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# A in AS maths. watch

1. So I thought that keeping a thread like this might somehow add a layer of discipline into my - truthfully - filled with procrastination existence and perhaps help me reach my target of an A in AS maths. Hopefully, also reassuring me a bit more about my chance of getting accepted into a med school.

Not going to say too much about myself, but in general, I'm a relatively good student that has never really focused much in class.

In GCSE Maths, I have received a B. My plan for this year is to solely focus on mathematics until the end of my last exam that will take place somewhere around mid June I believe, and then, to catch up on the biology and chemistry AS that I didn't really concentrate on, to finally, end up studying harder than I am when I see Jessica Alba towards the mighty UKCATs. I'm planning on taking them on like a man at around August-September time, so then in October, I have a pretty good application for the less ambitious in their will to develop House MD's med schools - and with some voluntary work, experience and a couple of medical certificates to back up my omnibenevolent approach to future patients and their animals, I hope to fulfill the goals of such unis.

Anyway, I have designed a list of chapters of each of the exams that I need to study on and so far, it looks like this:

Exam Board: edexcel

My plan for studying (maths) is as follows:
• revise the hell out of each topic in the textbook by copying and making sense out of the examples
• finish all the past papers and 'end of section' sets of questions in from the textbook
• use websites to find new questions and solve them if an issue with one of the topic arises
• destroy all past exam papers

+a bunch of stuff that I sometimes will use for revision:
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Solving quadratic equations using completing the square
The discriminant
Simultaneous equations
Inequalities
Polynomials - expanding, simplifying, factorising
Transformations of f(x) graphs
Sketching graphs: the cubic graph
Sketching graphs: the reciprocal graph
Intersection between two graphs
Working out the gradient of a straight line
Differentation intro
Integration
Working out and using the gradient function
arithmetic series
Recurrence relations
I am open to any suggestions on the way I should study, what resources to use and sometimes the mistakes that I make with solving problems (not necessarily mathematical : )).

2. Good luck
3. (Original post by frostyy)

What exam board are you doing?
4. (Original post by zetamcfc)
What exam board are you doing?
edexcel

so yesterday I finished equations and quadratic functions. today I want to complete inequalities and get some way through simultaneous equations (the topic's huge)
5. (Original post by frostyy)
edexcel

so yesterday I finished equations and quadratic functions. today I want to complete inequalities and get some way through simultaneous equations (the topic's huge)
Ah ok, good luck
6. http://www.physicsandmathstutor.com/...ions-by-topic/
This website is really good for practicing maths! It has past paper questions by topic that you can work on once you finish a chapter. Really helped me improve.
7. (Original post by idkman)
http://www.physicsandmathstutor.com/...ions-by-topic/
This website is really good for practicing maths! It has past paper questions by topic that you can work on once you finish a chapter. Really helped me improve.
^^^ I went from a C in AS Maths mock to 90+UMS in the summer exams by just questions by topic and then moving on to past papers
8. update: finished inequalities, half way through simultaneous equations and I plan to finish them today.
9. So I decided to reinvent my approach to studying and instead of learning from solved examples, I will learn from unsolved questions by attempting them myself, only flipping a page to the worked solutions whenever my brain's capacity reaches an overload. I'm answering questions on topics 1-5 today:

-actually i just checked no im naht, left textbook in locker

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