Easiest further maths module combination?Watch
I'm going to be doing the whole of a-level further maths in these 4 months, and so I need an easy combination. I did C1 to C4, M1, S1 as my a-level modules, and liked every one of them.
Which combination should I go with?
I definitely want/require Fp1/M2/M3/S2 but I'm not sure what my other 2 modules should be... one of them of course has to be fp2 or fp3 but I'm not sure which is easier... The 6th module can be either Fp2/Fp3/M4/S3/D1, but I'm sure S3/D1 are the easier ones. The question is which is easier between S3/D1; I've heard D1 is easy but is horrible to the point that I'll get a bad grade.
I need some clarification please.
Does S3 have coursework?
Do FP2 if you are fine with C4
If its for a CV then easy is ideal, if its to learn maths for a uni course in maths then (IMO) its not.
FP2 is less 'heavy going' for many students (on Edexcel) compared to FP3 but FP3 is great prep for uni maths. The combo of FP2 and FP3 is fantastic if you like pure maths and for me far more interesting that some of the 2's, 3's and 4's on applied units. Its all about personal choice though.
D1 is easy and interesting, but the exam is lengthy and tedious. It rewards accuracy more than intellect, but if accuracy is a strong point for you it's an easy module. I have no experience of S3, so can't comment.
My opinion on D1 - the content is extremely easy and you'll have no problem learning it to a T, however, the mark scheme is very rigid and you tend to lose a lot of marks for not laying out your answers as they wanted or for small inaccuracies. I got only 81 on it despite knowing the content inside out and feeling extremely confident after the exam.
Personally I'm thinking about going more the statistics route as it seems the easiest but also I found S2 really interesting.
Thanks everyone. The question on my mind is whether I should do fp2 or fp3. I liked C4 and was able to solve it well, does that mean I should do FP3?
D1 - seriously, it's fine. Take it, far less work and less stress and less to understand, it's really not bad at all! I quite enjoyed it, and all the papers are the same with different numbers, more or less. So you can practice and pretty much guarantee a good mark, minus mistakes you make.