The best tip I could give to anyone wanting to do well in a maths exam is to use the whole year or years leading up to the exam to prepare.

If you think you might need some help it is best not to leave it to the last minute, or even after the prelims, to do this, especially with Higher maths. I have been asked a few times to help out a youngster with 15% or 20% in a Higher prelim (late February). Unfortunately, really, it is too late by then. It’s not impossible, but stress wise it


For all but the most able