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    I'll be self-studying maths and further maths, along with physics and AS chemistry. Since I'll want to do physics at uni, doing all the mechanics modules would make sense. However, M3 - M5 is bare on resources, with there only being about one board specific textbook per board, sometimes (trying to be) sold for £200+ each. So I figure I'll try M1 and M2 and, if it's not ridiculously hard, maybe I'll do M3, M4, M5. But it's probably better to get a higher grade doing Decisions or Statistics than a lower one with extra Mechanics, right?

    What is your experiences with these boards in maths? How were the books? How was Mechanics 3-5 and the support for it, if you did it?
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    I would recommend Edexcel. Ultimately you're going to be interested in doing as much Further Pure and Mechanics as possible. With Edexcel, this is possible, either by doing C1-4, FP1-3, and M1-5, or by straying into the realms of triple maths. With AQA this is not possible, as they have four Further Pure modules, and do not cover more content in them than Edexcel do in 3.

    For Edexcel, the old Heinemann M3 book is good. The only books you can easily get for M4 and M5 are the new Pledger ones, for which the M4 book is atrocious and the M5 one fairly decent. I can't comment on AQA's resources.
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    (Original post by DJMayes)
    I would recommend Edexcel. Ultimately you're going to be interested in doing as much Further Pure and Mechanics as possible. With Edexcel, this is possible, either by doing C1-4, FP1-3, and M1-5, or by straying into the realms of triple maths. With AQA this is not possible, as they have four Further Pure modules, and do not cover more content in them than Edexcel do in 3.

    For Edexcel, the old Heinemann M3 book is good. The only books you can easily get for M4 and M5 are the new Pledger ones, for which the M4 book is atrocious and the M5 one fairly decent. I can't comment on AQA's resources.
    How so? Also, which book would you recommend as an alternative?
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    Thanks for the input so far.
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    Bumparu!
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    (Original post by Khallil)
    How so? Also, which book would you recommend as an alternative?
    I heard the Pledger M4/M5 books were full of typos and incorrect answers.

    The C1/C2 ones (all I've looked at so far) are great. Just reading an example then doing questions, it seems that everything clicks almost straight away.

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    (Original post by ozzyoscy)
    Hmm.
    I'm hoping to do all the mechanics modules once C1-4 are done. Any idea what the requisite knowledge is for them? I had heard that M1/2 are doable with C1/2, but any further than that will need C3 at least.

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    (Original post by addylad)
    I'm hoping to do all the mechanics modules once C1-4 are done. Any idea what the requisite knowledge is for them? I had heard that M1/2 are doable with C1/2, but any further than that will need C3 at least.

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    Look at your board's specification, it'll say specifically there.

    (Original post by addylad)
    I heard the Pledger M4/M5 books were full of typos and incorrect answers.

    The C1/C2 ones (all I've looked at so far) are great. Just reading an example then doing questions, it seems that everything clicks almost straight away.

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    The yellow ones? I heard that as well, though one guy said it doesn't matter since you should be able to tell when they're wrong. Then again he might've just been being cocky.
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    Ah there's still time, go on, have a bump.
 
 
 
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