Here’s a nice long video for you – I realised that the A Level exams are just around the corner for 2017 and the panic-frenzy will be really kicking in soon. But ther’s still time to get well prepared for your exams if you start your revision and everything now.

This is a video that I made to point out some of the bear-traps that people very commonly fall into when studing for their A Level Maths and Further Maths and when preparing for their exams. All of the points that I make in this video are based on my personal experiences as a maths tutor over the last several years – they are mistakes that I see people make time and time again, year in and year out and they are mistakes that could cost you quite dearly if you persist with them either knowingly or unknowingly.

Obviously I can’t cover every single eventuality but I’ve tried to focus on the main things that people do wrong. Equally obviously, there is no magic wand that I can wave to make everything better and to guarantee the result that you want. Whether you get the result that you want is entirely down to your own level of work and your own attitude but I hope that the points that I make in this video will point you in the right direction at least.

If this video was useful to you then you might also want to watch my other A Level Maths videos – one is for A Level Maths and Further Maths and the other video is for those taking the STEP Papers.

 

Following on from my previous video Ten Ways to Improve Your Chances of Success in GCSE Maths here is the next video in my Ten Ways series for A Level Maths and Further Maths.

As with my last video I’ve tried to focus more on the habits that I think a good A Level student needs to have to have a better chance of being successful in their studies. I didn’t want the video to just be a list of what I think are the most important topics to revise for A Level maths because I’m sure that there are a ton of videos already out there that do just that – personally I don’t think that you should necessarily prioritise any topics over others as they could all come up in your exams as ‘big questions’.

Also as with my last video this video has come about through my own personal observations as a professional maths tutor in Leeds of my A Level maths students and noticing common themes (I didn’t want to say denominator!) amongst those who do well and get the grades that they want and those who unfortunately don’t do so well. Believe me when I say it isn’t just down to knowing the topics – you have to have the right attitude to the subject to be successful at A Level maths.

I hope that you find the video useful – it’s a bit longer than I expected it to be but if you think it’s too long then … well … I guess just don’t watch it to the end, though I really hope you do watch it to the end because there might be some useful stuff for you. I’d love to know if you have any of your own tips and advice that you’d like to share with other A Level maths students. If I get enough suggestions then I might make another video to share some of your tips!