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    Harder... i wouldn't exactly say that

    The syllabus is not very much advanced from the GCSE for the AS level.
    For my board (OCR) the question on micro stuff is ... 5 mark data description, 6mark theory question, then a 15 mark mini essay on some economica problem usually a 'dicussion' . (tends to be market failure)

    The only difference is, err... perhaps the curved PPF? and buffer stock schemes, everything else I had already learnt at GCSE once...

    In general AS level is just GCSE with a tiny bit more theory but more focused on applied economics
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    (Original post by Lord Huntroyde)
    It's not fun or interesting or for the most part relevant.

    Politics and Economics shape our world today, not Maths.
    To say Maths isn't relevant shows a fundemental lack of understanding.

    Interestingly enough, those who call Maths pointless, are very often those who can't do it. Do I sense a self-defence mechanism?
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    The way it is taught in GCSE, makes it so boring, it is never applied at GCSE and thats the way i thought about it, stuck in some far off world not really relating to what I was doing.

    Yes I was wrong, but the way its taught at GCSE made me like that!
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    (Original post by Bigcnee)
    To say Maths isn't relevant shows a fundemental lack of understanding.

    Interestingly enough, those who call Maths pointless, are very often those who can't do it. Do I sense a self-defence mechanism?
    I'm not that good at Mths, but I'm predicted an A* at GCSE, so it would be wrong to say I couldn't do it.
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    Hi. My AS Choices are:

    English Literature/Language
    Maths
    Economics
    German
    General Studies

    What are your opinions on this? I aspire to work in the City, after Uni. So... something like Economics at Uni.
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    (Original post by Lord Huntroyde)
    Alright, this is it. I've handed in the piece of paper, this is what I will be doing next year. You can criticise my choices all you want, I don't care:

    English Literature
    French
    Politics
    Economics
    Your not doing History anymore? What changed your mind?
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    (Original post by Lord Huntroyde)
    Alright, this is it. I've handed in the piece of paper, this is what I will be doing next year. You can criticise my choices all you want, I don't care:

    English Literature
    French
    Politics
    Economics
    what happened to History huntroyde? You know what they say, f
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    (Original post by gib)
    what happened to History huntroyde? You know what they say, f
    F what?
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    (Original post by happysunshine)
    F what?
    I was talking to huntroyde mate, please dont interfear!
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    (Original post by Bigcnee)
    To say Maths isn't relevant shows a fundemental lack of understanding.

    Interestingly enough, those who call Maths pointless, are very often those who can't do it. Do I sense a self-defence mechanism?
    "Anyone who cannot cope with mathematics is not fully human. At best
    he is a tolerable subhuman who has learned to wear shoes, bathe and
    not make messes in the house." - Paul Erdos

    that's on one of the maths room doors at school

    I didn't realise it was a famous quote, I only found that when I googled it.
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    (Original post by thefish_uk)
    "Anyone who cannot cope with mathematics is not fully human. At best
    he is a tolerable subhuman who has learned to wear shoes, bathe and
    not make messes in the house." - Paul Erdos

    that's on one of the maths room doors at school

    I didn't realise it was a famous quote, I only found that when I googled it.
    I've seen that before, but I doubt many people share erdos' perspective on the world.
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    (Original post by thefish_uk)
    "Anyone who cannot cope with mathematics is not fully human. At best
    he is a tolerable subhuman who has learned to wear shoes, bathe and
    not make messes in the house." - Paul Erdos

    that's on one of the maths room doors at school

    I didn't realise it was a famous quote, I only found that when I googled it.
    oooooohhhh Ryan!
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    My AS application form has to be in by the end of Jan-
    I will do:
    English Literature
    Philosophy and Ethics
    Music
    Geography

    No Maths or Science
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    (Original post by theone)
    I've seen that before, but I doubt many people share erdos' perspective on the world.
    what kind of perspective on the world did he have?

    Just that? Is that all he believed in?
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    replace Maths for philosophy and its all true :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by corey)
    replace Maths for philosophy and its all true :rolleyes:
    yeah baby!!!!!!!
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    (Original post by thefish_uk)
    what kind of perspective on the world did he have?

    Just that? Is that all he believed in?
    He believed that maths was the only thing worth studying and that everything else was immaterial and a waste of time. He spent all his time doing maths, usually working between 14-18 hours each day until he died. He was infamous for falling asleep during lectures, and waking up at the end and providing further proofs and generalisations.
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    (Original post by theone)
    He believed that maths was the only thing worth studying and that everything else was immaterial and a waste of time. He spent all his time doing maths, usually working between 14-18 hours each day until he died. He was infamous for falling asleep during lectures, and waking up at the end and providing further proofs and generalisations.
    how sad woz he!
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    (Original post by piggsy_123)
    how sad woz he!
    less sad than you.
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    (Original post by corey)
    less sad than you.
    never a more tru word spoken! ohhhhh ryan!
 
 
 
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