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Differentiation and Factorization Problem watch


    (Original post by Blamps)
    or was it 2?

    (Original post by theone)
    However easy some people find it, and I'm certain a small minority of people find it very easy, it has to be said Maths is one of the tougher A-Levels with lots to learn, and combined with a poor national standard of teaching, makes Maths one of the toughest A-Levels, especially given the two jumps (from gcse - as and as-a2) are both reasonably big.
    Agreed. There is a national crisis in mathematics at the moment. We'd need half of all maths graduates to go into teaching to fill all vacant posts. Making the A-level harder (which is already perceived as a technically demanding subject), will just put more people off. Sure, the best would get challenged more, but there are STEP papers for these kind of people. As for older maths papers looking harder, the syllabus has changed a great deal since then and the style of questioning has as well. Many people who took the old A-level would find the new A-level difficult, although I agree that the modular system means that it is easier to boost your mark through retakes.
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