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    Can anyone tell me if any of these are learnt in Gcse?

    Propositional logic: propositions, connectives, truth tables, tautologies, contradictions; predicates, quantifiers; proof techniques (including mathematical induction).

    Set theory: sets, set operations, Venn diagrams, set equality, subsets, cardinality. Relations: relations on a set, inverse relations, equivalence relations, orders.

    Functions: domain and range, inverse functions, composition of functions, properties of functions.
    Number systems: decimal, binary and hexadecimal; floating point representation, rounding error.

    Vectors and matrices: vectors, vector operations (sum, scalar multiplication, difference, dot product, norm), matrices, matrix operations (sum, scalar multiplication, difference, multiplication), solving systems of linear equations, inverse of a matrix.

    Combinatorics: multiplication principle, addition principle, permutations with unlimited repetition, combinations with unlimited repetition.

    Discrete probability theory: experiment, sample space, event, finite probability space, probability of an event, equiprobable spaces, conditional probability, independent events.

    Statistics: normal distributions, probability, correlation, t-tests.
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    a lot of it seems too complex for gcse...posters do correct me if I am wrong imho...!
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    I'm a bit intrigued.. Why? Yes some of it is taught at GCSE, but if you really want to know about each bit, check the specifications, yourself.
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    Why don't you just go to the exam board's website and look it up yourself?

    I doubt half that stuff will be on any syllabus, and i also doubt that anyone here remembers everything (or anything :p:) they learnt at gcse
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    Other than a little of the probability and statistics material, all of the material is reserved for A-level and beyond. Set theory, for instance, gets only a passing mention even in most Further Maths syllabuses. Propositional logic isn't even a compulsory part of my degree.
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    Hardly any of that is taught at GCSE. The only things that might be are
    - vectors (used to represent transformations and other quantities), very basic manipulation
    - basic probability.

    That's pretty much it.
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    (Original post by DoMakeSayThink)
    Set theory, for instance, gets only a passing mention even in most Further Maths syllabuses.
    It's not in Edexcel's at all.
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    (Original post by tommm)
    It's not in Edexcel's at all.
    Set theory comes up in IGCSE. It's a pretty easy topic.
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    Thank you so much for your help. I am going onto study a computing degree which involves all these. I never done A-Level so therefore was worried a little, thinking that I'd not been learnt the right things on my gcse! Is all the A-Level stuff hard to learn?
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    I've done Further Maths A2 and haven't met half of what you're talking about in my A2 course.A few things such as functions and venn diagrams are taught at a basic level at GCSE but a lot of the stuff would be too advanced.

    Don't worry about not knowing these things - I'd be surprised if it came in as assumed knowledge so they'd teach it you as required in your computing degree.
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    (Original post by doodygirl)
    Can anyone tell me if any of these are learnt in Gcse?

    Propositional logic: propositions, connectives, truth tables, tautologies, contradictions; predicates, quantifiers; proof techniques (including mathematical induction).

    Set theory: sets, set operations, Venn diagrams, set equality, subsets, cardinality. Relations: relations on a set, inverse relations, equivalence relations, orders.

    Functions: domain and range, inverse functions, composition of functions, properties of functions.
    Number systems: decimal, binary and hexadecimal; floating point representation, rounding error.

    Vectors and matrices: vectors, vector operations (sum, scalar multiplication, difference, dot product, norm), matrices, matrix operations (sum, scalar multiplication, difference, multiplication), solving systems of linear equations, inverse of a matrix.

    Combinatorics: multiplication principle, addition principle, permutations with unlimited repetition, combinations with unlimited repetition.

    Discrete probability theory: experiment, sample space, event, finite probability space, probability of an event, equiprobable spaces, conditional probability, independent events.

    Statistics: normal distributions, probability, correlation, t-tests.
    What a bizarre post!

    Well at GCSE Maths you meet the decimal number system (!), some simple vectors and a bit of probability and correlation. In GCSE Statistics, the normal distribution makes a limited appearance.

    I'm intrigued about the reason you are asking? Most of the topics you list appear in A Level Maths or A Level Further Maths or the first year of a mathematics degree.
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    (Original post by doodygirl)
    Thank you so much for your help. I am going onto study a computing degree which involves all these. I never done A-Level so therefore was worried a little, thinking that I'd not been learnt the right things on my gcse! Is all the A-Level stuff hard to learn?
    Oh right now I see. Shame you didn't do A Level maths. It is (rightly) a requirement for many computing degrees. What grade did you attain at GCSE?
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    In IGCSE you meet some set theory, vectors and functions. Emphasis on some.
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    No. Too complex - try Additional Maths or AS level for most.
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    (Original post by Ramadulla)
    No. Too complex - try Additional Maths or AS level for most.
    These topics are beyond Additional Maths or AS Level.
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    (Original post by Mr M)
    Oh right now I see. Shame you didn't do A Level maths. It is (rightly) a requirement for many computing degrees. What grade did you attain at GCSE?
    Not very good I got a C in maths, this is why I asked if it was A-Level work because I am thinking about taking a gap year to re-study my Gcse maths and hopefully get a better grade.
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    (Original post by Mr M)
    These topics are beyond Additional Maths or AS Level.
    Thought so. Why is this asked in a GCSE forum then with the title 'Gcse maths?'
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    i only got a c and im doing comp science, tbh they will teach it all from scrath anyways

    you wouldnt have got the offer if they didnt think you could cope
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    (Original post by Ramadulla)
    Thought so. Why is this asked in a GCSE forum then with the title 'Gcse maths?'
    If you read the whole thread, the OP is starting a computing degree and is concerned about whether she should have met some of these topics at GCSE.
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    i only got a c and im doing comp science, tbh they will teach it all from scrath anyways

    you wouldnt have got the offer if they didnt think you could cope
    That's a little naive. Universities make offers to fill spaces on courses which would otherwise become uneconomical to run. A shocking number of people fail to complete degree courses.
 
 
 

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