Lots of students are unsure if they’ll be able to handle the complexity of stepping up a level, the workload, and all the exams. We sought some advice from TSR users who are currently taking, or have taken Maths at A-level.
Some students found it very difficult…
If you listen and do a lot of questions from the textbook in lessons then you don't need to do revision other than a few papers before any mocks/exams.”
As to why it is harder than GCSE? Because it's so so so different. The first month in September will feel alien to you. You will soon get used to the increased work load however and by October, it should not feel too bad.
As soon as you get to grips with the basics of differentiation and integration, the modules should become progressively more enjoyable. I found C1 by far the most boring but C4 was really interesting because it was significantly harder and more challenging. You'll quickly learn that basic maths is now just assumed knowledge - you will not get marks in an A level paper for every single calculation you do!”
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Are you going into maths A-Level this year? What are you most worried about?
And if you’ve already been through maths or further maths A-Level, what advice would you have for those starting it this year?