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Hey! So I recently started sixth form doing maths, further maths, physics and history and so far all my lessons have been going well! However, I am getting kind of worried about the difficult of further maths, my teachers keep going on about how difficult it is, and although I understand everything we have done so far (not a lot, only complex numbers/ particle moving in a straight line in m1 and then some c1), I have looked further in the fp1 textbooks and it seems really hard. Is there any way to stop myself getting so worried, or is there a reason to be worried as it is very difficult?


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Is there any way to stop myself getting so worried?
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Therapy I guess?
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don't worry it's not that hard. people exaggerate it tbh.
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Hey! So I recently started sixth form doing maths, further maths, physics and history and so far all my lessons have been going well! However, I am getting kind of worried about the difficult of further maths, my teachers keep going on about how difficult it is, and although I understand everything we have done so far (not a lot, only complex numbers/ particle moving in a straight line in m1 and then some c1), I have looked further in the fp1 textbooks and it seems really hard. Is there any way to stop myself getting so worried, or is there a reason to be worried as it is very difficult?


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At least for this year, you're fine. Further Maths AS really isn't that much worse than normal Maths so there's no need to worry now. Further Maths A2 certainly IS hard but what happens happens, try your best and that's all anyone can ask of you. The fact that you're finding FP1 fine so far is motivating, you'll probably do well if you put the work in
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Hey! So I recently started sixth form doing maths, further maths, physics and history and so far all my lessons have been going well! However, I am getting kind of worried about the difficult of further maths, my teachers keep going on about how difficult it is, and although I understand everything we have done so far (not a lot, only complex numbers/ particle moving in a straight line in m1 and then some c1), I have looked further in the fp1 textbooks and it seems really hard. Is there any way to stop myself getting so worried, or is there a reason to be worried as it is very difficult?


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Further maths [AS] is not difficult at all, just extra modules.

Work hard and you won't find it very difficult.
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Hey! So I recently started sixth form doing maths, further maths, physics and history and so far all my lessons have been going well! However, I am getting kind of worried about the difficult of further maths, my teachers keep going on about how difficult it is, and although I understand everything we have done so far (not a lot, only complex numbers/ particle moving in a straight line in m1 and then some c1), I have looked further in the fp1 textbooks and it seems really hard. Is there any way to stop myself getting so worried, or is there a reason to be worried as it is very difficult?


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You can't really say something is hard by just looking at and not attempting to do it. As others have said AS further maths isn't difficult especially with the modules you're taking. The A2 further maths modules such as FP2/FP3 and M3+ are hard though.

There really is nothing to worry about at this stage.
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Hey! So I recently started sixth form doing maths, further maths, physics and history and so far all my lessons have been going well! However, I am getting kind of worried about the difficult of further maths, my teachers keep going on about how difficult it is, and although I understand everything we have done so far (not a lot, only complex numbers/ particle moving in a straight line in m1 and then some c1), I have looked further in the fp1 textbooks and it seems really hard. Is there any way to stop myself getting so worried, or is there a reason to be worried as it is very difficult?


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Something is only 'hard' if you don't know what you're doing. If you work hard and do plenty of examples in the textbook, it should be a doddle in the end. If you ever get stuck, you can always ask your teacher or post your questions on TSR
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Its not bad at all.
Stay ontop of exercises, ask people for help and its very unlikely that fter that u will be stuck on tons of stuff. After, just papers tbh. Thats enough to secure very high marks.


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People who find this stuff hard are people who can't keep up, I think. They get confused at something, but they don't ask questions and just leave it. Then very quickly the pile of confusing stuff builds up, and there is a backlog of work that is difficult to keep under control. That's when it gets hard for most people.

Remember, it's two A-levels, so it's going to be quite a lot of work.

But the key is to keep on top of it. Don't let ANYTHING get past you without you understanding it.
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