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ALevel MathematicsTo pass Alevel mathematics you need to take six modules, normally over two years. It is possible for a hardworking well organised student to get a good grade, even if they are not a brilliant gifted mathematician. ( If you are a brilliant gifted mathematician, I think you should be taking Further Maths and maybe trying the Step papers before university). However, to be comfortable on any Alevel course you still need to have reliable algebra; understand basic trigonometry; be comfortable with manipulating fractions and negative numbers, and be positive and persistent in solving longer problems. There is a big jump from GCSE. You can retake modules and you can improve your grades, significantly, through practicing exam questions and onetoone tuition. BUT exams are now only in June ( NO JANUARY RESITS) If you need to retake modules, it is very very important to work, during the year, not to leave it all until after Easter. You should revise (one a month?) the topics that caused the grade slip up and test yourself at least every half term by sitting a practice paper. This should show a steady improvement through the year. Otherwise it will be much more difficult to pick the subjects up again at the same time as revising new work. Remember Maths is a skills based subject where you need practice to 'keep your hand in'. Call or email me if you would like more personal advice Dave Elmer July 2015 dave@elmernet.com 0208 995 8580 07946 565220 Recommended Links: (Updated July 2015)) www.mymaths.co.uk Very good resource for GCSE and Alevel  Many many schools pay for access for their students  USE IT!! http://www.physicsandmathstutor.com/alevelmathspapers/ Much easier to find the paper you are looking for than on the official examination board sites.!


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