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1. Yes it is possible to get an A* - I sat my GCSE maths last year getting an A* with 90%, you can do it
2. (Original post by iMacJack)
Yes it is possible to get an A* - I sat my GCSE maths last year getting an A* with 90%, you can do it
How did you manage to do that and what exam board did you do?
3. (Original post by zXcodeXz)
How did you manage to do that and what exam board did you do?
Edexcel GCSE higher - and quite simply because I understood the content - I think understanding the Maths is more important and useful than simply being able to regurgitate a markscheme, because understanding the content gives you the ability to adapt and be able to get the more complex questions correct if they change up the style.
4. (Original post by iMacJack)
Edexcel GCSE higher - and quite simply because I understood the content - I think understanding the Maths is more important and useful than simply being able to regurgitate a markscheme, because understanding the content gives you the ability to adapt and be able to get the more complex questions correct if they change up the style.
Yeah true last years was so hard how?
5. (Original post by zXcodeXz)
Yeah true last years was so hard how?
Hmmm... there were a few bits which you had to think about but nothing too outrageous... just go slowly through the exam, checking your answers make sense etc - an example of this would be for example if you're asked to calculate the mean speed of a car, and the max speed the car goes is 50 mph at one point, if you get a mean of over 50 then you're probably wrong... simple things like that to look out for. But yeah take your time because you have plenty of it.
6. (Original post by iMacJack)
Hmmm... there were a few bits which you had to think about but nothing too outrageous... just go slowly through the exam, checking your answers make sense etc - an example of this would be for example if you're asked to calculate the mean speed of a car, and the max speed the car goes is 50 mph at one point, if you get a mean of over 50 then you're probably wrong... simple things like that to look out for. But yeah take your time because you have plenty of it.
Ok thanks, what a levels are you doing?
7. (Original post by zXcodeXz)
Ok thanks, what a levels are you doing?
Maths, Further Maths, Physics & IT.
8. (Original post by iMacJack)
Maths, Further Maths, Physics & IT.
Nice choices I want to do chemistry physics maths and further maths, yours are really hard, what did you get in Physics?
9. (Original post by zXcodeXz)
Nice choices I want to do chemistry physics maths and further maths, yours are really hard, what did you get in Physics?
At GCSE?
10. (Original post by iMacJack)
At GCSE?
Yes
11. (Original post by zXcodeXz)
Yes
An A
12. I've done lots of past and predicted papers and I still don't feel like an A*? Anymore suggestions before the exam this Thursday or should I just continue revising topics?
(Original post by MairaJayy)
My exam is on Thursday, but it is possible to get an A* by doing lost of past papers. Just to be on the safe side, revise all the topics so you know them in and out.
13. (Original post by iMacJack)
An A
That really good!
14. (Original post by Tiara006)
I've done lots of past and predicted papers and I still don't feel like an A*? Anymore suggestions before the exam this Thursday or should I just continue revising topics?
Continue revising
15. I've got my GCSE Maths on Thursday, I started revising way back but I would suggest going through all the past papers, any questions you can't do to just note down (topic or the question it's self) learn the method to the question and the topic associated with it.

I'm predicted an A but by doing this I'm confident I could probably get an A* and if it works for me it will for you so don't worry too much
16. (Original post by innermight)
I've got my GCSE Maths on Thursday, I started revising way back but I would suggest going through all the past papers, any questions you can't do to just note down (topic or the question it's self) learn the method to the question and the topic associated with it.

I'm predicted an A but by doing this I'm confident I could probably get an A* and if it works for me it will for you so don't worry too much
17. I did my maths AQA GCSE last year and got an A*, past paper questions are the best way to learn this close to the exam I reckon.

Good luck!
18. (Original post by ThatDoesntTickle)
I did my maths AQA GCSE last year and got an A*, past paper questions are the best way to learn this close to the exam I reckon.

Good luck!
Thanks and yeah last years AQA was easy I really hope it will be as easy as that this year

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