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    Hi,

    I was just wondering if it is practically possible to study A level Maths and FM whilst totally avoiding mechanics modules? This is because I feel mechanics will be very hard to self teach and physics isn't my greatest subject by far (unless of course M1 is an easy ish module to get a higher UMS).

    I am going to be self teaching the whole A level with the help of a tutor if necessary.

    I'm planning on doing C1-4+ D1,S1
    FP1-2, D2, S2-4

    Would this combination be allowable? (I'm planning on studying Economics/ Maths&Stats at uni).

    Thanks
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    (Original post by JordanUK)
    Hi,

    I was just wondering if it is practically possible to study A level Maths and FM whilst totally avoiding mechanics modules? This is because I feel mechanics will be very hard to self teach and physics isn't my greatest subject by far (unless of course M1 is an easy ish module to get a higher UMS).

    I am going to be self teaching the whole A level with the help of a tutor if necessary.

    I'm planning on doing C1-4+ D1,S1
    FP1-2, D2, S2-4

    Would this combination be allowable? (I'm planning on studying Economics/ Maths&Stats at uni).

    Thanks
    It's absolutely possible and the combination above would be allowable. But I think your fear of Mechanics is a bit unjustified, especially M1. M1 is easier than FP1 in my opinion.
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    (Original post by Chlorophile)
    It's absolutely possible and the combination above would be allowable. But I think your fear of Mechanics is a bit unjustified, especially M1. M1 is easier than FP1 in my opinion.
    Thanks for your reply.

    Would the combination of C1-4 M1D1
    FP1, S1, D2 + FP2, S2, S3.
    Be OK?

    Even though I do want to do Econ or Maths/Stats, I suppose some knowledge of mechanics would come in useful?

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    M1 is not hard. I managed 83 ums in M1 and 71 in M2 without doing A-level physics.
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    (Original post by JordanUK)
    Thanks for your reply.

    Would the combination of C1-4 M1D1
    FP1, S1, D2 + FP2, S2, S3.
    Be OK?

    Even though I do want to do Econ or Maths/Stats, I suppose some knowledge of mechanics would come in useful?

    Jordan.
    That combination looks fine. As far as I know, the only modules required are C1-4 for Maths and FP1 for Further Maths, so you choose whatever you want apart from that.

    I don't know how useful Mechanics would be for economics/stats, but the X1 modules are all easy so I'd suggest going for as many as possible. I would question doing two D modules. D1 is by a mile the most dull and uninteresting module I've taken and I'd probably lose the will to live doing two. And they're definitely not very useful.
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    (Original post by JordanUK)
    Thanks for your reply.

    Would the combination of C1-4 M1D1
    FP1, S1, D2 + FP2, S2, S3.
    Be OK?

    Even though I do want to do Econ or Maths/Stats, I suppose some knowledge of mechanics would come in useful?

    Jordan.
    Swap the decision modules for FP3 and FP4. They're far more interesting and you'll need to learn that stuff at uni if you don't do it now.
 
 
 
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