Advice on A-Level Maths?

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I am thinking of taking maths (OCR) next year and I was wondering if anyone had any tips so that I could begin to go over the course in the summer and advice in general!
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I am thinking of taking maths (OCR) next year and I was wondering if anyone had any tips so that I could begin to go over the course in the summer and advice in general!
You will be doing a new specification for A level maths if you are starting in september and taking exams in summer 2019. Be cautious of confusing input based on the current specification and you may want to wait for your teachers advice before buying any text books or other resources.

Although it still reflects the existing specification, the resources on the examsolutions.net web site would provide you with a good head start. The C1 and C2 units match fairly closely with the pure maths you will study in year 12.
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You will be doing a new specification for A level maths if you are starting in september and taking exams in summer 2019. Be cautious of confusing input based on the current specification and you may want to wait for your teachers advice before buying any text books or other resources.

Although it still reflects the existing specification, the resources on the examsolutions.net web site would provide you with a good head start. The C1 and C2 units match fairly closely with the pure maths you will study in year 12.
Thank you for the advice
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There is a website called MadasMaths which currently has some papers which match the new A-level spec. I'm not sure if it matches the OCR one, but I would say it's still worth having a look at.
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I am thinking of taking maths (OCR) next year and I was wondering if anyone had any tips so that I could begin to go over the course in the summer and advice in general!
I got full UMS in my maths AS. My advice is that in maths (at least at A-level), practice makes perfect, so, once you've covered all the content from your textbooks, just do every single past paper from your exam board, every single solomon paper, etc. until you are getting 70+ consistently, at which point, stop practising, until a couple of days before the exam, because when you've reached that level, it's best you start focusing on your other subjects.
Good luck!
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