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    I've been told that I need to do either S1 (statistics), D1 (Discrete) or P2 (pure 2) to complete me AS course. which one do u people sugest i do.
    im thinking or doin either s1 or d1 since p2 is the hardest.
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    i have done all of them but it all depends on u ,, i can give u advice on the kind of things u have to do in them..
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    i have done all of them but it all depends on u ,, i can give u advice on the kind of things u have to do in them..

    D1 is basically common sense but u have to remember the rules. There are a bit which need a lot of algebraic manipulation but the rest is fine

    S1 is fine as well , u have to remember some rules to fond medians quartiles etc and calculate values etc but it is not hard

    P2 is moderate.. u just need to have good calculus and graph drawing skills and u will be fine with it
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    S1 is the easiest. Almost everything you need to know is in the formulae booklet, and I think you're allowed to use calculators that pretty much do some questions for you.
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    thanks might choose S1 then, but the OCR S1 textbook is 81pages bigger than the D1 text book :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by hero)
    thanks might choose S1 then, but the OCR S1 textbook is 81pages bigger than the D1 text book :rolleyes:
    Ahh, OK...I'm talking about the Edexcel syllabus. However, I'd imagine OCR S1 is still pretty easy. I might be biased though. D1 was a self-taught module and I hadn't done any practice exam papers before I sat the exam, so I found it a bit more thought-provoking than S1.
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    (Original post by hero)
    I've been told that I need to do either S1 (statistics), D1 (Discrete) or P2 (pure 2) to complete me AS course. which one do u people sugest i do.
    im thinking or doin either s1 or d1 since p2 is the hardest.
    P2 is probably the most useful, S2 probably comes second, and D1 found a bit pointless to be honest.
    In terms of difficulty, P2 is probably the hardest and D1 the easiest, but I found D1 really boring..
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    (Original post by hero)
    I've been told that I need to do either S1 (statistics), D1 (Discrete) or P2 (pure 2) to complete me AS course. which one do u people sugest i do.
    im thinking or doin either s1 or d1 since p2 is the hardest.
    D1 is a bit obscure, to the extent that I won't see anything more of it until a unit called "PMA301: Graphs" in the 3rd Year of my Uni course.

    However, if it's easy marks that you want, then D1 would be my choice - it's a typical Applied unit, in that you learn the method, and if you get enough practice at those methods (ie past papers), then you will drill it in and get into a set routine come the time of sitting the exam.

    S1 is again applied, but probably more applicable in terms of any relevance to anything at all - involves calculation with a lot smaller numbers looking up data tables and such, and more importantly will most probably encorporate a piece of coursework, something which D1 doesn't !

    P2, Pure, and as per most Pure is more difficult than any of the Applieds - given the choice (something I never had), I wouldn't be do this unit in your current position.
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    Thanks for the advice, I'll go with D1 then because I hate coursework.
    Although I think it would be more interesting to do P2 but its too much.
    Btw is D1 and S1 both much easier than M1 because I did M1 and really didnt like it.
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    i would say d1
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    I'd pick P2 but thats because I found D1 INCREDIBLY dull and hence I didnt work at it enough and I am SHOCKING at stats. If my entire maths grade was based on my pure maths ability then I would be a happy guy!!!
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    (Original post by hero)
    I've been told that I need to do either S1 (statistics), D1 (Discrete) or P2 (pure 2) to complete me AS course. which one do u people sugest i do.
    im thinking or doin either s1 or d1 since p2 is the hardest.
    P2 without a doubt. To cut a long story short, S1 and D1 are both easy, useless and mind numbingly boring. P2 is the hardest of the three but it is more interesting and I would advise against doing modules just because they are easy. Another consideration is that if you don't do P2, I don't think your modules will constitute a Maths AS-level, I think you will get an 'Applied Maths' AS-Level.
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    I taught myself D1 in 3 days, neglected to read chapters 5 and 6, and got a B. Take from that what you will...

    I am proud of my 97% in P2 (after one resit), and it holds alot more value to me personally. P2 would be more relevant to you if you plan to do any maths-based degree.
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    (Original post by Leekey)
    If my entire maths grade was based on my pure maths ability then I would be a happy guy!!!
    Haha, snap, I am also shocking at statistics (Hell knows how I got 83% in Stats 1... maybe those goat sacrifices did work!) and rely heavily on Pure maths to get my grade
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    (Original post by Urdegish)
    Haha, snap, I am also shocking at statistics (Hell knows how I got 83% in Stats 1... maybe those goat sacrifices did work!) and rely heavily on Pure maths to get my grade
    My modules will go in order (probably).... P1,P2,S2,S1,P3,D1
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    D1 is tedious but relatively simple when you master the principles, S1 is about the same but slightly more interesting, and P2 is inherently harder than both of them (AQA). I'd go for S1, if you're looking for an easy time, D! is you like to be bored, and P2 if you want to learn anything useful.
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    I think D1 is easier. I taught myself both D1 and S1 and really didnt put in the work that I should have, esp for stats. I had D1 coursework not stats coursework, and that was for MEI/OCR
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    I think S1, its not necessarily easier, but in D1 there is a lot to remember, and the different algorithms are sure to give you endless headaches.

    Although I have a good memory in that I can remember formulas and principles easily so I did better at D1. But I know a lot of people in my school who were heading for A's and then just completely failed D1 and I go to a very good school.

    So for a safe bet take D1.
 
 
 
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