This discussion is closed.
toxi
Badges: 0
#1
Report Thread starter 15 years ago
#1
I don't really know which modules to choose for next year! I did P1-P3 this year and gonna take it up to P6. I wanna complete my further maths alevel by next june, so I have to choose 6 more modules......

Do S1-S6
Do M1-M6
Do M1-M3 & S1-S3

I really don't know which ones to do....I may take M1 & S1-S2 in January, so I'll have less mods to take in June next year but I can't really make up my mind....What do you suggest?
0
streetyfatb
Badges: 0
#2
Report 15 years ago
#2
From experience, so far, I have done M1, S1 & S2. I found S1 really easy and got 77% without any revision (hence why im gonna retake), sat S2 yesterday, its a real jump from S1, and will be impossible to score well in if you dont understand the different distributions. As for mechanics, I dont study physics, I found the exam extremely difficult and will be expecting a poor result and thus a resit form lol. However from the guys studying physics in out group, they can do it without effort but struggle greatly overall. I must say also discrete maths is available and D1 (OCR) can be used as an AS Further Maths module and thats an easy points scorer. So Id recommend doing S1 M1 P1 for you Maths AS P2 P3 S2 (or M2 depending on what you prefer) as these are increasingly likely to help you achieve a high grade. However, most exam boards juggle the results that dont have to be in a certain catagory, around to obtain the best two results for you.

Hope this has helped

Streety

(DO S1 M1 D1 and see which you prefer so that you can do what you are best at and enjoy)
0
davedave
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#3
Report 15 years ago
#3
Do S1 S2 M1-4 thus avoiding coursework in S3.
0
undercover-ange
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#4
Report 15 years ago
#4
[QUOTE=streetyfatb] I must say also discrete maths is available and D1 (OCR) can be used as an AS Further Maths module
QUOTE]
Could you explain about d1 being used as an AS further maths module on ocr? We're doing p1-6 s1-2 m1-3 and haven't decided on another module we can do. Our teacher doesn't think we can do D1 as it won't count in the FM a' level but he suggests doing D1 and 2 as "they're only little"
Would we be able to just do D1 and count it? I'd quite like to do them both anyway but if i could use them both i may be able to substitute them for my terrible mechanics scores...m1 was ok but m2 was really hard and no idea how i'll handle m3!!!! x
0
lou p lou
Badges: 2
Rep:
?
#5
Report 15 years ago
#5
[QUOTE=undercover-ange]
(Original post by streetyfatb)
I must say also discrete maths is available and D1 (OCR) can be used as an AS Further Maths module
QUOTE]
Could you explain about d1 being used as an AS further maths module on ocr? We're doing p1-6 s1-2 m1-3 and haven't decided on another module we can do. Our teacher doesn't think we can do D1 as it won't count in the FM a' level but he suggests doing D1 and 2 as "they're only little"
Would we be able to just do D1 and count it? I'd quite like to do them both anyway but if i could use them both i may be able to substitute them for my terrible mechanics scores...m1 was ok but m2 was really hard and no idea how i'll handle m3!!!! x
can you not just put your D1 towards your maths? i know further mathematicians who've done p1-p6, s1/2, m1/2, d1/2 and they all seemed to think it was a good mix. isn't p4 a comulsory module for further anyway, so should be counted there? my advice is do any modules you want and then the exam board will figure out which subject they all go in

lou xxx
0
toxi
Badges: 0
#6
Report Thread starter 15 years ago
#6
I'd love to do D1-D2 as I'm gonna do compsci in uni but I'm international and no one seems to be teaching those modules here. I asked many teachers and none of them does it
The ideal combo for me would be P1-P6, D1-D2, S1-S3 and the rest mechs...(1 or 2 units)
I guess I'll start both and judge from the first exam..If I do well in M1 I'll do M2 too...If not, I'll complete the alevel with mods from stats
0
tammypotato
Badges: 12
Rep:
?
#7
Report 15 years ago
#7
(Original post by toxi)
I don't really know which modules to choose for next year! I did P1-P3 this year and gonna take it up to P6. I wanna complete my further maths alevel by next june, so I have to choose 6 more modules......

Do S1-S6
Do M1-M6
Do M1-M3 & S1-S3

I really don't know which ones to do....I may take M1 & S1-S2 in January, so I'll have less mods to take in June next year but I can't really make up my mind....What do you suggest?
do M1-M6 mechanics is soo much better than Stats
0
Pixelfairy #1
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#8
Report 15 years ago
#8
(Original post by tammypotato)
do M1-M6 mechanics is soo much better than Stats
Yeah I've done S1 and S2 and they're much harder than the M modules... plus they're less interesting :rolleyes:
0
Wasp39
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#9
Report 15 years ago
#9
I'd say do mechanics. I've always found Stats deadly boring anyway (I've done M3 - M4 and S1 - S3). I also think that M1 and M2 are easier than S1 and S2. Between M3 and S3 I'd say if anything M3 might be slightly harder.

