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A-Level Maths - Home Study - C1-C4, S1, D1 - HELP PLEASE! watch

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    Hi,

    I am currently in a full time job but would like an A Level in Mathematics.
    I will be looking to home study with the Edexcel books.
    I have 2 years to complete my A Level.

    Would the following structure be recommended over 2 years?
    C1, C2, S1 in my first year for AS
    C3, C4, D1 in my second year for A2

    OR

    Would it be recommended that I study all C1-C4 from day 1?

    I look forward to any replies,

    Thanks.
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    Hi,

    I am currently in a full time job but would like an A Level in Mathematics.
    I will be looking to home study with the Edexcel books.
    I have 2 years to complete my A Level.

    Would the following structure be recommended over 2 years?
    C1, C2, S1 in my first year for AS
    C3, C4, D1 in my second year for A2

    OR

    Would it be recommended that I study all C1-C4 from day 1?

    I look forward to any replies,

    Thanks.
    Most people do it over two years and in that structure, albeit with a variety of applied modules and lots of them get top grades so it clearly works. I would recommend doing it that way but also starting on C3 and C4 a little bit earlier because they are a significant step up from C1 and C2. C1 in particular is basically just GCSE-level maths which you should be able to breeze through.

    I can't give you any advice about the applied modules that you're doing, I'm afraid. I did M1 and M2 for mine.
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    (Original post by ShaunMills)
    Hi,

    I am currently in a full time job but would like an A Level in Mathematics.
    I will be looking to home study with the Edexcel books.
    I have 2 years to complete my A Level.

    Would the following structure be recommended over 2 years?
    C1, C2, S1 in my first year for AS
    C3, C4, D1 in my second year for A2

    OR

    Would it be recommended that I study all C1-C4 from day 1?

    I look forward to any replies,

    Thanks.
    No i would do it in the order you have planned, because you need to know c1 and c2 to move onto c3 and c4 I would recommend doing D1 in your "AS" year because i thought it was ridiculously easy and will ease you into it. Why are you just doing maths A level?
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    Just do it all in one year.
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    (Original post by Hayley Williams)
    No i would do it in the order you have planned, because you need to know c1 and c2 to move onto c3 and c4 I would recommend doing D1 in your "AS" year because i thought it was ridiculously easy and will ease you into it. Why are you just doing maths A level?
    Thanks for your reply!
    I will just progress through each book individually then from C1-C4.
    I'm doing only one A Level because I'm doing a BTEC Level 3 as well, although if I find I have lots of spare time, I might do more A Levels - time is of no concern
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    (Original post by ShaunMills)
    Hi,

    I am currently in a full time job but would like an A Level in Mathematics.
    I will be looking to home study with the Edexcel books.
    I have 2 years to complete my A Level.

    Would the following structure be recommended over 2 years?
    C1, C2, S1 in my first year for AS
    C3, C4, D1 in my second year for A2

    OR

    Would it be recommended that I study all C1-C4 from day 1?

    I look forward to any replies,

    Thanks.
    Hey,
    I did the aqa maths A'level so I can advise you with that. Other exam boards may have different topics included.
    I would recommend starting with c1 amd C2 because you need those in order to understand c3 & c4. However c2 &c3 are quite similar so you can start c3 when you've completed 3/4 of the c2 course. C4 is has quite a range of topics but most of it relies on the basics of c3.
    There's a site called "examsolutions". It covers all exam boards and has video tutorials and it is quite good especially for different types of differentiation and integration.

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    (Original post by ShaunMills)
    I'm doing only one A Level because I'm doing a BTEC Level 3 as well, although if I find I have lots of spare time, I might do more A Levels - time is of no concern
    But do you have an ultimate goal in all this?

    Are you aiming for university entry, or do you want to get into a science career or engineering or something else? That will determine which are the 'best' applied modules for you. Unis would rather see M and S modules rather than Decision, but if you're just doing the A level for personal interest it really doesn't matter which applied modules you choose.
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    (Original post by davros)
    But do you have an ultimate goal in all this?

    Are you aiming for university entry, or do you want to get into a science career or engineering or something else? That will determine which are the 'best' applied modules for you. Unis would rather see M and S modules rather than Decision, but if you're just doing the A level for personal interest it really doesn't matter which applied modules you choose.
    Hi,

    I will be looking to go to university to study software engineering.

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    (Original post by Pointless Kitty)
    Hey,
    I did the aqa maths A'level so I can advise you with that. Other exam boards may have different topics included.
    I would recommend starting with c1 amd C2 because you need those in order to understand c3 & c4. However c2 &c3 are quite similar so you can start c3 when you've completed 3/4 of the c2 course. C4 is has quite a range of topics but most of it relies on the basics of c3.
    There's a site called "examsolutions". It covers all exam boards and has video tutorials and it is quite good especially for different types of differentiation and integration.

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    Hi, thanks for your reply.
    I chose to go with Edexcel based on the amount of people recommending it.
    I will definitely just go through each book individually then. I have heard about exam solutions and it looks great so I will be using this along with a private tutor
 
 
 
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