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I'm not sure about which exam board to take:
- 3 units of new spec maths for 2018 exam:
AQA: one for core 1-4, one for mechanics and one for statistics
Edexcel: two for core1-4 and one for mechanics/statistics

How hard is mechanics/statistics? Please advise thanks!
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It's not just about the units, have you checked how many marks each paper has and how the marks are weighted. I doubt that Mechanics&Statistics if worth twice as much as the core part.
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They're very difficult
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I'm not sure about which exam board to take:
- 3 units of new spec maths for 2018 exam:
AQA: one for core 1-4, one for mechanics and one for statistics
Edexcel: two for core1-4 and one for mechanics/statistics

How hard is mechanics/statistics? Please advise thanks!
Edexcel and AQA have not had their A level maths specifications approved yet. Until they do, it isn't sensible to compare content or assessment structures and make a decision. I would be surprised if the regulators approve the published draft approach of both Edexcel and AQA. Note, if you want to do a full A level in maths in 2018 you would have the option to do it using the old modular specification.


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None of the examiners have their A level maths specifications approved yet.
This isn't the case. OCR and OCR MEI have some accredited specs.
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This isn't the case. OCR and OCR MEI have some accredited specs.
True. I havent checked on the OCR stuff lately,thanks for the correction. However I don't think Edexcel or AQA that the OP wants to compare have been approved ?


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True. I havent checked on the OCR stuff lately,thanks for the correction. However I don't think Edexcel or AQA that the OP wants to compare have been approved ?


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No they're not approved just yet.
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None of the examiners have their A level maths specifications approved yet. Until they do, it isn't sensible to compare content or assessment structures and make a decision. I would be surprised if the regulators approve the published draft approach of both Edexcel and AQA. Note, if you want to do a full A level in maths in 2018 you would have the option to do it using the old modular specification.

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Thank you for your response. You're right, they aren't approved yet, but they will start teaching in this Sep so I'll wait. I want to do A-level maths in one year. I'm thinking of doing the old spec but I have to take 6 units - which is a lot more stressful and more expensive than a new spec. You would only need to take 3 papers. I'm waiting for a reply from both exam boards about the old spec and would this continue into next year. I looked up that this summer is a last resit opportunity. So I might as well enter the new spec.

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It's not just about the units, have you checked how many marks each paper has and how the marks are weighted. I doubt that Mechanics&Statistics if worth twice as much as the core part.
I checked that both exam boards and each had 3 papers, adding up overall weighting of components of 33⅓ x 3 = approx. 100.

But I don't see this is helpful at all?

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They're very difficult
How difficult? my friend said mechanic is the most difficult and is related to physics which I detest!!
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How difficult? my friend said mechanic is the most difficult and is related to physics which I detest!!
It is more tricky than you think Whenever masses interactif And you have to work out the résultant forces And there's many ways this happen a such as élevators pulleys And taught ropes angles etc. It can be a lot of work per Mark. Though in their y m1 is the simplest.
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It is more tricky than you think Whenever masses interactif And you have to work out the résultant forces And there's many ways this happen a such as élevators pulleys And taught ropes angles etc. It can be a lot of work per Mark. Though in their y m1 is the simplest.
well i will go through in summer thanks. Any tips for this one?
I know two useful websites like exam solution and physics and maths tutor. But do you know any other website?
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well i will go through in summer thanks. Any tips for this one?
I know two useful websites like exam solution and physics and maths tutor. But do you know any other website?
No sorry.
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