It's possible. I assume you want to do something Maths related at university.
I suggest doing C2+C3 thoroughly (not rushing through), and if you have enough time then move onto C4.
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I think it would require a lot of motivation, and I think you're underestimating the amount of time you'd need to put in. Though it does vary for person to person. I've just finished AS maths, so C1, C2 and S1, and I learnt the content and did all the practice papers for C1 and C2 during two weeks in the Easter holidays, at quite a nice pace, doing maybe 3-4 hours work a day. After that it was a breeze really, because I'd done lots of practice and fully understood everything.
(Original post by `God)
Hey guys, I'm currently in year 11 (got a couple of school days left) and I've got an A* in Maths in November 2011. I finished C1 in about 2 months self teaching myself (when I say 2 months, I actually mean like 30 minutes worth of solid work per week in lessons, the rest of the time I just ****ed about).
Any way, since I get a long summer break I was thinking about doing C2/C3/C4 over the summer, I'll be using m4ths.com and will probably be buying some books on Amazon. The question is, would it be possible to finish C2/C3/C4 to 90+UMS level over the summer with about 2 hours of work per day? (I've got 92UMS and 97UMS in two C1 past papers I've done).
I understand that C1 is nowhere near comparing to C3/C4 (hence I made this topic) so please don't reply with things such as "C1 is easy roflmao!!!".
I think you should also make sure that you take this summer to relax and just chill, because the next two years you're going to have to work hard.
Give it a go I guess!
One useful hint I think is to make sure you do sufficient textbook practice before going through the past papers, and making sure you fully understand everything, because then it makes the past papers a breeze. Textbooks often have harder questions, and you get exposed to a greater variety of question styles and wordings than doing the past papers alone, so you don't get thrown by new styles of questions in the exam.
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