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    Hi everyone, so I did disastrously in the AS exams (scraped a C maybe- if I do rly well next yr (A*) what can I expect overall!?) this year and therefore the only way I can up my grade is by doing exceptionally well next year. We're starting A2 maths in school next week, but I just want to know how did everyone transition from as to a2 maths? It's obviously a lot harder but if anyone has any tips on notes, how to organise notes etc, topics to do first (planning on doing some content over the summer to get a head start ). also how can I go about learning it independently (teacher is horrible had to learn everything myself this year which was v hard bc maths wasn't my best subject academically) . Please and thank you!!!
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    Hi everyone, so I did disastrously in the AS exams (scraped a C maybe- if I do rly well next yr (A*) what can I expect overall!?) this year and therefore the only way I can up my grade is by doing exceptionally well next year. We're starting A2 maths in school next week, but I just want to know how did everyone transition from as to a2 maths? It's obviously a lot harder but if anyone has any tips on notes, how to organise notes etc, topics to do first (planning on doing some content over the summer to get a head start ). also how can I go about learning it independently (teacher is horrible had to learn everything myself this year which was v hard bc maths wasn't my best subject academically) . Please and thank you!!!
    If it turns out you are correct and you have just managed a C don't panic or despair. You got about 60% right which is not too shabby. I would say your priority would be to sort out why you only achieved a C at AS level. A2 maths builds on AS knowledge and skills and if that foundation is shaky then you will find A2 challenging. Differentiation, integration, trigonometric equations and identities, logs, binomial expansion and all aspects of algebraic manipulation need to be solid. You can certainly improve your overall grade enormously next year by retaking units from this year. Once you have learned C3&4 you will wonder why you ever found C1&2 a problem.

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