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    hi!

    I'm a student from Germany planning to study maths in England.
    I'm aware of the fact that the curriculum in England is much broader than in Germany (especially in Further Maths).

    So i wanted to buy a Further Maths book and learn somethings by myself.
    1. Can somebody recommend a Further Maths book??

    (i've heard that exedel(what so ever) is quite good and so on but just wanted to know your opinion)

    2. I believe the module names are things like C1, C2, PF1 ?? and so on.
    Can somebody give me a insight into the modules and their names?

    (just shortly listing the topics of each modules would perfectly be fine.

    thanks a lot~:yes:
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    (Original post by negotiator90)
    So i wanted to buy a Further Maths book and learn somethings by myself.
    1. Can somebody recommend a Further Maths book??
    The "Heinemann" books are alright, and are written for the syllabus, but they're not brilliant. Bostock and Chandler write some good books, but I have no idea whether they have anything appropriate - hopefully someone else can confirm that.

    (Original post by negotiator90)
    (i've heard that exedel(what so ever) is quite good and so on but just wanted to know your opinion)
    A lot of people complain about Edexcel, but as far as I'm concerned they're as good as any other exam board.

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    2. I believe the module names are things like C1, C2, PF1 ?? and so on.
    Can somebody give me a insight into the modules and their names?
    C = core mathematics, FP = further pure mathematics, M = mechanics, S = statistics, D = decision / discrete. You'll be able to find detailed syllabuses on the Edexcel website.
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    (Original post by negotiator90)
    hi!

    2. I believe the module names are things like C1, C2, PF1 ?? and so on.
    Can somebody give me a insight into the modules and their names?

    thanks a lot~:yes:
    The specification describes the units and how they can be combined into different maths qualifications.
    You'll find the edexcel version here:
    http://www.edexcel.com/migrationdocu...cification.pdf
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    Why is everyone dead set on Edexcel maths?

    I found the OCR maths syllabus pretty nice as well, and the textbooks were very well written.
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    Yeah the OCR syllabus ain't too bad and the Cambridge press books are written really well.
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    The OP will need to do Edexcel if he is sitting the exam in Hamburg as it is an international qualification (I couldn't figure out whether he is definitely moving over here or just wishes to follow a U.K. specification from aboard). If he is moving to England, then he will presumably be expected to follow the preferred specification of the school/college he is joining?
 
 
 
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