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1. Hello I am taking A level further maths this year and am struggling to chose my final topic for my teacher to teach our class. We have the choice of M5, D1 and S1.

I have analysed them carefully and am unsure which to chose

M5 because IMO mechanics is the most interesting aspect of fmaths, but it seems hard

S1 cause apparently my teacher's strongest module as he was crap at teaching M3/M4 , but i despise stats as no though process

D1 cause i heard its easy but on the other hand i have heard many rumours its bad

so which should i chose?
2. I'd go for S1 personally.
3. i thought mechanics would be interesting too, it really isn't. do S1, it's incredibly easy
4. D1! I just sat it and it was sooo easy - I probably got 100. To be honest, it's such an easy way to score high marks - so I'd pick D1 if I were you.
5. S1 is boring but all is pretty bogstandard, a lot of it I found was high end gcse.
D1 is completly different and I really enjoyed it, I must admit I didn't revise at ALL because I had another exam that day and I was confident about d1 I got 77/100.
M5 would be like death compared to D1/S1
I'd you don't like stats your probs won't work hard at it to understand the last chapters, so I'd go for d1 (:
6. i heard d1 is crappy as hardly any maths????
7. i heard d1 was harder than fp modules???
8. It's not like sums so to speak, there's algorithms you have to learn which are like step by step routes you do to get the answer.
I did c1/c2/d1 all last jan, and it was nice learning something other than your usual stuff.
9. D1.

M5 is going to be very tough - there's not much between S1 and D1, but I'd say D1 is a little easier.

Sample D1 question:
Put the following numbers in descending order:
105 82 120 54 57 72 80

OK, you do need to lean the alogorithm (method), but it's not hard (unlike M5!).
10. S1 is about using a calculator and reading values from tables.
D1 is about doing dot to dots.

Whichever you find easier I guess.
11. You may aswell do M5, I've heard it's like a revision of all the previous modules mishmashed and possibly extended upon.

If I were you I'd do M5, as I hate S1 and D1.
12. s1 - easy module. You might aswell make life easy for yourself
13. Pick S1, its very straight forward.
14. D1 is very easy but sooo sooo boring

S1 nice, easy module and not too boring

M5, I haven't done it but if it's anything like M3 then I'd say it's mega hard and not worth the hassle for an AS!

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