Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    16
    ReputationRep:
    Hey!!

    I'm currently doing A level Edexcel Mathematics. I'm doing C3, C4 and S1, last year I did C1, C2 and M1.

    I'm just wondering what are some good methods of revision I could do for maths, in terms of up till the exam date from today. I'm also resitting my AS exams alongside.

    I was just wondering people who got As & A*s what did you do to get that, did you start straight with exam questions? Exam solutions? The textbook?
    How often did you revise, how many minutes/hours per day or what was your schedule? Did you increase your time as it go to the janurary/easter period?

    Just some advice, thanks!
    Offline

    14
    ReputationRep:
    bhfn
    I've only done AS so far but for me personally:

    Textbook questions -> Solomon worksheets -> Past papers -> Solomon Papers -> IAL/IYGB

    Exam Solutions was also a major help when it came to doing past papers.
    I'd also recommend HegartyMaths as his videos are like actual online lessons.

    There are also more types of past papers such as IYGB papers, IAL papers and Elmwood papers which you might want to look at.
    All links can be found here:
    http://www.physicsandmathstutor.com/...-maths-papers/

    As for time, I'd say just make sure you're keeping on top of what you're doing in class for now. Study ahead if need be. Once you've finished all of the content for a module (aka have done all of the textbook questions), you can start answering the Solomon worksheets which will ease you into exam-style questions. And then you can start doing past papers.
    I started doing past papers for C1 in January last year, and was doing one a week until about March and then I increased it to two a week and then closer to exams, it was two a day haha. (Still flopped the exam though. I went from 90+ UMS in past papers to 78 UMS in the actual exam. I cry)
    This year, I'm hoping to start doing C3 past papers in November and want to complete as many as possible before the exam, so I'll be doing about two or three a week once I start. I'll also be resitting C1 but I won't be preparing for that until January.
    Good luck!
    Ps. Tip: Buy a planner and plan ahead when you're going to do certain past papers.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    16
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by jessyjellytot14)
    bhfn
    I've only done AS so far but for me personally:

    Textbook questions -> Solomon worksheets -> Past papers -> Solomon Papers -> IAL/IYGB

    Exam Solutions was also a major help when it came to doing past papers.
    I'd also recommend HegartyMaths as his videos are like actual online lessons.

    There are also more types of past papers such as IYGB papers, IAL papers and Elmwood papers which you might want to look at.
    All links can be found here:
    http://www.physicsandmathstutor.com/...-maths-papers/

    As for time, I'd say just make sure you're keeping on top of what you're doing in class for now. Study ahead if need be. Once you've finished all of the content for a module (aka have done all of the textbook questions), you can start answering the Solomon worksheets which will ease you into exam-style questions. And then you can start doing past papers.
    I started doing past papers for C1 in January last year, and was doing one a week until about March and then I increased it to two a week and then closer to exams, it was two a day haha. (Still flopped the exam though. I went from 90+ UMS in past papers to 78 UMS in the actual exam. I cry)
    This year, I'm hoping to start doing C3 past papers in November and want to complete as many as possible before the exam, so I'll be doing about two or three a week once I start. I'll also be resitting C1 but I won't be preparing for that until January.
    Good luck!
    Ps. Tip: Buy a planner and plan ahead when you're going to do certain past papers.
    Ah right! I'll have a look at HegartyMaths. I'll keep this in mind, our teacher has said he's planning to finish teaching all the C3 topics by end of November, to ensure we finish C4 as quickly so we can focus on past papers. The same thing happened to me, C1 I was consistently getting around 90 UMS and above, dropped down to 83, it was disappointing, looking back at it it wasn't so hard it's just the exam pressure that gets to me easily.

    I wish you the very best of luck too!
    Offline

    12
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by bhfn)
    Hey!!

    I'm currently doing A level Edexcel Mathematics. I'm doing C3, C4 and S1, last year I did C1, C2 and M1.

    I'm just wondering what are some good methods of revision I could do for maths, in terms of up till the exam date from today. I'm also resitting my AS exams alongside.

    I was just wondering people who got As & A*s what did you do to get that, did you start straight with exam questions? Exam solutions? The textbook?
    How often did you revise, how many minutes/hours per day or what was your schedule? Did you increase your time as it go to the janurary/easter period?

    Just some advice, thanks!
    please let me know too
    Offline

    12
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by jessyjellytot14)
    bhfn
    I've only done AS so far but for me personally:

    Textbook questions -> Solomon worksheets -> Past papers -> Solomon Papers -> IAL/IYGB

    Exam Solutions was also a major help when it came to doing past papers.
    I'd also recommend HegartyMaths as his videos are like actual online lessons.

    There are also more types of past papers such as IYGB papers, IAL papers and Elmwood papers which you might want to look at.
    All links can be found here:
    http://www.physicsandmathstutor.com/...-maths-papers/

    As for time, I'd say just make sure you're keeping on top of what you're doing in class for now. Study ahead if need be. Once you've finished all of the content for a module (aka have done all of the textbook questions), you can start answering the Solomon worksheets which will ease you into exam-style questions. And then you can start doing past papers.
    I started doing past papers for C1 in January last year, and was doing one a week until about March and then I increased it to two a week and then closer to exams, it was two a day haha. (Still flopped the exam though. I went from 90+ UMS in past papers to 78 UMS in the actual exam. I cry)
    This year, I'm hoping to start doing C3 past papers in November and want to complete as many as possible before the exam, so I'll be doing about two or three a week once I start. I'll also be resitting C1 but I won't be preparing for that until January.
    Good luck!
    Ps. Tip: Buy a planner and plan ahead when you're going to do certain past papers.
    im also going retake the whole of As exams and doing C3 C4 AND S1 for A2 do you have structure or a way to study

    i do have have a planner but i dont know know how to plan how to revise which sucks and if anyone could help it would be really aprreacited and thank you in advance
 
 
 
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Poll
    Would you rather give up salt or pepper?
    Useful resources

    Make your revision easier

    Maths

    Maths Forum posting guidelines

    Not sure where to post? Read the updated guidelines here

    Equations

    How to use LaTex

    Writing equations the easy way

    Student revising

    Study habits of A* students

    Top tips from students who have already aced their exams

    Study Planner

    Create your own Study Planner

    Never miss a deadline again

    Polling station sign

    Thinking about a maths degree?

    Chat with other maths applicants

    Can you help? Study help unanswered threads

    Groups associated with this forum:

    View associated groups
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

    Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

    Write a reply...
    Reply
    Hide
    Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.