# Transition to A level Mathematics resources: Essential Skills

These resources are designed to help you to make the transition from GCSE to AS and A level Mathematics.

Many students say that they find the initial transition from GCSE challenging. These resources focus on key skills that will be used across the whole spectrum of AS and A level Mathematics. Each section includes:

- skills checks
- a chance to practise and explore
- some extra ideas that you may want to investigate further

There are six sets of resources, and each set should provide about 3 hours of work. If you really get engaged by the enrichment activities, you may want to spend longer than this. Each set includes either written worked solutions, video solutions or links to websites.

We hope you find these resources useful, that they add depth to your understanding, and that they help you make a smooth and successful transition to AS and A level Mathematics.

Guidance on using these resources

Now available: More support to help you transition to A level Mathematics

Students can also sign up to study our free Transition to A level Mathematics course. Though not essential, completion of the material on this page will be helpful when studying the course, as both resources help students to develop fluency in the fundamental techniques and the key mathematical concepts that underpin A level Mathematics. The Transition to A level Mathematics course is available until the end of the autumn term.

Now available: More support to help you transition to A level Mathematics

Students can also sign up to study our free Transition to A level Mathematics course. Though not essential, completion of the material on this page will be helpful when studying the course, as both resources help students to develop fluency in the fundamental techniques and the key mathematical concepts that underpin A level Mathematics. The Transition to A level Mathematics course is available until the end of the autumn term.