# Maths A-Level choice 2004

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#1

At my school we can choose what maths units we do. I can either do:

P1P2P3P4S1S2

P1P2P3P4M1D1

What route should I take? Im aiming for an A at GCSE (which I think I can get) and I wanna know what people on this board think I should do! Please help. People currently taking a-level maths would be greatly appreciated!!!

P1P2P3P4S1S2

P1P2P3P4M1D1

What route should I take? Im aiming for an A at GCSE (which I think I can get) and I wanna know what people on this board think I should do! Please help. People currently taking a-level maths would be greatly appreciated!!!

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At my school we can choose what maths units we do. I can either do:

P1P2P3P4S1S2

P1P2P3P4M1D1

What route should I take? Im aiming for an A at GCSE (which I think I can get) and I wanna know what people on this board think I should do! Please help. People currently taking a-level maths would be greatly appreciated!!!

**Unregistered999**)At my school we can choose what maths units we do. I can either do:

P1P2P3P4S1S2

P1P2P3P4M1D1

What route should I take? Im aiming for an A at GCSE (which I think I can get) and I wanna know what people on this board think I should do! Please help. People currently taking a-level maths would be greatly appreciated!!!

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Well I really hate statistics so I would choose the second one. I found M1 to be easier that the rest. I guess its down to you though.. whatever ones you enjoy more..

**Elle**)Well I really hate statistics so I would choose the second one. I found M1 to be easier that the rest. I guess its down to you though.. whatever ones you enjoy more..

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Well at school I find vectors a bit easier than probability. Is that wht they are about? I really hate physics though :s

**Unregistered999**)Well at school I find vectors a bit easier than probability. Is that wht they are about? I really hate physics though :s

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Yeh there is a section of Vectors in M1 but most of it is Physics related stuff.. although its not as hard a Physics

**Elle**)Yeh there is a section of Vectors in M1 but most of it is Physics related stuff.. although its not as hard a Physics

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Is pure 4 ok? Ive gotta do it in the second year if i choose maths.

**Unregistered999**)Is pure 4 ok? Ive gotta do it in the second year if i choose maths.

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Is pure 4 ok? Ive gotta do it in the second year if i choose maths.

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Sorry I have no idea- I'm doing Pure 2 at the moment but I will only be going as far as Pure 3. You might want to take a look at the syllabus on your exam board. Im sure it will be ok though if you keep up with the work and try your hardest.. there is no reason why you can't get an A.

**Elle**)Sorry I have no idea- I'm doing Pure 2 at the moment but I will only be going as far as Pure 3. You might want to take a look at the syllabus on your exam board. Im sure it will be ok though if you keep up with the work and try your hardest.. there is no reason why you can't get an A.

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As of 2004 P4 will be an A level module. At least on edexcel. The old P1-P3 will become P1-P4 and you will The new P1 module will bridge more from GCSE to old P1 so people don't have such a shock at the start of A Level.

Further Maths will consist of FP1-FP3 and the usual 3 applied modules.

Hope this clears it up.

Further Maths will consist of FP1-FP3 and the usual 3 applied modules.

Hope this clears it up.

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As of 2004 P4 will be an A level module. At least on edexcel. The old P1-P3 will become P1-P4 and you will The new P1 module will bridge more from GCSE to old P1 so people don't have such a shock at the start of A Level.

Further Maths will consist of FP1-FP3 and the usual 3 applied modules.

Hope this clears it up.

**mensandan**)As of 2004 P4 will be an A level module. At least on edexcel. The old P1-P3 will become P1-P4 and you will The new P1 module will bridge more from GCSE to old P1 so people don't have such a shock at the start of A Level.

Further Maths will consist of FP1-FP3 and the usual 3 applied modules.

Hope this clears it up.

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Wait a minute - Edexcel are reordering their entire pure syllabus?! Does that mean you have to do 4 pure modules to get a pure AS?

**++Hex++**)Wait a minute - Edexcel are reordering their entire pure syllabus?! Does that mean you have to do 4 pure modules to get a pure AS?

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I've just checked with QCA and there will be a change to exam specification from September 2004.

A level Maths will consist of 4 units of pure, 2 at AS and 2 at A2 plus 2 in applied, such as statistics or mechanics.

This is designed to make Maths A level easier whilst retaining the rigour of pure maths.

A level Maths will consist of 4 units of pure, 2 at AS and 2 at A2 plus 2 in applied, such as statistics or mechanics.

This is designed to make Maths A level easier whilst retaining the rigour of pure maths.

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Personally I would choose P1-P4, S1 and D1 (if available). I found D1 really easy, and am finding S1 easy too. I struggle with M1, well actually anything involving more than one force so if Physics is your thing go for M1. If you prefer stats and probability, S1 and S2. And do not be afraid of D1, just practice, it's real easy when it hits home and it hits home quite soon.

