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# Getting an A in C1, C2, C3, C4 and D1? watch

1. So this year I'm resitting C1 and C2 to get as high a mark as possible. I scraped an A and got a B, respectively. I've been doing past papers for C3 but it's ridiculous honestly, sometimes I'll get almost full marks or 70+ and other times I'll just about get an A. I'm panicking now because I've tried to make a revision timetable but I never know how much time to dedicate to each one. Doing past C1 papers, I consistently get As and C2 papers I get Bs, but this is due to not revising it and as such, forgetting formulas etc. I've done a couple of D1 papers and averaged an A in that as well. As for core 4, we're about 3/4 through and I'm finding it ok. The thing is, I really need this A but I can never tell how much revision to do each day. Nor when to revise what subject. My other alevels are btecs so it's entirely focused on maths but I'n worried that I'm going to mess up because of not knowing how to balance revision.
2. (Original post by ThatExamWas)
So this year I'm resitting C1 and C2 to get as high a mark as possible. I scraped an A and got a B, respectively. I've been doing past papers for C3 but it's ridiculous honestly, sometimes I'll get almost full marks or 70+ and other times I'll just about get an A. I'm panicking now because I've tried to make a revision timetable but I never know how much time to dedicate to each one. Doing past C1 papers, I consistently get As and C2 papers I get Bs, but this is due to not revising it and as such, forgetting formulas etc. I've done a couple of D1 papers and averaged an A in that as well. As for core 4, we're about 3/4 through and I'm finding it ok. The thing is, I really need this A but I can never tell how much revision to do each day. Nor when to revise what subject. My other alevels are btecs so it's entirely focused on maths but I'n worried that I'm going to mess up because of not knowing how to balance revision.
Relax, you have 3+ months till the A2 exams. If you are getting As in papers, thats very good for this stage. Keep working and try a couple of extension material such as the IYGB papers on madasmaths.com and Solomon papers. Don't exhaust the past papers as you will definitely need them later on. The book's review exercises are good practice too. I would focus on C3 and C4 because C1 and C2 will come naturally with them, and once it's April, I'd do all the C1/2 past papers, including the IAL ones.
3. I'd say do as the above poster said. I did C3 and C4 last year, and i'm resitting C1 and C2 as a year 14. The C1/C2 stuff is ridiculously easy compared to C3/C4. I got a C and a D in C3/C4 but i'm consistently achieving full marks this year, and i'm expected to get an A overall.

I'd seriously reccomend focusing more on C3/C4 in the long run as it's newer and more difficult to grasp, but don't forget about C1/C2. A lot of the topics overlap (if you're doing edexcel), so that should make it a bit easier.

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