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    Hi,I am just about to finish my GCSE'S and will start year 12 in some months.I want to study engineering in uni.I saw that edexcel maths has many units like c1,c2,c3...fp1..and all that.I want to take further maths,but i am confused about which units i should do next year?If anyone can explain this system to me i'd be very grateful.Also should i take decision maths or statistics?
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    (Original post by runballadmix)
    Hi,I am just about to finish my GCSE'S and will start year 12 in some months.I want to study engineering in uni.I saw that edexcel maths has many units like c1,c2,c3...fp1..and all that.I want to take further maths,but i am confused about which units i should do next year?If anyone can explain this system to me i'd be very grateful.Also should i take decision maths or statistics?
    If you are a student in England you will not be doing a modular A level with these separate units and variety of options, you will be doing the new maths A level specification which is linear (all examined in one set of exams at the end of the course). Your maths A level will comprise prescribed content, mostly pure maths with some statistics and some mechanics. If you also do further maths there will be some flexibility in what you study, for engineering you should do as much mechanics as possible but you will be limited by what your school decides to offer (and has staff who are able to teach it).


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    (Original post by gdunne42)
    If you are a student in England you will not be doing a modular A level with these separate units and variety of options, you will be doing the new maths A level specification which is linear (all examined in one set of exams at the end of the course). Your maths A level will comprise prescribed content, mostly pure maths with some statistics and some mechanics. If you also do further maths there will be some flexibility in what you study, for engineering you should do as much mechanics as possible but you will be limited by what your school decides to offer (and has staff who are able to teach it).


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    (Original post by runballadmix)
    I'm not a student in UK
    The Edexcel international A level specification for maths is here
    https://qualifications.pearson.com/e...thematics.html

    It describes all of the available units and how they can be combined.
    It's similar to the current UK specification just with a smaller choice of available units and a slightly different structure of exam papers, but it's very different to the new uk one that starts in September.

    CIE also offer an international A Level in maths that has a very different unit structure.


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