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    Any advise for AS retakes?

    I am doing Maths, Economics and ICT. For maths should I have finished C1 and C2 by now and for Economics should I have finished Macro by now?
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    (Original post by periperii)
    Any advise for AS retakes?

    I am doing Maths, Economics and ICT. For maths should I have finished C1 and C2 by now and for Economics should I have finished Macro by now?
    The thing with C1 and C2 is that it should be fairly easy after doing C3 and C4, there'll just be tiny bits that you need to revise because it only pops up in C1 and C2. It would be good to have all of the knowledge done by now, and then use now and March to do the other applied module (if you are resitting that one too..) if not then doing papers here and there whilst focusing on A2.

    So yes, for maths it looks like you are on track as long as you are happy with what you've achieved in both AS and A2 and feel confident-ish for exams.

    Not sure about Econ, sorry!
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    The thing with C1 and C2 is that it should be fairly easy after doing C3 and C4, there'll just be tiny bits that you need to revise because it only pops up in C1 and C2. It would be good to have all of the knowledge done by now, and then use now and March to do the other applied module (if you are resitting that one too..) if not then doing papers here and there whilst focusing on A2.

    So yes, for maths it looks like you are on track as long as you are happy with what you've achieved in both AS and A2 and feel confident-ish for exams.

    Not sure about Econ, sorry!
    Thank you!

    I only do AS Maths, I wasn't sure weather to go onto do A2 simultaneously because I've missed most A2 lessons and wouldn't it be too much to learn on my own?

    I could possibly finish C1 and C2 + S1 and then do C3 and C4 in April.
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    (Original post by periperii)
    Thank you!

    I only do AS Maths, I wasn't sure weather to go onto do A2 simultaneously because I've missed most A2 lessons and wouldn't it be too much to learn on my own?

    I could possibly finish C1 and C2 + S1 and then do C3 and C4 in April.
    Whether you take on A2 simultaneously or do C1 and C2 then C3 and C4, it'll take the same amount of time in terms of hours of effort to learn it all. And doing multiple things at once may just stress you out too much, so I think it would be a good idea to do things one at a time, if you feel like you have to take A2 maths exams this year then go ahead and finishing all of the modules by April is realistic as long as you put in a good amount of time to make decent progress.
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    Whether you take on A2 simultaneously or do C1 and C2 then C3 and C4, it'll take the same amount of time in terms of hours of effort to learn it all. And doing multiple things at once may just stress you out too much, so I think it would be a good idea to do things one at a time, if you feel like you have to take A2 maths exams this year then go ahead and finishing all of the modules by April is realistic as long as you put in a good amount of time to make decent progress.
    Ah, good point. Thanks.

    Do you recommend any sites to learn as quick as possible, as I don't have a private tutor and some of the examples in the book are terribly explained.

    Also, would you recommend learning content, then doing Solomon, then past papers or learning content then doing every exercise in the book, Solomon Papers and then past papers?
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    (Original post by periperii)
    Ah, good point. Thanks.

    Do you recommend any sites to learn as quick as possible, as I don't have a private tutor and some of the examples in the book are terribly explained.

    Also, would you recommend learning content, then doing Solomon, then past papers or learning content then doing every exercise in the book, Solomon Papers and then past papers?
    Examsolutions have videos that work through questions and they are widely recommended, though admittedly I did not use them myself as I had a teacher to pester for C3 and C4.

    You can also post questions on this site in the maths forum. When something is poorly explained, it's good to use a video online or just look at examples and try to work it out for yourself.

    I did every question in the exercise book but as you can imagine this took a lot of time (for 9 modules in Year 13, plus a C2 resit but I didn't really practice for it as most of the content repeats itself in C3 and C4 or doesn't require much knowledge in itself) You could even cut this down to 1 every 2 questions or pick a few of the basic questions, if you're perfectly happy then move on to intermediate, then move on the difficult questions and just sample as many as you can.

    Then doing a few past papers to see where you're at would help. If you're only having difficulty on the really difficult, unseen questions then Solomon papers may help in that case, if not then you have to do something else.

    Ultimately I would just say crack on, see how you get on for time and what your needs are, then do whatever revision is most suitable and aim to be completely happy in terms of content towards the end of April, and don't forget your other subjects of course :lol:
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    Examsolutions have videos that work through questions and they are widely recommended, though admittedly I did not use them myself as I had a teacher to pester for C3 and C4.

    You can also post questions on this site in the maths forum. When something is poorly explained, it's good to use a video online or just look at examples and try to work it out for yourself.

    I did every question in the exercise book but as you can imagine this took a lot of time (for 9 modules in Year 13, plus a C2 resit but I didn't really practice for it as most of the content repeats itself in C3 and C4 or doesn't require much knowledge in itself) You could even cut this down to 1 every 2 questions or pick a few of the basic questions, if you're perfectly happy then move on to intermediate, then move on the difficult questions and just sample as many as you can.

    Then doing a few past papers to see where you're at would help. If you're only having difficulty on the really difficult, unseen questions then Solomon papers may help in that case, if not then you have to do something else.

    Ultimately I would just say crack on, see how you get on for time and what your needs are, then do whatever revision is most suitable and aim to be completely happy in terms of content towards the end of April, and don't forget your other subjects of course :lol:
    Haha, thanks for the advise!
 
 
 
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