How hard is A2 maths?Watch
After sitting the C1 and C2 exam (edexcel) I am seriously doubting my maths ability. The papers were a bit tricky, but usually I do very well at these two, I mostly suck at exam technique and nerves and all that. I do plan on taking maths next year, but I just want to know how much of a step is A2 from AS? I didn't do as well as I could have done this year which is annoying considering the step from GCSE to AS wasn't actually too bad looking back. How difficult is C3 and C4 in comparison? I will also be doing M1 if I carry on next year.
But as with all maths, it's perfectly possible to achieve in A2 with practice.
She does anyway
I'm resitting all of my AS modules this year as I didn't put the work in last year, and now realise how much easier everything is when you do loads of practice questions and past papers.
C1 is very easy. However C2 is more challenging.
C3 is not much harder, at all, than C2 and neither is C4. In fact, at times I found C2 harder than C3 and C4.
If you can understand trigonometry, integration and differentiation, well then you should do fine. But if you don't, it's definitely worth sitting down and thinking about your options first.
Trigonometry is something you need to get your head around well. Integration and differentiation can quite easily be learnt just from applying the same few rules. Examsolutions tutorials are extremely good for C3 and C4.
However each to their own, but that's my view on it. Good luck in your decision.