Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by jessicaac)
    I'm applying to university this year for 2017 and for the life of me I just cannot hit the C grade in maths. Will universities still consider me or just bypass me?
    Posted from TSR Mobile
    I got into college and uni with a D but had to complete a foundation year and small maths test to get into uni as my college grades weren't what they wanted
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    Aim for a C at least, but if in doubt, there is always clearing!
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    Pretty much mandatory for about 98% of unis. And mandatory whether you go to the 2% that don't as it'll be mandatory when you start working. And if you decide you want to work at a job that doesn't require a C (i.e McDonalds), it'll be pretty mandatory unless you want to be serving chips for the rest of your lifd.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Zeeiqbal)
    My advice would be to not give up and carry on retaking. Make sure your motivated when your revising. Get into a daily habit of constant revision. Do topic by topic. I retook my maths around the same amount of times as you. & today I finally got a C, feel absolutely great that I no longer have to study maths. Although, I got accepted by all 4/5 universities who didn't really mention a grade C on my conditional offer. But it's best off to to retake as when you get a job they will expect you to have passed your Maths & English. Good luck!

    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Well done to you.
    I will have to try and find a technique then hopefully next time I'll ace it🙂


    Posted from TSR Mobile
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Convex)
    Pretty much mandatory for about 98% of unis. And mandatory whether you go to the 2% that don't as it'll be mandatory when you start working. And if you decide you want to work at a job that doesn't require a C (i.e McDonalds), it'll be pretty mandatory unless you want to be serving chips for the rest of your lifd.
    I'll pass on serving chips for the rest of my life.
    I have good grades overall it's just maths letting me down👎🏻


    Posted from TSR Mobile
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by skeptical_john)
    OK but I guess you were doing that for the other resits? Were you significantly closer than the previous time?
    I had U,U,G,F,D,D but this time I felt like I'd answered so much more than last time I got a D


    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Offline

    5
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by jessicaac)
    I had U,U,G,F,D,D but this time I felt like I'd answered so much more than last time I got a D


    Posted from TSR Mobile
    sorry for asking so many questions just that I am going into maths tuition myself and I find it interesting that someone like yourself who is clearly motivated and able has struggled.

    My suggestion would be to read about the science of learning for example

    Books
    Make it stick
    Peak Secrets from the New Science of Expertise
    Blog
    http://www.learningscientists.org/blog/2016/8/23-1

    That and get a better teacher though we have little control over this
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by skeptical_john)
    sorry for asking so many questions just that I am going into maths tuition myself and I find it interesting that someone like yourself who is clearly motivated and able has struggled.

    My suggestion would be to read about the science of learning for example

    Books
    Make it stick
    Peak Secrets from the New Science of Expertise
    Blog
    http://www.learningscientists.org/blog/2016/8/23-1

    That and get a better teacher though we have little control over this
    If you don't ask you don't know🙂
    I will certainly take a read
    I will also try and find some books, are there any suggestions you might make?
    The teacher is actually the best one I have had so I think I'll persevere and stick it out and see where I get next time around


    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Offline

    11
    ReputationRep:
    [QUOTE=jessicaac;67205036]I'm applying to university this year for 2017 and for the life of me I just cannot hit the C grade in maths. Will universities still consider me or just bypass me?


    Posted from TSR Mobile[/QU

    Well depends how you want to do uni? You will probably not be accepted into some russel group uni, but a lot of universities with foundation year courses might.
    Offline

    12
    ReputationRep:
    You need at least 5 GCSEs C-A grade, two of these have to be English and Maths, in order to get into any university. It's a law now that you need at least Cs in English and Maths.
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    Maths - the advice i can give you is keep repeating past papers , if you dont understand a question , post it on Tsr & ill help you, btw do you do higher or foundation?
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    Hi,So basically I got a D (59) marks whereas I needed 60 marks. Is it worth for me remarking it? If yes I checked the website how do you enquire for a remark? And how much does it cost?
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Runescapian)
    You need at least 5 GCSEs C-A grade, two of these have to be English and Maths, in order to get into any university. It's a law now that you need at least Cs in English and Maths.
    I've got other GCSEs at C and above 2 of which are English


    Posted from TSR Mobile
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by ItisAyaz)
    Maths - the advice i can give you is keep repeating past papers , if you dont understand a question , post it on Tsr & ill help you, btw do you do higher or foundation?
    I've done a fair few past papers to the point where I was answering 90% of the paper for both one and 2 and getting them right. I do foundation


    Posted from TSR Mobile
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Rosie_xxxoo)
    Hi,So basically I got a D (59) marks whereas I needed 60 marks. Is it worth for me remarking it? If yes I checked the website how do you enquire for a remark? And how much does it cost?
    Check your exam office/reception at your school or college


    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by jessicaac)
    I've done a fair few past papers to the point where I was answering 90% of the paper for both one and 2 and getting them right. I do foundation


    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Dont do a few past papers , do the whole lot of past papers.This is without help & find out where you are making mistakes , sort that topic area out & re-answer that paper!
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by jessicaac)
    I'm applying to university this year for 2017 and for the life of me I just cannot hit the C grade in maths. Will universities still consider me or just bypass me?


    Posted from TSR Mobile
    yeah, northampton university will take you, you just need 280-320 UCAS points
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by jessicaac)
    I'm applying to university this year for 2017 and for the life of me I just cannot hit the C grade in maths. Will universities still consider me or just bypass me?


    Posted from TSR Mobile
    No, you have to have a C unless they're offering for you to do it there if you fail. But that's pretty rare.

    I've seen people on here do amazingly well at A2 but aren't allowed in because they didn't get a C in Maths or English.
 
 
 
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Poll
    Has a teacher ever helped you cheat?
    Applying to uni

    All the essentials

    The adventure begins mug

    Student life: what to expect

    What it's really like going to uni

    Graduates celebrate

    How to write a good personal statement

    Expert PS advice from the people who will read it

    Uni match

    Uni match

    Can't decide where to apply? Our tool will help you find the perfect course

    Two students working together

    A-Z of universities

    Read our guides to unis and colleges from around the UK

    A student working on a computer

    Personal statement help

    Use our tool to get your ideal PS quickly!

    Hands typing

    Degrees without fees

    Discover more about degree-level apprenticeships.

    A student looking down a microscope

    Planning open days

    Find upcoming open days and get advice on preparing.

    Help out other students

    These questions still need an answer

    Groups associated with this forum:

    View associated groups
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

    Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

    Write a reply...
    Reply
    Hide
    Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.