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    (Original post by Ayaz789)
    Ohh okay haha , yeah sure , if you get an A at gcse then sure you can get an A* at A level maths , if not then you'd have to settle for an A at A level maths!
    OK thanks man! :-)
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    (Original post by Ayaz789)
    Because you dont have A* at AS , for every subject
    I didn't know that, thanks! I will get an A at AS then, lol!
    I want to start A level maths work now. I'm actually so excited.
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    (Original post by _Xenon_)
    OK thanks man! :-)
    Okay nw , work hard and get that A! Or even an A*!
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    (Original post by _Xenon_)
    I didn't know that, thanks! I will get an A at AS then, lol!
    Haha thats good i told you then lol
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    (Original post by Ayaz789)
    Haha thats good i told you then lol
    I want to start right now though! I'm so excited.
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    (Original post by Ayaz789)
    Haha thats good i told you then lol
    Hi

    Would you recommend this book?

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Head-Start-...amsolutcouk-21
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    (Original post by _Xenon_)
    Hi

    Would you recommend this book?

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Head-Start-...amsolutcouk-21
    Hi yeah , its a decent book for the summer , it'd be better if you got to know the exam board you are doing though?
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    What about this one?

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/AS-Level-Ma...0J3K4S9WG195HB
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    (Original post by Ayaz789)
    Hi yeah , its a decent book for the summer , it'd be better if you got to know the exam board you are doing though?
    Oh OK, thanks. I'll ask that!
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    Ah, no, it's not easy!
    I got an a* in maths at gcse and a in further maths, but I find a level difficult, in my maths mocks I have had d,c,b but I doubt I will get that in my actual exam. I hate maths and I always have, so I regret taking it, I took it because I thought I was quite good at it and it would look good but I wish I hadn't

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    (Original post by _Xenon_)
    Sorry for the title...

    I need to make a serious decision whether or not A level maths is for me. If you have done/are currently doing AS maths / A Level please tell me about what your maths GCSE grade was and how you find A level maths now. What grade are you working at/were working at in AS Maths and when did you start learning/revising the content yourself? How hard did you have to work to get to where you're at - How many hours for example every day or week?

    Any advice for me (a year 11 student who has almost completed GCSEs and is around a grade C/B student)?

    Many thanks.
    Hi I got a B for GCSE and I took the horrible step of taking it for A-level. It really helps with the sciences however I am really struggling in Maths. If you do decide to take it take 3 a levels not 4 because you sound like me because I was B/C and it is incredibly hard. Just to say I'm not that stupid lol like I get good grades in science ( I do physics and chemo at A-level). However if you want to pass maths and your gcse is around b/c I would take 3 alevels. I took Physics Chemistry Maths Graphics and Graphics wasted so much time and I have struggled to balance 4 a levels but it is possible. However if your anything like me with your maths ability at GCSE push hard to get 3 Alevels because honestly maths is very hard. I know I can do it but I need so much more time then other students and I couldn't give maths enough time because of graphics.

    Anyway that's my view on A-level maths. It is possible to do it but be prepared to put a lot of hours in because I didn't and I may need to retake the year because I want to get a good AS grade in maths as my other a-levels are good and I want to continue with Physics Chemistry and Maths. I hope this helps also if you can ask your parents to put your in some maths tuition as it would really help. I only live with my mum and she can not pay for it otherwise we'd end up homeless ahaha. But yeh in all seriousness it is possible you just have to apply yourself properly its really hard getting started.

    I really hope this helps Good luck
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    I got an A* in GCSE maths last year, now I'm getting A/Bs. For context, everyone in my class who's obtaining A grades all have A*s at GCSE. Those getting Bs have A*s and As. Those achieving Cs and below are mostly people with As,Bs and Cs. I don't recommend taking it if you don't get at least an A. Sure, anything is possible if you settle down and work on it, but simultaneously, you have to be practical about it.


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    Hi I got a B for GCSE and I took the horrible step of taking it for A-level. It really helps with the sciences however I am really struggling in Maths. If you do decide to take it take 3 a levels not 4 because you sound like me because I was B/C and it is incredibly hard. Just to say I'm not that stupid lol like I get good grades in science ( I do physics and chemo at A-level). However if you want to pass maths and your gcse is around b/c I would take 3 alevels. I took Physics Chemistry Maths Graphics and Graphics wasted so much time and I have struggled to balance 4 a levels but it is possible. However if your anything like me with your maths ability at GCSE push hard to get 3 Alevels because honestly maths is very hard. I know I can do it but I need so much more time then other students and I couldn't give maths enough time because of graphics.

