What do I need for A Level Maths (self-study)

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Semperlupe
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Basically as the title says...

I used to be a Psychology (AQA) teacher, but have no idea about other subjects. I am a private candidate (a bit too old for sixth form/college).

I intend to take the Maths A level in June 2020, but I have no idea how to prepare myself (I already have a similar qualification from a non-UK country, but that was ages ago).

Anyone here taking A Level Maths and can tell me what book they use? For Psychology for example, it's just two books (one for AS and one for A2) that you work through and once you have done that, you should know everything required.
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(Original post by Semperlupe)
Basically as the title says...

I used to be a Psychology (AQA) teacher, but have no idea about other subjects. I am a private candidate (a bit too old for sixth form/college).

I intend to take the Maths A level in June 2020, but I have no idea how to prepare myself (I already have a similar qualification from a non-UK country, but that was ages ago).

Anyone here taking A Level Maths and can tell me what book they use? For Psychology for example, it's just two books (one for AS and one for A2) that you work through and once you have done that, you should know everything required.
CGP books but the proper one assuming its for edexcel it would be " Edexcel A level Mathematics Pure Mathematics Year 1/2 ActiveBook" and this is only Pure which accounts to 2/3 of maths and then you have mechanics and statistics which go under Applied
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(Original post by Semperlupe)
Basically as the title says...

I used to be a Psychology (AQA) teacher, but have no idea about other subjects. I am a private candidate (a bit too old for sixth form/college).

I intend to take the Maths A level in June 2020, but I have no idea how to prepare myself (I already have a similar qualification from a non-UK country, but that was ages ago).

Anyone here taking A Level Maths and can tell me what book they use? For Psychology for example, it's just two books (one for AS and one for A2) that you work through and once you have done that, you should know everything required.
CGP books but the proper one assuming its for edexcel it would be " Edexcel A level Mathematics Pure Mathematics Year 1/2 ActiveBook" and this is only Pure which accounts to 2/3 of maths and then you have mechanics and statistics which go under Applied .
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CGP books but the proper one assuming its for edexcel it would be " Edexcel A level Mathematics Pure Mathematics Year 1/2 ActiveBook" and this is only Pure which accounts to 2/3 of maths and then you have mechanics and statistics which go under Applied
Is EdExcel a good exam board for Maths?
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So if I understand correctly, to cover all the material, I will need the Pure AND Mechanics and statistics for AS and A2 (i.e. 4 books) to know everything for the EdExcel board?
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i presume you mean june 2021?

i do Ocr mei
i would also recommend the cgp books and we also have an as and a2 textbook that you should be able to get off amazon.
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So if I understand correctly, to cover all the material, I will need the Pure AND Mechanics and statistics for AS and A2 (i.e. 4 books) to know everything for the EdExcel board?
Yes pure and applied is needed
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(Original post by Semperlupe)
Basically as the title says...

I used to be a Psychology (AQA) teacher, but have no idea about other subjects. I am a private candidate (a bit too old for sixth form/college).

I intend to take the Maths A level in June 2020, but I have no idea how to prepare myself (I already have a similar qualification from a non-UK country, but that was ages ago).

Anyone here taking A Level Maths and can tell me what book they use? For Psychology for example, it's just two books (one for AS and one for A2) that you work through and once you have done that, you should know everything required.
Do you mean 2021? Which board?

This is a good website: https://www.drfrostmaths.com/sow.php...2017&term=Main

It has PPTs teaching each topic
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(Original post by Semperlupe)
Is EdExcel a good exam board for Maths?
Tbh i am not really sure but the main ones tend to be OCR,AQA and edexcel. I do edexcel and it seems fine.
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(Original post by Semperlupe)
Is EdExcel a good exam board for Maths?
Tbh i am not really sure but the main ones tend to be OCR,AQA and edexcel. I do edexcel and it seems fine.

(Original post by Semperlupe)
So if I understand correctly, to cover all the material, I will need the Pure AND Mechanics and statistics for AS and A2 (i.e. 4 books) to know everything for the EdExcel board?
Yes , 4 books ( as/a2 pure and as/a2 (statistics and mechanics)
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