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    Hi ppl, I know it depends on the individual, but i just wanted to know which out of mechanics 2 and stats 2 is the easier option?? Also, is any one more useful than the other for computer science or accounting/finance at university?

    Basically, at my school for our 3rd further maths module, we were given a choice out of M2 and S2 and i was the only one who wanted to do S2 out of a class of 5 students. We did M1 as our first unit and because i started the course late, i had to catch up with all the work missed in M1...and i did find it pretty difficult and as for the exam... . u can c why i definately chose S2 (i did S1 for normal maths)

    Now ive been given the option to do S2 by myself, probably 1 lesson a week or do M2 with the rest of class. What do u think i should do?
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    I revised S2 in 4 days(properly) and i think ive done well ( got an A), its a reallllyyy small module and if ur going for maximum marks go for S2, i duno abt M2 at all
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    Ive done S2 and M2

    M2 is just a continuation of M1, if you didnt find M1 easy or your not keen on physics then I suggest you dont do it.

    S2 only has four topics, your more likely to lose marks because of pressing buttons on a calulator wrong that because its difficult. I think one lesson a week would be fine especially if it is just you because you can solve any problems straight away.

    As far as what will help you most, I think statistics is problably the more helpful for finance/accounting as the degree will probably have an element of statistical modelling.

    I hope that helps!
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    hey, i dont really know anything about stats, but if uv already taken M1 and found it ok, M2 should be no trouble - it's really no harder once you've got the basic principles from M1 in place. I reckon M2 is definitely my easiest A level module!!
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    i was doing S2 with half a lesson a week - 30 mins... just sat the exam... will see wat i get.... but i would choose S2 over any other applied maths module!
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    S2!! i do both.. i learnt S2 after school with my teacher once a week with a small group of us + i think it's so much easier than M2! actually im retaking M2 this summer (did it in january) because i didn't do as well as i wanted to. i'd say stats!
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    I have to do both for my further maths a level, find s2 a lot easier (got an A last summer). I'm not that keen on mechanics, suppose it depends on your preference - i'm not looking forward to m2 on monday!
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    If you do OCR(MEI) I suggest you do S2..it's a piece of piss...
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    thank you so much for all your advice..I will probably stick with S2, some of my senior friends who have done it before found it easy too. I just have to make sure that i get at least 30 mins a week for it!
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    S2 is generally considered to be easiest i think.

    Ive only done M2 so i cant say, but i found it easy. Im not great at maths but its all quite logical and its just like pure - learning methods then putting different numbers in. If you do physics go for mechanics, if not do stats
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    M2 is a continuation of M1, but the exams are a real step up in difficulty. Take this year for example, there was a HUGE difference in the difficulty between M1 and M2.

    Personally though, i would do the one i like most regardless of how difficult other people find it. You can always work at it if you enjoy it. I found stats 1 near impossible to self motivate, so i wouldnt bother with stats 2 at this point. Do what suits you.
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    Did M1 at AS, doing M2 at A2. I think M2 is a bit of a b*tch, the stuff is just extended from AS, but I don't understand why I find it hard. Anyway, I only need to get a C for M2 for an A, phew.
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    Yeah its like mustard man said, not a great deal of new material but i guess the workings out require a bit more problem solving and the situations are slightly more complicated. Restitution is tough and all it is, is simultaneous equations!
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    I got a higher mark in M2 than i did in M1 when i sat them both last year :rolleyes:! They were both 90 somethings though
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    (Original post by halfoflessthan50p)
    S2 is generally considered to be easiest i think.

    If you do physics go for mechanics, if not do stats
    Nope...i dont do physics..only chemistry...which isnt going to make any difference in my choice is it! I enjoyed S1 too and after having a look at the chapters, there looks like theres some stuff from GCSE stats like spearmans rank...and the normal distribution etc! But never heard of poisons?
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    Go for S2 all the chapters are virtually related to each other so its really simple, i revised it in 1 day and i think ive done really well in the exam probaby 90+. I'm also sittin M2 on monday but i havnt even looked at the book yet. i dont get tutored or nefin n im soooo lazy lol
 
 
 

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