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    is it worth doing the M3,M4 and FP3 modules if im to do a physics degree? sure it will help me but i'll learn this in university anyway right? and not doing these modules will mean doing other modules which will broaden my knowledge for maths more because i'll learn M3M4 and FP3 in uni anyway? my teacher doesnt want me to do those modules but i do, what should i do?
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    (Original post by swagadon)
    is it worth doing the M3,M4 and FP3 modules if im to do a physics degree? sure it will help me but i'll learn this in university anyway right? and not doing these modules will mean doing other modules which will broaden my knowledge for maths more because i'll learn M3M4 and FP3 in uni anyway? my teacher doesnt want me to do those modules but i do, what should i do?
    If you don't learn things because "you'll learn them later", you might as well just not study anything at all until you get to uni, but once you're on the course you'll be at a slight to fair disadvantage against people who have already done the basic material. What other modules would you do if you didn't do these? What is the choice between?
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    (Original post by swagadon)
    is it worth doing the M3,M4 and FP3 modules if im to do a physics degree? sure it will help me but i'll learn this in university anyway right? and not doing these modules will mean doing other modules which will broaden my knowledge for maths more because i'll learn M3M4 and FP3 in uni anyway? my teacher doesnt want me to do those modules but i do, what should i do?
    My friend who is studying at UCL (Physics) only studied FP1, M1 and M2. He struggled a lot in his first year and said he wish he done more A-Level modules prior to starting his course
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    (Original post by Smaug123)
    If you don't learn things because "you'll learn them later", you might as well just not study anything at all until you get to uni, but once you're on the course you'll be at a slight to fair disadvantage against people who have already done the basic material. What other modules would you do if you didn't do these? What is the choice between?
    other modules S2,S3,D2,D3 and FP2
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    M3, M4, FP3 & S2 are going to be the most useful modules of those options. If you want to study physics, there is really no such thing as doing too much mechanics at A-level, it'll all come in useful, and having done it before is a big advantage at University, especially as getting a solid base in mechanics is really important for pretty much all of physics. S2 is probably the least useful of the useful ones (if that makes sense!), you do need some statistics, but that's mainly for analyses of data in experiments, and thus can relatively easily be looked up online at the time, and only a basic knowledge is required.

    Generally speaking as well, either you'll need (relatively) simple statistics or very complicated statistics, with no real middle ground, so S2 is of less use compared to mechanics, where you will be using a big variety from the easy through the kind of stuff you'd learn in M3/M4 all the way up to the really complicated stuff.
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    (Original post by swagadon)
    other modules S2,S3,D2,D3 and FP2
    There is absolutely no need to do D2 and D3 - they're dull and not useful for anything except maybe computer science (although someone who's doing compsci would probably know the content anyway!)
    I would recommend FP2, FP3, S2, M3, M4.
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    (Original post by GPODT)
    My friend who is studying at UCL (Physics) only studied FP1, M1 and M2. He struggled a lot in his first year and said he wish he done more A-Level modules prior to starting his course
    so he only did AS further maths?
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    (Original post by Rubgish)
    M3, M4, FP3 & S2 are going to be the most useful modules of those options. If you want to study physics, there is really no such thing as doing too much mechanics at A-level, it'll all come in useful, and having done it before is a big advantage at University, especially as getting a solid base in mechanics is really important for pretty much all of physics. S2 is probably the least useful of the useful ones (if that makes sense!), you do need some statistics, but that's mainly for analyses of data in experiments, and thus can relatively easily be looked up online at the time, and only a basic knowledge is required.

    Generally speaking as well, either you'll need (relatively) simple statistics or very complicated statistics, with no real middle ground, so S2 is of less use compared to mechanics, where you will be using a big variety from the easy through the kind of stuff you'd learn in M3/M4 all the way up to the really complicated stuff.
    btw its compulsary for me to do C3 and C4 in A2 and obviously im doing M2, which other 3 should i choose? and btw if i were to do any of-M3,M4,FP3 i would have to self teach myself it because i go to a small school and my further maths class has 4 people lol
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    (Original post by swagadon)
    btw its compulsary for me to do C3 and C4 in A2 and obviously im doing M2, which other 3 should i choose? and btw if i were to do any of-M3,M4,FP3 i would have to self teach myself it because i go to a small school and my further maths class has 4 people lol
    I self taught my self further maths. You could do it with Tsr and teachers within hand to help .But yh , do as much as pure maths you can , Fp3 is highly reccomended
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    (Original post by swagadon)
    btw its compulsary for me to do C3 and C4 in A2 and obviously im doing M2, which other 3 should i choose? and btw if i were to do any of-M3,M4,FP3 i would have to self teach myself it because i go to a small school and my further maths class has 4 people lol
    I self taught M4 & M5, it's not too tricky so long as you get the appropriate books and have the discipline to get on with it yourself. It also helps if you can find someone who you can go to if you do get super stuck on things (TSR is useful for that, but having a maths teacher you can ask in real life is probably more useful in general)
 
 
 
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