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1. I started the new maths syllabus in Sept (C1, c2 and m1) and have just taken my AS level exams in that. If I continue maths to A2, could I take 3 more modules and make up AS further maths? For A2 maths I would take c3, c4 and m2.

Could I make up the AS Further maths with m3, m4 and s1? Or are there more pure modules I would have to take?

Hope someone can help!
2. (Original post by Kavanne)
I started the new maths syllabus in Sept (C1, c2 and m1) and have just taken my AS level exams in that. If I continue maths to A2, could I take 3 more modules and make up AS further maths? For A2 maths I would take c3, c4 and m2.

Could I make up the AS Further maths with m3, m4 and s1? Or are there more pure modules I would have to take?

Hope someone can help!

You must take FP1 (old P4) as the pure module in your AS further maths.
3. (Original post by Hash)
You must take FP1 (old P4) as the pure module in your AS further maths.
That sucks.
4. (Original post by Kavanne)
That sucks.
Mind you, most peopel do AS and A2 further maths in year 13 - i did normal maths A-level in year 12, so it works out fine

pk
5. You can defintely do Further Maths AS Level with only Maths AS Level behind you.

FP1 only requires C1 and C2.
6. so a AS in further maths would be like:
FP1, M3 and M4
7. I'm going to do AS FM with FP1, D1, M1 in my A2 year.
8. (Original post by goku999)
so a AS in further maths would be like:
FP1, M3 and M4
He could consider FP1, S1, D1. It will expand his knowledge of mathematics, rather than concentrating solely on pure and mechanics.

Plus, they are classified as '1' modules, which are far easier than '3' and '4' modules.
9. (Original post by TomX)
FP1 only requires C1 and C2.
FP1 assumes knowledge of C4
10. fmaths requires FP1 so u have to take that and another 2
11. (Original post by TomX)

FP1 only requires C1 and C2.
Haha! I wish! You definitely need C1-C4 to realistically do FP1.
12. (Original post by JohnSPals)
Haha! I wish! You definitely need C1-C4 to realistically do FP1.
i dont think so - cos i did FP1 this year and havent done C3 or C4. ull need C1 and C2 but not the other 2.
i dont think so - cos i did FP1 this year and havent done C3 or C4. ull need C1 and C2 but not the other 2.
Don't you need to know more adanced methods of integration (e.g. WIth trig functions), as well as integrating seperable variables? And implicit differentiation? I'm sure you need it, because I sat P4 in january and did need P3.
14. (Original post by JohnSPals)
Don't you need to know more adanced methods of integration (e.g. WIth trig functions), as well as integrating seperable variables? And implicit differentiation? I'm sure you need it, because I sat P4 in january and did need P3.
i think the new syllabus is differnet to the old one. cos ive never done advanced methods of integration etc but i sat FP1 in june.
i think the new syllabus is differnet to the old one. cos ive never done advanced methods of integration etc but i sat FP1 in june.
Can't anyone back me up? The syllabusses are the same, because it says both FP1 and P4 on current papers (i.e. Either can sit them). I distinctly remember having to use P3 time and time again! This is going to do my nut in now :-).

*goes off to find some P4 papers*
16. (Original post by JohnSPals)
*goes off to find some P4 papers*
This is the very paper I sat: http://math.mdsalih.com/Data/Edexcel...20Jan%2005.pdf

How would you go about doing questions 3, 4(a) and 6(a)? You need to be able to integrate and differentiate a trig function and differentiate implicitly to do them.
17. (Original post by JohnSPals)
Can't anyone back me up? The syllabusses are the same, because it says both FP1 and P4 on current papers (i.e. Either can sit them). I distinctly remember having to use P3 time and time again! This is going to do my nut in now :-).

*goes off to find some P4 papers*

Yes you are correct. We do need the advanced differentiation and integration methods from C3 and C4 for differential equations, and in some cases polar coordinates.
18. (Original post by JohnSPals)
This is the very paper I sat: http://math.mdsalih.com/Data/Edexcel...20Jan%2005.pdf

How would you go about doing questions 3, 4(a) and 6(a)? You need to be able to integrate and differentiate a trig function and differentiate implicitly to do them.
i think theres confusion becasue we do different boards
i do mei ocr not edexcel
i think theres confusion becasue we do different boards
i do mei ocr not edexcel
Woops .

But surely this still applies? My FP1 is harder than yours. Nerr.

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