# Easiest Edexcel Applied Mod to self teach? Stats (1,2), Mechanics (1,2) or Dec(1,2)?Watch

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I was just wondering if people who have done all/many of these mods, which one of the applied mods is easiest to self learn?

Ofcourse, it varies from person to person, I know that, but is the general consensus that D1/D2 are easier than S1/S2 which are both easier than M1/M2 ?

Is that a fair analysis?
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11 years ago
#2
If it's for normal maths alone, teach yourself M1 and D1..
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11 years ago
#3
m1 = the easiest exam i'v ever taken in terms of time i put in!
S1 is relatively simple but i hate statistics so i had a hard time with it!
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also can someone tell me what decision maths is? i always wondered!
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11 years ago
#4
(Original post by chr15chr15)
m1 = the easiest exam i'v ever taken in terms of time i put in!
S1 is relatively simple but i hate statistics so i had a hard time with it!
edit:
also can someone tell me what decision maths is? i always wondered!
Most of D1 is a mixture between linear programming and operations research. google them both.

PS Discrete mathematics is a weird name for it, because generally speaking discrete refers to logic and rigorous proofs
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#5
It depends. I found M1 much easier than S1, yet others would find the complete opposite.
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#6
I'd say S1 and S2. You should be able to get A's pretty easily self teaching them. I self taught them (teacher semi-taught S2 in 1-2 weeks). I self taught D1 too and only got a C.
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#7
I found D1 mindless and extremely boring. That being said, it was hardly difficult. I would just find it hard to motivate myself to learn it.

I'd go for M1. It's pretty easy, and more interesting than the others (in my opinion).
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11 years ago
#8
I have done D1, S1, S2, M1 and M2, and in terms of difficulty I would probably rank them (from most difficult to least difficult):
M2 > S1 > S2 > M1 > D1
But in my opinion the difference in difficulty between S1, S2 and M1 is very small.
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#9
S1 without a doubt

M1 gets confusing if you aren't a natural.
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#10
I took M1, M2 for my Maths, as I found them the easiest. Especially if you are also taking Physics - pretty much of it is included in the PHY1 too.

But I took HKCEE Additional Maths, and I am studying Physics in A-levels. So my choice is not-so-objective at all.
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#11
D1 is probably the easiest, but will be the most boring.
M1 will be quite do-able, and is (I think) pretty interesting.
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#12
i've done all self-taught myself all except 2.

personally, i found decision easiest, then stats then mechanics the hardest.
but my results tell me mechanics is the easiest, then decision then stats.

M1 is easy if you take physics. i found M2 confusing at times, but not extremely hard.
S1 felt like biology: easy but a lot to stuff. S2 is a breeze, and full of easy marks.
D1 is easy to understand and do if you read the book with a LOT of coffee. the textbook is the thickest of them all, and sleep-inducing. D2 is a lot shorter, and doesn't draw much from D1. you end up doing things you have no idea why you're doing it tho.
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#13
m1 is nice m2 is tricky to self teach books arent too great on explaining but once you understand it you will be fine, its all about forces most of the time, stats are easy to learn but easy to forget,

mechanics 1 is nice m2 is tricky with the last chapter so if you arent from a physics background be careful
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