# Transition to A level Mathematics resources: Essential Skills

Many students say that they find the initial transition from GCSE to A level 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.

Guidance on using these resources

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.