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I wanna give general maths. So the compulsory units are C1-C4. But I can't decide my optional units. Which one is EASIER: M1 or S1? :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
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I wanna give general maths. So the compulsory units are C1-C4. But I can't decide my optional units. Which one is EASIER: M1 or S1? :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
I think S1 is much easier, but it's hard to get 100% for your exam paper. However, it's so boring.
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S1 is easier but a lot of it is boring. I would go for S1.

M1 isn't that bad either. It is certainly more enjoyable.
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I haven't done M1 yet but I know S1 is easy. The reason why some people do so badly on S1 is they make a lot of silly mistakes. Sometimes on a question you can make one mistake and easily lose 6 or 7 marks.
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M1 and s1, would be easier, i hop so.
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If you're asking whether or not to do M1 and M2 or M1 and S1, then I'd say M1 and S1 is definitely the easier option. however, if you wanted to do something of a more mechanical/physics nature after A-Levels, you might want to consider doing M1 and M2. Are you doing Physics A-Level?
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I love Mechanics - its easy if you think logically - everything is understand-able and you can see why you're doing everything. One of the first chapters is hard - they throw you in at the deep end with vectors, several people dropped mechs cos of it, but if you persevere its well worth it. I found stats alright - kinda boring and pointless tho - i really messed up the exam cos i'm not good at learning formulae (which you have to be able to do for stats) did a retake with better preparation and that was great tho. I think this depends on what interests you, and how you learn. If you can learn formulae you'll be fine at stats, tho it can be boring, whereas if you like to follow things through and have problems that are in the real world, then mechs would be better. Theyre very different. You could always be mad (like me) and do them all, with Decision as well for a bit extra!
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(Original post by Baddest Student)
I wanna give general maths. So the compulsory units are C1-C4. But I can't decide my optional units. Which one is EASIER: M1 or S1? :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
S1 easier.

M1 more demanding initially, but eventually more interesting.

S1 possibly more aplications in other subject areas. (I am applying my less than extensive probability expertise when I say this...

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I've heard that M1 is really easy if you're doing physics. I personally found S1 a lot easier.
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Do M1,M2. S1 is boring.
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S1 is so boring, but I think you should do M1 and S1. S1 is easy, its all about knowing the formulas.
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Do M1,M2. S1 is boring.
i agree!!
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Statistics is boring, but a lot of the first half-or-so of the module is stuff that you know already, so S1 is EASIER. I've not done any mechanics yet but it certainly looks more interesting. If you want an easy ride, go for S1 (even the 'hard' stuff in S1 isn't too bad if you're careful. If you want something to interest you, go for M1
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Agree with the above - M1 involves less memorising and more application, so if you're fairly logical, might be easier.

S1 - what annoys me about Statistics is that you can do a full A level in it (as I am - up to S8 on my board) and there is *still* no requirement to understand what's going on - merely being able to punch numbers into a calculator at speed is enough to get full marks.

You also might bear in mind that at many universities prefer Mech modules over stats in Maths A2 if you're following something science-based.
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Under the new system, you can't do A-level Stats, or even AS level. There's only 3 or 4 Statistics modules now. Not enough people were entering for Statistics A-level so its not done anymore.
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