limegreenjello
Badges: 2
Rep:
?
#1
Report Thread starter 7 years ago
#1
Hi. Is it possible to teach one's self maths AS/A level?
I studied the arts for my A levels and have found myself tantalised by the prospect of studying for a mathematics qualification.

I only got a B grade at GCSE, and I took the intermediate, not higher, paper. With hard work, is it possible to close the gap between intermediate & higher maths understanding to go on to do AS level?

Any recommendations for self-teaching materials would be greatly received.
0
reply
TenOfThem
Badges: 18
Rep:
?
#2
Report 7 years ago
#2
(Original post by limegreenjello)
Hi. Is it possible to teach one's self maths AS/A level?
I studied the arts for my A levels and have found myself tantalised by the prospect of studying for a mathematics qualification.

I only got a B grade at GCSE, and I took the intermediate, not higher, paper. With hard work, is it possible to close the gap between intermediate & higher maths understanding to go on to do AS level?

Any recommendations for self-teaching materials would be greatly received.
The answer is yes

But the reality is

  • You did the GCSE a long time ago
  • You did not study much of the algebra that is needed for A Level
  • You have not studied any maths in a while


I recommend that you search amazon for the books called "bridging the gap between GCSE and A Level Maths"

There are a few of them and I suggest that you buy the one that has the most questions for you to practice

Working through this book will give you a better understanding of your current ability and allow you to make a decision about whether continuing will be worth while
1
reply
limegreenjello
Badges: 2
Rep:
?
#3
Report Thread starter 7 years ago
#3
Thank you very much.
0
reply
buttered_peanut
Badges: 4
Rep:
?
#4
Report 7 years ago
#4
Wouldn't recommend it personally. With only getting a B you will have missed out on the higher tier topics which AS/A2 maths is based around and develops further. I sat the AQA GCSE Further Maths which bridges the gap between GCSE and AS so it might be worth having a look at textbooks/revision guides for that also. The other problem with Maths is you pick an optional module such as Decision (Computing)/Mechanics (Physics)/Statistics (Data Analysis) which you may not have had experience with before. On our exam board (OCR MEI) there's also coursework in Core 3 and I don't know how that works for self teaching.
Whatever you decide, best of luck though .
0
reply
X

Quick Reply

Attached files
Write a reply...
Reply
new posts
Back
to top
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise

How are you feeling about starting university this autumn?

Really excited (55)
22.45%
Excited but a bit nervous (112)
45.71%
Not bothered either way (33)
13.47%
I'm really nervous (45)
18.37%

Watched Threads

View All
Latest
My Feed