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Hey guys,

Would you say it is worth learning ahead for the courses I'd like to do in the future? Currently, I am in Year 11 but I would really like to continue with Maths, I know pretty much everything needed for GCSE and I sm confident I can get an A*. Saying this, should I start learning the A Level variant of Maths since I want to do Further Maths at A Level?


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If you're saying you know pretty much everything needed for GCSE maths and you're confident, some topics in C1 pretty would help you stretch your understanding (like surds, rationalising denominators, using quadratics) etc and you could attempt some questions. So I'd say it's probably a good idea to take a look at C1 videos, but don't dwell too much time on it because you also have loads of other gcse subjects too and you might get distracted.
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(Original post by elishx__h)
If you're saying you know pretty much everything needed for GCSE maths and you're confident, some topics in C1 pretty would help you stretch your understanding (like surds, rationalising denominators, using quadratics) etc and you could attempt some questions. So I'd say it's probably a good idea to take a look at C1 videos, but don't dwell too much time on it because you also have loads of other gcse subjects too and you might get distracted.
Thank you, i suppose i'd do it when there is absolutely no other work.

Also, is there much difference between A kevels and GCSE, is tye workload increased dramatically?
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(Original post by metrize)
Hey guys,

Would you say it is worth learning ahead for the courses I'd like to do in the future? Currently, I am in Year 11 but I would really like to continue with Maths, I know pretty much everything needed for GCSE and I sm confident I can get an A*. Saying this, should I start learning the A Level variant of Maths since I want to do Further Maths at A Level?


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That's great!
I'd say wait until your exams are finished, or look at some a level stuff briefly- don't devote yourself to it yet. The best thing you can do now is go over everything on GCSE to really ensure you'll do well. Good luck
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Sure! I self taught C1 and C2 before Year 12 and that gave me a healthy head-start in Year 12. Just make sure it doesn't jeopardise your chance of getting an A* at GCSE though.
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Thank you, i suppose i'd do it when there is absolutely no other work.

Also, is there much difference between A kevels and GCSE, is tye workload increased dramatically?
There is definitely a step up, but as long as you apply the right study techniques you'll be fine. Some subjects will be more demanding than others, for example with me Maths is probably my most time consuming at the moment because the best way of learning maths is doing loads of practice, which obviously takes time. I'm also making notes as I go along with every topic I do to save time towards exams. You seem to be bright, so I'm sure you'll be able to handle it if you just keep on top of all your work, understand it fully and don't fall behind at all.
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