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    Hi, I'm in year 11 and I entered myself to sit maths A level this summer as an external candidate.
    I've started learning it form end of year 10 and I've finished C1, C2, S1 and nearly C3. I'm halfway through M1 but my god this is hard. It's frustrating and based on physics ugh. Also, I keep forgetting things I have learned especially S1.

    SO my questions are:
    Anyone got ideas how to tackle M1??
    When did you start revising for A level maths?
    AT your college, when did you finish learning all the content?
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    (Original post by Sizzo1128)
    Hi, I'm in year 11 and I entered myself to sit maths A level this summer as an external candidate.
    I've started learning it form end of year 10 and I've finished C1, C2, S1 and nearly C3. I'm halfway through M1 but my god this is hard. It's frustrating and based on physics ugh. Also, I keep forgetting things I have learned especially S1.

    SO my questions are:
    Anyone got ideas how to tackle M1??
    When did you start revising for A level maths?
    AT your college, when did you finish learning all the content?
    Pick up a Physics AS book (CGP ones are like £3 on eBay nowadays). Sounds horrible but I can promise you it makes M1 (and M2) so much easier. Make flashcards with the different formulae, and as always with Maths, practise questions.

    Can't answer the other two since I'm sitting A2 externally this summer as well.
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    I love M1 and M2 they are by far my favourite modules and i completely despise S1. Anyways, the thing with M1 is that you need to make sure you understand whats actually going on, for instance how friction works, Newton's laws, the concept of equilibrium etc. After you truly understand the topic, if you practise alot, it'll become natural for you I promise. If there are any topics or areas you need help I'm more than happy to assist, good luck on your exams!
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    Oh we also finished all of our content in mid january.
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    (Original post by Radioactivedecay)
    I love M1 and M2 they are by far my favourite modules and i completely despise S1. Anyways, the thing with M1 is that you need to make sure you understand whats actually going on, for instance how friction works, Newton's laws, the concept of equilibrium etc. After you truly understand the topic, if you practise alot, it'll become natural for you I promise. If there are any topics or areas you need help I'm more than happy to assist, good luck on your exams!
    Thank you four your reply, so helpful!!!
    I'm motivated now to study M1 XD
    I hope your exams go well too!
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    Another year 11 I see doing Maths - well done!!

    1) Textbook and past papers.
    2) Proper revision since last year (though I've vaguely learnt C1-C4 in year 9 for fun)
    3) Self-teaching but I'm yet to finish the FM content. I've got M2-M3 left which imo are quite annoying

    To remember S1 stuff:
    - understand, don't memorise
    - do past papers (very repetitive questions)

    I'd also recommend doing past papers; Solomon papers; textbook exercises and AEA papers to ensure you're 1000% on C1-C4. Also, IAL papers are good to revise from too.

    http://www.physicsandmathstutor.com/...-level-core-1/
    http://www.physicsandmathstutor.com/...-level-core-2/
    http://www.physicsandmathstutor.com/...-level-core-3/
    http://www.physicsandmathstutor.com/...-level-core-4/
    http://www.physicsandmathstutor.com/...-statistics-1/
    http://www.physicsandmathstutor.com/...l-mechanics-1/

    https://www.examsolutions.net

    Professor Leonard on YT teaches Calculus amazingly.
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    (Original post by Sizzo1128)
    Thank you four your reply, so helpful!!!
    I'm motivated now to study M1 XD
    I hope your exams go well too!
    Go to exam solutions website for maths worked solutions and tutorials.
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    (Original post by CastCuraga)
    Pick up a Physics AS book (CGP ones are like £3 on eBay nowadays). Sounds horrible but I can promise you it makes M1 (and M2) so much easier. Make flashcards with the different formulae, and as always with Maths, practise questions.

    Can't answer the other two since I'm sitting A2 externally this summer as well.
    Thanks for your advice! will definitely get some books from the library.
    Good luck with A2 exams this summer!!
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    (Original post by thekidwhogames)
    Another year 11 I see doing Maths - well done!!

    1) Textbook and past papers.
    2) Proper revision since last year (though I've vaguely learnt C1-C4 in year 9 for fun)
    3) Self-teaching but I'm yet to finish the FM content. I've got M2-M3 left which imo are quite annoying

    To remember S1 stuff:
    - understand, don't memorise
    - do past papers (very repetitive questions)

    I'd also recommend doing past papers; Solomon papers; textbook exercises and AEA papers to ensure you're 1000% on C1-C4. Also, IAL papers are good to revise from too.

    http://www.physicsandmathstutor.com/...-level-core-1/
    http://www.physicsandmathstutor.com/...-level-core-2/
    http://www.physicsandmathstutor.com/...-level-core-3/
    http://www.physicsandmathstutor.com/...-level-core-4/
    http://www.physicsandmathstutor.com/...-statistics-1/
    http://www.physicsandmathstutor.com/...l-mechanics-1/

    https://www.examsolutions.net

    Professor Leonard on YT teaches Calculus amazingly.
    C1-4 in year9!?!?! I wish I was motivated from that age lol
    Thanks for your detailed advice, so helpful and motivational.
    Good luck with your FM exams, I'm sure you will ace it
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    (Original post by Sizzo1128)
    C1-4 in year9!?!?! I wish I was motivated from that age lol
    Thanks for your detailed advice, so helpful and motivational.
    Good luck with your FM exams, I'm sure you will ace it
    No problem. Do you have all the online textbooks?
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    I revised a level maths in year 10 summer. I just did C1-4 briefly. I am taking additional maths which is some C1-2 topics and some M1 , S1 , D1 together. It is made for year 11s which have studied some alevel maths. It is a level 3 certificate. I suggest you try to understand rather than memorise, for example SUVAT proof and stuff like that. Do past past papers , watch videos ( they really help). If you still find this difficult and don't think you can get an A* , I suggest you just do Alevel maths in year 12. Try out additional maths , you can only sit it in year 11 so you might aswell get an extra qualification and it's a lot easier. Finally make sure you can 100% get an A* and that getting there doesn't distract you from GCSE as they are more important right now. Learning C4 will be even more harder. You should just learn content as soon as you can and do past papers.
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