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    So my background is I got a C at GCSE, this was 7/8 years ago. The thing is I wouldn't say it's really indicative of what I can really achieve, since I was awful at school, I really didn't work at all. I've obviously since changed, hence taking a course with the Open University. I'm just worried that if I take MST124 I will have huge knowledge gaps that I'll be expected to know. But at the same time, I want to get the most out of my course, since it's one or the other. Does MST124 assume my maths is up to A level standard? Are there resources available to bring me up to the required level? I don't start that module until October next year, so I have some time to prepare for it. The rest of the course is Computing and IT, but I figure I should take my maths as far as I can since it's important for the field and would especially help me to understand the algorithms, data structures and computability module.

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    So my background is I got a C at GCSE, this was 7/8 years ago. The thing is I wouldn't say it's really indicative of what I can really achieve, since I was awful at school, I really didn't work at all. I've obviously since changed, hence taking a course with the Open University. I'm just worried that if I take MST124 I will have huge knowledge gaps that I'll be expected to know. But at the same time, I want to get the most out of my course, since it's one or the other. Does MST124 assume my maths is up to A level standard? Are there resources available to bring me up to the required level? I don't start that module until October next year, so I have some time to prepare for it. The rest of the course is Computing and IT, but I figure I should take my maths as far as I can since it's important for the field and would especially help me to understand the algorithms, data structures and computability module.

    Thanks.
    Work through the maths skills book and see how much you can do. You can also try the are you ready quizzes.

    MU123 is broadly similar to GCSE, so if you've already passed GCE maths (which you have) then you'll likely find it too easy. MST124 is A Level standard, so it's not assuming you are already A Level standard but will be taking you to that level by the end of the module. So if you're willing to put in a bit of work before the course starts, you should be fine with MST124 - you'll need to refresh your skills with GCSE topics. But if you feel you can't or don't remember any of it, MU123 might be better.
 
 
 
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