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1. Is it worth self studying this module, with the main reason for it being that if I balls up FP2 and/or FP3 in summer, i can swap out the worse of the two for M3, thus potentially pulling me up from a B to an A/A to A*.

I am a physics applicant, got an A in normal maths A-level last year (resitting C3 to scrape the 4 marks i need for an A*) and found M2 probably easier than M1 (not sat it yet, but studied most of it over summer)

O and edexcel btw, though not sure how much it changes between boards
2. I did M3 and it's challenging in a way you'll enjoy. If you enjoyed M2 you'll fall in love with M3. It feels like proper problem solving and scenarios you could actually imagine. If you did not enjoy M2, chances are you'll hate M3.
3. *In before as hard as my erection*
4. Isn't FP2 compulsory for further maths?
5. (Original post by Nathan_oH)
Isn't FP2 compulsory for further maths?
One of FP2/3 is, but only one. So if one goes wrong, which could happen as they sound so hard, then M3 could be useful.
6. (Original post by bistonut)
One of FP2/3 is, but only one. So if one goes wrong, which could happen as they sound so hard, then M3 could be useful.
Oh I see, well from my friends that talk about physics/engineering they seem to think the more mechanics the better. I personally hate application and prefer the core part of it, if it's something that interests you and your going for physics/engineering degree I'd go for it!!
7. (Original post by Nathan_oH)
Isn't FP2 compulsory for further maths?
Depends on the exam board but usually only FP1 is compulsory

EDIT :

Just checked the source and it states that you have a choice between FP2 and FP3 for edexcel board.

So you are partly correct, second module is compulsory but they give you a choice between the two.
8. (Original post by bistonut)
Is it worth self studying this module, with the main reason for it being that if I balls up FP2 and/or FP3 in summer, i can swap out the worse of the two for M3, thus potentially pulling me up from a B to an A/A to A*.

I am a physics applicant, got an A in normal maths A-level last year (resitting C3 to scrape the 4 marks i need for an A*) and found M2 probably easier than M1 (not sat it yet, but studied most of it over summer)

O and edexcel btw, though not sure how much it changes between boards
I did M3 on AQA, and that was the easiest of the Further Maths modules that I did, maybe with the exception of D2 - a lot easier than M2. I'm not sure how similar the exam boards are though, so maybe it's best to get an opinion from someone on Edexcel.

If M3 is similar on both of those exam boards, you should definitely self teach M3, it's totally possible and won't be too difficult at all.
9. (Original post by Boobies.)
I did M3 on AQA, and that was the easiest of the Further Maths modules that I did, maybe with the exception of D2 - a lot easier than M2. I'm not sure how similar the exam boards are though, so maybe it's best to get an opinion from someone on Edexcel.

If M3 is similar on both of those exam boards, you should definitely self teach M3, it's totally possible and won't be too difficult at all.
M3 on edexcel is very challenging and is quite a bit harder than M2
10. (Original post by bistonut)
One of FP2/3 is, but only one. So if one goes wrong, which could happen as they sound so hard, then M3 could be useful.
I believe that M3/FP2/FP3 all are fairly equal in terms of difficulty.
11. M3+ modules on Edexcel are really hard. just ask Rahul.S in august with his uuu
12. (Original post by TheJ0ker)
M3 on edexcel is very challenging and is quite a bit harder than M2
Ah fair enough. OP, ignore what I said!
13. I'd recommend M3 and M4. M3 is pretty much conservation of energy and momentum (and resolving), but M4 is when it starts to get exciting with rotational mechanics!
14. c3 is a *****...

but one thing iv learned is all the questions are the same... plenty of practice questions and then c3 becomes easy

... im lazy thats why i dont like it xD
15. (Original post by Extricated)
M3+ modules on Edexcel are really hard. just ask Rahul.S in august with his uuu
16. M1 = M2

M3 = M1 + M2

ish
17. (Original post by Vazzyb)
M1 = M2

M3 = M1 + M2

ish
So twice as hard then?
18. (Original post by Hype en Ecosse)
So twice as hard then?
yes

i like on facebook where u can just like something instead of having to reply to people and say 'yes' lol, cant do that on tsr, no one knows who repped them

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