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    (Original post by the bear)
    do not go for the hardest modules.
    I'm taking it next year, which ones are the "harder modules"?
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    (Original post by me2*)
    I have A in c1 c2 m1
    I just gave c34 m2 and i was interested in doing further math because i heard a lot about it in the forums

    My ambition is to prove that average people can alo excel in math!
    From the M2 thread you seem clever enough to do it - go for it!
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    You are such a troll!
    On second thought, how dare you call TeeEm a troll
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    (Original post by Lrrgolas)
    I'm taking it next year, which ones are the "harder modules"?

    It depends which board you are doing, though in general the further pure ones are the hardest.
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    (Original post by TimGB)
    It depends which board you are doing, though in general the further pure ones are the hardest.
    yep. avoid fp3 & fp4 unless you is well cleva
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    yep. avoid fp3 & fp4 unless you is well cleva
    If OP wants to do engineering should he/she not be doing the further pure modules + mechanics modules?
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    (Original post by the bear)
    yep. avoid fp3 & fp4 unless you is well cleva
    FP4 is a lot more understandable than FP3, in my experience.
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    (Original post by TimGB)
    FP4 is a lot more understandable than FP3, in my experience.

    I don't know what you're smoking but FP3 is the easiest Further module after FP1.

    I suppose my view is skewed, had to self teach FP4 and FP3, I guess it might differ if you have a teacher.
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    (Original post by Argylesocksrox)
    I don't know what you're smoking but FP3 is the easiest Further module after FP1.

    I suppose my view is skewed, had to self teach FP4 and FP3, I guess it might differ if you have a teacher.
    I was taught FP3 by a teacher, did FP4 myself. So it could have been a teaching issue. I just couldn't quite get my head around differential equations, while I had no problem with vector methods.
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    (Original post by TimGB)
    I was taught FP3 by a teacher, did FP4 myself. So it could have been a teaching issue. I just couldn't quite get my head around differential equations, while I had no problem with vector methods.
    Different strokes I guess, I'm **** at geometry haha.
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    (Original post by lig1729)
    None of them are hard - but you should choose the most useful which are the ones people often consider hard. The decision modules are just rubbish and the stats are low level. People should do all the pure modules and a selection of mechanics. That is what is most useful for later studies.
    Not for economics, statistics, computer science, social or biological sciences...
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    (Original post by the bear)
    yep. avoid fp3 & fp4 unless you is well cleva
    Hmm...
    FP3/FP4 (I assume you mean AQA) are amongst the most useful for most degrees
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    (Original post by shamika)
    Not for economics, statistics, computer science, social or biological sciences...
    The decision maths modules are an utter waste of time and space. The stats are okay in principle but so limited in scope that it'll take three lectures in your degree to surpass.
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    (Original post by lig1729)
    The decision maths modules are an utter waste of time and space. The stats are okay in principle but so limited in scope that it'll take three lectures in your degree to surpass.
    Who said anything about decision? I did a maths degree and I certainly didn't cover everything in S1-S4 in 3 lectures. (I'm not saying I don't agree with the sentiment, but you're exaggerating massively.)

    Besides, none of the disciplines I listed are maths. I assume for these, you cover the material a lot slower.
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    (Original post by shamika)
    Who said anything about decision? I did a maths degree and I certainly didn't cover everything in S1-S4 in 3 lectures. (I'm not saying I don't agree with the sentiment, but you're exaggerating massively.)

    Besides, none of the disciplines I listed are maths. I assume for these, you cover the material a lot slower.
    Most mathematics degrees are woefully inadequate in statistical methods unless you specifically take optional courses in them.
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    (Original post by lig1729)
    Most mathematics degrees are woefully inadequate in statistical methods unless you specifically take optional courses in them.
    At Imperial, the first year probability & stats course was more than adequate thanks. I say this as an actuary who actually uses stats in my day job.
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    (Original post by shamika)
    At Imperial, the first year probability & stats course was more than adequate thanks. I say this as an actuary who actually uses stats in my day job.
    Sure - if you want nothing more than a cursory knowledge of statistics. A single fisrt year survey course in Prob & Stats is not exactly cutting edge.
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    (Original post by lig1729)
    Sure - if you want nothing more than a cursory knowledge of statistics. A single fisrt year survey course in Prob & Stats is not exactly cutting edge.
    What point are you trying to make? I questioned your logic of making everyone do pure and mechanics modules at A-level. Then you're arguing over what stats provision there are in maths degrees
 
 
 
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