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    Right, basically my maths teacher at the end of year ten start of year eleven was a shocker, she didn't have her own lessons planned, we barely learnt a thing with her she could barely speak English.

    I got an A* on my coursework, a very high A on my first exam, and a mid B on my second exam, so there was definately a slow drop in knowledge going on.

    Thing is, I'm really not confident in my ability to do the maths AS, and I know for a fact, if you asked me a lot of information about GCSE maths, I wouldn't be able to answer it, purely because we didn't cover half of it.

    I know I can do it though, I have a thing for maths, and with a decent teacher I'm pretty confident I can get a strong A, I just need a bit of a kick up the arse over the next 6 weeks or so!

    So I have a lot of spare time, and plan to go over the GCSE curriculum, which shouldn't take too long.

    So basically my questions are....

    1) Any websites that help with the GCSE knowledge?

    2) What key things are going to come up in the first year of AS. (I hear integration thrown around a lot, not a clue what it is!)

    3)What AS learning aids are about? Books/Websites etc!
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    Not a huge jump if you are good at algebra, trigonometry and surds.
    Differentiation/integration is not difficult to learn if you are OK with algebra.
    You'll do one applications module from these: S1 is mostly easy with a lot of help from the formula booklet they provide in exams, M1 is trickier but it helps if you are also doing physics, No idea about D1 but most people seem to say it's easy.

    This self study is good for catching up with GCSE A* stuff that you'll need in AS.
    00 Starting AS with confidence 2008 booklet.pdf

    This website provides links to some decent pure maths study material

    http://www.kentfurthermaths.org/?page_id=5
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    (Original post by gdunne42)
    Not a huge jump if you are good at algebra, trigonometry and surds.
    Differentiation/integration is not difficult to learn if you are OK with algebra.
    You'll do one applications module from these: S1 is mostly easy with a lot of help from the formula booklet they provide in exams, M1 is trickier but it helps if you are also doing physics, No idea about D1 but most people seem to say it's easy.

    This self study is good for catching up with GCSE A* stuff that you'll need in AS.
    00 Starting AS with confidence 2008 booklet.pdf

    This website provides links to some decent pure maths study material

    http://www.kentfurthermaths.org/?page_id=5
    You are an absolute star, thank you so much!
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    (Original post by Luca118)
    Right, basically my maths teacher at the end of year ten start of year eleven was a shocker, she didn't have her own lessons planned, we barely learnt a thing with her she could barely speak English.

    I got an A* on my coursework, a very high A on my first exam, and a mid B on my second exam, so there was definitely a slow drop in knowledge going on.

    Thing is, I'm really not confident in my ability to do the maths AS, and I know for a fact, if you asked me a lot of information about GCSE maths, I wouldn't be able to answer it, purely because we didn't cover half of it.

    I know I can do it though, I have a thing for maths, and with a decent teacher I'm pretty confident I can get a strong A, I just need a bit of a kick up the arse over the next 6 weeks or so!

    So I have a lot of spare time, and plan to go over the GCSE curriculum, which shouldn't take too long.

    So basically my questions are....

    1) Any websites that help with the GCSE knowledge?

    2) What key things are going to come up in the first year of AS. (I hear integration thrown around a lot, not a clue what it is!)

    3)What AS learning aids are about? Books/Websites etc!
    Sure you'd do good. I did the same exams as you (if we're on the same exam board, seems so as my tests were modular also ). Everyone I knew results went down after the second test the first was just much easier :yes:

    Like you I got a high A, then a B+C

    did you not retake??

    You sound good at it, just brought down by crappy teachers :mad: So I'm sure wou would do fine!
 
 
 

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