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Is it possible to self teach AS maths in 5 months?

Hi im a year 12 student currently studying Econ,history, and politics. I wasn’t allowed in to A level maths as I got a 5 in gcse. I plan to teach my self AS maths and take a mock to prove I’ve covered the course then ask to take year 13 a level maths. I’m currently on all As for my other subjects, would it possible to cover the entirety of AS maths in 5 months. Any tips and tricks would be appreciated as well.
Original post by Humpalli
Hi im a year 12 student currently studying Econ,history, and politics. I wasn’t allowed in to A level maths as I got a 5 in gcse. I plan to teach my self AS maths and take a mock to prove I’ve covered the course then ask to take year 13 a level maths. I’m currently on all As for my other subjects, would it possible to cover the entirety of AS maths in 5 months. Any tips and tricks would be appreciated as well.

If you're doing only AS mathematics then you should be able to do it in half a year. Full A level would be a hell of a challenge, but AS is possible. It's going to be difficult though, especially if you're taking other A level subjects as well. But AS is possible. I suggest using Undergroundmathematics dot org (website) to help you get a feel for it. Personally, differentiation and integration was easiest, while trigonometric identities was trickiest. There's a couple of good Youtube channel that can guide you through each concept step-by-step (A level Maths Tutor and The Organic Chemistry Tutor). It's up to you to try them out, but for me they were very helpful. You can also try to take practice papers after two/three months of studying.
If you do decide to take the 5-month AS marathon, then I wish you the best of luck!
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Original post by feathersOfebony
If you're doing only AS mathematics then you should be able to do it in half a year. Full A level would be a hell of a challenge, but AS is possible. It's going to be difficult though, especially if you're taking other A level subjects as well. But AS is possible. I suggest using Undergroundmathematics dot org (website) to help you get a feel for it. Personally, differentiation and integration was easiest, while trigonometric identities was trickiest. There's a couple of good Youtube channel that can guide you through each concept step-by-step (A level Maths Tutor and The Organic Chemistry Tutor). It's up to you to try them out, but for me they were very helpful. You can also try to take practice papers after two/three months of studying.
If you do decide to take the 5-month AS marathon, then I wish you the best of luck!

Thanks for replying I been using uplearn to to aid me in this run so far I’ll have a look at undergroundmathmetics as well.
Original post by Humpalli
Hi im a year 12 student currently studying Econ,history, and politics. I wasn’t allowed in to A level maths as I got a 5 in gcse. I plan to teach my self AS maths and take a mock to prove I’ve covered the course then ask to take year 13 a level maths. I’m currently on all As for my other subjects, would it possible to cover the entirety of AS maths in 5 months. Any tips and tricks would be appreciated as well.
it’s possible, I do double maths year 12 meaning I finished as level content by January this year, and then started a level content, with a plan to do further maths next year.

It’s a lot of hard work but make sure after learning a topic you do all the questions in a textbook on it. It’s repetitive and dull, yes, but it really helps to solidify the skill.

I recommend TL maths as a YouTuber to help you learn AS Level maths. I would suggest YouTubers over learning from reading textbooks, as textbooks don’t teach the most helpful methods and reading maths honestly never worked for me.
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Original post by kitty15
it’s possible, I do double maths year 12 meaning I finished as level content by January this year, and then started a level content, with a plan to do further maths next year.
It’s a lot of hard work but make sure after learning a topic you do all the questions in a textbook on it. It’s repetitive and dull, yes, but it really helps to solidify the skill.
I recommend TL maths as a YouTuber to help you learn AS Level maths. I would suggest YouTubers over learning from reading textbooks, as textbooks don’t teach the most helpful methods and reading maths honestly never worked for me.

Thanks for replying. Would you recommend TL maths over uplearn?
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Original post by Humpalli
Hi im a year 12 student currently studying Econ,history, and politics. I wasn’t allowed in to A level maths as I got a 5 in gcse. I plan to teach my self AS maths and take a mock to prove I’ve covered the course then ask to take year 13 a level maths. I’m currently on all As for my other subjects, would it possible to cover the entirety of AS maths in 5 months. Any tips and tricks would be appreciated as well.

defo depends on how talented u are in maths
Original post by Humpalli
Thanks for replying. Would you recommend TL maths over uplearn?

