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Welcome to the A-level maths study group!

Thought this would be something nice to do especially as a lot of you seem to study a level maths:lol:
This is basically where you can chat to others about the subject whether that be ranting or a good test score or a topic you're finding difficult (though if you're struggling with a question it's better to post it in a separate thread)...
So to break the ice a little, there's a few questions you can answer below

Are you in year 12 or year 13?
What exam board are you on?
Why did you pick maths? Current thoughts on the subject?
Are you doing further maths also; what optional modules are you doing if so?
Out of the topics you've covered so far, what's been your favourite and what has been your least favourite- why?


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AQA- AS | A-level
AQA FM- AS | A-level
Edexcel- AS | A-level
Edexcel FM- AS | A-level
OCR- AS | A-level
OCR FM- AS | A-level
MEI- AS | A-level
MEI FM- AS | A-level
CIE- 2019 exams | 2020 exams onwards
WJEC- AS/A-level
WJEC FM- AS/A-level

if you know of any good resources that aren't in the list below please feel free to mention them so they can edited into the list!

resources:


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I'm in Y13, doing AQA Maths. I picked maths because i'm generally good at it without putting in much effort (compared to my other subjects). I'm finding A2 to be much more content heavy than AS, but i've high hopes for this subject as i'm predicted an A*:teehee:.
My favourite chapter is the first one because it's just a recap of GCSE:awesome: I despise mechanics just because of how time consuming it is for me:argh:

MadAsMaths is a great resources as well!
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Welcome to the A-level maths study group!

Thought this would be something nice to do especially as a lot of you seem to study a level maths:lol:
This is basically where you can chat to others about the subject whether that be ranting or a good test score or a topic you're finding difficult (though if you're struggling with a question it's better to post it in a separate thread)...
So to break the ice a little, there's a few questions you can answer below

Are you in year 12 or year 13?
What exam board are you on?
Why did you pick maths? Current thoughts on the subject?
Are you doing further maths also; what optional modules are you doing if so?
Out of the topics you've covered so far, what's been your favourite and what has been your least favourite- why?


specifications:
AQA- AS | A-level
AQA FM- AS | A-level
Edexcel- AS | A-level
Edexcel FM- AS | A-level
OCR- AS | A-level
OCR FM- AS | A-level
MEI- AS | A-level
MEI FM- AS | A-level
CIE- 2019 exams | 2020 exams onwards
WJEC- AS/A-level
WJEC FM- AS/A-level

if you know of any good resources that aren't in the list below please feel free to mention them so they can edited into the list!

resources:




Sup Toastie and everyone else,

I'm in year 12 and doing OCR (kill me OCR is the worst). I picked maths because I really love it and it's a science that I can do seeing as I'm not doing chemistry, but I'm not doing further maths. My favorite topic so far has been logs and exponents as well as the binomial expansion, seeing as those are the only completely new topics we're doing but I can't wait till we do differentiation and integration.

Also, Y12_FurtherMaths made an amazing website last year, http://jmaths.simplesite.com/ and although he says it's GCSE grade 9 questions, they're great for A-Level. Also, http://m4ths.com/grade-9-gcse.html also has great questions, again made for GCSE but great for A-Level.

Good luck everyone
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(Original post by Infinite Series)
I'm in Y13, doing AQA Maths. I picked maths because i'm generally good at it without putting in much effort (compared to my other subjects). I'm finding A2 to be much more content heavy than AS, but i've high hopes for this subject as i'm predicted an A*:teehee:.
My favourite chapter is the first one because it's just a recap of GCSE:awesome: I despise mechanics just because of how time consuming it is for me:argh:

MadAsMaths is a great resources as well!
i haven't started mechanics yet i'm scared for it:hide::lol:
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Sup Toastie and everyone else,

I'm in year 12 and doing OCR (kill me OCR is the worst). I picked maths because I really love it and it's a science that I can do seeing as I'm not doing chemistry, but I'm not doing further maths. My favorite topic so far has been logs and exponents as well as the binomial expansion, seeing as those are the only completely new topics we're doing but I can't wait till we do differentiation and integration.

Also, Y12_FurtherMaths made an amazing website last year, http://jmaths.simplesite.com/ and although he says it's GCSE grade 9 questions, they're great for A-Level. Also, http://m4ths.com/grade-9-gcse.html also has great questions, again made for GCSE but great for A-Level.

Good luck everyone
thank you both for the suggestions, will edit them into the resources list
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Sup Toastie and everyone else,

I'm in year 12 and doing OCR (kill me OCR is the worst). I picked maths because I really love it and it's a science that I can do seeing as I'm not doing chemistry, but I'm not doing further maths. My favorite topic so far has been logs and exponents as well as the binomial expansion, seeing as those are the only completely new topics we're doing but I can't wait till we do differentiation and integration.

