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    Hello there

    I self taught AS Maths in 4months and I would say I am pretty confident I could get an A overall at AS in my 3 exams in June.

    I was planning to self teach C3 and S1 over summer and make a start on C4. This is so I can concentrate on my 3 other subjects during A2 and not have to worry about Maths.

    How big is the jump from AS to A2? I am not worried about S1 but it's C3 and C4 that I would have worries about.

    Any ideas? I heard the jump is pretty substantial
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    (Original post by upthegunners)
    Hello there

    I self taught AS Maths in 4months and I would say I am pretty confident I could get an A overall at AS in my 3 exams in June.

    I was planning to self teach C3 and S1 over summer and make a start on C4. This is so I can concentrate on my 3 other subjects during A2 and not have to worry about Maths.

    How big is the jump from AS to A2? I am not worried about S1 but it's C3 and C4 that I would have worries about.

    Any ideas? I heard the jump is pretty substantial
    It is a big jump. Similar to the jump from GCSE to AS. All I can say is it's manageable if you work at it
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    (Original post by upthegunners)
    Hello there

    I self taught AS Maths in 4months and I would say I am pretty confident I could get an A overall at AS in my 3 exams in June.

    I was planning to self teach C3 and S1 over summer and make a start on C4. This is so I can concentrate on my 3 other subjects during A2 and not have to worry about Maths.

    How big is the jump from AS to A2? I am not worried about S1 but it's C3 and C4 that I would have worries about.

    Any ideas? I heard the jump is pretty substantial
    Not that much of a jump tbh

    It appears harder than some subjects because the subject matter is harder than AS and is dependant on a very clear understanding of C1 and C2

    I would say "no" to completing S1 in the Summer as you are unlikely to recall it 10 months later without regular reviewing
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    (Original post by joostan)
    It is a big jump. Similar to the jump from GCSE to AS. All I can say is it's manageable if you work at it
    I guess it's the same with anything then

    I find AS okay in terms of difficulty. Some C2 questions can be hard but apart from that most of it's okay

    Would you say FP1 is easier than C3?
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    (Original post by upthegunners)
    I guess it's the same with anything then

    I find AS okay in terms of difficulty. Some C2 questions can be hard but apart from that most of it's okay

    Would you say FP1 is easier than C3?
    TenOfThem seems to disagree with me, but I'd say its a personal opinion.
    FP1 is considerably easier than C3 imho. The harder topics are in FP2 and 3 now.
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    (Original post by joostan)
    TenOfThem seems to disagree with me, but I'd say its a personal opinion.
    FP1 is considerably easier than C3 imho. The harder topics are in FP2 and 3 now.
    I am considering doing AS further as I am applying for an Engineering degree

    I think M2,FP1 and S2 is my best bet
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    (Original post by upthegunners)
    I am considering doing AS further as I am applying for an Engineering degree

    I think M2,FP1 and S2 is my best bet
    Seems legit
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    (Original post by TenOfThem)
    Not that much of a jump tbh

    It appears harder than some subjects because the subject matter is harder than AS and is dependant on a very clear understanding of C1 and C2

    I would say "no" to completing S1 in the Summer as you are unlikely to recall it 10 months later without regular reviewing
    oh really? I was considering AS Further.

    Considering I will be doing M1 as my applied AS module and S1 as my applied A2 module in standard Maths what do you think my best bet for AS FM is?

    I was thinking M2 and M3 as I am applying for Engineering but then again I have doubt about M3 due to the fact I will be self teaching as the teachers are not qualified enough in my school to teach M3. I have heard people say S2 is easier than S1..so it could be a better and easier option.
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    (Original post by upthegunners)
    oh really? I was considering AS Further.

    Considering I will be doing M1 as my applied AS module and S1 as my applied A2 module in standard Maths what do you think my best bet for AS FM is?

    I was thinking M2 and M3 as I am applying for Engineering but then again I have doubt about M3 due to the fact I will be self teaching as the teachers are not qualified enough in my school to teach M3. I have heard people say S2 is easier than S1..so it could be a better and easier option.
    fp1 fp3 and m2
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    (Original post by TenOfThem)
    fp1 fp3 and m2
    you can do 2 pure modules? Is FP3 not reallyyyyy difficult though?
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    (Original post by upthegunners)
    you can do 2 pure modules? Is FP3 not reallyyyyy difficult though?
    What board do you do

    AQA fp3 is an excellent module ... main focus is differential equations which is good for engineers


    Edexcel .. I do not know but understand it is similar
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    (Original post by upthegunners)
    you can do 2 pure modules? Is FP3 not reallyyyyy difficult though?
    I find FP3 easier than FP2

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    (Original post by TenOfThem)
    What board do you do

    AQA fp3 is an excellent module ... main focus is differential equations which is good for engineers


    Edexcel .. I do not know but understand it is similar
    I do NICCEA

    http://www.rewardinglearning.org.uk/...0&f=0&q=28&d=d

    ^specification.

    I have looked at the Engineering courses and all of them mention hyperbolic functions and complex numbers specifically in the Maths modules

    EDIT: Newcastle syllabus for the first Mathematics module in the Chemical Engineering course:
    Outline Of Syllabus

    Functions, differentiation and integration. Exponential, logarithmic and hyperbolic funtions. Complex numbers, Cartesian and polar forms. Trigonometric functions and inverse functions. Partial differentiation. Techniques of integration and numerical integration. Applications. Basic types of first and second order ordinary differential equations. Analytical methods of solution. Linked systems. Matrix and vector algebra. Solution methods for systems of linear equations. Eigenvalue problems.
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    I find FP3 easier than FP2

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    seriously? I see you do chem too
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    (Original post by upthegunners)
    seriously? I see you do chem too
    Yep

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    C4 is probably the biggest jump imo, C3 (in MEI anyway) is just 90% calculus, which isn't too bad. C4 has the rotten vectors..
 
 
 
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