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    This is the help thread for students who are taking Maths and/or Further Maths to at least AS Level. Feel free to discuss mathematics and post questions which you're stuck on.

    If needbe, maybe use past papers from other exam boards too, and perhaps even the harder international papers.

    Rules

    1. Keep all discussion related to maths, although I do not mind the occasional physics query.
    2. Please post your full working- this will enable a helper to detect errors in your method.
    3. If you want to help somebody, don't post full solutions. Your help is meant to act as a springboard, not a featherbed. Giving full solutions is unlikely to actually make somebody learn.


    Helpers:

    A number of people have kindly volunteered to help us. Tag one of them if you are genuinely stuck on a question or if you have a query about maths in general.
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    C0balt
    Protoxylic
    kprime2
    jonsnow
    SeanFM
    Krollo
    kingaaran
    13 1 20 8 42
    TeeEm
    Number Nine
    Duskstar
    Duke Glacia
    tiny hobbit
    gagafacea1
    Callum Scott
    lizard54142
    physicsmaths
    MathsAndChess
    Zacken
    DylanJ42
    sookie17
    Ano123
    Nayzar
    Relevant Links:
    AQA:
    http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/mathematics/a-level

    Edexcel Past Papers:
    http://qualifications.pearson.com/en...Exam-materials

    OCR:

    http://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications...892-7890-7892/

    ExamSolutions:

    http://www.examsolutions.net/

    PhysicsandMathsTutor SolutionBank:

    http://www.physicsandmathstutor.com/...ann-textbooks/

    And for the daring (not for the faint hearted!):
    STEP (Cambridge and Warwick offer holders' test):

    http://www.admissionstestingservice....ep/about-step/

    MAT (Imperial and Oxford admissions test):

    http://www.admissionstestingservice....mat/about-mat/

    AEA (Advanced Extension Award):

    http://qualifications.pearson.com/en...tics-2008.html

    Mr Barton Maths also has a good collection of AQA papers.
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    I've completed AS level Maths and FM this year, probably As in them.
    I will join as a helper here

    Edit: Got my results, got 96% across the maths modules. I think I am qualified as a helper now
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    (Original post by C0balt)
    I've completed AS level Maths and FM this year, probably As in them.
    I will join as a helper here
    Hello C0balt. Do you get on with chlorine?

    I'll add you to the list of helpers. Do you know if there is anyone else who'd be willing to help as well?
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    (Original post by Palette)
    Hello C0balt. Do you get on with chlorine?

    I'll add you to the list of helpers. Do you know if there is anyone else who'd be willing to help as well?
    Yeah chlorine is my best friend
    I did AQA btw, it doesn't matter too much with maths but yeah
    Protoxylic
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    I'll be quite busy next academic year, but don't hesitate to ask, if I'm around I'll be sure to answer any questions
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    (Original post by Protoxylic)
    I'll be quite busy next academic year, but don't hesitate to ask, if I'm around I'll be sure to answer any questions
    Thanks! Shall I add you to the helpers list?
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    (Original post by Palette)
    Thanks! Shall I add you to the helpers list?
    Sure
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    (Original post by Protoxylic)
    Sure
    Do you know of anyone else who can help too?
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    (Original post by Palette)
    Do you know of anyone else who can help too?
    Not really, I know a lot of people, but I don't know whether they would be willing to help. For now, this should be fine, more will come in time
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    (Original post by Protoxylic)
    Not really, I know a lot of people, but I don't know whether they would be willing to help. For now, this should be fine, more will come in time
    How did you find A Level Mathematics, A Level Further Mathematics, and A Level Physics, if I may ask?
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    (Original post by Palette)
    How did you find A Level Mathematics, A Level Further Mathematics, and A Level Physics, if I may ask?
    I only took exams in A-Level Maths, I self taught Further Maths so I didn't take any formal exams in FM. The modules I can help in are C1-4, M1-3, S1, FP1-4 (mostly OCR + FP4 AQA). They aren't bad, you just have to put your mind to it
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    (Original post by Protoxylic)
    I only took exams in A-Level Maths, I self taught Further Maths so I didn't take any formal exams in FM. The modules I can help in are C1-4, M1-3, S1, FP1-4 (mostly OCR + FP4 AQA). They aren't bad, you just have to put your mind to it
    Which modules did you find the most fun and the most boring?
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    (Original post by Palette)
    Which modules did you find the most fun and the most boring?
    Boring C1-2, S1, M1. Most interesting probably C3 in normal maths and FP2-4 in Further.
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    (Original post by Protoxylic)
    Boring C1-2, S1, M1. Most interesting probably C3 in normal maths and FP2-4 in Further.
    Was Physics more interesting than maths, in your opinion?
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    (Original post by Palette)
    Was Physics more interesting than maths, in your opinion?
    Hm, probably? I mean physics is interesting generally, but A-Level doesn't do it justice. They scrapped calculus out of the spec which is just so bad. The concepts are interesting, but the exam style ruins it I think (talking from AQA experience)
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    I just finished maths and further maths A level. Pretty confident I will get A*A* in both. I did Edexcel also. Would love to be a helper
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    For D2 will you ever be asked to "minimise" with simplex tableaux?

    thanks
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    (Original post by Protoxylic)
    Hm, probably? I mean physics is interesting generally, but A-Level doesn't do it justice. They scrapped calculus out of the spec which is just so bad. The concepts are interesting, but the exam style ruins it I think (talking from AQA experience)
    I asked because I am considering taking Physics as a 5th AS Level subject, and my school's board happens to be AQA too. I thought the government is making A Levels and GCSEs harder?
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    (Original post by kprime2)
    I just finished maths and further maths A level. Pretty confident I will get A*A* in both. I did Edexcel also. Would love to be a helper
    I'll add you to the helpers list!
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    I just finished AS Mathematics and Further Mathematics - did AQA so I'm up for being a helper (since AQA are a**holes)
 
 
 
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