Which Exam Board for Learning A Level Maths as an Independent

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Basically: How do I know where I will be taking my exams/what boards are near me?
It's not like it shows up on google maps, so do I look on their site or something?

What are the pros/cons of each exam board?

I think I will need revision guides so I think I should only go with a CGP guide or something similar, as I just find those so bloody useful.

Thanks a million in advance for any help! =3

Edit: I'm in the U.K.
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Pearson Edexcel is the most popular A level Maths board with the most resources available so I'd go with that if you have no other preference https://qualifications.pearson.com/e...tics-2017.html. It's up to you to find an exam centre (=any secondary school or college plus a few places that specialise in taking private candidates) willing to accept you as a private candidate https://qualifications.pearson.com/e...andidates.html
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Pearson Edexcel is the most popular A level Maths board with the most resources available so I'd go with that if you have no other preference https://qualifications.pearson.com/e...tics-2017.html. It's up to you to find an exam centre (=any secondary school or college) willing to accept you as a private candidate https://qualifications.pearson.com/e...andidates.html
So to spin it another way, I *have* to find a school or college that does edexcel and is willing to accept me as an independant?
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So to spin it another way, I *have* to find a school or college that does edexcel and is willing to accept me as an independant?
Did you follow the link to this page: https://qualifications.pearson.com/e...cel-exams.html

Find a school near you.
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https://www.jcq.org.uk/private-candidates/
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So to spin it another way, I *have* to find a school or college that does edexcel and is willing to accept me as an independant?
Yes. Exam boards don't have direct relationship with candidates - you have to find a centre, pay them and they organise everything. Pretty much every exam centre in England will be registered with Edexcel and they don't have to teach Edexcel A level Maths to accept you. They can make entries for next Summer from mid November and the entry deadline is mid February.
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So to spin it another way, I *have* to find a school or college that does edexcel and is willing to accept me as an independant?
I used an exam centre, they are costly but they are a common alternative to colleges and schools, when studying independently. Can be expensive tho. Also look at @EOData s post. I did edexcel, I would recommend because there are so many online resources you can use that will help you when teaching yourself.
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OK thank you, that's super info. Do you have any Edexel resources to reccommend, such as the CGP revision guides or such?
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I used an exam centre, they are costly but they are a common alternative to colleges and schools, when studying independently. Can be expensive tho. Also look at @EOData s post. I did edexcel, I would recommend because there are so many online resources you can use that will help you when teaching yourself.
OK, what resources do you think are particularly good?
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OK, what resources do you think are particularly good?
I use these textbooks (we get an online version free from school) there are 4 of them (2 pure maths, 2 applied) but they would be quite expensive. There is a CGP revision guide as well, haven't used it tho.

Online resources theres stuff like Dr Frost Maths which is great for practise questions. There's also plenty of youtube videos if there's things you don't understand.
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OK, what resources do you think are particularly good?
There is a YouTube channel called Pete hart. He goes through the entire a level. For the topics he doesn’t go in detail on ( usually the easier topics) just type the topic on YouTube. TL maths is good, exam solutions as well off the top of my head. Honestly so many good channels, some of which go through the exact thing you’ll find in the textbooks.
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