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    I ended up leaving school in year 8 due to personal problems and so I missed a lot of learning, including all of KS4.

    I got into college this year (I'm 16 now) and am now doing a BTEC First Diploma in ICT (lots of word documents) along with GCSE Maths, English, Science.

    The problem I have is that I'm only on foundation level GCSE maths (up to a C) as that's all the college offer, it's very basic and really doesn't prepare you for AS level maths, which is what I'm aiming to do next year. The college have been very sympathetic to my situation so far, and I'm pretty sure they'll let me on AS maths.

    What sites / books are there for self-teaching maths? I've been using khanacademy.org which is a really nice site, but seems to miss things here and there that are needed for GCSE. I need some other good resources so I can prepare myself and learn in-and-out what is needed before starting AS level.

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    A quick Google search will bring up websites like S-Cool and GCSEGuide which may be of some use. :yes:
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    (Original post by thereugo149)
    I ended up leaving school in year 8 due to personal problems and so I missed a lot of learning, including all of KS4.

    I got into college this year (I'm 16 now) and am now doing a BTEC First Diploma in ICT (lots of word documents) along with GCSE Maths, English, Science.

    The problem I have is that I'm only on foundation level GCSE maths (up to a C) as that's all the college offer, it's very basic and really doesn't prepare you for AS level maths, which is what I'm aiming to do next year. The college have been very sympathetic to my situation so far, and I'm pretty sure they'll let me on AS maths.

    What sites / books are there for self-teaching maths? I've been using khanacademy.org which is a really nice site, but seems to miss things here and there that are needed for GCSE. I need some other good resources so I can prepare myself and learn in-and-out what is needed before starting AS level.

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    foundation, as you have correctly realised, is a hopeless preparation for AS maths

    this self study covers the GCSE A* topics you need for AS pure maths
    00 Starting AS with confidence 2008 booklet.pdf
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    It is a totally different level. Its not as big as a step in year 1. But year 2 is. You want to nail GCSE if you can. If you ever need help, I as with many others will be happy to help. BBC have a maths section but I don't think its that good. I Would try and get a CGP revision guide. They are great (so is the A level one). If you put in a few hours a week you will easily cover the GCSE specification, its just getting the practice. Get a textbook and pick the misc exercises (They are hard normally so go easy on yourself).
 
 
 
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