Yes as tl maths is completely free and can study what you want in your own pace!
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Original post by Humpalli
Hi im a year 12 student currently studying Econ,history, and politics. I wasn’t allowed in to A level maths as I got a 5 in gcse. I plan to teach my self AS maths and take a mock to prove I’ve covered the course then ask to take year 13 a level maths. I’m currently on all As for my other subjects, would it possible to cover the entirety of AS maths in 5 months. Any tips and tricks would be appreciated as well.

Don't use UpLearn - I don't think it's that good. Go on Youtube and watch BicenMaths. He recorded his lessons live and has uploaded them onto YouTube and it actually reflects a school environment and he's a genuine lifesaver when it comes to this. You can then go onto Google and then search up "Pure" or "Applied" and follow it up with "year 1 textbook pdf" and then download the book. Attempt the exercises and you'll be OK.

Good luck!
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Original post by vnayak
Don't use UpLearn - I don't think it's that good. Go on Youtube and watch BicenMaths. He recorded his lessons live and has uploaded them onto YouTube and it actually reflects a school environment and he's a genuine lifesaver when it comes to this. You can then go onto Google and then search up "Pure" or "Applied" and follow it up with "year 1 textbook pdf" and then download the book. Attempt the exercises and you'll be OK.
Good luck!

Ok I’ll try this instead
Thanks
Reply 9
Original post by Humpalli
Hi im a year 12 student currently studying Econ,history, and politics. I wasn’t allowed in to A level maths as I got a 5 in gcse. I plan to teach my self AS maths and take a mock to prove I’ve covered the course then ask to take year 13 a level maths. I’m currently on all As for my other subjects, would it possible to cover the entirety of AS maths in 5 months. Any tips and tricks would be appreciated as well.

Bicen maths is a great resource and a lot of AS maths is in GCSE maths
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Original post by Nughm
Bicen maths is a great resource and a lot of AS maths is in GCSE maths

Thank you
will definitely start watching videos
Original post by kitty15
Yes as tl maths is completely free and can study what you want in your own pace!

i reccommend zeeshan zamuued insread of tl maths
Original post by youmama
i reccommend zeeshan zamuued insread of tl maths

and also ai tutor or bicen maths for past paper walkthrough
Original post by youmama
i reccommend zeeshan zamuued insread of tl maths

True, he is also very good especially since his videos are geared more towards the edexcel textbook order while tl maths is general for every exam board
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Original post by youmama
i reccommend zeeshan zamuued insread of tl maths

Imma be so real, I've never heard of or seen this guy.

I only know Bicen Maths, Tayuub Majeed (something like that) for the paper walkthroughs and Hinds Maths.
Original post by vnayak
Imma be so real, I've never heard of or seen this guy.
I only know Bicen Maths, Tayuub Majeed (something like that) for the paper walkthroughs and Hinds Maths.

try him bro, hes real good currently getting A*'s with him in maths
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Original post by vnayak
Imma be so real, I've never heard of or seen this guy.
I only know Bicen Maths, Tayuub Majeed (something like that) for the paper walkthroughs and Hinds Maths.

He's really good from what I've seen so far, he explains things quickly but succintly. Imo just make sure to take it slow the first example he does as the confusion can snowball if you don't
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Original post by youmama
try him bro, hes real good currently getting A*'s with him in maths

Same lol...have been doing so consistently since last year. I've just never come across him so was just curious. He seems to be quite good but I prefer Bicen Maths purely because of the classroom environment in which his videos are recorded - makes me feel like I'm in school myself.
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Original post by dcb3
He's really good from what I've seen so far, he explains things quickly but succintly. Imo just make sure to take it slow the first example he does as the confusion can snowball if you don't

It's why I prefer HindsMaths. He explains the theory and how to do it first before doing the textbook example questions. I pause before each example, complete the question, do the E/P questions for that exercise then move to exam questions.
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Original post by vnayak
It's why I prefer HindsMaths. He explains the theory and how to do it first before doing the textbook example questions. I pause before each example, complete the question, do the E/P questions for that exercise then move to exam questions.

I'll check that out thank you! Sounds better for actually learning. I think Zeeshan's channel is good if you have a vague idea but want to practice / re-memorise.

Any other resources you've got good use from? I'm self-teaching so would be great to hear.

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