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    So, i've decided to take S1 instead of M2 in A2, but what exactally does it involve? I've never actually done statistics (apart from simple statistics such as mean, mode, median, etc)
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    AQA:
    Normal Distribution
    Binomial Distribution
    Probability
    Correlation & Regression
    Standard Deviation, Mean, Median, Variance (forgot the collective term, Measures of _______?)

    There's probably something I've missed which is a whole sub-topic, I just cannot think, check out your specifications to find out.
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    Which exam board?
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    from what i hear s1 is supposed to be boring compared to m2 !!! why did you decide to change anyway ?
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    (Original post by saiyamana)
    So, i've decided to take S1 instead of M2 in A2, but what exactally does it involve? I've never actually done statistics (apart from simple statistics such as mean, mode, median, etc)
    prepared to be shocked and bored out of your mind :cool:
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    If you're doing Edexcel, It will be the easiest Maths module ever!

    Theres around 1-2 tricky chapters but the rest is ok.
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    I found it really easy (edexcel). The Normal Distribution and probability chapter that throw up a few new ideas. Everything else is almost GCSE. Regression and correlation is just number crunching so that isn't too difficult.
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    yep lot of numbers that you just stick into formula
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    i wouldnt worry about it, if you have done AS maths, you should find it okay.
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    I am doing S1 in AS Further Maths next year on AQA. That list of topics looks pretty easy. As for being boring, it can't be any worse than D1 can it? I mean "lets teach you four different long winded ways of sorting numbers from smallest to largest" on AQA, the only remotely interesting thing was the linear programming bit.
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    S1 is a nice easy module. The only tricky bit is perhaps parts of the probability but usually the exam Q's that actually come up on probability are far easier than those in the book. HTe hardest part of s!, is the fact that because of long calculations its easy to make silly arithmetic mistakes. But all in all, if youve done AS, you'll find S1 a doddle!
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    (Original post by Bring_it_on)
    S1 is a nice easy module. The only tricky bit is perhaps parts of the probability but usually the exam Q's that actually come up on probability are far easier than those in the book. HTe hardest part of s!, is the fact that because of long calculations its easy to make silly arithmetic mistakes. But all in all, if youve done AS, you'll find S1 a doddle!
    Do the book. (All of the book.)

    Be aware of what's given in the formula book.

    Learn what's not in the formula book.

    No sweat.

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    Yeh! S1 is good! Probability isn't well explained in the heineman book for me though, and is usually the last/hardest q on the paper:
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    (Original post by Goldenratio)
    Yeh! S1 is good! Probability isn't well explained in the heineman book for me though, and is usually the last/hardest q on the paper:
    Page from Black's Academy on [Edexcel S1] probability. Not bad as additional notes:

    http://www.blacksacademy.co.uk/data/MAQAPR11.pdf

    Aitch
 
 
 

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