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    I would just like to know what are the differences between the two and if you have done either the courses in the title. Would you recommend it?


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    Hey,

    I've basically started the course. I'm finding it ok, not too challenging at the moment. A lot of the online resources particularly from examsolutions for the CIE International A-level in Maths on the whole corresponds with the pre-u syllabus. I know the grade boundaries are lower. You need 160/240 for an A which is 66%. You cover 25 topics on the Pre-U, I am not sure how many on the edexcel spec but I am led to believe it is more.

    I am doing this outside of school because initially I wasn't confident in the edexcel spec. I know that you'll cover more in the additional units (S1 and M1) when you do edexcel in comparison with CIE. The edexcel maths structure is modular for my year which gives a chance to resit if need be but has higher grade boundaries - 362/480 for an A which is equivalent to 80%.

    Furthermore, the Pre-U is considered to be more rigorous especially with P2 and P3 (particularly Mechanics)

    Hope this helps
 
 
 
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