How to prepare for A-level Maths as a B grade GCSE student?Watch
You must have taken GCSE a long time ago if you did Intermediate Tier (it was abolished at least 10 years ago) so current students will have studied a different specification with some different stuff in it. I recommend working through the Higher Tier content for the current specification with the exam board you're going to study at A level.
- index laws
- expanding brackets
-negative and fractional indices
- rationalizing the denominator
- sin and cosine rules
Depending on your school you might do this at the start of A level as a recap, in which case you'll be totally fine! Mine wanted to skip that early topic and go onto new stuff, seeing as it is a bit of a GCSE repeat.
The main message though, if it'll give you peace of mind (or something to do!), have a look at these, but if you can't I'm sure you'll be fine and you'll probably be able to ask a nice teacher next year if you're stuck (provided school is on!!!!).
I propose a structure based on the following steps
1. Bullet point the topics covered
2. Develop a study plan
3. Develop a topic confidence scale I.e. 1-10
4. Prioritise weak areas
5. Study the topics to improve confidence scale rating
6. Assess confidence by mock/past exam papers etc
7. Revise point 3 and repeat
No, I'm in year 11 at the moment and would be doing my GCSEs right now if it wasn't for the coronavirus. As I've mentioned, I live in Wales and here Intermiediete Tier for maths has naver been abolished