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    (Original post by RichE)
    Thinktank - Maths A-level's quite a bit harder than GCSE and contains a lot more ideas especially in calculus, but if you're the type who might otherwise have got an A* (but for a tough paper) then you'll be up to it if you're committed.

    I was surprised to see that Gaz031 got a B at GCSE because he's one of the most helpful and insightful of all the people who help out in the Maths Forum - and who I think has taught himself much Further Maths (may be wrong) - but anyway by following his example it's clear that you can succeed at A-level despite a B at GCSE.
    Exactly what I wanted to say, it truely does not matter how you did at GCSE math, however it does matter how much you enjoy the subject.
    I totally agree, Gaz031 is very helpful and helps everyone on TSR, I have encountered some very clever people on TSR which is quite surprising!

    Btw, I got a B at GCSE Math and am doing further math and math at A-level.
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    (Original post by Vijay1)
    Exactly what I wanted to say, it truely does not matter how you did at GCSE math, however it does matter how much you enjoy the subject.
    I totally agree, Gaz031 is very helpful and helps everyone on TSR, I have encountered some very clever people on TSR which is quite surprising!

    Btw, I got a B at GCSE Math and am doing further math and math at A-level.
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    I bet you're doing them in separate option blocks though? So you get 2 A-levels worth of time for them and go at the same pace as people doing single maths?

    Here's some AS-level stuff: http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/asguru/maths/ look especially at differentiation and then integration for a good idea of the standard. Also the trigonometry in the "Pure" section below.
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    I'm hoping to do Further Maths next year and I got a B at GCSE; although I did the GCSE in year 10 and I'm doing Additinal Maths this year (got the exam on monday!)
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    (Original post by thefish_uk)
    I bet you're doing them in separate option blocks though? So you get 2 A-levels worth of time for them and go at the same pace as people doing single maths?

    Here's some AS-level stuff: http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/asguru/maths/ look especially at differentiation and then integration for a good idea of the standard. Also the trigonometry in the "Pure" section below.
    Not exactly, I do get 2 A-level worth of time, but I do further math along with a few other people at Warwick Uni every week. The teaching there is so different to normal school teaching, I don't actually prefer University teaching from my experience.
    Most people don't intend to carry on with further math for A2, I might.
 
 
 
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