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In your opinion, what is the hardest topic in A-level maths? I am starting it in September.
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Which.... I mean A-level maths? GCSE maths? What exam board?
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Which.... I mean A-level maths? GCSE maths? What exam board?
Well it says A-level and the exam board doesn't matter.
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Well it says A-level and the exam board doesn't matter.
Oh my mistake I just read the forum links rather than the actual description since the question is in the title. You should really post it in the A-level maths forum, might get you more responses.

Also exam boards can matter. I mean some topics are easier than others because of exam boards. I would say the hardest topics would be vectors, integration etc.
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Oh my mistake I just read the forum links rather than the actual description since the question is in the title. You should really post it in the A-level maths forum, might get you more responses.

Also exam boards can matter. I mean some topics are easier than others because of exam boards. I would say the hardest topics would be vectors, integration etc.
Oh, well I clicked A-level maths and then ask question, that's a bit weird. Does the content vary quite a lot between exam boards then?
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http://mrbartonmaths.com/students/a-level/past-papers/

See for yourself. Also this is an old specification. (I think.)

I think maths A-levels from this year are becoming linear or something like that. (Where you do all exams at the end and I think there are 3 or 4 instead of like 6.)
Don't listen to me about this do some research, I may be wrong.
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I found vectors fairly difficult for pure maths

And I did the statistic modules and I can gladly say permutations and arrangements was a pain in the ARSE
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the hardest topic in maths is Fourier analysis, may his soul rest in peace.
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In your opinion, what is the hardest topic in A-level maths? I am starting it in September.
I have been doing a level maths for a year now, it's not as bad as people made it out to be (at least for me). But yeah it's linear, as you may already know, and personally I'm finding the mostly mechanics and statistics harder than the core maths modules like calculus etc. But it all depends on whether you are more algebra/physics inclined. In my humble opinion
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I would say the 'hardest' is A2 integration but that's (in my opinion) the most fun. Certainly the most annoying topic is statistics...
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the hardest topic in maths is Fourier analysis, may his soul rest in peace.
That's certainly not A level
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the hardest topic in maths is Fourier analysis, may his soul rest in peace.
Fourier analysis in A-Level?
That would be insane. Fourier doesn't even come up in A-Level further maths.
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In your opinion, what is the hardest topic in A-level maths? I am starting it in September.
For me personally, statistics. I hate statistics with a passion and only use it when absolutely necessary for example probabilities in quantum and for normal distributions (im a physics undergrad). Topic that most people find hardest is integration becasue there's alot of it. I really life integration because once you've learned the rules its upto you on how to piece together the solution to an integral. Don't think about whats hardest, just make sure you do lots of practice questions and you'll be fine
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In your opinion, what is the hardest topic in A-level maths? I am starting it in September.
I hate statistics & calculus...
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Integration probably, but still a fair bit easier than further maths integration
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Permutations and combinations, the only topic in all of maths and further maths I couldn't get my head around
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