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Do I opt for maths statistics or maths mechanics in Edexcel AS level? Watch

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    I'm planning to go medicine but can't decide my AS maths. I currently have biology and physics. Many say Stats is easier, but if I choose mechanics it's better as it's very similar to physics so whatever I'm studying will go hand-in-hand with physics. Thoughts?

    stats as you're more likely to actually get a good grade

    apart from the wording, pretty much what you cover in physics-mechanics is the whole years work of maths mechanics. also physics mechanics gets unbelievably difficult to understand due to how quick they go through the stuff so i strongly recommend M1 rather than S1. Also, S1 is theoretically easier but in general more boring which for me cancels it out. i did quite badly in S1 purely due to the fact that a third of the marks were for something they had never examined and an extremely horrible twist thrown in.
    i personally strongly recommend mechanics. Not only is it (in my opinion) more interesting, it makes physics a WHOLE load easier which is a massive plus.

    Of course, this is just me, everyone finds different things easy and hard, the deciding factor imo is whether you want an easy grade in AS maths (choose stats, beware of curveballs though) or you want a nice time in physics (choose mechanics)
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