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Hi hope everyone’s doing well!
I was wondering if anyone could tell me which revision guides to get for maths (I’m doing Igcse edexcel higher - e.g is the cgp textbook or workbook better?) and for further maths aqa level 2 (e.g cgp or aqa or Collins etc.)
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I'm also doing iGCSE Edexcel higher maths. I recommend getting both the cgp guide and workbook- check Depop & eBay to get them for cheaper and also it's better for the environment to reuse books. hope this helps x
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Hi hope everyone’s doing well!
I was wondering if anyone could tell me which revision guides to get for maths (I’m doing Igcse edexcel higher - e.g is the cgp textbook or workbook better?) and for further maths aqa level 2 (e.g cgp or aqa or Collins etc.)
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School may suggest the best one and bulk buy it.

There are some great websites too - look here for example:
https://www.drfrostmaths.com/sow.php...eets&term=GCSE
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Wow what are the chances of that! I happen to have done both of those exams with the same boards, and in my experience (having got nearly full marks in both exams), workbooks aren't necessary. It's no secret that in order to get better at maths, you have to do maths, quite frankly a ridiculous amount of questions. For GCSE, there are an insane amount of past papers freely available to you online on the Edexcel website (Here!). I would recommend you doing every single past paper for GCSE to prepare yourself as much as possible. In regards to the Level 2 qualification, there are a significantly less number of past papers available, when I did mine last year I believe there were only around 4-6 (an estimate, it was a year ago!). In this case, a workbook might be helpful if you can't find exam style questions. However, you should ask your teacher for similar questions, I'm sure they'll be more than useful. When I did my exams, my teachers dumped an insane level of practice questions and past papers on us before we took the exam, so the resources are out there. Another thing I should add, when doing past papers for the Level 2 qualification, save a couple for the week / fortnight / month (whichever) before your exam, so you can have a clear indication of where you're at, and what your weaknesses are heading into the final exam.

Purely out of curiosity, can I ask what year you're in? I've known some people to do both qualifications in year 11, some of my friends did that last year, where others take the GCSE early in year 10 and do further maths the year after (what I did).

If you have any other questions regarding any of these exams, I'm very happy to answer them, if I can ofc. Good luck with everything!
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(Original post by _notmyrealname)
Wow what are the chances of that! I happen to have done both of those exams with the same boards, and in my experience (having got nearly full marks in both exams), workbooks aren't necessary. It's no secret that in order to get better at maths, you have to do maths, quite frankly a ridiculous amount of questions. For GCSE, there are an insane amount of past papers freely available to you online on the Edexcel website (Here!). I would recommend you doing every single past paper for GCSE to prepare yourself as much as possible. In regards to the Level 2 qualification, there are a significantly less number of past papers available, when I did mine last year I believe there were only around 4-6 (an estimate, it was a year ago!). In this case, a workbook might be helpful if you can't find exam style questions. However, you should ask your teacher for similar questions, I'm sure they'll be more than useful. When I did my exams, my teachers dumped an insane level of practice questions and past papers on us before we took the exam, so the resources are out there. Another thing I should add, when doing past papers for the Level 2 qualification, save a couple for the week / fortnight / month (whichever) before your exam, so you can have a clear indication of where you're at, and what your weaknesses are heading into the final exam.

Purely out of curiosity, can I ask what year you're in? I've known some people to do both qualifications in year 11, some of my friends did that last year, where others take the GCSE early in year 10 and do further maths the year after (what I did).

If you have any other questions regarding any of these exams, I'm very happy to answer them, if I can ofc. Good luck with everything!
Thank you so much! I'm going into year 11 in September and we do both then. Just a quick question, how early did you start revising?
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