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Maths A level from home?

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Watto1 Sun 02-Nov-14 17:13:37

22 years ago shock I spectacularly failed my maths A level. I always promised myself that I would redo it and now that the dc are a bit older, I have the time.

My question is, can anyone recommend a course please? Either online or correspondence. I was recommended Oxford but they don't do the course I want (pure maths with statistics, rather than pure maths with mechanics). I've had a google but there are so many and no way of knowing which are any good!

Thanks in advance

Watto1 Sun 02-Nov-14 17:15:13

Sorry, that's not very clear -I want to do pure and statistics, not pure and mechanics.

theposterformallyknownas Sun 02-Nov-14 17:18:16

Do Cambridge do anything like it?
other than this can't help, but bumping for you

mellicauli Sun 02-Nov-14 17:23:13

I really want to do this too. I so loved maths but not other sciences, so I chose history instead. Now I see my son doing his maths and I'd love to do it now.

My research took my to open university and maybe doing a pre degree course..then maybe degree if that proves manageable. It's so expensive though, it feels like a complete indulgence..

Looking forward to seeing what people say on here.

thecatfromjapan Sun 02-Nov-14 17:29:45

Hello there. I would like to do this , too. Surely there is someone onumsnet who has an answer?

secretsquirrels Sun 02-Nov-14 17:47:16

Could you not just work through the text books?
DS did A level maths and Further Maths and in addition to the modules taught at school he took some others which he taught himself.
We also used MEIand FMS

thecatfromjapan Sun 02-Nov-14 18:14:32

Thank you, secret squirrel. It's a bit lonely, though. Even an on-line bit of company would be nice.
Your ds sounds VERY self-motivated though! Wow!

catslife Mon 03-Nov-14 09:14:55

Try the Open College they offer A level Maths with statistics with tutor support. See link for details

H4dley Mon 03-Nov-14 09:15:13

There is a way to do IB Diploma Higher Level Maths online with a company called Pamoja who allocate a school for you to be registered with.

Watto1 Mon 03-Nov-14 10:34:20

Thanks all. That link looks promising catslife. Will investigate further.

Saracen Mon 03-Nov-14 23:54:25

I'm sure you'd be welcome on home ed forums. Here is a wiki about taking exams while being home educated: There is an email list linked from there which you could join. It is mostly about GCSE type stuff, I believe, but there are bound to be some knowledgeable people there.

tess73 Tue 04-Nov-14 14:16:41

i had the same idea a year or two ago
i paid £400 to the Open College for the pack/files. I couldn't get past the opening chapter. I went out and bought the GCSE Lett's Revise books. Then had to go back for KS3 books.

I got an A at GCSE by the way.

Keen to hear how you get on. If you message me you're welcome to come and look at the files.

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