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    Hey TSR, I was wondering if it's normal going onto A-level maths not having a clue what a lot of the content means, e.g looking through the past papers not knowing how to answer almost any of them. Is this because there is a massive difference between GCSE and a level? Need to know how easily it can be picked up
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    This is quite normal, mostly because the things you've learnt from GCSE, you use them in the question somewhere. For example you might need to do something that requires completing the square, but you'll never specifically get asked a question which is only completing the square. Most things are new however and quite easy to pick up.
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    Don't worry mate, its unlikely you'd know how to answer the questions before you'd learnt any methods. What grade did you get at GCSE?
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    (Original post by Benb2000)
    Hey TSR, I was wondering if it's normal going onto A-level maths not having a clue what a lot of the content means, e.g looking through the past papers not knowing how to answer almost any of them. Is this because there is a massive difference between GCSE and a level? Need to know how easily it can be picked up
    Depends on a lot of factors such as how good you are at maths and things like how good your teachers, with people i know you can do well in some modules compared to others depending on the ability of your teacher.I would suggest doing lots of past papers, my whole class basically did all of them for each module.Along as you try to learn it well you'll be okay.
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    (Original post by Procastination)
    Don't worry mate, its unlikely you'd know how to answer the questions before you'd learnt any methods. What grade did you get at GCSE?
    I got an A* in maths
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    (Original post by Benb2000)
    I got an A* in maths
    You'll be fine, I looked through a paper and tbh there's not much there I would have been able to do before I started AS, and I just got an A* at A2 so there's no doubt you'll be fine with it
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    (Original post by Benb2000)
    I got an A* in maths
    You'll find it breeze, I've just done AS and really didn't find it that bad at all
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    Going to happen, I sometimes to this for uni papers about a year before I'm meant to sit the exams. Thankfully by the end of it some of makes sense

    But really, everything looks awfully frightnening until you've covered the content.
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    Don't worry, all the new terms like differentiation and integration aren't too bad at all, just finished AS maths with an A,and found it fine.
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