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    My college doesn't offer Further Maths and because I aspire to study engineering at Uni, I'm aware most Uni's require/advise to take it (plus, regular maths is quite boring atm + I want to challenge myself).

    I will hopefully be self teaching the "new" further maths spec and start around December time. I'm in year 12.

    Any tips please?

    I hear people say that you can literally finish learning the content in less than 2 months!
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    (Original post by AOA_)
    My college doesn't offer Further Maths and because I aspire to study engineering at Uni, I'm aware most Uni's require/advise to take it (plus, regular maths is quite boring atm + I want to challenge myself).

    I will hopefully be self teaching the "new" further maths spec and start around December time. I'm in year 12.

    Any tips please?

    I hear people say that you can literally finish learning the content in less than 2 months!
    I don't know anything about the new spec, but on self teaching...

    Yes, you can learn the content in less than 2 months, and if you get stuck then there should be general videos on the topic on YouTube or get help from Maths. But the real time spent will be on practicing that content and doing a lot of questions, which will fill up the rest of your months.

    There's no real secret, just learn the content then do questions on it until you're a master. And keep an eye on time - when I was self studying 6 units, I did the first half by December ('done' meaning doing a sufficient amount of questions from the textbook and a few past papers) and the second half by April, so you might want to double that time, so studying around half the content by December and the rest by April.
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    (Original post by Kevin De Bruyne)
    I don't know anything about the new spec, but on self teaching...

    Yes, you can learn the content in less than 2 months, and if you get stuck then there should be general videos on the topic on YouTube or get help from Maths. But the real time spent will be on practicing that content and doing a lot of questions, which will fill up the rest of your months.

    There's no real secret, just learn the content then do questions on it until you're a master. And keep an eye on time - when I was self studying 6 units, I did the first half by December ('done' meaning doing a sufficient amount of questions from the textbook and a few past papers) and the second half by April, so you might want to double that time, so studying around half the content by December and the rest by April.
    Thank you

    I've decided to start this half term actually and see how it goes.

    For the new examination there are two papers. The first one is Core pure maths (compulsory) but for the second paper I get to pick 2 out of decision, mechanics, further pure or statistics.
    I'm thinking further pure + mechanics? How challenging would this be by self teaching?

    Where's the best place to find revision material? The typical Solomon papers?
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    (Original post by AOA_)
    My college doesn't offer Further Maths and because I aspire to study engineering at Uni, I'm aware most Uni's require/advise to take it (plus, regular maths is quite boring atm + I want to challenge myself).

    I will hopefully be self teaching the "new" further maths spec and start around December time. I'm in year 12.

    Any tips please?

    I hear people say that you can literally finish learning the content in less than 2 months!
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    Thank you

    I've decided to start this half term actually and see how it goes.

    For the new examination there are two papers. The first one is Core pure maths (compulsory) but for the second paper I get to pick 2 out of decision, mechanics, further pure or statistics.
    I'm thinking further pure + mechanics? How challenging would this be by self teaching?

    Where's the best place to find revision material? The typical Solomon papers?
    Again, I can't say much about the new spec, but I found that mechanics was the toughest area of maths in the old spec, relatively speaking, but up to you. I would have picked stats and decision :lol: but that's just personal preference, with a tiny bit of 'stats and decision seemed to be easier' in the old spec thrown in.

    My advice would be to exhaust the textbooks of wuestions, then if you find tougher questions that are very similar in topic to what you study then great, Solomon papers may be useful for that.
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    (Original post by Kevin De Bruyne)
    Again, I can't say much about the new spec, but I found that mechanics was the toughest area of maths in the old spec, relatively speaking, but up to you. I would have picked stats and decision :lol: but that's just personal preference, with a tiny bit of 'stats and decision seemed to be easier' in the old spec thrown in.

    My advice would be to exhaust the textbooks of wuestions, then if you find tougher questions that are very similar in topic to what you study then great, Solomon papers may be useful for that.
    Statistics and decision look so boring😂
 
 
 

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