I'm currently in Year 11.. I am unsure if I should take the Maths A-level an year early, or wait to take it the same time as everyone else.
I took my Maths IGCSE when I was in Year 6, and got an A*. This may look impressive but since then I have lost a lot of interest in maths and haven't done much of maths since then... I feel less confident as I used to be. Now I was planning to do my maths A-level and take the exam in Year 12. However, my school didn't support this and enforced me to take it next year due to the new A level course change next year. Instead, I have been going to GCSE Additional maths which I find pretty frustrating as it isn't much a step-up from IGCSE Maths extended. The school has said that they cannot support me with doing the A level course and I may have to self-study. Is this do-able at all? I plan to self-study and then have the whole of next year to finish the course. This year I do have to focus on other GCSE's as well so I may not get a lot done, so far I have completed C1 and looking onto working through C2. I should mention that I'm not really the type of person who can study just as well alone..I am often really not motivated, specially if nothing's pushing me.
Sometimes I wonder if this would really worth the stress, and if I should really wait one more year and just do the course the same as everyone else, risk-free. Though the thought of getting one A-level out of the way one year early sounds tempting, and if I'm capable of it then I think why not.
What are your thoughts on this?
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Last edited by P'otato; 28-10-2016 at 15:28.
- 28-10-2016 15:12
- 28-10-2016 15:18
year SIX bloody hell. i suggest self studying it, i self study bits of it and it’s fairly easy. i recommend mathpapa.com and physicsandmathstutor.
- 28-10-2016 15:29
Definitely. In fact, for me it was the easiest A Level i took. I would advise that you understand the concepts properly and ask questions to your teacher or on the internet if anything is unclear. For exams, prepare by doing past paper questions. There are types of questions that come up in almost every paper. Once you get used to it, it becomes rather easy. You'll be fine. Dont worry about it. Just make sure you get more than a C for gcse Maths -hopefully an A*- so that your sixth form lets you take Maths A -Level.