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    (Original post by chick93)
    Id advise you not to do it. I am doing Maths AS at the moment, I am finding it fairly easy but I did the higher tier GCSE and got 100% UMS marks. I know people in my class who did higher tier are struggling a lot so I would say dont do it.

    But if you really work hard, and by that I mean extra work over the summer to bring you up to higher tier standard and maybe a maths tutor, you might be ok to do it.
    Thanks Chick
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    SHUT UP YOU NUT
    Truth hurts ay! :awesome:
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    Sorry to but in, but does anyone know how Maths AS works? I'm looking at doing it next year and wanted to give myself a head start - I'm not sure on the C1, C2 structure etc for Edexcel. Thanks
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    Sorry to but in, but does anyone know how Maths AS works? I'm looking at doing it next year and wanted to give myself a head start - I'm not sure on the C1, C2 structure etc for Edexcel. Thanks
    All awarding bodies are pretty much the same and comprise 3 equally weighted units. C1 and C2 (which are pure maths) plus an applications unit chosen from mechanics (M1), statistics (S1) or decision maths (D1). Have a look at C1, there's a big overlap with the higher stuff in GCSE maths.

    Text book:
    http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/book...-Mathematics-1
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    (Original post by gdunne42)
    All awarding bodies are pretty much the same and comprise 3 equally weighted units. C1 and C2 (which are pure maths) plus an applications unit chosen from mechanics (M1), statistics (S1) or decision maths (D1). Have a look at C1, there's a big overlap with the higher stuff in GCSE maths.

    Text book:
    http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/book...-Mathematics-1
    Thanks for this. if I could get my hands on this book (and c2 and s1) I could theoretically teach myself as maths?
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    (Original post by will_law25)
    Thanks for this. if I could get my hands on this book (and c2 and s1) I could theoretically teach myself as maths?
    Theoretically yes. Everything you need to know is in the book and many people self teach maths. I personally don't see the point in doing the whole AS in your case since I assume you have other important GCSE exams and you'll be doing AS next year in class anyways. S1 has some tricky bits that benefit from teacher input (some of the probability and most of the normal distribution). Don't blow £50 on all the books, see how you get on with C1 first.
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    (Original post by gdunne42)
    Theoretically yes. Everything you need to know is in the book and many people self teach maths. I personally don't see the point in doing the whole AS in your case since I assume you have other important GCSE exams and you'll be doing AS next year in class anyways. S1 has some tricky bits that benefit from teacher input (some of the probability and most of the normal distribution). Don't blow £50 on all the books, see how you get on with C1 first.
    Ah, the thing is I'm currently in Year 12 and hoping to either pick it up as an AS next year depending on how I get on with it. Thanks for your advice, I have ordered C1 already !
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    (Original post by will_law25)
    Ah, the thing is I'm currently in Year 12 and hoping to either pick it up as an AS next year depending on how I get on with it. Thanks for your advice, I have ordered C1 already !
    Good luck.

    The maths forum on TSR is a good source of help

    Sites for past papers here:
    http://mathspapers.co.uk/edexcel.html
    or here:
    http://www.freeexampapers.com
    or here:
    http://www.mathsjoint.webs.com/
    suggest you download a collection as there's always a chance they'll be shut down.
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    force ure teacher to give u higher paper
 
 
 
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