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# How much harder is C2 than C1/S1 (edexcel)? watch

1. How much harder is C2 than C1/S1? (edexcel)

As in, in terms of understanding concepts, workload, style of exam paper, etc.?

I think C2 looks quite hard at the moment to be honest.

Thanks
2. It gets easier with time, personally I find C2 easier than C1 although the exam last week was a b****
3. basically, c1 is o.level mathematics, just without the calculator.
c2 is much easier if you cant add 1 and 2 without a calculator.
4. I found C2 a LOT easier than C1. I got something like 88 in C2 first time round and after my fourth attempt at C1 I had only got 66! I found S1 really easy as well (92 first time round).

I guess they are all down to personal circumstances (i.e. what topics you are good at).
5. Quite a lot of people find C2 easier than C1, others find C1 easier.

I'm not really sure, both are managable.

My C1 and C2 score varied by a single mark, so I can't really say which is easier/harder/the same.
6. it gets easier the more you do it; to be fair a-level maths does not get hard until you hit c4 and even then a bit of practice makes it seem pretty straightforward.
7. I found C2 easier and more interesting than C1. But everyone is different I guess

(Original post by *MJ*)

My C1 and C2 score varied by a single mark
8. Thanks for all the useful comments so far, everyone Keep them coming lol
9. bump..
10. They're basically the same difficulty. One with a calculator, one without.
11. C2 is nothing. Now C4...
12. (Original post by HotCoco.)
C2 is nothing. Now C4...

I must agree with you there. C3 is bad enough
13. Well, I had an A in C2 the first time, I had a C in C1 the first time, a B in it the second time, did it again last week so fingers crossed.

When our teacher told us that C3 is what most people find to be the easiest exam, none of us believed her, but it seems she was right. C3 today was a comparatively easy paper.
14. Thanks for all the coments so far people

15. wow, this thread helped me alot as well
ive been really worried about c2, my first time doing it....
so far it seems alot harder than c1 =/
16. s1 is just disgusting!

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