Mechanics or Statistics at Maths A-Level?

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Jelly150
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For maths A-Level at AS, I've heard that you do 4 units, C1 and C2 as well M1, M2 or S1, S2. And for A2 you do C3, C4 and M3, M4 or S3, S4. Please correct me if I'm wrong.
So what I wanted to ask is whether I should choose Mechanics or Statistics. From what I've heard, mechanics is a lot harder but interesting whereas statistics is the opposite. Is there any benefit in choosing either one of them?
I also chose Further Maths, Physics and Chemistry as my other options.
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I'm doing Mechanics and this will be useful for me as I'm also doing Physics so they should cross-reference, I'd recommend the same to you if you're also doing Physics. What A-Levels are you doing? This will help you in making your decision.
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I'm doing Mechanics and this will be useful for me as I'm also doing Physics so they should cross-reference, I'd recommend the same to you if you're also doing Physics. What A-Levels are you doing? This will help you in making your decision.
I edited the thread, I'm choosing Further Maths, Physics and Chemistry.
I'm better off choosing Mechanics? Any benefits other than the cross-reference?
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(Original post by Jelly150)
Hey,
For maths A-Level at AS, I've heard that you do 4 units, C1 and C2 as well M1, M2 or S1, S2. And for A2 you do C3, C4 and M3, M4 or S3, S4. Please correct me if I'm wrong.
So what I wanted to ask is whether I should choose Mechanics or Statistics. From what I've heard, mechanics is a lot harder but interesting whereas statistics is the opposite. Is there any benefit in choosing either one of them?
I also chose Further Maths, Physics and Chemistry as my other options.
You only do three units at both AS and A level, so 6 units in total (At least, for my exam board you do, and I imagine it is the same for others).

Mechanics is harder than statistics from my point of view, but also much more interesting. It is probably easier to get a very high mark in mechanics if you understand it, because I found stats is easier to slip up in. In S1 you could get away with memorising stuff, but it is harder to get away with that in M1, you have to try and understand the material.

Note: You can do a mixture of mechanics and statistics. I have also heard that universities prefer mechanics modules, although it will depend on the degree, I guess.
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AS: C1 C2 S1/M1
A2: C3 C4 S1/M1 (if you didn't pick the alternative) or S2/M2

but it seems your school will do one or the other

Assuming no decision modules either

Just do mechanics
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(Original post by Jelly150)
I edited the thread, I'm choosing Further Maths, Physics and Chemistry.
I'm better off choosing Mechanics? Any benefits other than the cross-reference?
Honestly, I don't know. I have heard Mechanics is difficult though, but doing Physics should help you with your knowledge of Mechanics, logically speaking.
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