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    Hey guys , just wondering if any of yous had good tips for trying to get as close as posisble to the full ums in maths - 600.

    Im aiming for 600 as its the highest,so even if i fall short i shoudl have a very good score hopefully.

    any advice for this, apart from the typical do past papers - which i most certainly will do

    thank you in advance
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    Read mark schemes for the past papers you do, even if you got the answer right, so you know what you should have done in your method to get method marks.
    Don't spend too much of your time doing loads of easy questions- identify the types of questions you struggle with and do every question on that topic you can find, including on other exam boards.
    Make sure you don't waste marks by not knowing the answers to the "wordy" questions (I lost 3 marks (5 UMS) on S2 on them)
    (maths: 591/600, further: 589/600)
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    (Original post by ejteb)
    Read mark schemes for the past papers you do, even if you got the answer right, so you know what you should have done in your method to get method marks.
    Don't spend too much of your time doing loads of easy questions- identify the types of questions you struggle with and do every question on that topic you can find, including on other exam boards.
    Make sure you don't waste marks by not knowing the answers to the "wordy" questions (I lost 3 marks (5 UMS) on S2 on them)
    (maths: 591/600, further: 589/600)
    thanks for the advice.

    also , do you think it is possibly to self teach 6 modules of further maths within 6 months? alongside doing 3 other a levels?? a
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    (Original post by MathSci1999)
    thanks for the advice.

    also , do you think it is possibly to self teach 6 modules of further maths within 6 months? alongside doing 3 other a levels?? a
    It's possible, but depends on which modules you want to teach yourself, and how much time you had. I taught myself D2 in around 6 hours over the summer holidays. However it is important to have someone else to mark some of your past papers for you, otherwise it's very easy to be too easy on yourself.

    Have you looked at the further maths support program http://furthermaths.org.uk/ I haven't used them but they may have some useful resources.
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    (Original post by ejteb)
    It's possible, but depends on which modules you want to teach yourself, and how much time you had. I taught myself D2 in around 6 hours over the summer holidays. However it is important to have someone else to mark some of your past papers for you, otherwise it's very easy to be too easy on yourself.

    Have you looked at the further maths support program http://furthermaths.org.uk/ I haven't used them but they may have some useful resources.
    which modules do you sugest in my circumstances?

    also how does the A* in further maths work?
    thanks for the help, once again
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    Just do lots and lots and lots of past papers. Ultimately there's always going to be an element of luck involved because grade boundaries are generally very high in maths which means that losing a single mark will stop you from getting full UMS but doing as many past papers as possible will minimise that risk.
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    Past papers, past papers, past papers.
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    (Original post by MathSci1999)
    which modules do you sugest in my circumstances?

    also how does the A* in further maths work?
    thanks for the help, once again
    Depends which ones you've already done at school/are currently doing- from my experience Decision are easiest, then Stats then Mechanics then the Further Pure, (as in Decision and Stats the questions are all very similar, whereas in Mechanics and FP there's more scope for a completely different question, however it's easier to lose silly marks in Decision and Stats for numerical mistakes or on wordy questions).

    Your top 3 A2 modules (ie. top 3 of D2, S2, S3, S4, M2, M3, M4, FP2, FP3) need to be on average at least 90% UMS, while getting at least 80% UMS average over all 6 modules which count towards your further maths.

    You need to do FP1 and one of FP2 and FP3 to get further maths A2
 
 
 
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