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Does anyone have any tips for going into maths A-Level. I have just started Year 12 and got a 6 in GCSE Maths.
I would say I am a bit slow in learning maths but I get there in the end and I also sometimes have trouble identifying what I need to do in a question.
I am absolutely dreading statistics and mechanics (esp. mechanics) because I dont really like physics (I got a 7 in GCSE somehow though).
If anyone could reccomend me websites etc, give me advice etc. then it'd be very appreciated x
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Physics and Maths Tutor focuses more on old spec stuff but that can still be quite useful. For Year 12, look at C1, C2, M1 and S1 and that should start you off quite well with practice questions.
As for actually learning it, Dr Frost does some really good powerpoints that even my teachers in school use. You could go through those before your classes and that could put you at a slight advantage because you've already covered it so it'll only really be revision in class.
As for mechanics, don't worry too much about it. Physics mechanics is more about the explanations rather than the calculations at GCSE iirc, whereas it's more calculations based for AS. If it still makes you feel kinda queasy, just remember that mechanics only makes up 16.7% of your final grade and that the pure stuff is probably more important.
hope that helps.
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(Original post by idkeither41)
Does anyone have any tips for going into maths A-Level. I have just started Year 12 and got a 6 in GCSE Maths.
I would say I am a bit slow in learning maths but I get there in the end and I also sometimes have trouble identifying what I need to do in a question.
I am absolutely dreading statistics and mechanics (esp. mechanics) because I dont really like physics (I got a 7 in GCSE somehow though).
If anyone could reccomend me websites etc, give me advice etc. then it'd be very appreciated x
I was in a similar situation (would do anything to take physics). I loved mechanics (95% in my exam lol). I revised what they taught me in a year in 1 day. I was at a U midway through and I am retaking to get from a C to an A.

Use these websites for help:
DrFrostMaths.com
MadAsMaths :: Mathematics Resources
Edexcel A-Level Maths and Further Maths tutorials | ExamSolutions
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What would you hope to get in maths? It is a big step up from gcse but something like a B shouldn't be too hard with proper practice
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What would you hope to get in maths? It is a big step up from gcse but something like a B shouldn't be too hard with proper practice
I would ideally like an A (or possibly an A* but I wouldnt be crying my eyes out if I didnt get an A*).
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Remind me is a 6 a B or an A? An A in maths should be possible with hard work but without the natural ability an A* is practically impossible, there's a big gap between A and A*
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I'd say the best advice is just practice loads and loads of questions and if possible ask a teacher to pick out a set of exam questions or textbook questions with a lot of variety because one of the hardest things is transferring the knowledge between different styles of question and spotting which technique you need, so really you just need to do enough questions to get an idea of all the different styles out there
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Hegarty maths is peng
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Just make sure you go over topics you haven’t touched in a while and keep on doing practice questions. Applying your knowledge to the questions is the trickiest part.
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