# Tips for AS maths

I've got my as maths exams next week "mocks" and I was wondering if there was any tips on how to get a good grade. I'm looking for a c or a b if I can. Any help would be appreciated!
Thanks
first i would recommend ensuring u know all the basics. so try to understand main concepts thoroughly. i would put extra effort on trig, integration and differentiation as they will probably come up on ur mocks because they are crucial topics . once youve cleared all the basics i would recommend working through couple of mp1 papers on madasmaths to consolidate everything
Original post by cbush6016
I've got my as maths exams next week "mocks" and I was wondering if there was any tips on how to get a good grade. I'm looking for a c or a b if I can. Any help would be appreciated!
Thanks

practice past paper questions and check against the mark scheme. that way, you will be familiar with the style of questions that are going to appear. also, read the examiner's report to see where current students make common mistakes on each question, and how you could avoid the slip ups in the run up to exam day. best of luck for your mocks. 😉
Thanks yea, I've been working through every years set of papers I can get my hands on so I know how they will ask the questions. I need to make sure I know the equations we're not given like trig and forces
Original post by cbush6016
Thanks yea, I've been working through every years set of papers I can get my hands on so I know how they will ask the questions. I need to make sure I know the equations we're not given like trig and forces

yes, for the formulae that did not appear in the formula booklet, such as trigonometric identities, utilise flashcards for them as well. also, revise any gcse formulas that may be of help to you, such as the volume and surface area of a cylinder.
Original post by cbush6016
I've got my as maths exams next week "mocks" and I was wondering if there was any tips on how to get a good grade. I'm looking for a c or a b if I can. Any help would be appreciated!
Thanks

I’d recommend first doing a past paper under timed conditions. It should ideally be under timed conditions so you can get used to what pace you should be working at (usually it’s a minute per mark).

Then go through and highlight topics using a traffic light system. Red for the topics you did worst in or lost the most marks in. Even if it’s just silly mistakes it’s worth highlighting as well, to ensure you can practice to drill the technique into your head. Prioritise the red topics and do past paper questions by topic on physics maths tutor or maths genie.
Original post by kitty15
I’d recommend first doing a past paper under timed conditions. It should ideally be under timed conditions so you can get used to what pace you should be working at (usually it’s a minute per mark).
Then go through and highlight topics using a traffic light system. Red for the topics you did worst in or lost the most marks in. Even if it’s just silly mistakes it’s worth highlighting as well, to ensure you can practice to drill the technique into your head. Prioritise the red topics and do past paper questions by topic on physics maths tutor or maths genie.

That's a really good idea, I've done 18,19,20,21 and 22 with '23 and '24 predicted papers. Now I'm picking a random year and doing that paper to improve. The timed conditions really bugged me at GCSE I ran out of time because I spend too long on the questions. So I'm always trying to improve. It's 90 mins so 45 mins a section across A and B . Appreciate it 👍