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    (Original post by Bethaaaaany)
    Hi I got an A* in GCSE maths a year early and B in GCSE further maths and then came out with a C at AS, so it's definitely a challenging A Level. However, I wasn't far off a B and I found pure maths very enjoyable and straightforward - my downfall was mechanics which I found a big struggle. However I didn't even do GCSE physics so I was learning it all from scratch and didn't enjoy it at all. If you enjoy and have a talent for physics you shouldn't have much problem.
    I do enjoy physics, especially the theoretical bits And physics is probably my strongest subject.
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    (Original post by AxSirlotl)
    I want to do A level physics and it is advised that I take A level Maths. I got a very high B in my last mock (2 marks off of an A) but I still struggle on some topics. I'm starting to worry that A level maths is way out of my ability.
    Calculus is the easiest bit
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    (Original post by AxSirlotl)
    Ooooh I like algebra and trig
    Then you would enjoy A level maths a lot!
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    Do you have to have natural ability to do A level maths?
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    I got Bs in every mock at GCSE and in the real exam I only just scraped an A by 2 marks. However, I am now predicted an A this year in my AS exams . Just make sure you work hard and do lots of practice papers. Also http://www.examsolutions.net/maths-r.../C1/module.php will be your best friend!
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    (Original post by Emilypickett)
    I got Bs in every mock at GCSE and in the real exam I only just scraped an A by 2 marks. However, I am now predicted an A this year in my AS exams . Just make sure you work hard and do lots of practice papers. Also http://www.examsolutions.net/maths-r.../C1/module.php will be your best friend!
    Thanks!
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    (Original post by AxSirlotl)
    I want to do A level physics and it is advised that I take A level Maths. I got a very high B in my last mock (2 marks off of an A) but I still struggle on some topics. I'm starting to worry that A level maths is way out of my ability.
    my friend got an A* in physics A in maths did physics without maths and dont understand most of it and is struggling to get a C cos mechanics in maths covers more than half of it
    then again the rest of maths isnt used if u can understand the maths in physics without it u will be fine
    overaall c1 is easier than gcse but m1 is quite hard nowadays but u will learn 80% of it in physics but c2 is quite hard and i do further maths and find it hard so be wary
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    Yes maths is much harder at A level, however what you'll find is that you'll progress so quickly that you won't even realise the change that much. I haven't struggled with AS maths (or further maths) much but thinking about it, GCSE seems like a doddle now.
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    (Original post by Amy_98)
    You can do it!! With a few past papers you can get those extra marks no problem! Have faith in your ability and you'll do great I'm sure 😄
    I'm also doing physics and maths at A2 currently, what examboard is your physics?
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    It starts of quite similar to GCSE but a bit harder then it progresses to quite a lot harder. If you regularly put effort into practising questions it should be fine.
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    (Original post by 1017bsquad)
    I'm also doing physics and maths at A2 currently, what examboard is your physics?
    Both are AQA
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    (Original post by AxSirlotl)
    Ooooh I like algebra and trig
    Have a look at the crash course physics videos, should answer your question
    https://youtu.be/ObHJJYvu3RE
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    it is harder, however some people really exaggerate and say if you get a B at gcse you shouldn't even think of doing maths at AS, it might require extra work though.I got a B too in maths at gcse but I put the work in and came out with an A at AS. I just made sure after every lesson I thoroughly went over anything I didn't understand, so make sure you go over topics you find a bit tricky as you go along rather than put it off till later and you'll realise it's doable. Also over the summer just brush up on graph transformations, solving quadratics and solving inequalities, do the harder questions on those just so you aren't lost when teaching starts, use exam solutions and go on C1 it'll have list of essential topics you need to know before you start with videos for explanation. Hope I helped
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    (Original post by Mariah.R)
    it is harder, however some people really exaggerate and say if you get a B at gcse you shouldn't even think of doing maths at AS, it might require extra work though.I got a B too in maths at gcse but I put the work in and came out with an A at AS. I just made sure after every lesson I thoroughly went over anything I didn't understand, so make sure you go over topics you find a bit tricky as you go along rather than put it off till later and you'll realise it's doable. Also over the summer just brush up on graph transformations, solving quadratics and solving inequalities, do the harder questions on those just so you aren't lost when teaching starts, use exam solutions and go on C1 it'll have list of essential topics you need to know before you start with videos for explanation. Hope I helped
    Yes you did help! Thanks!
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    (Original post by Amy_98)
    Both are AQA
    Have you by any chance done the practical on shm about a wooden stick oscillating about a point?
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    (Original post by 1017bsquad)
    Have you by any chance done the practical on shm about a wooden stick oscillating about a point?
    You can't give out ISA information and I'm not going to break any rules, sorry good luck with it though!!
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    (Original post by AxSirlotl)
    I want to do A level physics and it is advised that I take A level Maths. I got a very high B in my last mock (2 marks off of an A) but I still struggle on some topics. I'm starting to worry that A level maths is way out of my ability.
    Depends how hard your willing to work in my opinion, A Level Maths requires a lot of work from my perspective, work I never did and hence dropped maths in AS. However I still kept physics in AS and carried on into A2, AS physics isn't really that hard, just practice really.
    A2 Physics things get harder and doing maths certainly helps however again it isn't necessary, you can still do well with good hard work.
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    (Original post by Amy_98)
    You can't give out ISA information and I'm not going to break any rules, sorry good luck with it though!!
    i've already got em now, but thanks anyways!
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    Could someone give me an insight if you need natural ability for A-Level maths?
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    MY FRIEND MATHS IS OKAY

    BUT BUT BUT BUT STAY THE FU*C*K AWAY FROM DECISION .... its the biggest bc troll ever


    I found A level maths easier than i found GCSE .
 
 
 
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