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I'm going to be study maths further maths physics economics, so I'm wondering whether to take the statistic or mechanic modules which would be suitable with my a level options? Btw GCSE I dreaded stats but I was good at it, algebra is my best strength when it comes to maths I achieved an A at GCSE and was a mark off an A*, during exams I lost most of my marks on basic things like fractions and stem and leaf but based on self marking I got all of the marks I could get on the last half of the paper (A/A* grade topics) so neither algebra or stats is a problem

Btw how useful is maths and further maths when it comes to helping me with physics I've been told that taking these two complimentary subjects will make physics much easier ? Well at least 50% of it but is that true?

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Btw how useful is maths and further maths when it comes to helping me with physics I've been told that taking these two complimentary subjects will make physics much easier ? Well at least 50% of it but is that true?

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I'm going to be study maths further maths physics economics, so I'm wondering whether to take the statistic or mechanic modules which would be suitable with my a level options? Btw GCSE I dreaded stats but I was good at it, algebra is my best strength when it comes to maths I achieved an A at GCSE and was a mark off an A*, during exams I lost most of my marks on basic things like fractions and stem and leaf but based on self marking I got all of the marks I could get on the last half of the paper (A/A* grade topics) so neither algebra or stats is a problem

Btw how useful is maths and further maths when it comes to helping me with physics I've been told that taking these two complimentary subjects will make physics much easier ? Well at least 50% of it but is that true?

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**nadiakms**)I'm going to be study maths further maths physics economics, so I'm wondering whether to take the statistic or mechanic modules which would be suitable with my a level options? Btw GCSE I dreaded stats but I was good at it, algebra is my best strength when it comes to maths I achieved an A at GCSE and was a mark off an A*, during exams I lost most of my marks on basic things like fractions and stem and leaf but based on self marking I got all of the marks I could get on the last half of the paper (A/A* grade topics) so neither algebra or stats is a problem

Btw how useful is maths and further maths when it comes to helping me with physics I've been told that taking these two complimentary subjects will make physics much easier ? Well at least 50% of it but is that true?

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Mechanics and physics do cross over a lot and mechanics is just simulation us equations in some form in every question,lots of algebra in mechanics too. Do what you would enjoy most but I'd say mechanics is a good suggestion for you. I did maths and physics for a level but didn't do further.

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Mechanics and physics do cross over a lot and mechanics is just simulation us equations in some form in every question,lots of algebra in mechanics too. Do what you would enjoy most but I'd say mechanics is a good suggestion for you. I did maths and physics for a level but didn't do further.

**TSRPAV**)Mechanics and physics do cross over a lot and mechanics is just simulation us equations in some form in every question,lots of algebra in mechanics too. Do what you would enjoy most but I'd say mechanics is a good suggestion for you. I did maths and physics for a level but didn't do further.

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Taking same subjects, looks like a lot of people are, so 'll wait for a reply aswell

**AdeptDz**)Taking same subjects, looks like a lot of people are, so 'll wait for a reply aswell

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Also for the physics part I know for a fact that maths and further maths can only help to an extent and not 50%, the maths within physics itself isn't anywhere near as complex as pure maths or mechanics modules but still hard. Hardest parts of physics is knowing when to apply the equations and writing exactly what the mark scheme will want to see (key words,structure,detailed knowledge,details of experiments and the theories,outcomes and analysis of what to plot and what the gradient will represent etc.) I'd say that you will struggle to do physics without maths but if you take maths you won't need to know much more than AS maths to do the whole a level physics. You will be required to know when to use 2 or 3 equations by what the question asked you and sub the equations into each other to get and answer. Learn how to rearrange equations and derive units

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I'm going to be study maths further maths physics economics, so I'm wondering whether to take the statistic or mechanic modules which would be suitable with my a level options? Btw GCSE I dreaded stats but I was good at it, algebra is my best strength when it comes to maths I achieved an A at GCSE and was a mark off an A*, during exams I lost most of my marks on basic things like fractions and stem and leaf but based on self marking I got all of the marks I could get on the last half of the paper (A/A* grade topics) so neither algebra or stats is a problem

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I'm going to be study maths further maths physics economics, so I'm wondering whether to take the statistic or mechanic modules which would be suitable with my a level options? Btw GCSE I dreaded stats but I was good at it, algebra is my best strength when it comes to maths I achieved an A at GCSE and was a mark off an A*, during exams I lost most of my marks on basic things like fractions and stem and leaf but based on self marking I got all of the marks I could get on the last half of the paper (A/A* grade topics) so neither algebra or stats is a problem

Btw how useful is maths and further maths when it comes to helping me with physics I've been told that taking these two complimentary subjects will make physics much easier ? Well at least 50% of it but is that true?

