When does the jump of A-level Maths kick in?

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So far I've done surds, indices, inequalities, quadratics and nearly finished with Year 1 trigonometry and it's been too easy. I was wondering whether the jump is more felt with Year 1 of maths or Year 2 Maths
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i've just started a level maths+further maths and i feel that the 9-1 gcses bridged the gap between gcse and a level maths making it a much smoother transition, my teachers have said how they feel we have much more experience with the early a level topics so the first half term will mainly be recap and just slightly harder than what we've done so far
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(Original post by RobEaster)
i've just started a level maths+further maths and i feel that the 9-1 gcses bridged the gap between gcse and a level maths making it a much smoother transition, my teachers have said how they feel we have much more experience with the early a level topics so the first half term will mainly be recap and just slightly harder than what we've done so far
Doing double maths as well . I totally agree, the only thing new to me so far was the trignometric equations and solving them with CAST diagrams and that wasn't too bad
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The jump tends to be over exaggerated. Of course the content gets harder over time, but it’s not like you’ll get something and then switch to something you completely don’t get. As long as you understand what’s being taught in lessons, then you’ll be fine.
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The jump tends to be over exaggerated. Of course the content gets harder over time, but it’s not like you’ll get something and then switch to something you completely don’t get. As long as you understand what’s being taught in lessons, then you’ll be fine.
That's how it's been so far, thanks for the insight!
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The jump starts when you start A2 stats and mechanics. Pure gets slightly harder with trigonometry for some people and further integration so I guess if you want to do that stuff, you will have to wait for a while since that stuff is old spec C3/C4
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The jump starts when you start A2 stats and mechanics. Pure gets slightly harder with trigonometry for some people and further integration so I guess if you want to do that stuff, you will have to wait for a while since that stuff is old spec C3/C4
I've started some C3 Trig like sec, cosec, cot etc and trig equations with them and I thought they were alright. But stats looks so wordy and difficult ;/
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I've started some C3 Trig like sec, cosec, cot etc and trig equations with them and I thought they were alright. But stats looks so wordy and difficult ;/
I don't think that is C3 trig (might be but I learnt that before so dunno) but what I am on about are the identities and their derivations. Some exam boards can ask you to derive the double angle or the half angle formula etc.

Yes I agree stats is wordy but it isn't hard if you understand what is happening. Obviously I didn't try and understand it so I messed up my stats exam but if you can learn the theory then you should be fine. Besides, it's just picking the information from the information they give you and you will be told how to do it by your teacher so don't worry about it.
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A2 integration and differentiation will be a step up
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