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    I started self teaching maths and I have 2 years prior of AS maths and a little bit of A2 maths. I feel confident in C1 ,C2 ,S1 and feel like I would get B's. The thing is I am worried because I make silly mistakes and some C2 concepts which carry over on to C3. I am aiming to finish all content by the start of February and before the exams do the last 10 past papers twice for each module C1,C2,C3,C4,S1,S2. I am a little freaking out because when I start C3 I find it really hard due to the C2 part. How should I go about doing C3 and C4. I want to start C3, C4, S2 but feel as if my AS isn't good enough. People who get D's continue on and find it ok.... I am thinking about doing C4 chapter 1 which is partial equations which seems fine. Then doing C3 chapter 1 functions and then doing chapter 3 which is logarithms. Is that fine by skipping chapter 2 C3 while I simultaneously strengthen my C2 trigonometry. I learnt the chain rule, quotient rule etc in chapter 4 of C3 also but when it involves using trig I get completely lost. I just feel like I know it but feel all over the place. Is finishing of A-Level maths by start of February realistic? Is it true S2 is easier than S1? How much of S2 links with s1?

    Finally at the moment I am using exam solutions . net only and past papers is that enough? I am the type of person who doesn't really practices...
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    I'm doing A-Level Maths and Further Maths.

    C3 and C4 are difficult!! They will take time but it is really just about exam technique. I'd get to a point where you feel comfortable with C3 before you start C4 as it relies upon a lot of C2 and C3. I find doing loads of past papers really useful - use physicsandmathstutor.com there are loads of past papers and model answers etc. Exam solutions is good but if you get the edexcel textbooks then there are loads of written examples and excersizes in those.

    I did awfully in S2 but so did all my friends - it is fairly hard but once you recognise the types of questions and how to answer them then its a lot easier.

    Finishing by February is possible but depending on how much work you do - It may be better to aim for June exams to give you loads of time to revise or do like half in Feb and half in June?

    Hope this helped? Good luck!
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    I'm doing A-Level Maths and Further Maths.

    C3 and C4 are difficult!! They will take time but it is really just about exam technique. I'd get to a point where you feel comfortable with C3 before you start C4 as it relies upon a lot of C2 and C3. I find doing loads of past papers really useful - use physicsandmathstutor.com there are loads of past papers and model answers etc. Exam solutions is good but if you get the edexcel textbooks then there are loads of written examples and excersizes in those.

    I did awfully in S2 but so did all my friends - it is fairly hard but once you recognise the types of questions and how to answer them then its a lot easier.

    Finishing by February is possible but depending on how much work you do - It may be better to aim for June exams to give you loads of time to revise or do like half in Feb and half in June?

    Hope this helped? Good luck!
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