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I got a B at GCSE maths in 2012 and haven't been in education since.

I will sit A Level maths in May 2021.

Is it worth revisiting all of the GCSE content to reestablish my mathematical foundations before beginning the A Level syllabus?

For example, should I do some GCSE mocks and not proceed to study A Level content until I can achieve A or something?
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(Original post by iDeano)
I got a B at GCSE maths in 2012 and haven't been in education since.

I will sit A Level maths in May 2021.

Is it worth revisiting all of the GCSE content to reestablish my mathematical foundations before beginning the A Level syllabus?

For example, should I do some GCSE mocks and not proceed to study A Level content until I can achieve A or something?
As it was 2012, thgen why not get soemthing like CGP head start Maths which is designed to prepare for A levels, might save you time.

https://www.cgpbooks.co.uk/secondary...-a-level-maths
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I think it will be okay if you were to go ahead with A Level maths, there’s many topics that are dropped from GCSEs and new ones added in A Levels, so you’re good to start in A Levels. (Since you aren’t starting from 0 knowledge in maths).
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There is a book available which is designed for GCSE students who want to prepare for their A-Level Maths, and that only covers the GCSE content that's relevant to A-Level Maths:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Head-Start-...s%2C141&sr=8-1

You may also wish to have a look at the FSMQ Advanced in Additional Mathematics. This is a level 3 qualification sat alongside GCSEs which is an excellent bridge for A-Level, and introduces some of the more advanced ideas in a simpler way.

https://www.ocr.org.uk/qualification...l-mathematics/

Other than that, you may find it easier to look up GCSE and other pre-A-Level content if and when it becomes relevant to you
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