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    I thinking of studying GCSE maths, but now they have changed the course. Is the maths much of a different from the other year past exam papers or is it totally new stuff??. What books should I buy to help me revise...any advice...

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    (Original post by CR234)
    I thinking of studying GCSE maths, but now they have changed the course. Is the maths much of a different from the other year past exam papers or is it totally new stuff??. What books should I buy to help me revise...any advice...

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    The maths that you have to know hasn't changed since coursework was removed. You can do old papers for practice.
    The biggest change was when the courses went from 3 tier exams(Foundation, Intermediate and Higher) to 2 tier (Foundation & Higher).
    You need to decide which level you are going to sit and get revision materials at that level.

    The CGP revison and practice books are quite popular.
    http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/book...ce-Pt.-1-and-2

    I also like these: (Edexcel & AQA versions, Foundation & Higher, Linear & Modular versions available, though they are a bit light on A* stuff)
    http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/book...-for-Edexcel-A
    http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/book...-for-Edexcel-A

    If you are doing Edexcel, this is a great resource with real exam questions organised by topic and fully worked answers:
    http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/book...el-Topic-Tutor
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    (Original post by gdunne42)
    The maths that you have to know hasn't changed since coursework was removed. You can do old papers for practice.
    The biggest change was when the courses went from 3 tier exams(Foundation, Intermediate and Higher) to 2 tier (Foundation & Higher).
    You need to decide which level you are going to sit and get revision materials at that level.

    The CGP revison and practice books are quite popular.
    http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/book...ce-Pt.-1-and-2

    I also like these: (Edexcel & AQA versions, Foundation & Higher, Linear & Modular versions available, though they are a bit light on A* stuff)
    http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/book...-for-Edexcel-A
    http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/book...-for-Edexcel-A

    If you are doing Edexcel, this is a great resource with real exam questions organised by topic and fully worked answers:
    http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/book...el-Topic-Tutor
    THANKS
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    Nothing to add on this very comprehensive post. Just to note that the new two tier specification (without coursework) was introduced in 2007 for exams in 209, so if you are unsure, try to find material that states it is for the 2009 exam onwards. I know that this is the case fo the CGP books. There is also a November exam sitting.
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    You need to check which exam board you are doing it with.
    After that I would recommend getting a Letts & Lonsdale revision guide. From my experience they are the best and (although it was a really old one, it helped me on my way to success). Other than that I did all my maths revision on www.conquermaths.com, the school signed up each student individually to this so I guess you wouldn't be able to use it without one - contact me and I'll give you my account details for it if you want.
 
 
 
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