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    Hi guys,

    So I start A levels in September and I wanted to know was when do you do exams. So for gcses you do them all at the end of year 11 but for college do you do it at the end of the first year and second year etc. Please help. Also for A level maths what is it like in spec wise like core 1 core 2 etc and can you explain it and how gcse spec might be linked in etc.

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    (Original post by S.Rahman)
    Hi guys,

    So I start A levels in September and I wanted to know was when do you do exams. So for gcses you do them all at the end of year 11 but for college do you do it at the end of the first year and second year etc. Please help. Also for A level maths what is it like in spec wise like core 1 core 2 etc and can you explain it and how gcse spec might be linked in etc.

    Thanks
    Next year you will study 3 or 4 subjects. Some A levels have or are going to have been reformed by the time you start (like me with economics and business), you will do an exam but if you carry this on it won't count towards yout final grade, if you drop it you get an AS grade.
    For subjects that are not reformed then some exams will be done in the first year and some in the second. These all count towards your final grades.

    In Core 1 Maths (Depending on your exam board) will include

    Indices
    Geometry (Equations of lines, circles and graphs (mostly cubic))
    Algebra (Simultaneous equations, disguised quadratics, completing the square, rearranging)
    Differentiation

    Core 2 may include;

    Integration
    Algebra (Logarithms, simultaneous equations, binomial expansion)
    Sequences
    Geometry (Exponential and Logarithmic graphs)
 
 
 
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