# what do you do in the first year for AS Maths(year 12)?Watch

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You take three modules in AS (I was on the board Edexcel, other boards might be different):

Core 1: The easiest module, this is a combination of stuff from the higher end of GCSE and material a step up from that (if you've done Add Maths then you'll have already covered Core 1). Some of the material: Surds, basic differentiation and integration, indices (powers), arithmetic series (sequences), quadratic equations and inequalities, geometry such as equations of lines and circles, cubic curves, reciprocal curves.

Core 2: The hardest AS module, this includes some stuff at Core 1 level and some at a higher level than that but it's doable. More focus on calculus and trigonometry. Some of the material: Differentiation and integration, the trapezium rule, binomial expansion, factorising cubics, geometric series, logarithms, radians, trigonometric identities and equations (sine/cosine/tangent).

Stats 1, Mech 1, Decision 1: These are the three optional modules, of which you will take one. I took stats last year which was mostly formulae, probability, histograms, normal distribution - messing around with graphs and tables and calculators. It's fairly boring but if you practice you'll be fine. Decision is algorithms and is the least commonly taken module. It's either really easy or really hard. I'm taking mechanics this year, it looks to mostly be GCSE physics stuff but more maths-focused.
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thanks and am doing edexcel as well so its C1,C2 AND S1
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(Original post by paradoxicalme)
You take three modules in AS (I was on the board Edexcel, other boards might be different):

Core 1: The easiest module, this is a combination of stuff from the higher end of GCSE and material a step up from that (if you've done Add Maths then you'll have already covered Core 1). Some of the material: Surds, basic differentiation and integration, indices (powers), arithmetic series (sequences), quadratic equations and inequalities, geometry such as equations of lines and circles, cubic curves, reciprocal curves.

Core 2: The hardest AS module, this includes some stuff at Core 1 level and some at a higher level than that but it's doable. More focus on calculus and trigonometry. Some of the material: Differentiation and integration, the trapezium rule, binomial expansion, factorising cubics, geometric series, logarithms, radians, trigonometric identities and equations (sine/cosine/tangent).

Stats 1, Mech 1, Decision 1: These are the three optional modules, of which you will take one. I took stats last year which was mostly formulae, probability, histograms, normal distribution - messing around with graphs and tables and calculators. It's fairly boring but if you practice you'll be fine. Decision is algorithms and is the least commonly taken module. It's either really easy or really hard. I'm taking mechanics this year, it looks to mostly be GCSE physics stuff but more maths-focused.

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(Original post by Reus11)
thanks and am doing edexcel as well so its C1,C2 AND S1
If you are doing this at school/college then the teachers will decide which Applied unit you do

One of our sets does S1 and the other does M1
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(Original post by Anonolol)
298/300 in maths, 242/300 in further.

So:
100 core 1
98 core 2
100 mech 1

84 further pure 1
88 stats 1
70 decision 1

Not quite sure what went wrong with decision.
are you doing edexcel if so can you help me during my AS?
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AQA, sorry.
Not really sure what you're looking for though, if you ever need maths help just post the question. No need to be clingy and look for a dedicated tutor.
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I did OCR but would advise to avoid Decisions if you can. It can be a bit of a nightmare because you haven't really done anything in Maths lessons like it before, apart from linear programming which is basically just plotting inequality graphs.
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(Original post by Reus11)
i need to know

(Original post by EmmaC450)
I did OCR but would advise to avoid Decisions if you can. It can be a bit of a nightmare because you haven't really done anything in Maths lessons like it before, apart from linear programming which is basically just plotting inequality graphs.
I would say that D1 requires a teacher who knows what they are doing and who will nit-pick until you do the algorithms properly.
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