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    Got a slight problem at the moment..... we have to decide which module we want to do in A-level Mathematics, but i dont know which to choose :confused: Can anyone give me any ideas on how easy/hard these two modules are? -- and which would be easiest? I've already done C1, C2 and M1, but no prior statistics


    Also, its been suggested that we could split the class up into two groups... then, if i were to take both modules (ie, do an extra module on top of the other compulsory ones), would it have any affect on my final grade? What would i do with it?
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    S1 is easier but M2 is much more fun, interesting and rewarding!
    so its up to you really.
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    (Original post by Zuber)
    S1 is easier but M2 is much more fun, interesting and rewarding!
    so its up to you really.
    My school made people do S1 and M1 for their A Level and found results were worse than if they'd let them do S1 and S2 or M1 and M2. You've been learning mechanics for a year so you are into that way of thinking and will probably take you a while to get into stats.

    Plus, M2 is fun. I would do it just for fun. Hardly anything to learn, very easy (i'd say) to score on the exams as long as you learn the concepts (of which there aren't many because there are only about 5 chapters in the M2 (edexcel) textbook :eek:
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    (Original post by Kavanne)
    Plus, M2 is fun. I would do it just for fun. Hardly anything to learn, very easy (i'd say) to score on the exams as long as you learn the concepts (of which there aren't many because there are only about 5 chapters in the M2 (edexcel) textbook :eek:
    I agree. it took me 3days of cramming to learn the entire text book and get a high score in a school mock (i wont tell my score! dont want to jinx M2 exam tomorrow).
    M2 is really just a continuation of M1. most topics build on what we already know in M1. it is even possible to get 40% (ie a pass) with good M1 knowledge.
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    (Original post by saiyamana)
    Got a slight problem at the moment..... we have to decide which module we want to do in A-level Mathematics, but i dont know which to choose :confused: Can anyone give me any ideas on how easy/hard these two modules are? -- and which would be easiest? I've already done C1, C2 and M1, but no prior statistics


    Also, its been suggested that we could split the class up into two groups... then, if i were to take both modules (ie, do an extra module on top of the other compulsory ones), would it have any affect on my final grade? What would i do with it?
    If lessons are arranged so that you can do both, then start both.

    - You can count the better result towards your grade.
    - You can drop the stats if it drives you mad or is too time-consuming (the latter is unlikely) without having to catch up on the Mechanics.

    Tactics!

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    (Original post by saiyamana)
    Got a slight problem at the moment..... we have to decide which module we want to do in A-level Mathematics, but i dont know which to choose :confused: Can anyone give me any ideas on how easy/hard these two modules are? -- and which would be easiest? I've already done C1, C2 and M1, but no prior statistics


    Also, its been suggested that we could split the class up into two groups... then, if i were to take both modules (ie, do an extra module on top of the other compulsory ones), would it have any affect on my final grade? What would i do with it?
    taking both would be good, cos then uve got more chance of gettin a higer grade. if u liked M1 then do M2 but id say stats was better
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    in the end no1 will knw wat u did just your marks...if i had the choice i wud have done S1..Trust me CHOOSE S1!!!!!
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    Lol, im sure the teacher is reluctant to teach is M2 then.... he mentioned something about it being very hard in comparison...but the fact that you say maths can be fun is enough to sway my view! :eek:


    Anyone got any good A-level sites with S1 and M2 material on it?
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    (Original post by saiyamana)
    Lol, im sure the teacher is reluctant to teach is M2 then.... he mentioned something about it being very hard in comparison...but the fact that you say maths can be fun is enough to sway my view! :eek:


    Anyone got any good A-level sites with S1 and M2 material on it?
    This is a good Stats site - you need to register though, and it's not specifically focussed on the AL exam.

    http://cast.massey.ac.nz/

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    I've done both and I'd go for M2 any day, it follows on nicely from M1. If you found M1 not too hard then definitely go for M2. Stats gets confusing unless you have a good teacher and don't have to rely on the book. However if you know what you're doing you can get lots of marks in S1. Unless you have a big class then the support of having quite a few friends helping each other when stuck will disappear if your class is split. If it is split then side with whoever you learn best with.
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    I have only done: S1, S2 and M1. S1 is boring, if you are looking something easy maybe go for S1, but I never done M2 so I dont really which one is easier. But go with the one you will find most fun...
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    (Original post by saiyamana)
    Anyone got any good A-level sites with S1 and M2 material on it?
    www.mathsrevision.net in the A Level section

    -Kavanne
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    M2 follows on nicely from M1 and, as said above, it merely extends many of the ideas and so isn't too difficult to follow.
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    s1 is so so so easy.... really take s1
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    Iv done the whole lot. If you found M1 easy, you'l find M2 easy as well. I have to agree with all those who say it's more fun than stats. If you choose S1 you'll have to do more revision (wel i did anyway) than with mechanics modules. Saying that, both modules are not very difficult so i'd suggest choosing the one you think you'l enjoy more
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    is the m2 still the same exam... so is the exam that i'm taking tomorrow with everyone in the upper six is the same as people doing further maths in the lower six...???

    if it is i very strongly advise you NOT to do m2 because comparitively s1 a complete piss exam.. To be honest this is why i really think that further maths people don't like it... (i know i'm right on that one, lol) also, mainly further maths people would be taking m2 in the new syllabus it would be much harder to get an A for...

    i personally think it's a waste of time doing both s1 and m2, it's better to concentrate on fewer exams and trying to get higher marks...

    really up to you though
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    (Original post by Zuber)
    S1 is easier but M2 is much more fun, interesting and rewarding!
    so its up to you really.
    Agree COMPLETELY with the above comment! I LOVE M2, but undoubtedly S1 is easier. Bring on the M2 I'd say though!
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    lol, i might just stick with the easy choice then.... i mean i've done bad on the M1 paper anyway... best not to make things worse :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by Revenged)
    is the m2 still the same exam... so is the exam that i'm taking tomorrow with everyone in the upper six is the same as people doing further maths in the lower six...???
    yes i'm in lower 6th doing the same M2 exam as you are tomorrow
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    (Original post by LHMarsh10)
    Agree COMPLETELY with the above comment! I LOVE M2, but undoubtedly S1 is easier. Bring on the M2 I'd say though!
    lol me too. next year i have the choice of choosing 2 between M3, M4, S1, S2, and i will choose M3+4. some may call me crazy. i dont
 
 
 
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