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Joining straight to A2 further maths in september? (NEED HELP)

I am in year 12 moving into year 13. I wish I had taken further maths in year 12. I am wondering if it is possible or recommended to self teach the further maths AS course in the summer holidays to join A2 course students in September? If so, what resources will be useful for this?
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Original post by bens23
I am in year 12 moving into year 13. I wish I had taken further maths in year 12. I am wondering if it is possible or recommended to self teach the further maths AS course in the summer holidays to join A2 course students in September? If so, what resources will be useful for this?


The above post is completely right. Definitely check if it’s possible to do this and perhaps get an idea of what further maths entails first before committing to the idea.

Also, which exam board and elective papers would you be doing if you were to go ahead with this? The content differs pretty wildly by exam boards, and only Edexcel seems to have a decent number of resources.
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Original post by TypicalNerd
The above post is completely right. Definitely check if it’s possible to do this and perhaps get an idea of what further maths entails first before committing to the idea.

Also, which exam board and elective papers would you be doing if you were to go ahead with this? The content differs pretty wildly by exam boards, and only Edexcel seems to have a decent number of resources.

The exam board is Edexcel, do you think it could maybe be possible? Maybe with a tutor or online course over the summer?
Original post by bens23
The exam board is Edexcel, do you think it could maybe be possible? Maybe with a tutor or online course over the summer?

It absolutely is possible. If you absolutely love maths and are prepared to work over your summer, that is.

In terms of resources I’d look at:

Physics and maths tutor: https://www.physicsandmathstutor.com/maths-revision/

AMSP: https://amsp.org.uk/resource/15fed81...-08dabcbf9009/

BicenMaths: https://m.youtube.com/@BicenMaths/playlists

R2Drew2: https://m.youtube.com/@rtwodrew2/playlists

AJMaths: https://m.youtube.com/@AJMaths/videos

Tayyub Majeed: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCa3jZO4SEMa0rzJPwx3JrtQ?app=desktop

Also, you may wish to see here for some more general study advice: https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho...2#post97549790
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Original post by TypicalNerd
It absolutely is possible. If you absolutely love maths and are prepared to work over your summer, that is.

In terms of resources I’d look at:

Physics and maths tutor: https://www.physicsandmathstutor.com/maths-revision/

AMSP: https://amsp.org.uk/resource/15fed81...-08dabcbf9009/

BicenMaths: https://m.youtube.com/@BicenMaths/playlists

R2Drew2: https://m.youtube.com/@rtwodrew2/playlists

AJMaths: https://m.youtube.com/@AJMaths/videos

Tayyub Majeed: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCa3jZO4SEMa0rzJPwx3JrtQ?app=desktop

Also, you may wish to see here for some more general study advice: https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho...2#post97549790

Thank you very much, I am absolutely prepared to work. I hope to get into LSE economics (my absolute dream course) and if this helps me somewhat then I'm absolutely prepared.
Original post by bens23
Thank you very much, I am absolutely prepared to work. I hope to get into LSE economics (my absolute dream course) and if this helps me somewhat then I'm absolutely prepared.


I see. Then that rather necessitates taking further maths. Iirc not taking FM when your sixth form offers it would be inexcusable to LSE.

Best of luck with this endeavour and let us hope it is worth it.
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Original post by bens23
The exam board is Edexcel, do you think it could maybe be possible? Maybe with a tutor or online course over the summer?


Check the school will allow you to join Year 13>

These are the best resources: https://www.drfrostmaths.com/courses.php?coid=352
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Original post by bens23
Thank you very much, I am absolutely prepared to work. I hope to get into LSE economics (my absolute dream course) and if this helps me somewhat then I'm absolutely prepared.

It "might" be possible if you love maths, are very bright, and work incredibly hard over the summer, but like the others have said, you will need to check with your school that they will let you to do it, AND, that they will somehow predict you A*/A in FM soon after you get back in Sep.

Even if they let you do it, without A*/A prediction across the board, including in FM, you will have no chance of getting into LSE as it is brutally competitive.
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