Bridging the gap between GCSE and AS Maths

Moving on from GCSE to A-Level?

Many students find the jump from GCSE to A-Level Maths quite a challenge. Although most A-level courses start with topics you'll already have covered, they move quickly beyond Level 9 examples into new material and a more abstract way of approaching the subject. The more fluent you are with the most challenging GCSE work, the easier the transition to A-Level Maths will be. Good algebra skills are especially important.

Maths Don't Panic can work with you during the summer holidays to make sure you're fully prepared to begin A-Level Maths. Alternatively a short revision course at the end of the holidays can remind you of the Level 8 and 9 topics you'll need.

Tuition will be focused on the maths you need to cover and the way you learn best.

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Finished GCSE Maths early?

If you finished GCSE in Year 10, it's important to keep practising your algebra and geometry skills if you're planning to take A-level Maths.

Additional Mathematics is a great introduction to the maths you'll meet at A-level; you may be studying this course in Year 11. Maths Don't Panic tuition can help you with this.

If the maths you're doing at school doesn't focus on pure maths, Maths Don't Panic tuition can help keep your algebra and geometry fluent. (You might be taking GCSE Statistics, for example, or a Decision Maths qualification.)

As always, Maths Don't Panic tuition is tailored to the work you need and the way you learn best.

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I am based in Quarry Bank in the West Midlands (near Merry Hill shopping centre) and am happy to travel up to about ten miles depending on the time required. On Sundays I am often available to tutor in Worcester. (Locations further than ten miles may be possible, with travel costs charged as extra.)

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