Also, Y12_FurtherMaths made an amazing website last year, http://jmaths.simplesite.com/ and although he says it's GCSE grade 9 questions, they're great for A-Level. Also, http://m4ths.com/grade-9-gcse.html also has great questions, again made for GCSE but great for A-Level.

Good luck everyone
i found logs pretty hard at first but ended up doing better in the assessment on that topic:teehee:
differentiation and integration are both ace:awesome: i like integration a little better though idk why
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I'm in Y13 doing edexcel maths. I picked maths because I thought it would be easier to continue with a subject I had been doing for GCSE and its generally taken alongside my other 2 a levels, bio and chem. I was also told it would make chemistry easier because that has a lot of maths involved and biology has a lot of stats. I don't do further, I don't think I ever would . Ngl I don't really like it and wish I chose something like economics but I will give it everything I've got! I prefer pure a lot more compared to mechanics and stats
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Year 13 edexcel maths. To summarise it It was a roller coaster of emotions and knowledge.
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Are you in year 12 or year 13?
What exam board are you on?
Why did you pick maths? Current thoughts on the subject?
Are you doing further maths also; what optional modules are you doing if so?
Out of the topics you've covered so far, what's been your favourite and what has been your least favourite- why?
year 12 and on aqa:ahee:
i enjoyed it at gcse and like the problem solving aspect of it though it's definitely a bit hellish for me right now the step up from gcse hasn't been too bad, defo need to dedicate more time to the subject though
have enjoyed polynomial division (probs my favourite because it's so systematic) and differentiation and integration though the exam questions are another story... haven't particularly hated any topics so far though that's probably because i haven't started mechanics yet
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I'm in Y13 doing edexcel maths. I picked maths because I thought it would be easier to continue with a subject I had been doing for GCSE and its genrally taken alongside my other 2 a levels, bio and chem. I was also told it would make chemistry easier because that has a lot of maths involved and biology has a lot of stats. I don't do further, I don't think I ever would . Ngl I don't really like it and wish I chose something like economics but I will give it everything I've got! I prefer pure a lot more compared to mechanics and stats
good luck for the exams! i'm dreading mechanics, feel like pure will be my favourite too
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I'm in Y13, doing AQA Maths. I picked maths because i'm generally good at it without putting in much effort (compared to my other subjects). I'm finding A2 to be much more content heavy than AS, but i've high hopes for this subject as i'm predicted an A*:teehee:.
My favourite chapter is the first one because it's just a recap of GCSE:awesome: I despise mechanics just because of how time consuming it is for me:argh:

MadAsMaths is a great resources as well!
Good luck
I’m finding year 12 mechanics alright (though admittedly all we’ve done is NL2 on box, Suvat and projectiles) though we’ve started this weird thing about impulses:dontknow:
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Sup Toastie and everyone else,

I'm in year 12 and doing OCR (kill me OCR is the worst). I picked maths because I really love it and it's a science that I can do seeing as I'm not doing chemistry, but I'm not doing further maths. My favorite topic so far has been logs and exponents as well as the binomial expansion, seeing as those are the only completely new topics we're doing but I can't wait till we do differentiation and integration.

Also, Y12_FurtherMaths made an amazing website last year, http://jmaths.simplesite.com/ and although he says it's GCSE grade 9 questions, they're great for A-Level. Also, http://m4ths.com/grade-9-gcse.html also has great questions, again made for GCSE but great for A-Level.

Good luck everyone
Maths is awesome:yep:
logs are fun, I liked them- I haven’t done binomial or exponents yet though:laugh:
They’ve been added
Good luck:hugs:
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I'm in Y13 doing edexcel maths. I picked maths because I thought it would be easier to continue with a subject I had been doing for GCSE and its genrally taken alongside my other 2 a levels, bio and chem. I was also told it would make chemistry easier because that has a lot of maths involved and biology has a lot of stats. I don't do further, I don't think I ever would . Ngl I don't really like it and wish I chose something like economics but I will give it everything I've got! I prefer pure a lot more compared to mechanics and stats
You’re doing some tough a-levels, good luck!:hugs:
Pure maths is great:grin:
You can do it!:rave:
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Year 13 edexcel maths. To summarise it It was a roller coaster of emotions and knowledge.
:laugh:
(Original post by entertainmyfaith)
year 12 and on aqa:ahee:
i enjoyed it at gcse and like the problem solving aspect of it though it's definitely a bit hellish for me right now the step up from gcse hasn't been too bad, defo need to dedicate more time to the subject though
have enjoyed polynomial division (probs my favourite because it's so systematic) and differentiation and integration though the exam questions are another story... haven't particularly hated any topics so far though that's probably because i haven't started mechanics yet
:hugs: you’re doing great
omg polynomial division is so satisfying (when there’s no remainder). Mechanics will be okay:yep: (i hope, i do it every week and it’s alright so far)
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omg polynomial division is so satisfying (when there’s no remainder). Mechanics will be okay:yep: (i hope, i do it every week and it’s alright so far)
Long division, quadratic or just pure numbers, is annoying but I guess it is kinda satisfying.
Mechanics is so annoying and boring and not even maths lol it's physics.
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:hugs: you’re doing great
omg polynomial division is so satisfying (when there’s no remainder). Mechanics will be okay:yep: (i hope, i do it every week and it’s alright so far)
yes when there's no remainder:gah:
:hugs: i hope it'll be ok!
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thank you for creating this! :lovehug:

