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    I have to do 1 of the 2, which one is easiest?
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    Whichever one you enjoy most, i honestly couldn't stay awake in any stats lesson regardless of difficulty so i would choose mechanics but whatever floats your boat. Obviously depending on exam board though, S3 is probably seen as easier.
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    Well i find stats easier, but I'm not TOO bad at mechanics. I was just wondering if there is a significant difference, in terms on difficulty, between them.
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    Well i find stats easier, but I'm not TOO bad at mechanics. I was just wondering if there is a significant difference, in terms on difficulty, between them.
    Define difficult I guess, Mechanics is easier if you do physics, and you like that kind of thing. Personally I find stats unbearably dull and consequently find it difficult to focus
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    Personally, since I've spent statistics lessons during the past year doing either pure mathematics or mechanics, I find M2 easier. In particular S3 involved a fair amount of memorisation and applications of algorithms without a lot of understanding, which made me quite disinterested. However, I know people who dropped mechanics at the M2 stage because they found it too difficult and are now happily doing S3, so everyone is different.
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    (Original post by 3.1415927)
    I have to do 1 of the 2, which one is easiest?
    It depends on your personal preference. Most people tend to like one of the two-very few like both. In the general sense, I think statistics is seen to be easier-it's usually down to number crunching.
    I've done both and I think I found S3 much easier to learn-edexcel exam board. You could perhaps have a look at topics from both and see what you fancy. Mechanics usually involves lots of drawing-force diagrams, etc before answering the question. Also mechanics can be easily twisted whereas stats is usually more predictable.

    Good luck with your choices.


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    (Original post by pappymajek)
    It depends on your personal preference. Most people tend to like one of the two-very few like both. In the general sense, I think statistics is seen to be easier-it's usually down to number crunching.
    I've done both and I think I found S3 much easier to learn-edexcel exam board. You could perhaps have a look at topics from both and see what you fancy. Mechanics usually involves lots of drawing-force diagrams, etc before answering the question. Also mechanics can be easily twisted whereas stats is usually more predictable.

    Good luck with your choices.


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    What do you mean by "number crunching" ? and THANKS! big help but i'm just weighing up what I've heard, such as S3 is really boring and repetitive ? I think i want to do a maths and stats degree as well. but then there's more support from m2, such as exam solution, and maths247 they have videos on m2 but not on s3. And i enjoyed both M1 and S1 but i enjoyed S1 much more
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    (Original post by 3.1415927)
    What do you mean by "number crunching" ? and THANKS! big help but i'm just weighing up what I've heard, such as S3 is really boring and repetitive ? I think i want to do a maths and stats degree as well. but then there's more support from m2, such as exam solution, and maths247 they have videos on m2 but not on s3. And i enjoyed both M1 and S1 but i enjoyed S1 much more
    You're most welcome. By number crunching, I was referring to numerical data analysis.


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