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Hi I want to teach myself A level math but I haven’t got a clue where to start
Does anyone know what books I will need for the exams in 2019??
And any advice about it would be greatly appreciated , thanks
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Hi I want to teach myself A level math but I haven’t got a clue where to start
Does anyone know what books I will need for the exams in 2019??
And any advice about it would be greatly appreciated , thanks
You'll need to start by choosing an exam board: OCR, AQA, or Edexcel. The content of all their specifications is basically the same, but there are some slight differences in how it's divided between the three papers. A good book that covers all boards is
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Core-Maths-.../dp/074871779X
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You'll need to start by choosing an exam board: OCR, AQA, or Edexcel. The content of all their specifications is basically the same, but there are some slight differences in how it's divided between the three papers. A good book that covers all boards is
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Core-Maths-.../dp/074871779X
Any specific book(s) you would recommend for AQA AS maths and FM?
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Any specific book(s) you would recommend for AQA AS maths and FM?
See http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/mathe...nt-and-digital

Also there's Bostock and Chandler, which covers all boards and has been extremely well-respected since the 1970s. See https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/074...ob_neva_mobile and https://www.amazon.co.uk/Further-Pur.../dp/0859501035
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Hi I want to teach myself A level math but I haven’t got a clue where to start
Does anyone know what books I will need for the exams in 2019??
And any advice about it would be greatly appreciated , thanks
Hey, I taught myself Alevel maths, Use https://www.examsolutions.net/ , You also need a book to practice the questions after watching the video on a topic.
Make sure you learn the new spec not the old.

That website is everything
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(Original post by Prasiortle)
See http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/mathe...nt-and-digital

Also there's Bostock and Chandler, which covers all boards and has been extremely well-respected since the 1970s. See https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/074...ob_neva_mobile and https://www.amazon.co.uk/Further-Pur.../dp/0859501035
Thank you!
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Don't choose OCR. Go with Edexcel.
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Don't choose OCR. Go with Edexcel.
Edexcel has a reputation for easy, formulaic questions. OCR is much more rigorous and better mathematically.
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Edexcel has a reputation for easy, formulaic questions. OCR is much more rigorous and better mathematically.
I would disagree. For the new spec edexcel this year they weren't that formulaic and required me to think for 1 or 2 (compared to new spec). But perhaps after this year they'll go down as they'll become predictable.
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Be sure to check out Jack Brown on Youtube. He has just done/ adding to, a new spec maths A-level playlist. Its for all exam boards, as they all cover similar stuff now on new spec.

I taught myself old spec a-level and got an A*, using most of his videos, all practice past papers, and doing loads of textbook questions. Just gotta invest the time and you'll be more than fine.

Good luck with everything!
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I would disagree. For the new spec edexcel this year they weren't that formulaic and required me to think for 1 or 2 (compared to new spec). But perhaps after this year they'll go down as they'll become predictable.
Perhaps in the new spec things will be different. But the general consensus going back to the days when it was called the London board was that it wasn't as rigorous as the Oxford and Cambridge boards (which later became OCR as well as CIE) or as the JMB (which later merged with the AEB to become AQA).
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just a question, why would you teach yourself a level maths if you can just do a level maths?
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are you doing this as a Year 11, who’s just finished GCSE’s? I had the same idea as I’m taking it next year and don’t want to fall behind.
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Perhaps in the new spec things will be different. But the general consensus going back to the days when it was called the London board was that it wasn't as rigorous as the Oxford and Cambridge boards (which later became OCR as well as CIE) or as the JMB (which later merged with the AEB to become AQA).
Yeah edexcel is easy but since the FM cohort only did it, it was new spec so harder but eventually it will go back to edexcel being easy.
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