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    (Original post by Jorgeyy)
    Anyone planning on doing some C3/C4/FP1 work over summer to help understanding in lessons?

    Call me ronalkeenio
    I'm going to consolidate everything I have learnt so far from all my lessons but probably won't do any extra work, I have already had these 6 weeks of extra school to smooth the transition into A2 and we have already covered about 1/4 of the A2 syllabus in those 6 weeks so I don't think starting any extra work from scratch will be necessary for me, will you?
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    (Original post by Tateco)
    I'm going to consolidate everything I have learnt so far from all my lessons but probably won't do any extra work, I have already had these 6 weeks of extra school to smooth the transition into A2 and we have already covered about 1/4 of the A2 syllabus in those 6 weeks so I don't think starting any extra work from scratch will be necessary for me, will you?
    I will be, simply because I'm taking C3 and C4 in January.

    We got offered the EPQ, but I declined as I thought it'd be a waste of time given what I've heard from universities. :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by Groat)
    I will be, simply because I'm taking C3 and C4 in January.

    We got offered the EPQ, but I declined as I thought it'd be a waste of time given what I've heard from universities. :rolleyes:
    Yeah, it makes sense for you. I'm only doing C3 in January so there isn't much pressure in terms of content.

    I don't think I'll bother with the EPQ either to be honest, unless for whatever reason I can't do FM AS then I'll pick it up just so I've got an extra.
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    Yeah I am doing FM AS so cba with EPQ
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    (Original post by Tateco)
    How is everyone finding A2-levels so far? I have to say it doesn't seem that different to AS so far, I'm sure it will get harder, though.
    After AS levels we started the poverty and wealth topic and I have to say I found it so boring! I felt like I was in a sociology lesson! It was realy easy though - thats probably why we did it. But my teacher was telling us how piss easy AS level economics is and that A2 is much harder when we start getting right into it next summer.
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    I was talking to my maths teachers today and if I'm going to take Further Maths next year, it pretty much has to be self taught by myself. For the people who have taken FM AS, do you guys reckon its something that can be self taught? I believe I'm doing FP1, M2 and S2
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    (Original post by Hemzo)
    I was talking to my maths teachers today and if I'm going to take Further Maths next year, it pretty much has to be self taught by myself. For the people who have taken FM AS, do you guys reckon its something that can be self taught? I believe I'm doing FP1, M2 and S2
    It shouldn't be too difficult. FP1 isn't that hard and M2 is merely an extension of M1 and with enough practice you can manage. I also hear S2 is very easy (easier than S1 I've heard some people say). So you should be fine, if you mentioned FP2 or FP3 however, then that would be very different.

    *I've done M2 and am doing FP1 and S2 "next" year. A couple of friends finished Maths and FM A-levels and they've said S2 is very easy. FP1 and M2 info is from personal experience.
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    (Original post by zxh800)
    It shouldn't be too difficult. FP1 isn't that hard and M2 is merely an extension of M1 and with enough practice you can manage. I also hear S2 is very easy (easier than S1 I've heard some people say). So you should be fine, if you mentioned FP2 or FP3 however, then that would be very different.

