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    Teacher's asked us to think about which modules to take next year, we've done FP1 , D1 , D2 so far and he said FP2 is compulsory then 2 other modules which we got choice for. I don't wanna do anything with coursework so NM , DE , DC are all out, and basically whats left is FP3, M2, M3 , S2 , S3 . I'm with MEI btw. So basically I want to know which other 2 to go for? I want to do Maths at Uni so will do a specific module put me to any advantage or are they all regarded equally? Which 2 should I go for?
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    I think the last pure module for sure, and then it's your choice on the applied, I guess. Personally, I'd go for mechanics, because I find it more interesting.
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    I thought you had to do 3 further pure modules + 3 applied?

    Id say do M1/M2, their extremely easy if you've done physics (Which I assume on FM you have)
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    Pick DE! The coursework is pretty straight forward and the module itself is definitely the easiest at A2.

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    S2 is by far the easiest, its alot better than S1 too. Then FP3 is interesting so I'd say do those two.
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    S2 is piss easy deffo go for it. This year's M2 exam was not kind, so maybe stay away unless you liked M1 (I'm assuming you did M1 since it's not on your list). FP3 I would say is quite difficult given that FP2 is quite difficult, so unless you thoroughly enjoy FP2/find FP2 easy-ish then I would stay away 2bh.

    Other than that, NM and DE both seem quite simple: NM is an AS module so it really should be easy.
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    (Original post by i.am.lost)
    This year's M2 exam was not kind, so maybe stay away unless you liked M1 (I'm assuming you did M1 since it's not on your list).
    I rather liked it [except when I realised after the exam that on a certain projectiles question, I slightly misread the question and found the speed at the wrong time :shifty:]. It wasn't easy, persay, but I don't think it was at all the hardest M2.
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    (Original post by GHOSH-5)
    I rather liked it [except when I realised after the exam that on a certain projectiles question, I slightly misread the question and found the speed at the wrong time :shifty:]. It wasn't easy, persay, but I don't think it was at all the hardest M2.
    Well I can't really say cos I didn't sit it myself, but nearly everyone who sat that exam came out extremely disappointed in how they performed (and most of them are very mathematical people). So you could well be right.
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    (Original post by GHOSH-5)
    I think the last pure module for sure, and then it's your choice on the applied, I guess. Personally, I'd go for mechanics, because I find it more interesting.
    Is M3 harder than M2?

    So far the combination seems to be M2 + S2 , looking at FP3 it looks horrible :/
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    Well, you would be in better stead for uni if you do mechanics and FP2 rather than stats (i love stats tho )
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    (Original post by gman2k8)
    Is M3 harder than M2?

    So far the combination seems to be M2 + S2 , looking at FP3 it looks horrible :/
    For Edexcel, definitely so - although it's mainly just that there is so much in M3 compared to how much there is in M2. Glancing at the OCR MEI spec, it appears quite similar. However, if you found you enjoyed M1, and you find later that you enjoy M2, then M3 might be for you.

    I imagine probably the most useful module, out of the remaining ones, you could do is FP3.
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    (Original post by GHOSH-5)
    For Edexcel, definitely so - although it's mainly just that there is so much in M3 compared to how much there is in M2. Glancing at the OCR MEI spec, it appears quite similar. However, if you found you enjoyed M1, and you find later that you enjoy M2, then M3 might be for you.

    I imagine probably the most useful module, out of the remaining ones, you could do is FP3.
    Thanks man, Ima push for FP3 , M2, FP3 just cause I like the challenge! Thanks opinions all.
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    DE For sure, best module! Also NM is very simple.... Otherwise do M2 and/or M3 and obviously you have to do FP2, FP3 is a bit suicide :p: but go for it if you like pure, it is do-able.
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    S2 is probably the best in my opinion!

    Even easier that S1! It has 4 chapters, and 4 questions on the exam paper!

    Very interesting, you get to learn about the normal distribution!

    As regards to FP2 and FP3, FP2 is harder than FP3 i think. I know some exam boards you don't have to do FP2 you can jump to FP3! If you can, I would suggest that and maybe do another applied module for example M2!
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    Is no FP2 needed for FP3 then?
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    (Original post by mcp2)
    Is no FP2 needed for FP3 then?
    FP2 and FP3 are (on most exam boards) independent of each other. On my exam board you could do FP3 without having done FP2 (they should really have been called FP2a and FP2b or something).
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    Ah nice, thanks. I guess it's nice to have the choice without being held back by constraints of required maths.
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    Definately do the FP3 and then chose what you're interested in. Think ahead- in your 4th semester of uni in feb 2011 and you get a choice of "mechanics and waves" or "statistical methods" what can you see yourself picking? It's never to soon to specialise in my opinion! (by A level you should know if you hate statistics or love it.. personally I go mechanics but you need to decide what you enjoy more)
 
 
 
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