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    I am in year 11 and am going to take maths and further maths at a level. My school does not give any choice over modules. We take C1, C2, C3, C4, FP1, FP2, M1, M2, M3, S1, S2 S3. However I would prefer all the pure modules plus M1-5. Does anyone's school allow choice?
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    MY school does allow a bit of choice, like we have different people in our class doing after school lessons for different modules but the majority do the same modules. my normal maths class got to choose between m1 and d1 and most chose d1 as its much much easier but then some chose m1 as its relevant to their other a levels and stuff. i guess it just depends on what sort of teachers you have- all of mine will literally teach you anything if you ask them.
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    I am happy to teach myself the required modules, and I have a lot of self-teaching experience. I would just prefer not to take stats or decision as I have no interest in them.
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    I told my teacher what modules I wanted to do at the start of the year and he seems fine with it (doing S1, S2, M1, M2, M3 and FP3 as the optional modules). However, I'm basically self-teaching as everybody in our further maths class is at different stages.
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    My college doesn't allow any choice when taking Maths and Further. C1 - C4, FP1 and 2. Then D1, D2, S1, S2, M1, M2. One student last year self taught M3 and had help off a teacher, but he did it just for prep for uni. Standard maths students have the choice of S1 or M1 as their last module in A2.
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    I feel your pain, stats sucks balls. I had to do it too, and like you would of much preferred to do all mechanics & pure modules. The stats modules are pretty useless, I haven't used any of the knowledge since - and I'm doing a maths degree :facepalm2:

    EDIT: 1/4 of my first year mechanics module was stats, but that's it. That's out of a total of 24 maths modules :sigh: I suppose if you choose to do Econ or something you'd do more though.
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    I am looking to do maths at university, maybe maths with physics, this is why I am particular about my choice of modules. Also, as I have said, statistics and decision fail to interest me at all.
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    (Original post by j.alexanderh)
    I am happy to teach myself the required modules, and I have a lot of self-teaching experience. I would just prefer not to take stats or decision as I have no interest in them.
    might be worth not choosing FM as an option, and instead teaching yourself all the modules you need to for it
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    (Original post by j.alexanderh)
    I am looking to do maths at university, maybe maths with physics, this is why I am particular about my choice of modules. Also, as I have said, statistics and decision fail to interest me at all.
    Ask your parents to talk to the school, tell them you will be willing to self teach & all they need to do is enter you for the correct exams. If you do maths with physics you should be able to avoid doing any stats at all
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    All you need is a textbook, some past papers and some time Then you can do any modules you want lol
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    (Original post by Pheylan)
    might be worth not choosing FM as an option, and instead teaching yourself all the modules you need to for it
    Sorry, this seems contradictory. Can you explain please?
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    decision and stats are boring, mechanics is much more fun though.
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    (Original post by j.alexanderh)
    Sorry, this seems contradictory. Can you explain please?
    just choose maths as an A level option, and teach yourself the further maths modules. then enter yourself for the further maths modules (you might need to go to a different exam centre to do them)
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    i'm doing maths AS Level and my exam board is AQA - we can't chose which modules we do, and nor can the people taking further maths.
    i really doubt you could chose your own personally, sorry

    i'm doing pure core 1 at the moment!
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    I've looked at the content, C1-4 seem fairly easy, as do early Mechanics (1-3). Also FP1 seems okay. Nothing seems unmanageable but I would prefer to have someone to go to with FP2 and 3 and M4-5. Also, I would have to have free periods or take a sixth AS (no thanks) if I took further maths outside school, and I would still have to take one or two statistics modules as part of maths a level.

    Edit: I like the way no one sticks up for stats or decision.
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    it's a well-known fact that nobody likes decision maths
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    ok i'll stick up for D1- Its easy marks!! honestly, can teach it to yourself really easily- just grab some highlighters and coloured pens to draw you trails and that and it becomes much more fun

    S1- everyone else in my maths class did really really well in s1 and we studied it same time as c4. I, on the otherhand, got the worst ums mark in it than in any of the other 7 modules ive already done. (still an A though )

    I'm doing s2 currently as it doesnt take much teaching and it seems easy marks however i will be taking m3 as a 13th module because i want to learn it and that way even if i dont do well in it, i still have the marks from some of the easier modules to fall back on
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    I hear decision is generally considered soft, but a lot of people take it as it is relatively easy.
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    I'm not looking for easy options, I would rather take modules I have a genuine interest in.
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    yeah that was my thoughts until i actually started doing my a levels and discovered the amount of workload haha. if you're studying physics as well you should find the mechanics modules quite simple and be able to teach them to youself if you need to.
    tbh i think having s1 is quite handy as it just gives you the basics on how statistics is done although if you did stats gcse (which i didnt) then its not much harder
    I think the best thing for you to do if go and speak to a maths teacher (one you get on well with) and talk to them about it, see if they're willing to support you with other modules or maybe let you have lesson time to do them instead of the stats or whatever
 
 
 
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