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Basically I'm in year 12 atm, and I'm finding AS Maths (C1,S1,C2) quite manageable and not too tricky.

However, I was just doing some research for university courses at places like LSE, Oxford, UCl and have found for courses like Econ/E&M/Finance an A is strongly preferred is Further Maths. However, my school have not allowed me to take further maths as I was not in the top set for maths last year. I got an A* in IGCSE Maths if that gives any indication, but gcse is very oversimplified as you will probably know.

Is there anyone here that has self taught FM or done it through a tutor outside of school? If you could offer any advice it would be much appreciated.
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Basically I'm in year 12 atm, and I'm finding AS Maths (C1,S1,C2) quite manageable and not too tricky.

However, I was just doing some research for university courses at places like LSE, Oxford, UCl and have found for courses like Econ/E&M/Finance an A is strongly preferred is Further Maths. However, my school have not allowed me to take further maths as I was not in the top set for maths last year. I got an A* in IGCSE Maths if that gives any indication, but gcse is very oversimplified as you will probably know.

Is there anyone here that has self taught FM or done it through a tutor outside of school? If you could offer any advice it would be much appreciated.
If you enjoy maths and aren't just doing it because it's a good qualification then you'll have no problems with it
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Basically I'm in year 12 atm, and I'm finding AS Maths (C1,S1,C2) quite manageable and not too tricky.

However, I was just doing some research for university courses at places like LSE, Oxford, UCl and have found for courses like Econ/E&M/Finance an A is strongly preferred is Further Maths. However, my school have not allowed me to take further maths as I was not in the top set for maths last year. I got an A* in IGCSE Maths if that gives any indication, but gcse is very oversimplified as you will probably know.

Is there anyone here that has self taught FM or done it through a tutor outside of school? If you could offer any advice it would be much appreciated.
I taught myself all of further maths - as my school never offered it to me - my school isn't one where people typically get 'good' grades. I learnt it all in the 6 weeks holiday, because I knew that once it go into the start of the year it would be much more difficult. My advice is to try and learn a lot of t in the Christians holding coming up. If you're learning only the AS then you could pretty much finish it. When I was learning it I pretty much did it all day every day but I learnt it all in about 4 weeks. You don't have to go that extreme but the more you put into it the better.
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Once you have learnt all the content and tried the past papers you should be ok with further maths then. You should be solid at normal A level maths though. You need to know all of the core maths modules for FP2 for example. In FP2 knowledge form C1-4 will be assumed and will not be specifically tested.
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Once you have learnt all the content and tried the past papers you should be ok with further maths then. You should be solid at normal A level maths though. You need to know all of the core maths modules for FP2 for example. In FP2 knowledge form C1-4 will be assumed and will not be specifically tested.
I have no idea how people like you finish those books so quickly, it takes me about 4 weeks per book...
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I have no idea how people like you finish those books so quickly, it takes me about 4 weeks per book...
I literally woke up and started doing maths. Only stopped when I went to sleep - really late in the holiday aswell. So I was doing probably 12 hours a day or more.
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I literally woke up and started doing maths. Only stopped when I went to sleep - really late in the holiday aswell. So I was doing probably 12 hours a day or more.
:eek: very impressive
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I have no idea how people like you finish those books so quickly, it takes me about 4 weeks per book...
Back when I was blazing through them I would do about a module per week. FP3 took about a month however...
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Back when I was blazing through them I would do about a module per week. FP3 took about a month however...
Edexcel?
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Back when I was blazing through them I would do about a module per week. FP3 took about a month however...
I get quite tired very quickly when doing new maths, and start making mistakes such as  \frac{x}{4} = 8 therefore   x = 2... basically my maths ability is like A=\frac{1}{t}, A being ability and t being time
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Edexcel?
Yes.
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I get quite tired very quickly when doing new maths, and start making mistakes such as  \frac{x}{4} = 8 therefore   x = 2... basically my maths ability is like A=\frac{1}{t}, A being ability and t being time
I guess if you enjoy doing it as a hobby then this is not really a problem. Be sure to take breaks while studying.
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I guess if you enjoy doing it as a hobby then this is not really a problem. Be sure to take breaks while studying.
I guess, still 4 weeks per book will get me done long before the exams
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Basically I'm in year 12 atm, and I'm finding AS Maths (C1,S1,C2) quite manageable and not too tricky.

However, I was just doing some research for university courses at places like LSE, Oxford, UCl and have found for courses like Econ/E&M/Finance an A is strongly preferred is Further Maths. However, my school have not allowed me to take further maths as I was not in the top set for maths last year. I got an A* in IGCSE Maths if that gives any indication, but gcse is very oversimplified as you will probably know.

Is there anyone here that has self taught FM or done it through a tutor outside of school? If you could offer any advice it would be much appreciated.
My school wouldn't even let me do normal maths A-level. Taught myself that in year 12. Now I'm teaching myself AS and A2 further maths. You can certainly do it, as long as you are able to dedicate enough time.
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I guess, still 4 weeks per book will get me done long before the exams
EDIT: Woops I thought I was replying to another thread.

If you can get the content finished quickly then you can make sure you get as close to 100 ums as possible.
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My school wouldn't even let me do normal maths A-level. Taught myself that in year 12. Now I'm teaching myself AS and A2 further maths. You can certainly do it, as long as you are able to dedicate enough time.
WTF you're doing M5 and they wouldn't let you do normal!?

Twits, those guys xD
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if i'm doing c1,c2,s1 this year and c3,c4,m1 next year what modules will i need to take for as fm (OCR)?

also can anyone recommend the best resources for learning it, I know there are websites and videos online for help, but for specifically learning the content should i just buy the textbooks?
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WTF you're doing M5 and they wouldn't let you do normal!?

Twits, those guys xD
*Going to attempt M5. I'm currently stuck on M4 2D kinematics.
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*Going to attempt M5. I'm currently stuck on M4 2D kinematics.
Oh! Need any help? 2D kinematics sounds like something I've done in my M3... :O
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if i'm doing c1,c2,s1 this year and c3,c4,m1 next year what modules will i need to take for as fm (OCR)?

also can anyone recommend the best resources for learning it, I know there are websites and videos online for help, but for specifically learning the content should i just buy the textbooks?
Maybe buy some cheap textbooks for the practise questions. They're not the best resource for learning content, although someone else might disagree
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