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Just to clarify the changes in maths from 2004 (meant to post earlier but didn't have time).

P1 - P3 as we know them are becoming Core 1 - Core 4 (C1-C4).

So the first year consists of C1 + C2 + another module (S1 for example), with the second year being C3 + C4 + yet another module (S2 perhaps), meaning there will be one less applied module compared to the current course.

The further maths course has the same core content, but the pure modules are being renamed. They're becoming further pure 1 - 3 (FP1 - FP3). Why further pure rather then further core? Probably to confuse everyone :P

P1 - P3 as we know them are becoming Core 1 - Core 4 (C1-C4).

So the first year consists of C1 + C2 + another module (S1 for example), with the second year being C3 + C4 + yet another module (S2 perhaps), meaning there will be one less applied module compared to the current course.

The further maths course has the same core content, but the pure modules are being renamed. They're becoming further pure 1 - 3 (FP1 - FP3). Why further pure rather then further core? Probably to confuse everyone :P

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Just to clarify the changes in maths from 2004 (meant to post earlier but didn't have time).

P1 - P3 as we know them are becoming Core 1 - Core 4 (C1-C4).

So the first year consists of C1 + C2 + another module (S1 for example), with the second year being C3 + C4 + yet another module (S2 perhaps), meaning there will be one less applied module compared to the current course.

The further maths course has the same core content, but the pure modules are being renamed. They're becoming further pure 1 - 3 (FP1 - FP3). Why further pure rather then further core? Probably to confuse everyone :P

**Soulfish**)Just to clarify the changes in maths from 2004 (meant to post earlier but didn't have time).

P1 - P3 as we know them are becoming Core 1 - Core 4 (C1-C4).

So the first year consists of C1 + C2 + another module (S1 for example), with the second year being C3 + C4 + yet another module (S2 perhaps), meaning there will be one less applied module compared to the current course.

The further maths course has the same core content, but the pure modules are being renamed. They're becoming further pure 1 - 3 (FP1 - FP3). Why further pure rather then further core? Probably to confuse everyone :P

Maths: P1 P2 D1 P4 P5 D4

Further Maths: P3 D2 D3 P6 D5 D6

Statistics: S1 S2 S3 S4 S5 S6

Applied Maths: M1 M2 M3 M4 M5 M6

So four Maths A-Levels. Anyone know how this will be affected by these changes?

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Semi-related, my now ancient thread discussed the optimum Maths combo. I have discovered it to be:

Maths: P1 P2 D1 P4 P5 D4

Further Maths: P3 D2 D3 P6 D5 D6

Statistics: S1 S2 S3 S4 S5 S6

Applied Maths: M1 M2 M3 M4 M5 M6

So four Maths A-Levels. Anyone know how this will be affected by these changes?

**ZJuwelH**)Semi-related, my now ancient thread discussed the optimum Maths combo. I have discovered it to be:

Maths: P1 P2 D1 P4 P5 D4

Further Maths: P3 D2 D3 P6 D5 D6

Statistics: S1 S2 S3 S4 S5 S6

Applied Maths: M1 M2 M3 M4 M5 M6

So four Maths A-Levels. Anyone know how this will be affected by these changes?

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can you do p4 and p5 without p3?

**elpaw**)can you do p4 and p5 without p3?

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**ZJuwelH**)

Semi-related, my now ancient thread discussed the optimum Maths combo. I have discovered it to be:

Maths: P1 P2 D1 P4 P5 D4

Further Maths: P3 D2 D3 P6 D5 D6

Statistics: S1 S2 S3 S4 S5 S6

Applied Maths: M1 M2 M3 M4 M5 M6

So four Maths A-Levels. Anyone know how this will be affected by these changes?

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can you do p4 and p5 without p3?

**elpaw**)can you do p4 and p5 without p3?

And to the unreg, I'm not sure about how far the D-modules go, but I'm certain that there are 6 Stats and 6 Mechanics modules.

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If you have a look, P3 is in Further Maths. One rule of F-Maths is that it has to include one pure module per year. Hence this arrangement. Though it might be possible, I will have P1, P2, P3 and P6 when I finish so if you can skip P4 and P5...

And to the unreg, I'm not sure about how far the D-modules go, but I'm certain that there are 6 Stats and 6 Mechanics modules.

**ZJuwelH**)If you have a look, P3 is in Further Maths. One rule of F-Maths is that it has to include one pure module per year. Hence this arrangement. Though it might be possible, I will have P1, P2, P3 and P6 when I finish so if you can skip P4 and P5...

And to the unreg, I'm not sure about how far the D-modules go, but I'm certain that there are 6 Stats and 6 Mechanics modules.

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