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1. To give you the DL I did obviously GCSE Maths last year as well as AQA Further Maths and Edexcel Stats GCSEs and got an A* in all three. This year I'm doing C1, C2, FP1, M1, D1 and S1. I find every module so easy compared to S1. I don't know why. What can I do to get good again?
2. Past papers and examsolutions
3. (Original post by Suprite)
Past papers and examsolutions
Whenever I watch the Exam Solutions videos I get everything that he's on about but then when it comes to doing any past paper question, even the simplest one I just have no clue and it really p****s me off because S1 is meant to be the easy module.
4. Just keep practising, Almost every S1 paper is the same - just different numbers and wording. Trust me, I was getting like 45/75 in my S1 mock and got an A in the end
5. What exactly do you find hard?
6. (Original post by Suprite)
What exactly do you find hard?
Legit everything we've done so far even though we did the bulk of it in year 11 anyway. We've done averages, spread, percentiles and quartiles, SD, histograms, Venn diagrams, tree diagrams.

I do however get all the stuff on visual representations of data stuff (apart from histogram stuff with the height and width, but even then I get it I just can't do it).
7. It's more difficult than exam solutions will describe.
8. (Original post by Funspoiler)
Legit everything we've done so far even though we did the bulk of it in year 11 anyway. We've done averages, spread, percentiles and quartiles, SD, histograms, Venn diagrams, tree diagrams.

I do however get all the stuff on visual representations of data stuff (apart from histogram stuff with the height and width, but even then I get it I just can't do it).
The only difficult part i remember was normal distribution. I'm sure you'll be fine - there is plenty of time until the real exam. You are much more academically able than I was at AS. Just do plenty of questions in your free time and sort out any issues with your teachers.
9. Just do past paper questions, again and again. See where you go wrong and try doing the same question a week or so later, and see if you get it this time.
10. (Original post by Funspoiler)
To give you the DL I did obviously GCSE Maths last year as well as AQA Further Maths and Edexcel Stats GCSEs and got an A* in all three. This year I'm doing C1, C2, FP1, M1, D1 and S1. I find every module so easy compared to S1. I don't know why. What can I do to get good again?
I've taught all the Edexcel modules and I find S1 the hardest to get excited about - it just seems to be a collection of topics.

I would focus on past papers - take the older ones and go through them topic by topic [not paper by paper] so you see all the different ways of asking each type of question. Then I'd do the more recent ones [say 2011 onwards] in the 'normal' way.

Good luck
11. I agree I've just been using text books and exam solutions mostly too, I've found Jack Brown on YouTube he is good at simple explanations but each video is only a couple of mins long
12. (Original post by Muttley79)
I've taught all the Edexcel modules and I find S1 the hardest to get excited about - it just seems to be a collection of topics.

I would focus on past papers - take the older ones and go through them topic by topic [not paper by paper] so you see all the different ways of asking each type of question. Then I'd do the more recent ones [say 2011 onwards] in the 'normal' way.

Good luck
Thank you for the advice

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