Enough time to self study AS maths in 3 months?

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Hi there, I have until the end of February to decide if I want to enter my self in AS maths and to learn it my self as they won't let me join classes. I didn't want to do it as I thought I wouldn't need it but have found out maths is important. I'm currently in my first year.

Also any websites for self teaching or books would be helpful.
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Hi there, I have until the end of February to decide if I want to enter my self in AS maths and to learn it my self as they won't let me join classes. I didn't want to do it as I thought I wouldn't need it but have found out maths is important. I'm currently in my first year.

Also any websites for self teaching or books would be helpful.
Exam solutions, solomon papers, questions from the textbook, and past papers! Use physics and maths tutor!
Best of luck!x Any particular grade you're aiming for?
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Hi there, I have until the end of February to decide if I want to enter my self in AS maths and to learn it my self as they won't let me join classes. I didn't want to do it as I thought I wouldn't need it but have found out maths is important. I'm currently in my first year.

Also any websites for self teaching or books would be helpful.
It is definitely possible. You can finish C1 in a week and C2 in 2/3 week. Use examsolutions.net and past papers. Also do all the questions in the C1 and C2 books and past paper questions BY TOPIC on physicsandmathstutor.com.

You should try to find a nice maths teacher in school to help you and TSR if you need any help with questions.

Which applied/3rd module are you doing?
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It is definitely possible. You can finish C1 in a week and C2 in 2/3 week. Use examsolutions.net and past papers. Also do all the questions in the C1 and C2 books and past paper questions BY TOPIC on physicsandmathstutor.com.

You should try to find a nice maths teacher in school to help you and TSR if you need any help with questions.

Which applied/3rd module are you doing?
Yes- the questions by topic on physics and maths tutor are the best!x
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Go for it!

I started studying a Higher (equivalent to first year of A Levels) a week ago. I need a B and the exam is May 23rd and like to think I'm capable of it.

Make a plan for how you're going to tackle it. For my Higher, I've analysed the course content, worked out how much time I need and how I'm going to use that time, and set myself lots of small (daily/weekly) goals based on that.
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Exam solutions, solomon papers, questions from the textbook, and past papers! Use physics and maths tutor!
Best of luck!x Any particular grade you're aiming for?
Thanks , is it possible to provide any links . I'm also thinking of doing it with the edexcel board as that is what our college does it with.

I would want to get an A* but an A would fit the entry requirement.
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It is definitely possible. You can finish C1 in a week and C2 in 2/3 week. Use examsolutions.net and past papers. Also do all the questions in the C1 and C2 books and past paper questions BY TOPIC on physicsandmathstutor.com.

You should try to find a nice maths teacher in school to help you and TSR if you need any help with questions.

Which applied/3rd module are you doing?
Thanks, this is exactly what I needed .

I'm thinking about doing C1, C2 and M1. But over half our college is doing S1 so i'm a bit uncertain at this stage.
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Thanks, this is exactly what I needed .

I'm thinking about doing C1, C2 and M1. But over half our college is doing S1 so i'm a bit uncertain at this stage.
I really dislike M1.

It depends. What do you want to apply for at uni?
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Thanks , is it possible to provide any links . I'm also thinking of doing it with the edexcel board as that is what our college does it with.

I would want to get an A* but an A would fit the entry requirement.
If you´re doing edexcel get the textbooks and do all the questions in there too!
http://www.examsolutions.net/a-level-maths/edexcel/
http://www.physicsandmathstutor.com/...ions-by-topic/
http://www.physicsandmathstutor.com/...-maths-papers/
http://www.physicsandmathstutor.com/...ann-textbooks/

Best of luck!x
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Hi there, I have until the end of February to decide if I want to enter my self in AS maths and to learn it my self as they won't let me join classes. I didn't want to do it as I thought I wouldn't need it but have found out maths is important. I'm currently in my first year.

Also any websites for self teaching or books would be helpful.
Definitely go for it. You can easily complete C1 in a week or two (this half-term would be great to use for C1). C2 would take around 3-4 weeks, and your applied module will take another 1-2 weeks. Assuming that it takes you around 8 weeks to complete the course, you'll have a month left for revision and past papers. You definitely can manage it in a month, but you will have to work hard!

Also, could you please specify what exam board you're going to with? It'll make it easier to link you to specific resources for that exam board.
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I really dislike M1.

