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How to Get an A in A-Level Maths

Updated February 21, 2017

A-level maths are advanced math classes that can help you prepare for careers in engineering, design, chemistry, mechanics and other advanced degrees. Getting an "A" can help you be at the top of your class and get the types of jobs you want. Earning that high grade requires a careful program of studying and a good understanding of the four mathematical foundations of A-level maths: core mathematics, further pure, mechanics and statistics.

Take practice tests at websites, such as Revision World.co.uk or Exam Solutions.co.uk. Take tests for all four key components of the test.

Use the practice test results to find out where you struggle in A-level maths. Write down these problem areas and use them as a guide to your studying.

Purchase math textbooks that discuss A-level maths and read through the chapter headings. Find a section you are uncertain of how to perform and practice it.

Find and take new practice tests to see how you have improved. Use this information to pinpoint areas where you are still struggling.

Use the online resources at your A-level maths sites to interact with other students and help each other practice. Set up chat rooms to discuss problems, review past exam papers, take pop quizzes and play games to practice your skills.

Things You'll Need

  • Pencil
  • Paper
  • Math textbooks
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About the Author

Eric Benac began writing professionally in 2001. After working as an editor at Alpena Community College in Michigan and receiving his Associate of Journalism, he received a Bachelor of Science in English and a Master of Arts in writing from Northern Michigan University in Marquette.