    Anyway that's my view on A-level maths. It is possible to do it but be prepared to put a lot of hours in because I didn't and I may need to retake the year because I want to get a good AS grade in maths as my other a-levels are good and I want to continue with Physics Chemistry and Maths. I hope this helps also if you can ask your parents to put your in some maths tuition as it would really help. I only live with my mum and she can not pay for it otherwise we'd end up homeless ahaha. But yeh in all seriousness it is possible you just have to apply yourself properly its really hard getting started.

    I really hope this helps Good luck
    Hi thank you so much! I picked Maths , Chemistry & Physics for next year (3 A Levels)
    Yeah that's a good idea. I might get tuition in September if possible eventhough it's costly. I'll try to find someone with good reviews though so it is worth it if I do well. Thanks again and best of luck to you!
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    It depends on the person 😂 I am doing as math and find it so much easier the igcse math
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    A* GCSE Maths
    A Gcse Statistics

    Alevel maths is easy but I started working summer did 2-3 hours of c1 per day

    Stayed after school till 6 3x per week Did nothing the other days when I got home did about 2 hours of revision

    Ps I do maths furthermths physics and BTEC CT

    I would recommend having a "Chill subject" hence I took BTEC ICT
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    Really depends on the person. I got A* in gcse maths, then did all of A levels maths in one year and came out with an A* without too much effort. However I have a friend who got an A in gcse, did A level all in one year like me and got a D so is resitting a lot of stuff. I have another friend who got a B at gcse, did as maths last year and got a U and she (seems to) spend loads of time revising.

    I think A level really test your ability to actual understand a subject rather than just remember stuff or be good at answering exam questions. Like i got A* in gcse physics but then only a B in as physics and I've come to realise I was only good at gcse cos i was good at answering the exam questions and I don't actually understand physics that well. So I think you need to analyse why you're getting the grades you're getting and if it's cos you actually understand the subject before you choose to do it at A level.
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    (Original post by _Xenon_)
    Sorry for the title...

    I need to make a serious decision whether or not A level maths is for me. If you have done/are currently doing AS maths / A Level please tell me about what your maths GCSE grade was and how you find A level maths now. What grade are you working at/were working at in AS Maths and when did you start learning/revising the content yourself? How hard did you have to work to get to where you're at - How many hours for example every day or week?

    Any advice for me (a year 11 student who has almost completed GCSEs and is around a grade C/B student)?

    Many thanks.
    If you want to do maths A level, you just need to do some work over the summer holiday because B/C grade at GCSE is kind of low to be honest. You need to be aiming for A/A* standard so that you won't struggle to keep up when starting the course
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    (Original post by Arsey2.0)
    If you want to do maths A level, you just need to do some work over the summer holiday because B/C grade at GCSE is kind of low to be honest. You need to be aiming for A/A* standard so that you won't struggle to keep up when starting the course
    Thanks man. I might get an A, hopefully!
    I'll teach myself the AS course over the summer :-)
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    (Original post by _Xenon_)
    Thanks man. I might get an A, hopefully!
    I'll teach myself the AS course over the summer :-)
    I self learnt C2 in 2 weeks so it's definitely possible if you're motivated (and have some moda ). All you need to do is just a few of the first C1 chapters which are just solving quadratics, simultaneous equations, inequalities, sine/cosine rule and line equations (which are all GCSE topics you should know anyway). You don't need a teacher to explain it if you're doing the edexcel modular maths course because the textbooks have such clear worked through examples you can read through yourself and just complete all the exercises. I am self learning extra modules outside of the classroom but it's tough to find the motivation to do so in the summer so don't be overambitious
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    Stop panicking, anyone with a bit of self-motivation is capable of getting an A/A* in A-level maths

    Just follow the steps

    1) Do every example in the book
    2) Do every question in the book, including the review exercises
    3) Do every past paper from the last few years including ones from other exam boards so you can deal with different styled questions
    4) If you don't understand how to do a question go on youtube and find a video of something telling you how to do it
    5) Use exam solutions if you're struggling
 
 
 
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