The HKDSE Math curriculum consists of a Compulsory Part and an Extended Part (Module 1 Calculus and Statistics or Module 2 Algebra and Calculus). In order to prepare students for a range of post-secondary pathways, the Extended Part is provided on top of the Compulsory Part to further develop their knowledge of Math. If you are interested in Math or you find it easy to score well in an Math exam, you might as well consider taking M1 or M2.
You may ask, “Why bother taking an extra elective?” In fact, if you are interested in studying majors that require more Math knowledge, such as Natural Sciences, Engineering, Finance, etc. in a university in the future, you should consider taking M1 or M2 since it can be a necessary condition for admission. In some cases, even though there is no requirement to study M1 or M2 at the time of admission, you need to study some statistics afterwards, so why not begin studying in secondary school and be ahead of others later on. If you aspire to be a part-time private Hong Kong Math Tutor and earn some extra income as a university student, it is also best if you study M1 or M2. Having taken the Extended Part shows that you are extremely capable of Math, and thus give you an edge as a Hong Kong Math Tutor over others.
Should you really decide on taking one, do you know which one suit you? Put simply, if you are interested in Math theories, you are most likely to find M2 interesting. If you are fond of only Math applications, M1 may appeal more to you.
If you have always had a hard time studying Math but are determined to take M1 or M2 for your future career, you can seek help from a Hong Kong Math Tutor. A Hong Kong Math Tutor who excels in Math and is familiar with the HKDSE curriculum can certainly offer a helping hand! What’s more, there is a growing number of Math Tutor going online in Hong Kong because of the pandemic, offering significantly more flexibility when it comes to having tutorials.