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    i have just finished my AS maths and we began P2 bout 4 weeks ago.....is it just me or is P2 incredibly easy compared to P1?? - Our teacher said P2 is relatively easy but P3 is a big step up - would other agree?

    Also we had the option of doing S2 or M2....i chose S2 as apparently it is easier....do u concure?
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    (Original post by Economics)
    i have just finished my AS maths and we began P2 bout 4 weeks ago.....is it just me or is P2 incredibly easy compared to P1?? - Our teacher said P2 is relatively easy but P3 is a big step up - would other agree?

    Also we had the option of doing S2 or M2....i chose S2 as apparently it is easier....do u concure?
    you must be joking, p1 is ofcourse easier than p1
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    (Original post by Economics)
    i have just finished my AS maths and we began P2 bout 4 weeks ago.....is it just me or is P2 incredibly easy compared to P1?? - Our teacher said P2 is relatively easy but P3 is a big step up - would other agree?

    Also we had the option of doing S2 or M2....i chose S2 as apparently it is easier....do u concure?
    P2 is way harder than P1!!!
    Of course when u first start it, it seems easy, but that is before the hard stuff.
    I found the jump from P2-P3 much easier.
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    (Original post by mc_watson87)
    P2 is way harder than P1!!!
    Of course when u first start it, it seems easy, but that is before the hard stuff.
    I found the jump from P2-P3 much easier.
    wha would u say was the hardest part??
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    P2 was the dullest math module I did.
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    I didn't think either was much more difficult than the other. P3 was definetly harder though.
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    I found p2 harder than p1, but i found p3 easier than p2, is this the case with ne one else or am I just strange?
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    (Original post by Mr Me)
    I found p2 harder than p1, but i found p3 easier than p2, is this the case with ne one else or am I just strange?
    Me too.
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    i thought p1 was so much easier, im now bout half way into p2, and it is so hard. p1 for me was just extending on my gcse knowledge, and everything p2 seems new.
    it also seems as if were rushing ahead in p2, and theres so much more new stuff to get to grips with!
    First time im actually begining to struggle with maths...hopefully itll become clearer!
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    (Original post by Mr Me)
    I found p2 harder than p1, but i found p3 easier than p2, is this the case with ne one else or am I just strange?
    Same here; only because P3 was really enjoyable, unlike P2.
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    i thought they were about the same.
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    (Original post by shift3)
    Same here; only because P3 was really enjoyable, unlike P2.
    I think P3 is harder but again I found it much more intersting, but then I love calculus! P2 is harder than P1 but the jump from P1->P2 is definitely much smaller than P2->P3. I'm just worried about how much of a jump it will be to P4, P5 & P6, especially as I have to teach myself them (or at least the most important parts) over the summer hols before uni!
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    (Original post by Hoofbeat)
    I think P3 is harder but again I found it much more intersting, but then I love calculus! P2 is harder than P1 but the jump from P1->P2 is definitely much smaller than P2->P3. I'm just worried about how much of a jump it will be to P4, P5 & P6, especially as I have to teach myself them (or at least the most important parts) over the summer hols before uni!
    P4 is easier/as easy as P3, if you can do P3 then P4 is no problem. P5 is about the same amount harder than P3 as P3 is to P2. P5 makes P3 look easy! Im not trying to scare you here, but tell it how it is. You should try P5, there isnt a huge amount to learn, but the calculus is fairly advanced (compared to P3), and it is well worth learning. P6 is not hugely difficult, except in places (Complex Number Transformations, and Vectors), the main problem with P6 is the amount of work you have to cover.

    If you are worried about the work you will need for uni, then don't, if you can cover the key points in P4 and P5, and some of the easier stuff (matricies) in P6 then you will be in a very good position for university mathematics. Remember, they have to teach at a level that students who have only done single maths can learn from, so any further maths you know is a bonus!
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    P1 is a doddle, although i managed to get roughly the same mark in it as P3 (the dreaded june 2003 paper !), which is scary. The transition from P1 to P2 is big in terms of the number of trigonometric identities you have to learn, but the integration and differentiation is a joke. P3 seems very easy when you're learning it from the textbook, but just wait until you do a past paper / the P3 exam, and you'll be in for a shock. In my opinion the textbook does a VERY poor job of teaching connected rates of change, which invariably comes up in every P3 paper for 10++ marks. P4 is pretty straightforward, P5 is very easy until you reach the Coordinate geometry and P6 is very easy compared with P5; the only fairly difficult chapter being the proof by induction, which if you don't 'spot', you won't be able to do.
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    I found that P1 was difficult until I worked damn hard on it, and then managed to do well. P2 never truly came to me, as I always had problems with some trig and numerical methods... Functions didnt always work out either, shame really... I am NOT looking forward to P3. I have heard that it is SPITEFUL.
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    Of course P1 was easier than P2 at least for me I found P3 relatively easy, but everyone kept on saying it was so much harder... so i might be weird too... but about exams, i just sucked in P3 exam while others were pretty much better.
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    In terms of easiest to hardest I found it to be:
    P1 > P3 > P2 > P5 > P4

    That's how I found the OCR lot to be anyway.
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    This thread is somewhat meaningless as you haven't said which board/syllabus you're doing. Of course it will be different for each one!

    I did AQA syllabus A, and found P2 much more meaty than P1, 3, or 5. I generall don't find maths that difficult, but P2 is certainly one of the most challenging (and therefore fun once you've got your head around it!) P4 on the other hand, is a *******!

    However, because of the way further maths is taught at our school, I did a lot of P4 before starting P1, so obviously I found P1 very easy, and P4 very difficult.
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    If anyone is interested..
    .. I found P2 a big jump from P1, and I reckon P3 was easier than P2.
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    I cant even remember wot was on p2 lol

    The debate should be about stats rather than pure. I found S2 easier than S1 - just cos there were 4 topics instead of 9 in S1 (we didnt really start normal distribution lol)
 
 
 

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