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AAEldar

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I just finished my Preliminary Course for all my subjects and am really keen to study 4U Mathematics but I have some questions. Before I ask, I'll just say, I love Maths, I always have, however I went poorly in my 3U Prelim Yearly Exam, about 40% :l. I know it's bad but I just wanna say that I was an idiot and never studied much. Since then, I've pulled my head and honestly think I'm capable of doing 4U. I'm the only person in my school studying 3U and only get 3 lessons a fortnight. Anyways here are my questions;

1. How different is it to 3U? How much more difficult?

2. Why don't they allow you to sit the 2U Mathematics exam and does 2U still count towards your total unit number?

3. Is it better to blitz 2U or get about 70% in 4U?

4. And finally, do you honestly think I should give it a go?

Thanks :)
1. 4U is a big step up. Bigger than the gap between 2U and 3U. That being said though, it's a good step up - 4U helps you immensely with 3U.

2. Because 2U doesn't count when you do 4U. You still need to know it all but 3U and 4U are both 2 unit subjects when taken like that.

3. 4U.

4. Always give it a go. If you can't do it, you can drop down. You can't go up.
 

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2U topics should definitely be understood before proceeding onto 3U and 4U. I can't provide an example off the top of my head, but the straight answer is a resounding yes.
 

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So you still do the 2U course but it doesn't count for your overall units?? Why do they do that? Do they think that students get an advantage or something?
 

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So you still do the 2U course but it doesn't count for your overall units?? Why do they do that? Do they think that students get an advantage or something?
The 2U course provides the foundations for some parts of 3U and 4U.

It's also testable in 3U.
 

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Just talked to my teacher today.... We are starting 4U next Monday :D
I freak out at the first class of 4U...
The 'i' is too hard...

Now look back at the stuff I learnt at that time, just too easy man.
The bos exam is hard tho
 

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Is it a satisfying course though, do you enjoy it?
Definitely a big yes
The questions are so much fun
This is the most challenging and interesting subject , I like it most
Never get tired of doing 4U questions

But at the beginning it was extremely painful
I was like in hell ...
 

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Could still get frustrated if i don't get the question today.. But it's the same in every subject hahah

Yea I love 4U even though I'm too stupid to do some of the questions
 

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But you get the... Euphoria and happiness when you get it right or know the correct solution
 

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Hi, does anyone have the pdf version of cambridge mathmatics 4 unit? i want it desperately. and is terry lee good?
 

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this post makes me so sad, that i didnt pick up 4 unit, and when i wanted to it was two late -.-
ive been getting 90-95% in my 2 and 3 unit exams, except for a 1 off exam full of silly errors,
i love maths and find it so fun and challenging and easy (once you understand it),
i wish i could do 4 unit so much haha :(
 

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Heaps of people from my school go tutoring for 4 unit and started it almost two years ago. Is it too late if i start term 4 of year 11 and get over 95?
Wow that's quite early :/

I don't think it's too late for a tutor seeing as you would just be starting 4 Unit in Term 4

Never knew there were necros on BoS o_O
 

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Heaps of people from my school go tutoring for 4 unit and started it almost two years ago. Is it too late if i start term 4 of year 11 and get over 95?
It is never too late-don't compare yourself too much with other people-because maths really is a discipline requiring consistent practice, even if you learnt something two years ago, without practising regularly, you will lose the knowledge very quickly. Just focus on your own ATAR goal and do everything you can to achieve it:) Best wishes:)
 

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Heaps of people from my school go tutoring for 4 unit and started it almost two years ago. Is it too late if i start term 4 of year 11 and get over 95?
4U is meant to be started in term 4 of year 11, which is when most schools do start it.
 

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