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# URGENT - Can I learn M2 without M1 watch

1. So I'm on gap year and I kind of want to retake M2.

Problem is, I forgot everything that I learnt both in M2 and in M1

Is it still possible to learn M2 from scratch? Just enough so i get a decent grade in it?
2. You need to know the basics of mechanics - i.e. resolving forces, taking moments about a point, conservation of linear momentum, using vectors, etc.
3. (Original post by aymanzayedmannan)
You need to know the basics of mechanics - i.e. resolving forces, taking moments about a point, conservation of linear momentum, using vectors, etc.
I VAGUELY remember about them... but again, is it still possible?
4. (Original post by AXiS)
I VAGUELY remember about them... but again, is it still possible?
Sure, why not? Just the book's questions to get a hang of it and then do past papers
5. If you've studied M1 before, everything should come back to you. But if I recall correctly, they can ask you about M1 concepts as well as M2 (obviously not in nearly as much quantity), so you might want to revise that
6. (Original post by AXiS)
So I'm on gap year and I kind of want to retake M2.

Problem is, I forgot everything that I learnt both in M2 and in M1

Is it still possible to learn M2 from scratch? Just enough so i get a decent grade in it?
Why don't you do a few M1 past papers or quickly work through the book? It shouldn't take more than a week at most.

Then start M2 and yes, you have time

Lots of help online - here and elsewhere.
7. I did M2 in class before M1.
But then again all of my class did physics at the same time so the teacher thought we had already learned the stuff there.
8. (Original post by Muttley79)
Why don't you do a few M1 past papers or quickly work through the book? It shouldn't take more than a week at most.

Then start M2 and yes, you have time

Lots of help online - here and elsewhere.
I mean I'll read through some of the main concepts of M1. And exam solutions should help me with M2 I should think.

It's not VITAL that I retake M2, but I just want to achieve higher grades, and I need to give in my resit forms tomorrow.

So far I have gotten the idea that it's still possible to do M2 with just the basics of M1. Of course whatever I don't remember I'll read up on.

Any more opinions?
9. (Original post by AXiS)
I mean I'll read through some of the main concepts of M1. And exam solutions should help me with M2 I should think.

It's not VITAL that I retake M2, but I just want to achieve higher grades, and I need to give in my resit forms tomorrow.

So far I have gotten the idea that it's still possible to do M2 with just the basics of M1. Of course whatever I don't remember I'll read up on.

Any more opinions?
You can consider doing decision or statistics if you need higher grades - they're seen as easier modules with lower boundaries.
10. (Original post by AXiS)
So I'm on gap year and I kind of want to retake M2.

Problem is, I forgot everything that I learnt both in M2 and in M1

Is it still possible to learn M2 from scratch? Just enough so i get a decent grade in it?
I done M2 last year (further maths) and I'm doing M1 this year (normal maths) and last year I got 92 UMS in M2.

It's doable but I definitely noticed some gaps in knowledge (the paper was, all in all, very nice to me). I'd suggest spending a few days going over M1 to get familiar with the foundations first, then do M2.
11. (Original post by DylanJ42)
I done M2 last year (further maths) and I'm doing M1 this year (normal maths) and last year I got 92 UMS in M2.

It's doable but I definitely noticed some gaps in knowledge (the paper was, all in all, very nice to me). I'd suggest spending a few days going over M1 to get familiar with the foundations first, then do M2.

Did they give you a further maths grade without doing M1?
12. (Original post by aymanzayedmannan)
Did they give you a further maths grade without doing M1?
They did yea (thank goodness, when doing M2 last year i never seen considered that I might need M1 first for whatever reason)
13. So do you guys think it's better if i do D1 rather than M2?

And if I haven't done D1 before, am I still allowed to sit the exam and use it as one of my modules?

Which is easier do you think?

And I just found out my 6th form charges an extra £70 per unit for resits... I need to resit 5 exams and that's way too expensive.

Is there any way to sit them with another college or external centre or something for cheaper??
14. M2 can involve some M1 concepts that have extra parts added to them, i have seen a pully system which is from M1 in M2 paper that now involved friction, but apart from that i havent really seen many M1 questions
15. (Original post by AXiS)
So do you guys think it's better if i do D1 rather than M2?

And if I haven't done D1 before, am I still allowed to sit the exam and use it as one of my modules?

Which is easier do you think?

And I just found out my 6th form charges an extra £70 per unit for resits... I need to resit 5 exams and that's way too expensive.

Is there any way to sit them with another college or external centre or something for cheaper??
wtf £70 per paper my school charges £18 per paper to resit, although it's not a sixth form college, I live in NI you see
16. (Original post by AXiS)
So do you guys think it's better if i do D1 rather than M2?

And if I haven't done D1 before, am I still allowed to sit the exam and use it as one of my modules?

Which is easier do you think?

And I just found out my 6th form charges an extra £70 per unit for resits... I need to resit 5 exams and that's way too expensive.

Is there any way to sit them with another college or external centre or something for cheaper??
You can learn D1 or S1 in a pretty short time! They're seen as the "easiest" maths modules

If your D1 or S1 UMS is greater than your current M2 UMS, the exam board will automatically use it for your A level Maths, effectively replacing M2.

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