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    wanted to teach myself core 4 for January, just want to know what everyone thinks of the module and if you need any core 3 knowledge for it, and its relative difficulty compared to the other modules.
    ty in advance
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    I self-taught both C3 and C4; C4 definitely requires C3 knowledge. It's more difficult than the other modules, but it's supposed to be the "synoptic" module (i.e. it uses content from all of C1-3 as well as new content). If you're going to self-teach C4, it's definitely worth self-teaching C3 first. If you've got all of the summer to do this, it's definitely not too hard a goal.
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    (Original post by nuodai)
    I self-taught both C3 and C4; C4 definitely requires C3 knowledge. It's more difficult than the other modules, but it's supposed to be the "synoptic" module (i.e. it uses content from all of C1-3 as well as new content). If you're going to self-teach C4, it's definitely worth self-teaching C3 first. If you've got all of the summer to do this, it's definitely not too hard a goal.
    how large of a module is c3? and did you find it easy to learn by yourself?
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    (Original post by hey_its_nay)
    how large of a module is c3? and did you find it easy to learn by yourself?
    I'm a pretty poor judge of how big modules are. Maths modules in general are a lot smaller in terms of stuff that you need to know than in any other subject; but in terms of things you need to know how to do they can be a bit heavy. At first I found self-teaching C3 pretty tough, but after keeping at it for a while it became a lot easier. Self-teaching C3 definitely made self-teaching C4 (and FP3) a lot easier too.
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    C3 uses all the principles of C2 & C1, they just get more and more complicated, same for C4. I've been teaching myself them since January and am sitting exams in June, if you're looking at January you shouldn't have too much of a problem, there's loads of stuff on the internet to help you as well, I forked out 30 quid for a textbook in January and I'v eliterally used in about 3/4 times.
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    ok thanks guys
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    gonna try to do so in the next few days, for this june.
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    Im not sure the question can be answered ...

    one thing though...if you are doing C3 and C4 do them from the same exam board as C3 and 4 cover different topics on each exam board.

    Edexcel dont do integration on C3 yet are more trig heavy on C3 than other exam boards.
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    It's easy. I'm thick and I could do it, so pretty much anyone should be able to with a bit of effort.
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    (Original post by Narik)
    It's easy. I'm thick and I could do it, so pretty much anyone should be able to with a bit of effort.
    Easy is subjective therefore Im not sure how this helps?
    The original poster has given no information on ability, prior experience and level of maths, time avaliable etc etc
 
 
 
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