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    Hey I have plan for next year just incase I fail my AS Levels, at the moment I am studying A Level Maths, Economics, Accounting and BTEC IT. I am really enjoying Maths at the moment and constantly have got the highest marks in practice tests in class, but I fear I may fail my Economics and Accounting.

    So basically, if I fail my AS Level, I will go to college to study BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3 Electrical/Electronic Engineering, plus private candidate for A Level Maths.

    My question is when I study A2 Level Maths as a private candidate, is it better to keep my AS Level grade A or achieve grade D at A2 Level
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    If you have an A at AS, you should be able to achieve at least a C if not better in A2.
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    If you only get an E grade overall for your A2 modules you'll still get a C overall so you don't have to do amazingly to get a good grade.
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    (Original post by Bloxorus)
    If you only get an E grade overall for your A2 modules you'll still get a C overall so you don't have to do amazingly to get a good grade.
    Oh well thats nice, what grade would end up with overall if I had a C in A2?

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    (Original post by ojusrane)
    Oh well thats nice, what grade would end up with overall if I had a C in A2?

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    My advice to you: Don't put time into thinking about a plan of what you're going to do if you fail, beyond ten minutes writing ideas on a piece of paper and hiding it away somewhere. That creates the option for you to fail. Instead, put a picture of something you can *only* do if you do well somewhere important. For example, this summer just gone, I realised my family holiday coincided with reassessment exams at my university. So I couldn't fail. I wrote FRANCE in huge letters on my noticeboard, and every time I felt like flagging, I looked at that and got another ten minutes' work done before going for a biscuit.
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    (Original post by The Shanus)
    If you have an A at AS, you should be able to achieve at least a C if not better in A2.
    Be honest, how much harder do you think core 3 and 4 are than core 1 and 2?
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    (Original post by ojusrane)
    Be honest, how much harder do you think core 3 and 4 are than core 1 and 2?
    My opinion might be a bit biased as someone taking further maths. I have however, completed C3 with my further maths class in a month, and have to say it isn't much harder at all. I feel there is a bit more to remember, but there are no difficult concepts introduced. If you can achieve an A at AS, even studying alone you should be aiming for a B or higher with A2.

    Maths exam grades normally come down to practise, so as long as you do lots of past papers and questions, I think it's fairly easily achievable.

    I've only done 2 chapters of C4 so far, the final two. The last is again, alot to remember, building on C3, but with enough practise should not be a problem. The preceding chapter on vectors is easy enough, so if I were you I would definitely strive for an A.
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    (Original post by The Shanus)
    My opinion might be a bit biased as someone taking further maths. I have however, completed C3 with my further maths class in a month, and have to say it isn't much harder at all. I feel there is a bit more to remember, but there are no difficult concepts introduced. If you can achieve an A at AS, even studying alone you should be aiming for a B or higher with A2.

    Maths exam grades normally come down to practise, so as long as you do lots of past papers and questions, I think it's fairly easily achievable.

    I've only done 2 chapters of C4 so far, the final two. The last is again, alot to remember, building on C3, but with enough practise should not be a problem. The preceding chapter on vectors is easy enough, so if I were you I would definitely strive for an A.
    This ^ is what I agree with
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    (Original post by The Shanus)
    My opinion might be a bit biased as someone taking further maths. I have however, completed C3 with my further maths class in a month, and have to say it isn't much harder at all. I feel there is a bit more to remember, but there are no difficult concepts introduced. If you can achieve an A at AS, even studying alone you should be aiming for a B or higher with A2.

    Maths exam grades normally come down to practise, so as long as you do lots of past papers and questions, I think it's fairly easily achievable.

    I've only done 2 chapters of C4 so far, the final two. The last is again, alot to remember, building on C3, but with enough practise should not be a problem. The preceding chapter on vectors is easy enough, so if I were you I would definitely strive for an A.
    Thank you very much for that
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    If you think you are failing you don't have to change your goal.. Just change your work rate.
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    To put things into context, you need no more than 20% at A2 to get from an A at AS to a D at A2. There's literally no good reason for you to aim that low.
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    (Original post by Exon)
    To put things into context, you need no more than 20% at A2 to get from an A at AS to a D at A2. There's literally no good reason for you to aim that low.
    How hard do you think it is to self teach maths core 3 and 4?? Currently getting thought core 1 and 2

    I just go on examsolution and literally understand everything he says, he's that good, I understand thing without learning it before, e.g logorithms

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    (Original post by ojusrane)
    How hard do you think it is to self teach maths core 3 and 4?? Currently getting thought core 1 and 2

    I just go on examsolution and literally understand everything he says, he's that good, I understand thing without learning it before, e.g logorithms

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    (Original post by ojusrane)
    How hard do you think it is to self teach maths core 3 and 4?? Currently getting thought core 1 and 2

    I just go on examsolution and literally understand everything he says, he's that good, I understand thing without learning it before, e.g logorithms

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    (Original post by ojusrane)
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    I suppose it depends on the person ultimately. But I think it is definitely possible! If you plan on self-teaching, as you said, use Exam solutions and Maths247 to help you out in understanding topics, make sure you fully understand them, and then do like lots of questions and ALL past papers, definitely possible, many do! I know Exam solutions is just sooooo amazing.
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    (Original post by ojusrane)
    anyone?
    From what I remember C3 and C4 are harder than C1 and C2 in the sense there is more material to cover. However if you have a firm grasp of the AS level maths, it should be easily dooable. Also C3 and C4 don't require as perfect an exam technique as C2 and especially C1. I think most of the stuff is further calculus, I think in C4 there is also some vector stuff with the scalar product.
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    (Original post by ojusrane)
    anyone?
    I self taught the whole maths a level when I was in year eleven using examsolutions so it's definitely doable!
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    I self taught the whole maths a level when I was in year eleven using examsolutions so it's definitely doable!
    You do however have an aptitude for maths
 
 
 
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