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    My brother is currently in Year 11 and the teachers at his school are telling him to take subjects he enjoys and what he is good at. He currently wants to do Physics and Maths but was told that he should pick Mechanics modules (M1) if he wants to do physics.

    He asked me if you could do s1 in AS then do M1 in a2. Is it possible? Appreciate any help!!
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    (Original post by LordJesus)
    It's possible but it's more useful if he does M1 this year as it compliments the physics nicely
    But is there not mechanics in A2 Physics?
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    Maths with Mechanics is Maths which include Mechanic modules, so M1,M2,M3....
    Maths with Stats include S1,S2....
    You won't be able to do Statistic modules if you go down the mechanics route, however this is only for some schools. It all depends on the college your brother goes to.


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    (Original post by Want_To_Achieve)
    My brother is currently in Year 11 and the teachers at his school are telling him to take subjects he enjoys and what he is good at. He currently wants to do Physics and Maths but was told that he should pick Mechanics modules (M1) if he wants to do physics.

    He asked me if you could do s1 in AS then do M1 in a2. Is it possible? Appreciate any help!!
    In what country will your brother study A levels?
    If he is in England then the new reformed maths A level will mean he has no choice on what he will study. He will automatically take some statistics and some mechanics, they are a compulsory part of the new specifications.
    If he is in a country where a modular A level or international A level still continues then he should do as much mechanics as he can if his intention is to go on to study something physics or engineering related in the future. Otherwise S1 and M1 is a perfectly standard combination taken by a large proportion of maths candidates. There may of course be timetable or teacher availability issues that mean the school can't offer certain unit combinations.


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