I'm doing Edexcel Maths and Further Maths (modules: FM1 and FM2 :bricks:)
Initially thought I was going to pursue a Maths degree, which is why I chose to study both Maths and FM. Favourite topic has definitely got to be linear collisions in FM1 :gah: They're beautiful :yep: although calculus comes a close second (idek why )
I absolutely despise all of statistics (excluding the probability stuff, which is still okay) but almost all of stats is disgusting :yucky: Didn't like it at GCSE, still don't like it now :nah:
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thank you for creating this! :lovehug:

I'm doing Edexcel Maths and Further Maths (modules: FM1 and FM2 :bricks:)
Initially thought I was going to pursue a Maths degree, which is why I chose to study both Maths and FM. Favourite topic has definitely got to be linear collisions in FM1 :gah: They're beautiful :yep: although calculus comes a close second (idek why )
I absolutely despise all of statistics (excluding the probability stuff, which is still okay) but almost all of stats is disgusting :yucky: Didn't like it at GCSE, still don't like it now :nah:
ooh i didn't know you were planning to do a maths degree before!
am a bit nervous for stats but not as much as mechanics
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Welcome to the A-level maths study group!


Here to help

Another good website is: https://www.drfrostmaths.com/sow.php...2017&term=Main
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thank you for creating this! :lovehug:

I'm doing Edexcel Maths and Further Maths (modules: FM1 and FM2 :bricks:)
Initially thought I was going to pursue a Maths degree, which is why I chose to study both Maths and FM. Favourite topic has definitely got to be linear collisions in FM1 :gah: They're beautiful :yep: although calculus comes a close second (idek why )
I absolutely despise all of statistics (excluding the probability stuff, which is still okay) but almost all of stats is disgusting :yucky: Didn't like it at GCSE, still don't like it now :nah:
It was mainly entertainmyfaith just the thread has me as the OP:laugh:
You’ve made me excited for maths I’m going to learn:exited:
Good luck:hugs:
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Here to help

Another good website is: https://www.drfrostmaths.com/sow.php...2017&term=Main
Thank you
Am a big dr frost maths fan:gah: I think it’s already in the resources bit
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ooh i didn't know you were planning to do a maths degree before!
am a bit nervous for stats but not as much as mechanics
Yeah, I did :yes: I was set on medicine all through my childhood, but it was my mum's dream and by the time I was 13, I realised that I personally didn't have a good reason to do medicine and it seemed like a LOT of work and I didn't think I could put in that work, so that 'dream' ended At the time, I was kinda into maths and so, I was like yes! I'll do maths but as I said, I didn't like stats and the thought of having to do more stats at uni just doesn't appeal to me and at the same time, chemistry was becoming increasingly interesting and that's how I got hooked on natsci
(oops, talked a bit much )
for me, stats feels very subjective.. it's a bit more open to interpretation compared to mechanics, which is more of a 'use this equation' sort of thing :yes: i'm sure you'll be fine :hugs:
and thank you for creating this thread! :lovehug:

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It was mainly entertainmyfaith just the thread has me as the OP:laugh:
You’ve made me excited for maths I’m going to learn:exited:
Good luck:hugs:
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:woo:
Thank you :hugs: good luck to you too :rave:
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hi , mind if i join the group ? i'm in year 12 doing maths,fm , goal is lse economics

can o=someone tell me how to think radians! i can only do questions is i turn them to degrees which wastes a lot of time !
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hi , mind if i join the group ? i'm in year 12 doing maths,fm , goal is lse economics

can o=someone tell me how to think radians! i can only do questions is i turn them to degrees which wastes a lot of time !
:wavey: good luck!!

I guess just practice :dontknow: Maybe if you see a question in degrees, convert it into radians and do it like that instead
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