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    Hi, I'm trying to decide whether to take the Mechanics route or the Further Pure route for my A-level Maths. Further Pure sounds very interesting, but I'm worried about it being too hard for me (I need at least a B overall). I'm also doing Physics so the mechanics in that may help me with M1 and M2, but I find it very boring. I also tend to suck at taking exams, so could probably do with taking the one that is less likely to be full of catch-you-out questions.

    Anyone have any opinions that may help me decide?
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    (Original post by jf1994)
    Hi, I'm trying to decide whether to take the Mechanics route or the Further Pure route for my A-level Maths. Further Pure sounds very interesting, but I'm worried about it being too hard for me (I need at least a B overall). I'm also doing Physics so the mechanics in that may help me with M1 and M2, but I find it very boring. I also tend to suck at taking exams, so could probably do with taking the one that is less likely to be full of catch-you-out questions.

    Anyone have any opinions that may help me decide?
    I've only taken FP1 and M1, but I wouldn't say that the FP route is necessarily "harder". I'd say that M1 is easily as hard as FP1. I don't think that physics will help you a lot with M1 because the mechanics is M1 is much more advanced than the stuff you do in physics. In terms of catch-you-out questions, M1 is probably worse.
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    (Original post by Chlorophile)
    I've only taken FP1 and M1, but I wouldn't say that the FP route is necessarily "harder". I'd say that M1 is easily as hard as FP1. I don't think that physics will help you a lot with M1 because the mechanics is M1 is much more advanced than the stuff you do in physics. In terms of catch-you-out questions, M1 is probably worse.
    Thanks, I guess I'll probably take FP then, I think I'll find it much easier to get involved because it seems much more interesting
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    Thanks, I guess I'll probably take FP then, I think I'll find it much easier to get involved because it seems much more interesting
    I definitely agree!
 
 
 
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