(Original post by davedave)
Do S1 S2 M1-4 thus avoiding coursework in S3.
I think you'll find its S2 with coursework not S3 (I'm assuming you're doing 2000 specification). You have to have two units with coursework in both A level maths and Further Maths. Modules with coursework include M2 M4 S2 DD1 and DD2 (See http://www.mei.org.uk/level2.asp?R_Code=m1sa
0
jaffakidds
Badges: 0
#10
Report 15 years ago
#10
in edexcel
No coursework in s2 ever since new syllabus

coursework is scrapped next year in s3, as well as m6 s4 s5 and s6 all being scrapped

edexcel anyway/
0
edufly
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#11
Report 15 years ago
#11
Having chose to study pure and stats maths I wasnt expecting to have to do M1 instead of S3 as there were not sufficient teachers around who knew the syllabus for s3.

Although we had to learn the whole syllabus 3 months before the exam, I found it to be one of the best syllabus's I have ever come across. Compared to S1, M1 is so much more fun due to the more practical approach to questions.

I would definately rate mechanics above stats, but after S1 S2 is quite a decent paper aswell.
0
It'sPhil...
Badges: 2
Rep:
?
#12
Report 15 years ago
#12
I'd do at least 1 or 2 stats modules, because although i prefer mechanics, it gets very tough at the top end. For example, M4 is a lot harder than P4 and most of P5, so if you are considering doing up to M5/M6 be prepared to work hard. If you are ythinking about doing STEP next year it may be worth taking the very high modules as there are topics such as moments of inertia that often come up. I would say do either S1, M1-M5 or S1-S2, M1-M4
0
Wasp39
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#13
Report 15 years ago
#13
(Original post by jaffakidds)
in edexcel
No coursework in s2 ever since new syllabus

coursework is scrapped next year in s3, as well as m6 s4 s5 and s6 all being scrapped

edexcel anyway/
Sorry - just assumed you were doing MEI! - I believe Edexcel is quite different
0
Mysticmin
Badges: 10
Rep:
?
#14
Report 15 years ago
#14
(Original post by toxi)
I don't really know which modules to choose for next year! I did P1-P3 this year and gonna take it up to P6. I wanna complete my further maths alevel by next june, so I have to choose 6 more modules......

Do S1-S6
Do M1-M6
Do M1-M3 & S1-S3

I really don't know which ones to do....I may take M1 & S1-S2 in January, so I'll have less mods to take in June next year but I can't really make up my mind....What do you suggest?
M1, M2, S1, S2 are all pretty easy compared to pure maths. The mechanics modules require less revision, you can usually work out what to do by thinking about it. Stats is a bit arbitrary but with practise the formulae become easy to memorise.
0
toxi
Badges: 0
#15
Report Thread starter 15 years ago
#15
Thanks for your help, I see that the last modules of each subject are always the hardest...
I talked with my teachers today and I will do M1, S1-S2 and take them in January. Then I'll decide which modules I'll take to complete my a-level...
0
Mysticmin
Badges: 10
Rep:
?
#16
Report 15 years ago
#16
(Original post by toxi)
Thanks for your help, I see that the last modules of each subject are always the hardest...
I talked with my teachers today and I will do M1, S1-S2 and take them in January. Then I'll decide which modules I'll take to complete my a-level...
M2 It's enjoyable.
0
John Porcella
Badges: 0
#17
Report 15 years ago
#17
(Original post by davedave)
Do S1 S2 M1-4 thus avoiding coursework in S3.
Edexcel have removed the coursework element in their S3.

John
0
John Porcella
Badges: 0
#18
Report 15 years ago
#18
(Original post by davedave)
Do S1 S2 M1-4 thus avoiding coursework in S3.
No longer any coursework in S3 for Edexcel.

JP
0
X
new posts
Back
to top
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise

Had lockdown impacted your relationships?

Yes, my partner and I are struggling (28)
7.87%
Yes, my partner and I broke up (32)
8.99%
Yes, it's hard being around my family so much (78)
21.91%
Yes, I'm feeling lonely isolating alone (44)
12.36%
No, nothing has changed (109)
30.62%
No, it's helped improve my relationships (65)
18.26%

Watched Threads

View All
Latest
My Feed