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    I'm goin to be doin further maths next year.Im a A/A* student. But ther is a small possibility of me gettin a B for my GCSE's.(DAMN EDEXCEL).Will I struggle alot?
    Which of the twelve modules are the hardest??
    Could you tell me or direct me to where the new Edexcel syllabus for further maths?
    For the mechanics section of the course should doing A-level physics help me alot??
    Also could you advise any gd books or websites for me to see the work??

    By the way, I dnt expect evryone to answer evry question.However if you can then THANX. If you can only answer a few then that is still greatly appreciated.......
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    If you're A/A* then you'll probably be fine. Just work hard at it and do lots of practice papers. If you're Edexcel, you should be getting Heinemann textbooks from your college I guess. They are very good with insane amounts of exam style questions.

    http://www.edexcel.org.uk/qualificat....aspx?id=83441

    Depends what 12 modules you are doing, I'm guessing the new spec so C1-C4, FP1-FP3, and 5 applications.

    Of those FP2 and FP3 are the hardest in my opinion, although I haven't seen FP3 first hand and some people say the second last pure is harder than the last.

    And mechanics won't be helped as much as it helps AS physics. That's what I found... although they are very complimentary, and mechanics is a whole unit of edexcel physics.

    Websites, well here is good as there will always be people better than you to help you (what I've found first hand). And www.mathsnet.net is also good for practice questions.
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    IMO the best website for teaching yourself maths in http://www.mathcentre.ac.uk, if you have adobe reader you can print off sheets with questions to teach yourself. I suggest you try your best to get a head start before you start the course, it will make the first few weeks much less stressful.
    If you were to do some work on your own i would recoment mastering The Binomial Theorem, Differentiation and possible Integration.
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    (Original post by Fade Into Black)
    I'm goin to be doin further maths next year.Im a A/A* student. But ther is a small possibility of me gettin a B for my GCSE's.(DAMN EDEXCEL).Will I struggle alot?
    You will struggle at first, as the transition from GCSE to A-Level can be difficult, but if you are naturally able then you should be fine, and it dosent matter if you get a B when you should have got an A/A*.

    (Original post by Fade Into Black)
    Which of the twelve modules are the hardest??
    FP3 and FP4 are the same as the old P5 and P6, which i took, and these are the hardest modules. Also P3 (now C3/C4) was fairly heavy going, although now its in two modules so that should break up the workload.

    (Original post by Fade Into Black)
    Could you tell me or direct me to where the new Edexcel syllabus for further maths?
    http://www.edexcel.org.uk/VirtualCon...cification.pdf

    (Original post by Fade Into Black)
    For the mechanics section of the course should doing A-level physics help me alot??
    Doing A-Level physics will help a little, but it will almost certainly be the other way round. Doing Mechanics modules will help your physics immensely as the concepts are covered in much greater detail, making the mechanics side of physics appear simplistic in comparison.

    (Original post by Fade Into Black)
    Also could you advise any gd books or websites for me to see the work??
    Get the Heineman textbooks, I used them and found them to be an excellent resource with many examples of (nearly) every type of problem you can come across and plenty of questions.

    Does that answer your questions?
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    If youre decent at maths forget about your GCSE grade, it means nothing
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    Thanx all those who made the contributions....
    I appreciate it!!
 
 
 
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