It depends. What do you want to apply for at uni?
Computer science/ Chemical Engineering
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Thank you!
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Definitely go for it. You can easily complete C1 in a week or two (this half-term would be great to use for C1). C2 would take around 3-4 weeks, and your applied module will take another 1-2 weeks. Assuming that it takes you around 8 weeks to complete the course, you'll have a month left for revision and past papers. You definitely can manage it in a month, but you will have to work hard!

Also, could you please specify what exam board you're going to with? It'll make it easier to link you to specific resources for that exam board.
Yeah this half term should help alot .

I'm thinking about doing edexcel as it's what our college currently offers for A level maths. It would also mean I would be able to merge in with A2 in the second year.
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I'm self studying AS Maths too. I've nearly finished C1 and have got C2 and S1 left.

I watch ukmathsteacher on YouTube and do the physicsandmathstutor past papers.

I'm doing the WJEC exam board
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I'm self studying AS Maths too. I've nearly finished C1 and have got C2 and S1 left.

I watch ukmathsteacher on YouTube and do the physicsandmathstutor past papers.

I'm doing the WJEC exam board
Oh I wish I was at that stage...
When did you begin and did you get any external help?
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Self studied AS Maths and Further Maths.

C1 and C2 took me 3 days each, M1, FP1 and S1 took me a day each and D1 took me 1-2 weeks.

Honestly depends on how determined you are.

Also I'm getting 100% in D1, C1, C2 and S1 so you can definitely teach Maths and get a very good grade!


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Oh I wish I was at that stage...
When did you begin and did you get any external help?
No, I've been on my own from the beginning. I started late as well but watching Youtube is like having a teacher.

You should look at the specification and make a schedule which you stick to. I'm aiming to finish by April. You need to be very determined and disciplined which can be very hard sometimes.

If you ever need help, such as recommended videos, etc. feel free to pm me.

Also, don't feel discouraged if you don't finish C1 and other modules within a week because that's pretty ambitious imo.
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There saying it's going to take 3-4 weeks for core 2 and 1-2 for core 1 , that's a lie , if you do 6- hours a day you could do core 1 in 3-4 days and core 2 in a week , core 1 is very easy you might be able to do it quicker and if you do s1 that will probably take 1 week , just work through the text book if you don't get something then use examsolution, and to be honest I think core 1 can be done over a weekend , there isn't a lot to learn just need to understand it and practice there isn't much time needed to get a grasp on the content
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There saying it's going to take 3-4 weeks for core 2 and 1-2 for core 1 , that's a lie , if you do 6- hours a day you could do core 1 in 3-4 days and core 2 in a week , core 1 is very easy you might be able to do it quicker and if you do s1 that will probably take 1 week , just work through the text book if you don't get something then use examsolution, and to be honest I think core 1 can be done over a weekend , there isn't a lot to learn just need to understand it and practice there isn't much time needed to get a grasp on the content
Well this is simply a lie. You have to take into account the OPs mathematical ability, are you aware of how mathematically competent the OP is? There is a fine line between going over a topic, and properly learning it. All of us here can go over C1 over a weekend, but that does not suggest that we've properly learnt it. The OP should take his time to fully understand each topic throughout his three modules, since it'll greatly benefit him when exam season comes around. Whilst C1 is pretty easy (granted that over half of the content if from GCSE), the actual textbook is pretty lengthy, and the SMP question book for C1 does consist of 150 pages which exclusively contain practice questions only, so it isn't exactly "short" either (taking into account that the topics are fairly simple compared to the rest of the course). Also, consider that a normal school would spend 2-3 months teaching C1(where students have one maths lesson a day), once again it's quick and simple to over topics, however actually learning them properly will take longer.

Here is a very honest approximation of how long you should be spending on each module (granted that you learn them with confidence, and you've actually done practice questions for each topic):

Core 1: 1-2 Weeks
Core 2: 3-4 Weeks
Applied Module (D1, S1, M1): 1-2 Weeks.

Again, the above takes into the account that an individual has fully learnt the content, and has practice questions from each content included in the module.
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I'm self studying AS Maths too. I've nearly finished C1 and have got C2 and S1 left.

I watch ukmathsteacher on YouTube and do the physicsandmathstutor past papers.

I'm doing the WJEC exam board
You should definitely ensure that you've finished C1 by the end of the half term, or by the end of the month at the very least to ensure that you have enough time to learn the other modules, and do enough practice questions (and papers) for each module.
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