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    (Original post by TeeEm)
    Not everyone.
    but a high proportion of failures is simply lack of work and motivation
    Can someone who got a B at GCSE get an A at A-Level?
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    (Original post by defenestrated)
    actually yeah, my teacher said that even if you get an A* in gcse maths, you could get a U at A level
    why???
    what's so different?
    Hey cutie

    I would think from my own experience of A-Levels is that maths a-level requires considerably more work than its GCSE counterpart. A lot of people say that C1 and C2 are easy though.
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    This thread has got overloaded actually
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    (Original post by AngryRedhead)
    Can someone who got a B at GCSE get an A at A-Level?
    rare but it happens

    One of my (private) students got B at GCSE in 2008, got A* at A level in 2010, then did "some" degree at Reading.

    He finished that degree, self taught Further maths in 2 years, got A* in FM, and just started a degree in Maths at Kings in Sep 2015
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    (Original post by Duke Glacia)
    I need a dictionary :cry2::cry2:
    So maybe like simon singh ?
    lol apologies...Yeah a career like Singh's sounds quite fun.
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    (Original post by TeeEm)
    rare but it happens

    One of my (private) students got B at GCSE in 2008, got A* at A level in 2010, then did "some" degree at Reading.

    He finished that degree, self taught Further maths in 2 years, got A* in FM, and just started a degree in Maths at Kings in Sep 2015
    You're a teacher then? Or tutor of some sort?
    I did my maths GCSE in 2010 but the school I was at put me in set 2 when I wanted to get a B to get onto a-level physics so naturally I taught myself some of the material off CD's. I didn't do maths at a-level but now I wish I had done. Would it be possible to teach yourself AS Maths?
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    (Original post by AngryRedhead)
    Hey cutie

    I would think from my own experience of A-Levels is that maths a-level requires considerably more work than its GCSE counterpart. A lot of people say that C1 and C2 are easy though.
    C1 and 2 is easy.
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    (Original post by Duke Glacia)
    C1 and 2 is easy.
    Even if you only have a B at GCSE and havn't done maths proper for 5 years? Really?
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    Its possible absolutely. And it takes much less time. And you feel nore independant.

    (Original post by AngryRedhead)
    You're a teacher then? Or tutor of some sort?
    I did my maths GCSE in 2010 but the school I was at put me in set 2 when I wanted to get a B to get onto a-level physics so naturally I taught myself some of the material off CD's. I didn't do maths at a-level but now I wish I had done. Would it be possible to teach yourself AS Maths?
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    (Original post by 13 1 20 8 42)
    lol apologies...Yeah a career like Singh's sounds quite fun.
    I love your avatar, did you draw it yourself? Why Flanders of all people?
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    (Original post by AngryRedhead)
    You're a teacher then? Or tutor of some sort?
    I did my maths GCSE in 2010 but the school I was at put me in set 2 when I wanted to get a B to get onto a-level physics so naturally I taught myself some of the material off CD's. I didn't do maths at a-level but now I wish I had done. Would it be possible to teach yourself AS Maths?
    of course it is possible as you will be more motivated now.

    post a thread here and ask for advice and opinions
    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/forumdisplay.php?f=38
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    (Original post by Duke Glacia)
    Its possible absolutely. And it takes much less time. And you feel nore independant.
    Could you recommend any good websites where it is taught via video? I think I'm definatly an auditory learner and I'd like to do maths distance learning. What about the applied modules?
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    B at gcse. Is a bit problem. Did you end up with a B because of not studyin at all or because you wernt very good at it. Most of my frinds got a* in gcse but ended up with b in a level. Additionally some uni requires you to have a* in maths gcse(stem degress)
    (Original post by AngryRedhead)
    Even if you only have a B at GCSE and havn't done maths proper for 5 years? Really?
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    (Original post by Duke Glacia)
    B at gcse. Is a bit problem. Did you end up with a B because of not studyin at all or because you wernt very good at it. Most of my frinds got a* in gcse but ended up with b in a level. Additionally some uni requires you to have a* in maths gcse(stem degress)
    I went to a rubbish high school and they obviously didn't think I was capable of the maths higher paper so they put me in Set 2. I wanted to do physics at A-level so I taught myself some of the higher paper material with aim to getting a B and taking the higher level paper. Clearly I proved them all wrong.

    Would it be a huge problem?
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    (Original post by AngryRedhead)
    Could you recommend any good websites where it is taught via video? I think I'm definatly an auditory learner and I'd like to do maths distance learning. What about the applied modules?
    Edexcel textbook is the best. (If youre doin edexcel)
    For website i found patrick jmt and maths tutor uk heloful.
    For applied modules. Do you like physics ? If so mechanics might suit you. But if not try s1 and d1 they are pretty ok.
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    (Original post by AngryRedhead)
    I went to a rubbish high school and they obviously didn't think I was capable of the maths higher paper so they put me in Set 2. I wanted to do physics at A-level so I taught myself some of the higher paper material with aim to getting a B and taking the higher level paper. Clearly I proved them all wrong.

    Would it be a huge problem?
    How much did you get ?
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    (Original post by Duke Glacia)
    Edexcel textbook is the best. (If youre doin edexcel)
    For website i found patrick jmt and maths tutor uk heloful.
    For applied modules. Do you like physics ? If so mechanics might suit you. But if not try s1 and d1 they are pretty ok.
    That's good already have them.
    Thanks for the website rec's, I'll check them out.
    I did Physics at AS Level so I think I'll probably do D1 or S1 instead.
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    (Original post by 13 1 20 8 42)
    lol apologies...Yeah a career like Singh's sounds quite fun.
    I would also like to be an engineering author. Its pretty fascinating to fascinate people with something you love.
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    (Original post by Duke Glacia)
    How much did you get ?
    For what? Physics AS or Maths GCSE? I don't know the exact mark for either of them, it was some time ago and tbh I was just happy at having got a B at the time.
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    (Original post by AngryRedhead)
    For what? Physics AS or Maths GCSE? I don't know the exact mark for either of them, it was some time ago and tbh I was just happy at having got a B at the time.
    Im not sure but s1 and d1 might suit you. Its akk uobto you though
 
 
 
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