# Alevel further maths (edexcel)

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quick questionl; do you need to know c3 and c4 to do d1, s1 and fp1?
i know its complusary to do core but im doing c1 and c2 in my first year and c3 and c4 in my second and i was wondering if i could do d1, s1 and fp1 without knowing c3 and 4
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6 years ago
#2
yeah you don't need c3,c4 at all

quick questionl; do you need to know c3 and c4 to do d1, s1 and fp1?
i know its complusary to do core but im doing c1 and c2 in my first year and c3 and c4 in my second and i was wondering if i could do d1, s1 and fp1 without knowing c3 and 4
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#3
(Original post by icedark_knight)
yeah you don't need c3,c4 at all
are you sure?
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6 years ago
#4
are you sure?
I did fp1 s2 and m1 in further maths and s1 in normal maths. You don't need c3-4 for these. The only ones you need them for are m4/m5, s4, fp2/fp3. The modules with a 2 e.g. M2 are A2 modules, whereas those with with 1 e.g. S1 are AS modules. Even s2 doesn't need c3\c4 and its A2. The only way c3-4 would be useful I that the AS modules would be a breeze as you have done more maths. BTW I got 92, 90 and 85 ums in M1 S2 and FP1 and didn't do c3/4
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#5
are you sure?
yeah I've done m1,s1,fp1,m2 and I haven't done c3,4... So I'm talking from experience...
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6 years ago
#6
For AS year this is fine, it starts getting more complicated when you need C3/4 to do FP2/3 in 2nd year... But yes, this year you will be fine
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6 years ago
#7
quick questionl; do you need to know c3 and c4 to do d1, s1 and fp1?
i know its complusary to do core but im doing c1 and c2 in my first year and c3 and c4 in my second and i was wondering if i could do d1, s1 and fp1 without knowing c3 and 4
nope, I did C1, C2, S1, M1, D1 and FP1 this year and got AAAAAB (B in D1) without C3/C4 knowledge, tbh the only thing is fractions which is easy, the only tricky thing in FP1 is algebra in proof by induction..
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#8
(Original post by 雷尼克)
nope, I did C1, C2, S1, M1, D1 and FP1 this year and got AAAAAB (B in D1) without C3/C4 knowledge, tbh the only thing is fractions which is easy, the only tricky thing in FP1 is algebra in proof by induction..
proof by induction is awesome tho
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6 years ago
#9
quick questionl; do you need to know c3 and c4 to do d1, s1 and fp1?
i know its complusary to do core but im doing c1 and c2 in my first year and c3 and c4 in my second and i was wondering if i could do d1, s1 and fp1 without knowing c3 and 4
Edexcel have made sure you can do FP1 without C3 or C4. There are just a couple of extras that would be nice to teach but aren't vital - multiply rotation matrices to give trig formulae and links to complex numbers.

Next year is trickier ... you can't do all of FP2 without C4.
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6 years ago
#10
(Original post by kennz)
proof by induction is awesome tho
Yeah but it's annoying when you get stuck
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(Original post by kennz)
I did fp1 s2 and m1 in further maths and s1 in normal maths. You don't need c3-4 for these. The only ones you need them for are m4/m5, s4, fp2/fp3. The modules with a 2 e.g. M2 are A2 modules, whereas those with with 1 e.g. S1 are AS modules. Even s2 doesn't need c3\c4 and its A2. The only way c3-4 would be useful I that the AS modules would be a breeze as you have done more maths. BTW I got 92, 90 and 85 ums in M1 S2 and FP1 and didn't do c3/4
thank you so much for the info!
and great marks!
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#12
btw i will be doing my exams after two years which i'm a bit dissapointed about after i heard about the reforms. I think i'm at a disadvantage, what do you guys think?
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6 years ago
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btw i will be doing my exams after two years which i'm a bit dissapointed about after i heard about the reforms. I think i'm at a disadvantage, what do you guys think?
Yes you are, but count yourself lucky as you don't have to go through the o-level grading reforms. Everyone starting their gcses and below will be graded on numbers 1-8 and not A*-U. Unfortunately, everyone in my year and above were the luckiest.
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