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Also for the physics part I know for a fact that maths and further maths can only help to an extent and not 50%, the maths within physics itself isn't anywhere near as complex as pure maths or mechanics modules but still hard. Hardest parts of physics is knowing when to apply the equations and writing exactly what the mark scheme will want to see (key words,structure,detailed knowledge,details of experiments and the theories,outcomes and analysis of what to plot and what the gradient will represent etc.) I'd say that you will struggle to do physics without maths but if you take maths you won't need to know much more than AS maths to do the whole a level physics. You will be required to know when to use 2 or 3 equations by what the question asked you and sub the equations into each other to get and answer. Learn how to rearrange equations and derive units

**TSRPAV**)Also for the physics part I know for a fact that maths and further maths can only help to an extent and not 50%, the maths within physics itself isn't anywhere near as complex as pure maths or mechanics modules but still hard. Hardest parts of physics is knowing when to apply the equations and writing exactly what the mark scheme will want to see (key words,structure,detailed knowledge,details of experiments and the theories,outcomes and analysis of what to plot and what the gradient will represent etc.) I'd say that you will struggle to do physics without maths but if you take maths you won't need to know much more than AS maths to do the whole a level physics. You will be required to know when to use 2 or 3 equations by what the question asked you and sub the equations into each other to get and answer. Learn how to rearrange equations and derive units

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do you think it helped taking the mechanic modules or do you think it's not necessary?

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**nadiakms**)do you think it helped taking the mechanic modules or do you think it's not necessary?

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do you think it helped taking the mechanic modules or do you think it's not necessary?

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Most sixth forms / colleges decide to do either M1 or S1 they don't let students decide.Not sure what your situation is? being honest S1 is quite boring, M1 is a lot better as a module.

**james Thompson56**)Most sixth forms / colleges decide to do either M1 or S1 they don't let students decide.Not sure what your situation is? being honest S1 is quite boring, M1 is a lot better as a module.

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Most sixth forms / colleges decide to do either M1 or S1 they don't let students decide.Not sure what your situation is? being honest S1 is quite boring, M1 is a lot better as a module.

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Thank you so much this is honestly so helpful btw did you take stats or mechanics may I ask?

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**nadiakms**)Thank you so much this is honestly so helpful btw did you take stats or mechanics may I ask?

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Mechanics modules help a lot, for our course 1 of the two major modules in Physics was just 'Mechanics', so doing it in Further Maths before made it really easy, just had to do definitions in class. There's a lot of overlap so it helps a lot. M1 is probably enough, M2 is overboard for physics AS but fun if you enjoy mechanics.

**JN17**)Mechanics modules help a lot, for our course 1 of the two major modules in Physics was just 'Mechanics', so doing it in Further Maths before made it really easy, just had to do definitions in class. There's a lot of overlap so it helps a lot. M1 is probably enough, M2 is overboard for physics AS but fun if you enjoy mechanics.

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I did s1 in AS and then m1 in A2 as that's what my college offered

**TSRPAV**)I did s1 in AS and then m1 in A2 as that's what my college offered

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Also what are you wanting to do in terms of after A levels?

**james Thompson56**)Also what are you wanting to do in terms of after A levels?

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Yeah some colleges allow you to choose to either do mechanics or stats so m1,m2 or s1,s2. This happened at a college my friends went to,at my sixth form we did s1 in AS and then m1 in A2. But yes it depends on what you college offers and at some you can choose.

**TSRPAV**)Yeah some colleges allow you to choose to either do mechanics or stats so m1,m2 or s1,s2. This happened at a college my friends went to,at my sixth form we did s1 in AS and then m1 in A2. But yes it depends on what you college offers and at some you can choose.

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maths/economics/finance & stats at uni

after uni - banking

How about you??

**AdeptDz**)maths/economics/finance & stats at uni

after uni - banking

How about you??

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