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    Hi guys. So after doing a terms worth of Mechanics I decided to drop it and do statistics as I find Mechanics absolutely boring and is a waste of time. I want to do Medicine at University and I am currently taking Biology, Chemistry, Maths and Psychology for A level. Statistics is a lot more beneficial for me as it comes up in biology and psychology and most people say it is useful for medicine. I personally hate physics and Mechanics is linked in with physics. Most people in my class do physics and there are only 4 people including myself that don't do physics. 3 of us decided that we needed to do something about it so I spoke to my head of department about the situation. Overall, we were told that we had to teach ourselves s1 in our free time and do mechanics up to the mocks in January. And whichever one we do better in is the one we have to continue for the next 2 years. I have printed off some past papers and started reading the textbook that I'd bought but I don't how to teach myself. Can you give me any ideas on how I can do that, please?

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    (Original post by Farhan Abubacar)
    Hi guys. So after doing a terms worth of Mechanics I decided to drop it and do statistics as I find Mechanics absolutely boring and is a waste of time. I want to do Medicine at University and I am currently taking Biology, Chemistry, Maths and Psychology for A level. Statistics is a lot more beneficial for me as it comes up in biology and psychology and most people say it is useful for medicine. I personally hate physics and Mechanics is linked in with physics. Most people in my class do physics and there are only 4 people including myself that don't do physics. 3 of us decided that we needed to do something about it so I spoke to my head of department about the situation. Overall, we were told that we had to teach ourselves s1 in our free time and do mechanics up to the mocks in January. And whichever one we do better in is the one we have to continue for the next 2 years. I have printed off some past papers and started reading the textbook that I'd bought but I don't how to teach myself. Can you give me any ideas on how I can do that, please?

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    Go through the textbook and use examsolutions, it's excellent for S1. When you're confident with the material, do some past paper questions. Practise a lot.
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    I am and was in a similar situation TBH and I see that doing all mymaths task and going through all the exam questions per topic on Exam solutions then ending with doing all past papers in test conditions will GUARANTEE you 100% the sooner you get it done
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    (Original post by NotNotBatman)
    Go through the textbook and use examsolutions, it's excellent for S1. When you're confident with the material, do some past paper questions. Practise a lot.
    Exam solutions is excellent for every module!
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    (Original post by TheRealLifeBane)
    I am and was in a similar situation TBH and I see that doing all mymaths task and going through all the exam questions per topic on Exam solutions then ending with doing all past papers in test conditions will GUARANTEE you 100% the sooner you get it done
    Smashing advice!
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    (Original post by sunshine774)
    Exam solutions is excellent for every module!
    For the modules that are there, I agree.
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    S1 is more to learn than Mechanics- but it is also easier. Just learn all the topics by doing some questions and looking up methods on exam solutions. S1 doesn't fell like maths as you have to know how to do that particular question- instead of being able to apply your maths knowledge. I could imagine M1 being bad for someone not doing physics. Also, get familiar of how to use "Stat" mode on your calculator, it's amazing in the exam.
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    (Original post by NotNotBatman)
    For the modules that are there, I agree.
    Oh which ones aren't there? Haven't noticed yet...
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    (Original post by sunshine774)
    Oh which ones aren't there? Haven't noticed yet...
    Decision maths and the higher statistics and mechanics modules, but it's all being reformed from next year anyway.
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    (Original post by Farhan Abubacar)
    Hi guys. So after doing a terms worth of Mechanics I decided to drop it and do statistics as I find Mechanics absolutely boring and is a waste of time. I want to do Medicine at University and I am currently taking Biology, Chemistry, Maths and Psychology for A level. Statistics is a lot more beneficial for me as it comes up in biology and psychology and most people say it is useful for medicine. I personally hate physics and Mechanics is linked in with physics. Most people in my class do physics and there are only 4 people including myself that don't do physics. 3 of us decided that we needed to do something about it so I spoke to my head of department about the situation. Overall, we were told that we had to teach ourselves s1 in our free time and do mechanics up to the mocks in January. And whichever one we do better in is the one we have to continue for the next 2 years. I have printed off some past papers and started reading the textbook that I'd bought but I don't how to teach myself. Can you give me any ideas on how I can do that, please?

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    I will actually boast and say I self taught it.

    I basically had no knowledge of the module and learnt from markschemes.

    This is because most questions in S1 are generic and don't require understanding.
    I started with 2005 onward.
    I do WJEC so the mark schemes are fairly detailed and show the method.
    After doing 2/3 past papers whilst also looking at the mark scheme I became confident with S1 and familiarised myself with the style of the questions.

    Just past papers, pretty much.... there's lots of them
 
 
 
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