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    So i've chosen further maths a level and i haven't done awfully well on the first test but that's because i didn't revise and so my teacher is telling me to drop but i'm determined to continue as i know with revision i can get an A/A* in it.

    Can you guys please tell me any really good revision resources you used for FM a level (I'm in year 12 rn btw and doing the Maths a level in one year). And also any tips and tricks on how to keep on top of everything and cope.

    Thank you
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    I did my Maths A Level in Year 12, and I'm currently doing the FM A Level in one year, so I understand that it can be a huge workload. Honestly, the best advice I can give is to do the exercises in the textbooks, but pick and choose the questions you do - there really isn't enough time to do them all. Maybe just do the harder questions, and a few of the introductory questions. Another useful resource is the MADAS papers:
    https://www.madasmaths.com
    I did loads of them before my exams and they were definitely helpful in getting me into the maths exam mindset.
    Hope you carry on with Maths and FM, and good luck!!
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    (Original post by lights123)
    So i've chosen further maths a level and i haven't done awfully well on the first test but that's because i didn't revise and so my teacher is telling me to drop but i'm determined to continue as i know with revision i can get an A/A* in it.

    Can you guys please tell me any really good revision resources you used for FM a level (I'm in year 12 rn btw and doing the Maths a level in one year). And also any tips and tricks on how to keep on top of everything and cope.

    Thank you
    Revision sites for FM are very limited compared to standard maths. Khan academy provides a solid foundation for most of pre university mathematics, examsolutions.net ain’t bad ...my best advice to you is understand the concepts from books and build confidence in understanding and recognising questions in vague context.
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    (Original post by feathers42)
    I did my Maths A Level in Year 12, and I'm currently doing the FM A Level in one year, so I understand that it can be a huge workload. Honestly, the best advice I can give is to do the exercises in the textbooks, but pick and choose the questions you do - there really isn't enough time to do them all. Maybe just do the harder questions, and a few of the introductory questions. Another useful resource is the MADAS papers:
    https://www.madasmaths.com
    I did loads of them before my exams and they were definitely helpful in getting me into the maths exam mindset.
    Hope you carry on with Maths and FM, and good luck!!
    Can i ask, what did ypu get in your Maths A level in Y12?
    And thank youu i will definitely check those out!
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    Can i ask, what did ypu get in your Maths A level in Y12?
    And thank youu i will definitely check those out!
    I got an A*! (Somehow)
    And you're welcome, I hope you find them useful!!
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    I got an A*! (Somehow)
    And you're welcome, I hope you find them useful!!
    Omg well donee!!!! That's amazing! How did you do in your tests throughout the year?
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    Omg well donee!!!! That's amazing! How did you do in your tests throughout the year?
    Thank you so much!!
    Actually, we didn't really have proper tests (as in ones in class under test conditions) because we just didn't have the lesson time for it, but the tests I did for homework were mostly A's and A*'s, but those were done open-book, and not under timed conditions, so take it with a pinch of salt!
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    (Original post by feathers42)
    Thank you so much!!
    Actually, we didn't really have proper tests (as in ones in class under test conditions) because we just didn't have the lesson time for it, but the tests I did for homework were mostly A's and A*'s, but those were done open-book, and not under timed conditions, so take it with a pinch of salt!
    Ah okay, do you have any tips for me? Like, how to balance all my subjects with the heavy workload or anything really?
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    Ah okay, do you have any tips for me? Like, how to balance all my subjects with the heavy workload or anything really?
    I'll be honest with you, I did really struggle with the heavy workload. I think the best advice I can give you is know your limits. Do as many questions from the exercises in the books as you have time for, and pick and choose which ones you do (e.g. do the first couple of easier questions and then skip to the harder ones). Just plan out your time as best you can, and leave plenty of time before the exams to do practice papers!
 
 
 

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