    *I've done M2 and am doing FP1 and S2 "next" year. A couple of friends finished Maths and FM A-levels and they've said S2 is very easy. FP1 and M2 info is from personal experience.
    I got a B in the S1 paper, so I'll take your word for it. Hated the S1 paper we got in January, but then again it could of been worse Thanks a lot mate, I'll probably take it up, I'll see the actual textbooks tommorow to see what they're like and then make my decision
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    (Original post by Hemzo)
    I got a B in the S1 paper, so I'll take your word for it. Hated the S1 paper we got in January, but then again it could of been worse Thanks a lot mate, I'll probably take it up, I'll see the actual textbooks tommorow to see what they're like and then make my decision
    Good luck, I know the summer S1 paper was a tricky one. Hopefully it's not too bad in Jan when I take it. But yea, definitely take a look at the textbooks before making a decision. If you don't like the look of the stuff you may not want to risk it.
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    (Original post by zxh800)
    Good luck, I know the summer S1 paper was a tricky one. Hopefully it's not too bad in Jan when I take it. But yea, definitely take a look at the textbooks before making a decision. If you don't like the look of the stuff you may not want to risk it.
    The S1 summer paper was the best one I had come across (after doing all the past papers). But this was for OCR so I don't know what board you are talking about...
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    (Original post by Tateco)
    The S1 summer paper was the best one I had come across (after doing all the past papers). But this was for OCR so I don't know what board you are talking about...
    I'd presume Edexcel. Most of their exams (including S1) I sat were sneaky.
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    (Original post by Tateco)
    The S1 summer paper was the best one I had come across (after doing all the past papers). But this was for OCR so I don't know what board you are talking about...
    Yup, I'm on Edexcel.
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    (Original post by Groat)
    I'd presume Edexcel. Most of their exams (including S1) I sat were sneaky.

    (Original post by zxh800)
    Yup, I'm on Edexcel.
    Aah that make sense then
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    Hey all,
    A quick question, thought you'd be the best people to ask: when you read the economist (or any other related magazine/newspaper) do you take notes on it? I'm asking as at the moment I have an online subscription and read on my iPod touch and was wondering if you recommend that I 'upgrade' to a physical subscription?
    Thanks
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    (Original post by tooambitious)
    Hey all,
    A quick question, thought you'd be the best people to ask: when you read the economist (or any other related magazine/newspaper) do you take notes on it? I'm asking as at the moment I have an online subscription and read on my iPod touch and was wondering if you recommend that I 'upgrade' to a physical subscription?
    Thanks
    Since feb, our economics teacher made us write 3 A4 pages a week summerising 3 articles from the Economist, and as you can guess, it only lasted about 5 weeks before people couldnt be bothered anymore. so now i dont take notes on articles, just read through 2/3 articles per issue. I still find them quite boring and heavy, personally i think the bbc website is the best especially robert peston's blog, so i mainly follow that
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    (Original post by somaiyar)
    Since feb, our economics teacher made us write 3 A4 pages a week summerising 3 articles from the Economist, and as you can guess, it only lasted about 5 weeks before people couldnt be bothered anymore. so now i dont take notes on articles, just read through 2/3 articles per issue. I still find them quite boring and heavy, personally i think the bbc website is the best especially robert peston's blog, so i mainly follow that
    Lol, did you find the notes helpful? Thanks for the heads up I'll check the BBC out
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    (Original post by somaiyar)
    Since feb, our economics teacher made us write 3 A4 pages a week summerising 3 articles from the Economist, and as you can guess, it only lasted about 5 weeks before people couldnt be bothered anymore. so now i dont take notes on articles, just read through 2/3 articles per issue. I still find them quite boring and heavy, personally i think the bbc website is the best especially robert peston's blog, so i mainly follow that
    I agree, I don't actually like the format of the majority of The Economist articles!
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    Me and Groat were just talking about Durham Colleges. There is quite a few people applying to Durham on this thread I think, and it hadn't even occurred to me that I have to make yet another decision :eek4: has anyone else decided on their Durham college yet?
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    (Original post by Tateco)
    Me and Groat were just talking about Durham Colleges. There is quite a few people applying to Durham on this thread I think, and it hadn't even occurred to me that I have to make yet another decision :eek4: has anyone else decided on their Durham college yet?
    I don't think I'll apply to Durham, and I didn't know you had to choose colleges. Now you have to choose a Cambridge college as well as a Durham one!
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    (Original post by Tateco)
    Me and Groat were just talking about Durham Colleges. There is quite a few people applying to Durham on this thread I think, and it hadn't even occurred to me that I have to make yet another decision :eek4: has anyone else decided on their Durham college yet?
    I am actually also thinking about applying to Durham. Didn't know either that you have to choose a college... They don't have as many as Oxbridge do they? Oh I've just realised they increased the offer for Germans, now it's as high as for Oxbridge and LSE, that doesn't make sense
 
 
 
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