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    Can someone explain how an A Level in maths works, like what options for modules and stuff is there and how many do I need to do? I have also seen that you can take Further Pure in A Level but then I am confused as to what you take in Further Maths.
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    (Original post by MaxHSloan)
    Can someone explain how an A Level in maths works, like what options for modules and stuff is there and how many do I need to do? I have also seen that you can take Further Pure in A Level but then I am confused as to what you take in Further Maths.
    The best thing is to have a read of the specification. It explains everything about the units, what they cover and how many you take.
    The current Edexcel one is here:
    http://qualifications.pearson.com/en...tics-2008.html

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    The best thing is to have a read of the specification. It explains everything about the units, what they cover and how many you take.
    The current Edexcel one is here:
    http://qualifications.pearson.com/en...tics-2008.html

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    Ok cheers. Out of the ones you can chose which do you think are easiest?
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    (Original post by MaxHSloan)
    Ok cheers. Out of the ones you can chose which do you think are easiest?
    You have to do C1-C4
    I personally think S1&S2 or S1&D1 are the easiest combinations of optional units unless you are also doing physics in which case any combination of D1/M1/S1
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    (Original post by MaxHSloan)
    Can someone explain how an A Level in maths works, like what options for modules and stuff is there and how many do I need to do? I have also seen that you can take Further Pure in A Level but then I am confused as to what you take in Further Maths.
    For Maths A level you take 4 Pure Maths units (Core Maths 1-4) and 2 applied Maths units (from Mechanics, Statistics, Decision Maths and sometimes others). Whilst there is a choice of applied Maths units, it is generally your school that chooses, not you.

    If you take Further Maths then that requires 6 Further units for the full A level - 2 or 3 more Pure Maths units (FP1 etc) and then a choice of applied units to make 6.

    It is possible, but rare, to take a full A level in Pure Maths - this would require C1-4 and then some of the FP units.
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    For Maths A level you take 4 Pure Maths units (Core Maths 1-4) and 2 applied Maths units (from Mechanics, Statistics, Decision Maths and sometimes others). Whilst there is a choice of applied Maths units, it is generally your school that chooses, not you.

    If you take Further Maths then that requires 6 Further units for the full A level - 2 or 3 more Pure Maths units (FP1 etc) and then a choice of applied units to make 6.

    It is possible, but rare, to take a full A level in Pure Maths - this would require C1-4 and then some of the FP units.
    I'm not going to be doing it in school that is why I was asking, I'm doing it outside of school and I didn't understand it all. But thanks for the explanation. What would you say are the easiest ones to chose?
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    I'm not going to be doing it in school that is why I was asking, I'm doing it outside of school and I didn't understand it all. But thanks for the explanation. What would you say are the easiest ones to chose?
    I enjoy Mechanics far more (hence I read engineering) but S1 is probably the easiest. Pick D1 if you are doing computing or are very meticulous, pick M1 if you're doing Physics.
 
 
 
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