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    I have decided to take As level maths next year as a private candidate. i am looking at AQA. Any advice as to how i go about taking the exam and what pitfalls should i look out for in trying to take the exam as a private candidate.
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    (Original post by ednamode)
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    I have decided to take As level maths next year as a private candidate. i am looking at AQA. Any advice as to how i go about taking the exam and what pitfalls should i look out for in trying to take the exam as a private candidate.
    Buy the relevant textbooks online and self teach yourself. Get a tutor if you are struggling, but there's always online resources if funds are low. Work part time/weekends to give yourself a bit of a break and to have some pocket money. Find a school, not a centre. Schools are far more cheaper, it'll cost you around £30 per exam
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    I think you should do Edexcel, there are a lot more people taking Edexcel maths than AQA so probably you could get more help online/video solutions if you get stuck.
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    Check that a comprehensive textbook exists for the particular exams you want to take. For example an aqa a level maths textbook or an edexcel one.
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    I think you should do Edexcel, there are a lot more people taking Edexcel maths than AQA so probably you could get more help online/video solutions if you get stuck.

    Good point thank you
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    I have decided to take As level maths next year as a private candidate. i am looking at AQA. Any advice as to how i go about taking the exam and what pitfalls should i look out for in trying to take the exam as a private candidate.
    Get yourself a good couple of textbooks to teach yourself the course - do lots of practice questions. YouTube has some good videos to teach yourself.

    As for taking the exam, make sure you get in touch with possible schools early. Often private or grammar schools take private candidates, so they might be good ones to approach. Check that you can enter as a private candidate for the exam board you're using (I know you can for AQA).

    Make sure you know how the syllabus works - e.g. for maths you take C1 and C2 core modules and an optional module (M1, S1 or D1) for AS.

    If you want any more advice, I taught myself AS maths and entered as a private candidate, so feel free to message me.
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    Do all the past paper questions, get an experienced tutor in the final two months. Don't worry it will be easy provided you work in time.
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    only pitfall is to check it doesnt clash in timetablewise with your other subjects. You should also find a suitable exam venue that is convenient.
 
 
 
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