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    Hi,

    I'm thinking about completing an A-level in Maths for June so i can apply for a Uni course which requires it (currently on an Undergrad course).

    I have Maths to GCSE at A*, I wanted to know what people though what exam board offered the best AS Maths course, and seeing as it is quite late to complete before June, which AS maths course is easiest to complete in this time frame.

    Also I plan to self teach? Would others view this as possible, what other options are there to teach yourself an AS in Maths in 5 months, seeing as currently an undergrad my time is limited to some extent so I want the easiest route to teaching myself this.

    thanks.
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    Hi,

    I'm thinking about completing an A-level in Maths for June so i can apply for a Uni course which requires it (currently on an Undergrad course).

    I have Maths to GCSE at A*, I wanted to know what people though what exam board offered the best AS Maths course, and seeing as it is quite late to complete before June, which AS maths course is easiest to complete in this time frame.

    Also I plan to self teach? Would others view this as possible, what other options are there to teach yourself an AS in Maths in 5 months, seeing as currently an undergrad my time is limited to some extent so I want the easiest route to teaching myself this.

    thanks.
    I 'self taught' A2 maths (using NEC see below), loads of people on TSR self teach, especially maths. Your plan is challenging but doable if you are prepared to put in the work.

    I recommend Edexcel only because it's the most commonly taken specification so probably the easiest to find somewhere for exams. Past papers and resources are widely available.
    http://www.edexcel.com/quals/gce/gce...s/default.aspx

    You could try to do it with just text books, the Heinneman ones are probably your best bet but having not studied maths for a while you might find this route tricky. Instead I would recommend a distance learning package with tutor support from NEC, not cheap but more likely to lead to success.
    http://www.nec.ac.uk/colleges/produc...tegory_id=3801

    If you want to take exams this summer you only have a few weeks to find an exam centre (local school or college) as entries are due in mid-march. You can enter late but it becomes expensive. You need to decide which spec/options you plan to study and then start phoning exams officers to see which spec they use and whether they will take you. More advice for private candidates here:
    http://www.edexcel.com/iwantto/Pages/private.aspx

    As you are at Uni you need to check there won't be clashes between your exams. You can find dates for A level exams here:
    http://www.modernisationonline.org.uk/comptimetable/

    Download past papers and mark schemes, they are your best revision resource
    http://www.freeexampapers.com
    http://mathspapers.co.uk/edexcel.html

    Finally the Maths forum on TSR is a great place for study and revision help.
    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/forumdisplay.php?f=38
 
 
 

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