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    I just graduated from high school in Germany and I want to apply for PPE (2017 entry). However I did Maths at school and I was very good at it (maximum points etc) but I am afraid that we didn't cover everything which is done at A level and I don't know all the "maths vocabulary" in English...
    Would it be good to teach myself the stuff which is done at A level? And how should I do that? Or do you think it's not necessary?
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    I just graduated from high school in Germany and I want to apply for PPE (2017 entry). However I did Maths at school and I was very good at it (maximum points etc) but I am afraid that we didn't cover everything which is done at A level and I don't know all the "maths vocabulary" in English...
    Would it be good to teach myself the stuff which is done at A level? And how should I do that? Or do you think it's not necessary?
    You'll probably get better advice if you post this in the Oxford section (assuming that's where you want to do PPE), but I believe the maths they do (at least in the 1st year) doesn't require the full A-Level. As long as you can rearrange equations, do some calculus (differentiation, integration) and some series, that'll be enough to get you going I think.
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    (Original post by scblx)
    I just graduated from high school in Germany and I want to apply for PPE (2017 entry). However I did Maths at school and I was very good at it (maximum points etc) but I am afraid that we didn't cover everything which is done at A level and I don't know all the "maths vocabulary" in English...
    Would it be good to teach myself the stuff which is done at A level? And how should I do that? Or do you think it's not necessary?
    Take a look at:
    http://vle.woodhouse.ac.uk/topicdocs.../C12015May.pdf
    http://vle.woodhouse.ac.uk/topicdocs.../C22015May.pdf
    http://vle.woodhouse.ac.uk/topicdocs.../C32015May.pdf
    http://vle.woodhouse.ac.uk/topicdocs.../C42015May.pdf

    If you can do all the stuff in these past A-Level papers then you should have a good understanding of the A-Level pure maths content. Any applied content you know (mechanics, statistics, etc.) is a bonus since universities generally teach those from scratch, as students will have done various different applied modules at A-Level.
 
 
 
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