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    I’m in Year 10 and I’m very good at maths. I’ve just decided that I want to sit my AS exams this year. I’ve read about the topics- C1, C2 and S1 and they all seem extremely easy. I was wondering if I study every day for the next 3 months (5 hours on school days + 8 hours on weekends), would I be able to get an A* on all 3 modules? Thanks!
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    Why not do it next year and start preparing from now. That way you can guarantee good grades
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    Well you can’t get A*s in AS modules but certainly, they shouldn’t be too difficult to ace, I’d say get at-least a couple mocks marked by your teachers for safe measure
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    (Original post by Radioactivedecay)
    Why not do it next year and start preparing from now. That way you can guarantee good grades
    I would, but I have most of my GCSEs to do in Year 11. I’m taking some in Year 10 but it’s way less.
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    go for it
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    1. You've missed the main entry deadline for this Summer so any entry now would be at double prices, but it also gets harder to find centres willing to accept you.
    2. The exams are in mid May so you have barely 2 months.
    3. You can't get an A* at AS.
    4. If you take anything then it should be the new linear spec, not the legacy one you have mentioned.
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    Hey.

    It's great to see that you're getting into the A Level Maths content, however, as Compost said above, at this time it will be extremely difficult to find an exam centre, as the deadline for Summer entry has been elapsed, therefore you will probably find it difficult to find an exam centre.

    Secondly, the last AS Level examinations for modular A Level Maths were last year, the only way you can pursue this is to either:

    1) Sit the full A Level, by this I mean AS and A2 modules, meaning, C1-C4, and a choice of applied modules, whilst this is manageable, I wouldn't advise doing this unless you're really willing to put the hours in, there's 2 months to learn 4+ modules. (Bearing in mind that the only way to sit the modular legacy spec would be to do the full AS and A2)

    2) Sit the AS, but the linear spec. Yes, you can enter into the AS, however you will have to enter into the new AS specification, first assessment 2018. It incorporates pretty much a recycled version of C1, C2, bearing in mind that Mechanics and Statistics, both to M1/S1 level, are compulsory in this course (may vary based on board). Assuming you do get through the red tape of entering into Summer exams and doing it, you'll have an AS in Maths, but this will not contribute at all to a final A Level grade and is a standalone qualification, if you want the full A Level, you'll again have to sit the full Y12 and Y13 modules.

    May I suggest another way. You seem to be pretty good at Maths, beyond your current year's work if you're delving into A Level content, why not sit your Maths GCSE this summer in Y10 and get it done, if you can delve into A Level, you can probably get a Grade 9 in Maths also, then learn all you need to learn in the Summer and potentially prepare yourself for entry for A Level in Y11.

    I do Maths and Further Maths A Level, in Y12, so if you have any other questions, don't be afraid to drop them.
 
 
 

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