Is Mechanics 2 harder than S1? (Edexcel)

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I loved studying Mechanics 1 this year. But I'm not sure how I'm going to find Mechanics 2.
So if anyone took Mechanics 2 recently, can you just tell me, how are you finding it so far? Is it going good? How different it is from M1?
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(Original post by Aleksander Krol)
I loved studying Mechanics 1 this year. But I'm not sure how I'm going to find Mechanics 2.
So if anyone took Mechanics 2 recently, can you just tell me, how are you finding it so far? Is it going good? How different it is from M1?
Is this for the Edexcel International A Level?
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(Original post by Aleksander Krol)
I loved studying Mechanics 1 this year. But I'm not sure how I'm going to find Mechanics 2.
So if anyone took Mechanics 2 recently, can you just tell me, how are you finding it so far? Is it going good? How different it is from M1?
Assuming this is IAL, M2 is definitely harder than M1. A fair bit of M1 was topics you might already be familiar with. M2 definitely introduces new stuff. That said, M2 is a natural progression from what you learned in M1 and isn't monstrously difficult. Whether you'd find S1 easier is hard to say. It is definitely way easier content and a lot of it is a simple extension from GCSE but some people find S1 bitty, messy and not as mathematical as they would like if they are pure maths fans.
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I don't think all of it is particularly hard compared to M1. For any students also doing physics, there will be a lot that carries over from that - work, energy, power, moments, projectile motion. Even for non-physics students, it should feel like a logical progression from M1. Some of the collisions parts can get a bit involved.

If you enjoyed M1, I'd say do M2. S1 should be easier in principle, but it depends how much you fancy doing some statistics. Some people have a clear preference, and if yours is for mechanics, there's no reason not to stick with it. The only reason I'd give to perhaps consider S1 after all is that some knowledge of statistics is a good thing for life and reasoning skills in general.
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