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From Year 7 up to Year 11, I have used a SHARP EL-W531 calculator (pictured below) and I found that I massively preferred it over the CASIO calculators, however with a new spec in A-Level Maths, it's clear that I'll be needing a new calculator.




My question is, what calculator will be suitable for the changes in maths (i.e. such as including statistical functions) and isn't a Casio?
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The Casio calculators can do pretty much everything you need for A-level Maths, but in the case of graphs etc (a huge part of the spec), a graphical calculator can help, but then you need to take the time to learn how to use them, which may be more difficult than just learning how the graphs work.
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(Original post by theseventhczar)
From Year 7 up to Year 11, I have used a SHARP EL-W531 calculator (pictured below) and I found that I massively preferred it over the CASIO calculators, however with a new spec in A-Level Maths, it's clear that I'll be needing a new calculator.




My question is, what calculator will be suitable for the changes in maths (i.e. such as including statistical functions) and isn't a Casio?
Buy the calculator that your school has recommended. If your school usually recommends casio calculators then it is quite likely that they adivse you to buy this:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Casio-FX-99...words=classwiz

You might as well learn to use a new brand of calculator, and by the looks of it, the display layout of the sharp calculator isn't that different to the casio ones.
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I'd advise you to get a graphical calculator.
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(Original post by theseventhczar)
From Year 7 up to Year 11, I have used a SHARP EL-W531 calculator (pictured below) and I found that I massively preferred it over the CASIO calculators, however with a new spec in A-Level Maths, it's clear that I'll be needing a new calculator.




My question is, what calculator will be suitable for the changes in maths (i.e. such as including statistical functions) and isn't a Casio?
What's wrong with Casio? I'm sure you'd get used to a Casio calculator once you started using it. As others have said, wait until you find out what your school recommends.
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