Hi, I am interested in knowing what the names of the english math books are for the school you begin on when you are 15-16 years old. By the way, how many years does that school last?
The first link appears to be higher maths for the scottish exams, whereas the second is a book for maths AS and A levelThanks, it is all quite confusing. This book I found, via your link was called "Heinemann Higher Mathematics". Link: http://www.harcourt.co.uk/Series/Se...erMathematics/HeinemannHigherMathematics.aspx
I got a good impression of it. But what is the difference between this book, and this: http://www.harcourt.co.uk/Series/Se...nModularMathematicsForEdexcelASAndALevel.aspx
Yes, GCSE stands for general certificate of secondary education, and is obtained at the end of high schoolIs GCSE the exam for secondary school?
Not quite; AQA is an exam board-- i.e. the people who administer the exam-- there are various exam boards, each which result in an AS or A level qualification. After school in england, people go to college, for two years, and sit the AS and A levels in respective years. After that, if you want to stay in education, you would go to university for 3 or 4 years (or more) depending upon the course you undertake.Is AQA the exam for A-level school?
This is not correct.The A-level takes 2 years to complete. It was originally split around the year 2000 into and AS-level which is the first year and the full A-level is gained after the second year, so you could do half an A-level for whatever purpose that served. I think that the second year maths books have been relabeled as further maths whereas previously they were sequentially numbered.
I know it's been a while since I posted this topic, but I think it's better to revive it than to make another one.This is not correct.
You can take a year of Maths, leading to an AS in Maths.
If you decide to do a second year after that, you get a full A-level in Maths.
Alternatively, you can take the whole of the Maths A-level in one year.
In the second year you can then take the "Further Maths" A-level, which is (generally) harder than the Maths A-level.
You must take 3 modules for an AS, or 6 modules for the complete A-level.
What exam board you choose makes a difference to what modules you can choose, and in what order you do them. The most popular exam board for Maths is Edexcel.
I am taking Edexcel Further Maths, having done the Maths A-level last year. In the first year I took the modules: Core 1, Core 2, Core 3, Core 4, Mechanics 1, Statistics 1. This year I have taken Further Pure 1, Further Pure 2, Further Pure 3, Mechanics 2, Statistics 2, Mechanics 3. However, this is only what I have taken - although there are some compulsory modules - C1,C2,C3,C4,FP1, and either FP2/FP3 - many of them are chosen from a range of options.
If you want any clarification on this, please ask.
I personally studied for an A-level in Maths and an A-level in Further Maths. (So two A-levels in total) Students normally take 4 or 5 AS levels in their first year, and then 3 or 4 A2 in their second year, but there are exceptions (I took 5A2). If you are very interested in Maths then I would recommend taking both Maths and Further Maths, especially if you want to study Maths, Physics, or a similar subject at university.I have some questions to what you wrote:
In the first year of the A-levels, as I assume is called AS now, what choices do you have for choosing mathcourses? What is the hardest, and what book did you use for that course. In the second year, what courses could you choose from within mathematics, and again, what was the hardest course, and what book did you use?
What is these modules you talk about?