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1. i did c1, c2 and s1 last year what will i do this year is it c3 c4 and s2 and s3?
2. Probably not S3, but yes - definitely C3 and C4, probably S2, although some schools might offer M1 or (rarely) D1 instead.
3. I imagine you'd only do C3, C4, and S2/M1. You only need six modules for a full A-level, the four core modules with the addition of any two applied modules.
4. Usually a choice between D1 and M1 for you then, along with C3 and C4
5. (Original post by -WhySoSerious?)
Usually a choice between D1 and M1 for you then, along with C3 and C4
Don't you have to have an A2 applied module (i.e. S2)?
6. (Original post by Daniel Freedman)
Don't you have to have an A2 applied module (i.e. S2)?
m1 and d1 are applied modules....
7. is decision harder than stats? what is decision all about?
8. I've heard decision is really easy but don't take my word for it, I've never done it. This year you'll do C3 and C4 and S2 I would think (I guess it depends what exam board you're doing it with).
9. i think i'm doing s2 with ocr? will it be harder than edexcel you think as i did s1 with edexcel?
10. (Original post by Lets get close...)
m1 and d1 are applied modules....
They're not A2 though?
11. Why will you do S3??? Only two optional choice matey
12. (Original post by Daniel Freedman)
They're not A2 though?
For OCR, at the very least, an A2 level in maths will consist of all four core modules, with the addition of any two applied modules. The second needn't be a continuation from an earlier applied module.
13. (Original post by DoMakeSayThink)
For OCR, at the very least, an A2 level in maths will consist of all four core modules, with the addition of any two applied modules. The second needn't be a continuation from an earlier applied module.
Ahh I see. My school does the normal maths course with S1,S2/M1,M2 so I assumed that the higher applied modules were needed.
14. Maths is the only A Level subject where you are permitted to do 4 AS units and 2 A2 units.
15. (Original post by panjabiflower)
is decision harder than stats? what is decision all about?
Decision is a bit of a strange topic, because most of it doesn't look anything like what you've done before. For example, you might use a simple algorithm to find the shortest route between two points on a map (so you decide which roads to take); or simulate an event happening using random numbers; or draw a network to represent the order in which tasks can be done (e.g. the order that you do things when getting up in the morning); and several other new topics.

Most of the module is based on drawing graphs, tables and networks rather than making many calculations. I found the module quite easy (I got 89%), but also a bit tedious in places. So although I scored slightly higher in decision than I did in stats, I found stats to be a bit more interesting.
In general, according to my teacher, the better you are at the core modules, the worse you'll be at D1 - but only because people try to overcomplicate simple questions.

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