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Can I self study the entirety of CAIE A Level Further Maths in one year?

To put it simply, my school offers a sort of 'accelerated' further maths class you take at the beginning of Year 13, but only if you complete A Level Maths by Year 12 (with some exceptions if they're capable). I'm in Year 12 doing AS Level Maths and would like to take Further Maths but I think it's too late to ask if I'm eligible.

I'm sure this question has been asked a lot but is it possible to self study FM? By that I mean is are there enough free online resources to help me achieve an A*, and if so, what are they? I'm not sure if it'll be much help but I found AS Maths a breeze so I'm not completely rejecting the possibility of being able to do well through self study entirely.

Thanks for any input.
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Don't get me wrong here, I don't want to completely rule out the possibility that it is entirely unachievable. However, given the fact that CAIE Further Mathematics - 9618, has 4 components: Further Pure Mathematics 1, Further Probability and Statistics, Further Pure Mathematics 2 and Further Mechanics... I really think it's not a good idea to cram and do all of it in a year considering the fact that you haven't finished A Level math yet. Again, it all comes down to you... because I personally did Further math alongside my AS level math (not even AFTER doing my AS math), and although Further Pure Math was easy enough, I struggled with Further Statistics because I hadn't done **** in my AS Probability and Statistics 1 course yet. Still, I did put my heart and soul into it, and achieved a high A grade for AS level and I'm pretty sure that if I work hard enough again this year, I'll get that A* in A level. It's just that, you'll have to put in more effort than your peers in Further Math class and have to finish A level math on your own before you start because some chapters like Vectors and Continuous Random Variables (Further Stats) carry forward the concept introduced in A Level math. So that's pretty much it, whatever you end up decide doing, good luck with that!

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