/ Recommendations of a distance a-level maths courses
Could anyone recommend any maths a-level distance learning courses? I will probably be studying on the train so would prefer a course with a paper work book. Although access to online material would be fine
If you want to do a formal course my first port of call would be your local college. They may offer adult education but if they don't they will know who does.
Another good one would be your local councils website and look at adult learning.
Personally I'd go for a teach it yourself approach. There are lots of good revision books for maths at A-level. Get one or two of those and work though them. You will probably find it not too tricky, and if you want the formal qualification I would imagine it not too difficult just to sit the exam.
Also worth considering are the free online courses offered by some american universities. A calculus 101 or similar might provide the correct level of difficulty.
I can honestly recommend the OU. They are the distance learning specialists, and really know how to put together a course, excellent materials, good support (esp. from other students) Many of their courses start below A-level (but finish higher)
Have a butchers here http://mathschoices.open.ac.uk/
p.m. me if you want more detail
Another vote for the OU, I am most of the way through a Maths degree, but the first course I did was between O and A level. The level of written and online material and tutor support has been great, in fact better than for my original degree.
Great, thanks for that. I think it's exactly what I want
A college would be ideal, but I spend a lot of time travelling so want to study on planes and trains. Will have a look at the American sites though. Thanks
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