If you’re planning to start A Level Maths in September, a bit of preparation over the summer can ensure you get off to a really good start.

There are a few topics from GCSE that are really useful to know well before you start your A Level course.

# Numbers and Indices

Fractions

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§ Adding fractions

§ Subtracting fractions

§ Multiplying fractions

§ Dividing fractions

Surds

§ Rewriting surds, for example √8 can be written as 2√2

§ Rationalising the denominator of a fraction such as 12/√3

§ Multiplying surds

Indices

§ The 5 basic rules for working with indices

§ Negative indices

§ Fractional indices

Further lists of topics to know before starting A level Maths will be posted over the next few weeks.

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