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Hello, With the new A-level maths modules being used next year, will I be able to re-sit the old modules, eg P2-P3 anymore next year. Or would I have to do the whole course again.

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yeah i'd like to know that too.....
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Hello, With the new A-level maths modules being used next year, will I be able to re-sit the old modules, eg P2-P3 anymore next year. Or would I have to do the whole course again.

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From what i understand....you can resit any of the modules as many times as you like....but you can only choose the mark from one of the last two times you sat that paper. This is on edexcel...might be different for other exam boards..not sure.

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I'm doing maths a bit early, taking S1 this summer and C1, C2 (equal to PX) in January when it changes.

You'll be able to resit S1, M1 etc. next year, but I'm not sure you can resit P1 etc. You may have to take C1 C2 etc; and the problem there is that I doubt you can mix P's and C's.
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Hello, With the new A-level maths modules being used next year, will I be able to re-sit the old modules, eg P2-P3 anymore next year. Or would I have to do the whole course again.

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I was reading the some pdf document on the Edexcel web site, and apparently the last time that you can resit the old modules is Nov 2004. I think that's what it said.
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I was reading the some pdf document on the Edexcel web site, and apparently the last time that you can resit the old modules is Nov 2004. I think that's what it said.

i looked at the web site and nothing has hardly changed from what I can see, or has it. Ie the content, From P1-P3 to C1-C4.
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Annoying... Why have C1,2,3,4 when P1,2,3 are fine - and fit in with the other modules?
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Annoying... Why have C1,2,3,4 when P1,2,3 are fine - and fit in with the other modules?
The maths syllabuses have been revised to make maths more accessible due to the declining popularity in the subject.

Maths is traditionally seen as a hard subject which is done by the stronger academics, but the problem is that too few people do it nowadays. To make more people take up the subject, it has been decided to rehaul and water down the syllabus.

The whole maths fiasco is a terrible shame.
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The last proper A level is being thinned out and made easier
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The last proper A level is being thinned out and made easier
And further becomes the gulf between A-Level and university maths. No bloddy wonder we don't get any maths undergraduates, the jump is too daunting.
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Where can I find out information on this change to the maths sylabus. Is it changing for all boards. Im currently studying maths with Edexcel. what changes are being made?
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Where can I find out information on this change to the maths sylabus. Is it changing for all boards. Im currently studying maths with Edexcel. what changes are being made?
I think all exam boards are doing it. They're watering down each module, pushing back some stuff to later modules to make it all easier. For example, expectations in S1 is now to be found in S2. P1 becomes C1 blah blah.
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Also, watering down the alevel syllabus screws you when you come to STEP, because they don't water down that syllabus to the same level. I guess that's why we find proof by induction, de moivres etc on STEP II, when I think really these are surely further maths these days. So if alot of those higher P3 topics slip off the alevel, they are screwed.
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I guess that's why we find proof by induction, de moivres etc on STEP II, when I think really these are surely further maths these days. So if alot of those higher P3 topics slip off the alevel, they are screwed.
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