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    I was thinking of trying to teach myself some AS maths but do you think that would be helpful with my GCSE maths or would I just be a complete waste of time and I'd just be better off practicing just what's required at gcse?

    (FYI I'm taking Maths and FM next year)


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    (Original post by awkwrdbby)
    I was thinking of trying to teach myself some AS maths but do you think that would be helpful with my GCSE maths or would I just be a complete waste of time and I'd just be better off practicing just what's required at gcse?

    (FYI I'm taking Maths and FM next year)


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    Learn AS Maths only IF you're finding GCSE Maths too easy and unchallenging. If you start it without understanding the contents you're currently learning at GCSE, it'll just make you more confused.

    Don't rush it and try doing a collection of hard GCSE questions, and get an A*.
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    (Original post by awkwrdbby)
    I was thinking of trying to teach myself some AS maths but do you think that would be helpful with my GCSE maths or would I just be a complete waste of time and I'd just be better off practicing just what's required at gcse?
    If GCSE maths is too easy for you, then yes
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    id say yes depending on the topics. a bit of a level maths is being moved down to gcse bc of the reformed exams. my set at school (top) has finished learning the set spec i think and everytime we have to learn something new it's from a level. since you seem pretty capable id revise what you def have to know first and when ur confident move on to a level
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    I'd say C1 along with basic C2 trig is A/A* stuff from GCSE. Then again I found some GCSE stuff harder like all that cylinder and cone volume stuff which is back to haunt me in A2.
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    If you have EVERYTHING perfected at GCSE, then there's no harm in having a look at Core maths. Core is basically an extension of GCSE.

    But as said above, if you try and learn it before you're ready then you'll get confused.
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    (Original post by awkwrdbby)
    I was thinking of trying to teach myself some AS maths but do you think that would be helpful with my GCSE maths or would I just be a complete waste of time and I'd just be better off practicing just what's required at gcse?

    (FYI I'm taking Maths and FM next year)


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    Waste of time. Focus on getting 100% first
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    Not worth it - A-Level Maths is a big step up from GCSE maths, apart from Core 1, which is essentially, an extension of GCSE Further Maths (at least it has been for me.) However, for GCSE, to get the A*, all you need is GCSE content so I'd say you're better simply focusing on that - why learn beyond that if it could harm your knowledge for GCSE. However, in the Summer, it might be useful to start looking at ALevel content and prepare you well for the start of the course, it's not completely necessary though. Good luck on your GCSE's!
 
 
 
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