probably also do some work which has no proof yet, eg I learned multivariate calculus but we won't prove it until next year. That is probably most like your core at a level. Then there is applied, which is probably a lot like at a level, although there is emphasis on general results, but you don't build it up like in pure maths, you often state theorems which have been proved elsewhere so that you can use them.
          I really, really don't understand. I think I've made a very big mistake.
          I chose Pure Maths because I thought Pure was the same as Core, that's what everyone told me My teachers called S1 and M1 the "applied modules".
          Oh my goodness, what have I done! None of this makes sense. :cry2:
          Offline

          8
          ReputationRep:
          C1 - 90
          C2 - 85
          C3 - 74
          C4 - 66
          S1 - 95
          M1 - 79

          Total: 489UMS A

          Will be starting Physics degree at Surrey in september, my best friend will be doing Maths at Exeter with 490UMS A overall (remembered because she beat me by one!)

          I've just noticed the landslide in my core results, lol if that doesn't prove it gets harder I don't know what does because I did significantly more work at A2 than AS
          Offline

          3
          ReputationRep:
          C1 93
          C2 95
          C3 97
          C4 98
          M1 97
          D1 100

          I find it pretty funny how I did better in C2 than C1, C3 than C2 etc when it is common for the opposite to occur.

          So 580 which I'm delighted with! Doing Maths at Birmingham in September so really had to work hard for these.
          Offline

          2
          ReputationRep:
          A* Maths (597/600)
          C1 - 100
          C2 - 100
          C3 - 100
          C4 - 100
          D1 - 100
          M1 - 97

          A* Further Maths (560/600)
          FP1 - 100
          FP2 - 98
          FP3 - 79
          FP4 - 92
          M2 - 100
          S1 - 91

          Going to study maths at Warwick. STEP was the biggest concern.


          Posted from TSR Mobile
          Offline

          2
          ReputationRep:
          (Original post by ermm)
          Got an offer to study physics at MIT
          I am jealous. Good luck!


          Posted from TSR Mobile
          Offline

          19
          ReputationRep:
          (Original post by Maid Marian)
          I really, really don't understand. I think I've made a very big mistake.
          I chose Pure Maths because I thought Pure was the same as Core, that's what everyone told me My teachers called S1 and M1 the "applied modules".
          Oh my goodness, what have I done! None of this makes sense. :cry2:
          The pure Maths modules I've done this year consist of Number systems (so about reals, rationals, integers...) and Sets, sequences and series (self explanatory) meaning I've only done two, so fGDu will prob be of more help considering he's gonna be starting third year now.
          It honestly isn't the end of the world though, as long as you still want to do maths, you could change to a normal G100 course once you're at Uni, and depending on the Uni, you could then from second year just specialise.
          I STRONGLY suggest having a read of the book I mentioned in my post, it really does give you an idea of what Pure Maths is.
          Btw what Uni is this? didn't you like specialise your ps to Pure maths/ read any maths books?
          • Online

            20
            (Original post by 0range)
            The pure Maths modules I've done this year consist of Number systems (so about reals, rationals, integers...) and Sets, sequences and series (self explanatory) meaning I've only done two, so fGDu will prob be of more help considering he's gonna be starting third year now.
            It honestly isn't the end of the world though, as long as you still want to do maths, you could change to a normal G100 course once you're at Uni, and depending on the Uni, you could then from second year just specialise.
            I STRONGLY suggest having a read of the book I mentioned in my post, it really does give you an idea of what Pure Maths is.
            Btw what Uni is this? didn't you like specialise your ps to Pure maths/ read any maths books?
            I'll PM you, if that's ok
            Offline

            11
            ReputationRep:
            C1 - 99
            C2 - 95
            C3 - 98
            C4 - 100
            S1 - 99
            M1 - 99

            590/600 for A level Maths

            FP1 - 85
            FP2 - 86
            M2 - 86

            257/300 for AS Further Maths

            I'm doing Physics at Durham next year.
           
           
           
        • See more of what you like on The Student Room

          You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

        • Poll
          What time of year is the worst for students?
        • See more of what you like on The Student Room

          You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

        • The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

          Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

          Quick reply
          Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.